2021 budget deemed ‘over optimistic’

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has approved the 2021 budget, which will allocate 26.6 billion patacas from the financial reserve to address the public administration deficit. However, lawmakers raised several concerns during

Lawmakers reject trade union law for 12th time

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has rejected, for the 12th time, a trade union law proposed by lawmakers José Pereira Coutinho and Sulu Sou. During Friday’s AL plenary meeting, lawmaker Coutinho and

Tax benefit for science, technology and innovation business approved

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has approved a regime that proposes to grant tax benefits to the science, technology and innovation industry. Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong presented the

MICE industry | Long road to recovery while tourism remains at a standstill

The meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry has been one of the industries that has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The industry was previously considered by the Macao Trade and

MITE seeks to boost cooperation within GBA

  The 8th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo (MITE), which concluded yesterday at Cotai Expo of The Venetian Macao, focused on advancing cooperation and production development in the Greater Bay Area. With

51st BAZAAR | Caritas extends channeling of funds to migrants

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and associated restrictions to date, this year’s Caritas Macau Charity Bazaar will be the major source of donations for the charity organization, said Paul Pun, Secretary-General

New bidding system for wet market stall rental draws controversy

Local wet market vendors may face tougher competition to secure the lease of stalls, as a proposed bill ushers in a new bidding system in place of the previous lottery

Bus crashes into a Taipa restaurant, injuring 7

A public bus running on route No. 33 crashed into a Chinese restaurant Saturday around noon. The restaurant was situated on the intersection of Rua Correia da Silva and Rua

Wynn Macau confident in obtaining new concession

Wynn Macau Ltd. is confident and positive on being granted a new gaming concession in 2022, pledging that it would follow the government’s guidelines once the government issues further information

Lui crowned champion in Asian Gaming Power 50 for 2020

  In this year’s Asian Gaming Power 50, also known as the “Big 50,” Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group, who also topped the list last year, was named

The seven labours of Biden | President-elect looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. Joe Biden is promising to take the country on a very different path from what it has seen over the past four years under President

Fight for Senate control awaits in Georgia

Control of the Senate likely won’t be decided until a January runoff in Georgia, even after Democrat Joe Biden won the White House yesterday . That post-election cliff-hanger will determine the

This Day in History | 1960 Narrow victory for John F Kennedy

Senator Kennedy, aged 43, is a Harvard graduate and war hero. He will be the youngest elected president in US history and the first Roman Catholic. In his victory speech at

Beijing inks first term deal for US LNG since trade war erupted

China inked its first term deal to buy liquefied natural gas from an American exporter since the trade war disrupted deliveries, a sign of confidence that relations with the U.S.

China’s October exports accelerate, boosted by US demand

China’s export growth accelerated in October, boosting the total so far this year back above pre-coronavirus levels for the first time. Exports in October rose 11.4% over a year earlier to

Football | La Liga: Super sub Messi scores two as Barça routs Betis; Atlético unbeaten

Barcelona 5, Betis 2 After Ansu Fati went down injured and Antoine Griezmann sunk deeper into his scoring rut, Barcelona called on Lionel Messi to save it from another setback. Messi was

The Buzz | Firecrackers and prayers as Indians celebrate Harris’ win

Waking up to the news of Kamala Harris’ election as U.S. vice president, overjoyed people in her Indian grandfather’s hometown set off firecrackers and offered prayers yesterday. Groups gathered at street

First Woman in the White House | Harris pays tribute to Black women in first speech as VP-elect

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday paid tribute to the women, particularly Black women, whose shoulders she stands on as she shatters barriers that have kept mostly white men entrenched

World Views | Hold the schadenfreude for America

An election that takes days to conclude? An incumbent who says he’s been cheated, and threatens not to leave? Armed vigilantes outside counting centers? The 2020 U.S. presidential election has been watched with bemusement

Monday, November 9, 2020 – edition no. 3653

  * Biden's call — Joe Biden used his first public address as president-elect to call for national unity and reconciliation: ‘Let’s give each other a chance’ * New bidding system for wet

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