Asia Today: Virus arrives in once-clear Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive. The small Pacific nation had been

Drive In | Borat is back, and this time he fits right in

Since Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on "Da Ali G Show," Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably consistent. The accent is the same. The gray suit is

Corporate Bits | MGM holds roadshow to promote occupational health, safety

In view of raising team member’s awareness on occupational health and safety, MGM organized the “Healthy Workplace Happy Life” activity this month, with the support of Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), the Macao

New Macau says eco-friendliness is mainstream opinion in urban master plan

The New Macau Association (ANM), represented by its vice president, Sulu Sou, has emphasized that the public attaches great importance to the planning goals of improving quality of life and

Wong Sio Chak conferred with power to sign anti-laundering agreement for Macau

Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak, has been conferred with the requisite authority to sign, on behalf of the Macau Special Administrative Region, the Reimbursable Advisory Services Agreement Concerning Risk

International travel expo to accommodate more than 660 booths

The 8th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo is slated to take place from November 6 to 8, featuring both physical exhibitions and virtual exhibitions, alongside the debut of the ‘Pavilion

SAR recorded over MOP50 billion in inward direct investment last year

Inward direct investment flows in the Macau SAR rose by 167.8% year-on-year to 53.99 billion patacas in 2019, of which inflows of direct investment in the gaming sector and financial

F&B establishment receipts reach MOP12.2 billion in 2019

There were 2,341 restaurants and food and beverage establishments in 2019, a rise of 76 year-on-year, according to information from the Statistics and Census Service. The number of persons engaged in

Man loses over one million HKD after trusting friend with money deposit

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has apprehended one man suspected of fraud in respect to a case the police authority has been investigating since the end of last year. During yesterday’s joint

Briefs | Macau maker to supply Portugal with 100kg of face masks

  The Macau maker of the 853 Face Mask brand has sent 100 kilograms of the product to the northern Portuguese city of Porto, and means to send similar shipments every

Alexis Tam’s appointments in Europe extended

Former Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam has recently had his appointment as the director of three overseas Macau offices extended for two years, effective from December 20

GEG is Committed to Treating the Elderly with Respect and Dignity

To encourage the community to pay more attention to the needs of the elderly during their golden years, the Macau SAR Government has designated the ninth day of

Record Hong Kong peg defense boosts liquidity to $58 billion

Investors keep piling into Hong Kong ahead of Ant Group Co.’s mega listing, with demand for the local dollar prompting authorities to flood the banking system with unprecedented liquidity. The Hong

China loosening yuan controls signals appreciation will endure

China has taken more steps this month to loosen its grip on the yuan than at any time since curbs were imposed in the aftermath of a chaotic devaluation in

Pompeo brings anti-China roadshow to Indian Ocean islands

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday brought the Trump administration’s anti-China campaign to two Indian Ocean island nations considered particularly at risk for what American officials allege is Chinese

Analysis | From Beijing to Brussels, Trump’s trade wars at a glance

President Donald Trump said he would shake up American trade policy. That he did. From Beijing to Brussels to Mexico City, he waged war with trading partners on multiple fronts.

This Day in History | 1975 Franco’s 36-year reign ends

General Franco’s dictatorship has effectively ended with the announcement heir designate Prince Juan Carlos will take over as provisional head of state for Spain. The move comes as a result of

Pfizer tops 3Q earnings views, makes progress on Covid shot

Drugmaker Pfizer, one of the leaders in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, is tweaking its timeline for when it will know if its experimental two-dose vaccine works. Pfizer executives

Gaming | Still hampered by virus, US casinos want aid in recovering

The U.S. casino industry is seeking tax and regulatory relief from the government as it tries to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, which cost states more than $2 billion in

Exodus of online casinos empties Manila’s residential towers

An exodus of online casinos from Manila is slowly emptying the Philippine capital’s residential towers, pulling rents lower, according to property broker KMC Savills Inc. Next year could be worse,

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