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,

Baseball | Fitting finale: Dodgers win title, Turner tests positive

No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one

The Buzz | Serbia’s PM: gov’t to be pro-EU keeping Russia, China ties

Serbia’s prime minister-designate said yesterday her new government will be pro-European but will also maintain “friendly’’ relations with Russia and China. Ana Brnabic made the comments in an address to parliament,

Tokyo festival opens with grueling boxing ‘Underdog’ film

Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan’s “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. The heroes of his latest work, “Underdog,”

World Views | The US and Europe still don’t see eye to eye on big tech

It’s tempting to imagine that the U.S. is finally catching up with Europe when it comes to skepticism — and regulation — of Big Tech. The reality is different. While the Department of

Thursday, October 29, 2020 – edition no. 3647

— Exodus of online casinos operations empties Manila’s residential towers * Security secretary gets power to sign global anti-laundering agreement for Macau * The 8th Macao International Travel Expo is slated to

Macau registers continuous drop in blue card holders

  The Macau SAR recorded a total of 181,697 non-resident workers in September, down nearly 9,700 from the start of the pandemic in February and almost 12,000 since the start of

Municipal bureau has no plan to change identical street names

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has announced that it has no plans change the names of Macau streets that are identical to other streets in the city because of the

Lawmaker wants Cantonese language listed as intangible cultural heritage

  Lawmaker Sulu Sou has written an interpellation to the local government asking for it to preserve the Cantonese language, listing it as intangible cultural heritage. The lawmaker remarked that it is

Finance secretary invites Chinese entrepreneurs to tap into Macau’s advantages

  Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong has encouraged Chinese entrepreneurs from around the world to collaborate with those in Macau, to connect them with new opportunities brought by

Visitor crossings climb to 40,000 in sign of gradual recovery

Figures released by the Public Security Police Force (PSP), which handles immigration matters in Macau, showed that on average there were 40,000 daily visitors entering and exiting last week. Last week’s

Briefs | Ella Lei wants more locals in finance industry

  Lawmaker Ella Lei has asked the local government to involve more local residents in the financial services industry. In Lei’s recent written interpellation to the SAR government, she asked about

Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands exploring $6 billion sale of Vegas casinos

Sheldon Adelson is considering the unthinkable: selling his Las Vegas casinos. After decades as one of the biggest magnates on the Strip - presiding over properties like the Venetian and before

Sheldon Adelson’s last roll of the dice may be his boldest

No one ever said that the casino industry didn’t involve risky bets. Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire founder of Las Vegas Sands Corp., is considering a $6 billion sale of the Nevada

HK drafts law to make Covid tests mandatory for some

Hong Kong is drafting a law that would make Covid-19 tests mandatory for people with symptoms and other specific groups, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said, as the city continued to

Fewer one-on-one continuing education lessons approved

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) is no longer approving some one-on-one continuing education courses, according to Wong Chi Iong, Chief Executive of the Division of Continuing Education Scheme

Agnes Lam concerned about water seepage issues

  Lawmaker Agnes Lam has questioned the Macau government regarding a water seepage issue. The lawmaker is concerned about water seepage issues which have persisted for decades. The reason for this

Taiwan says new arms purchases to boost credible defense

Taiwan said yesterday that recently proposed purchases of U.S. missiles and other arms systems will boost the island’s ability to credibly defend itself amid rising threats from China. The comments from

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