Asia Today: South Korea cases rise, India crosses 150,000

SEOUL — South Korea reported 40 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, its biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days, causing alarm as millions of children return to school. Active

Editorial | Uncle Stanley

Stanley Ho has been a household name in Macau and East Asia for seven decades. His trade: gambling, although, as the legend goes, he never gambled himself and would always

Larger than life; the passing of a legend

At 98-years, Stanley Ho passed away in Hong Kong yesterday, not living long enough to see the opening of the last property of the empire he helped to build, the

CPPCC | Macau members urge Beijing to resume tourist visa scheme

Four Macau members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have expressed their wish to welcome mainland visitors to the region sooner than planned. During the 13th CPPCC in Beijing,

CPPCC | Proposal would see Macau LRT connected to Zhuhai metro

Five Macau members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have brought a joint proposal to Beijing, requesting that the government connect the railway networks of Macau and Zhuhai. The

CPPCC | Football can develop cultural industry exchange: Liu, Chui

  Football and related industries should be utilized as a medium to promote cultural exchange between China and Lusophone countries, Liu Chak Wan and José Chui Sai Peng have co-proposed to

Dismissed TNRs struggle to pay rent while away from the city

Several former employees of gaming operators are distressed at not being able to return to the city to retrieve their belongings after being made redundant while in their hometown. These non-resident

Gaming | Bernstein: Average daily revenue down 103%

The average daily rate of Macau gross gaming revenue from May 18 to May 24 fell into the negative, according to estimates from brokerage Sanford C. Bernstein. The average daily rate

What a travel bubble along the Pearl River would mean for Macau

The last hopes for a summertime tourism recovery are now pinned on travel bubbles, geographic areas inside which people can traverse borders at a time when most borders worldwide are

Hong Kong to resume airport transit services from June 1

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said yesterday that transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport would gradually resume from June 1, according to a report by national media

WHO warns that first wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes

As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for

This Day in History | 1964 Light goes out in India as Nehru dies

Jawaharlal Nehru, founder of modern India and its current prime minister, has died suddenly at the age of 74. He was taken ill in the early hours of this morning at

Xi seeks victory over Trump in race for a Covid-19 vaccine

President Xi Jinping’s government is throwing the might of the Chinese state behind the country’s vaccine developers as the world races to make a shot against the coronavirus. The sheer scale

Rich Chinese snapping up luxury homes from Singapore to Sydney

Rich Chinese home buyers are back. Across China and in some of their familiar hunting grounds in Asia, wealthy buyers are snapping up luxury housing, in many cases to guard their

MGM attains major global and regional HR awards

Casino operator MGM’s work in talent development and human resources has once again been recognized both regionally and globally, with the institution receiving several awards from four renowned institutions in

Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit failed yesterday in its first test launch of a new rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the Pacific Ocean off the

The Buzz | Minister quits UK government over aide’s lockdown breach

A junior British government minister quit yesterday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s failure to fire his top aide for allegedly breaching coronavirus lockdown rules. Johnson has stood by Dominic Cummings over

Hong Kong braces for downtown protests on China-backed laws

Hong Kong is bracing for what could be its biggest day of protests in months, with pro-democracy groups calling for a general strike against China’s latest moves to increase control

World Views | The more Covid-19 vaccines, the merrier

  The way the Covid-19 crisis ends is with vaccines — not a vaccine. More than one horse can win this race. Some of us might end up getting a shot of

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – edition 3542

* Several former employees of gaming operators are distressed at not being able to return to the city to retrieve their belongings * Gaming: Bernstein forecasts average daily revenue down 103% *

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