Casino shares jump after China lifts quarantine rules for Macau

Shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts Ltd. and other global casino companies rallied today (Monday) after prospects brightened for Macau, the world’s largest gambling hub. Macau’s neighboring Chinese

Asia Today: Hong Kong, hot spots shut again

Hong Kong reported 52 new cases yesterday (Monday), 41 of which were locally transmitted as the city battles a renewed outbreak of the coronavirus. Of the locally transmitted cases, authorities

Pandemic deals blow to job market confidence

Consumer confidence is sitting at levels similar to that in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, according to the Macao Employee Confidence and Satisfaction Index 2020, which was published

Transport bureau to cut 110 motorbike parking spaces

The 110 free-of- charge parking spaces for motorbikes along a section of Avenida de Artur Tamagnini Barbosa near the Border Gate will be removed to create a wider sidewalk, announced

Briefs | Police bust illegal food operation in residential unit

  In the course of investigating an illegal non-resident worker report, the Public Security Police Force happened to bust an illegal fish processing facility in a residential unit in Taipa, arresting

After local promotions, Macau tour guides earning nearly basic income

After months without work, some tour guides are now earning 4,000 patacas per month when they are fortunate enough to conduct one tour per week, a tour guide

GBA health code recognition ‘almost ready’ but officially paused

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U has officially confirmed that the planned travel bubble between Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province has been

Stories from quarantine: Stranded in paradise

One of the consequences of the many travel restrictions imposed by countries and regions all around the world is the high number of people left stranded, struggling to

UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at

WHO experts to visit China to plan Covid-19 investigation

Two World Health Organization experts were heading to the Chinese capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. An animal health expert

Beijing vows retaliation against US sanctions over Xinjiang

China said it will retaliate against U.S. officials and institutions following Washington’s imposition of sanctions on three local officials of the ruling Communist Party over human rights abuses in the

This Day in History | 1985 Live Aid makes millions for Africa

The Live Aid concert for the starving in Africa has raised triple the £10m expected. And as the London event draws to a close at Wembley Stadium, Britain had

Surging cases in India, Africa highlight pandemic inequalities

South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000. The surging

Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake

Roughly five hours after an internal email went out Friday to Amazon employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, the online retailing giant appeared

The Buzz | Singapore’s ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing party comfortably won Friday’s general elections as expected amid the coronavirus pandemic, but faced a setback as the opposition made minor gains. Lee said

Puerto Rico questions Spain’s legacy as statues tumble in US

Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of

World Views | Our past is racist and bigoted. How do we face it?

  The past is never dead. It’s not even past. William Faulkner’s famous line comes from a harrowing tale about two women in Mississippi. One is a Black nursemaid, Nancy, who is

Monday, July 13, 2020 – edition no. 3574

— Plans for a southern China travel corridor are back on hold with even top officials required to undergo 14-day quarantine * The journey back home: How one resident was stranded

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