US: Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning. Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state

2020 budget to rise by nearly MOP8.2b

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, disclosed that after careful assessment, the government calculated another sum of approximately MOP8.157 billion to be added to the city’s 2020

Economy | GDP plunges 64% in Q3

  Macau’s economy contracted by 63.8% year-on-year in real terms in the third quarter of 2020, a slightly smaller contraction compared to the previous quarter (-68.0%), according to new data released

Bernstein: VIP GGR may return by 2023

VIP gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau may recover before 2023 when there is “more visibility around junket liquidity and demand,” according to a recent report published by Sanford C.

House of Dancing Water sees departure of 137 foreign employees

Melco Resorts & Entertainment yesterday did not renew the work permits of 137 foreign employees who work at The House of Dancing Water— an internationally acclaimed show that has been

Associations say layoffs happening despite revenue returns

According to a survey which covered more than 500 businesses in the Northern District, as many as 30% of businesses were laying off employees despite retaining up to 90% of

Briefs | First GP day records highest number of tourists since Covid-19 outbreak

  Approximately 28,000 visitors arrived in Macau on Friday, the first day of this year’s Macau Grand Prix (GP), marking a single-day record high in the past nine months as stated

Acclaimed choreographer calls on enthusiasts to ‘be dedicated’

  Veteran contemporary dance choreographer and teacher Sang Jijia encourages emerging dancers to become dedicated and grab any chances available if they want to shine in their artistic career. He added in

SME takes proactive action in expanding new business

Time waits for no man. That is also the rule for business. As a local micro-enterprise founded by a Macao young entrepreneur, Sea King Food knows this well. The company

Lai Chi Vun Shipyard Museum opens to public

Macau’s first museum featuring shipbuilding craft techniques and shipyard history is now open in Coloane village, at the Estrada de Lai Chi Vun. On Friday, the Shipbuilding Craft Culture Association held

Macau ‘King’ Huff dethroned by stewards’ decision

British touring car racer Rob Huff received a late penalty from the racing stewards panel, which resulted in the loss of his 10th Macau Guia Race victory, after he finished

GT Cup: Polemic decision hands victory to Ye Hongli

The stewards panel’s polemic decision on the results of Saturday’s qualification race, which pushed Hong Kong’s Darryl O’Young back in the starting grid by 10 places for the Sunday race,

Charles Leong wins first-ever F4 race in Macau

Macau racer Charles Leong has fulfilled predictions and won the Macau Grand Prix Formula 4 (F4) race. Leong showed clear dominance as the fastest driver on the track throughout the weekend

Trump aide says he expects bans on WeChat, TikTok to succeed

U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said he expects President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban the WeChat and TikTok apps to “ultimately” succeed. Moves by the Trump administration to restrict the

US, Taiwan sign pact to hold annual economic talks for five years

The U.S. and Taiwan signed a pact to establish annual economic talks for five years despite objections by China to Washington’s support for Taipei. The memorandum of understanding was signed after

Spike in cases delays Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble

Singapore and Hong Kong on Saturday postponed the start of an air travel bubble meant to boost tourism for both cities, citing a spike in infections in the Chinese territory

Japan to suspend domestic travel campaign in virus hotspots

Chikafumi Hodo, Grace Huang & Takashi Nakamichi Japan will partially suspend the country’s “Go-To” domestic travel campaign in areas where coronavirus cases are increasing, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said. Suga didn’t specify

This day in history | 1963 Johnson takes over as US president

Fifty-five year old Lyndon Baines Johnson begins his new job today as US president. He was sworn in yesterday just two hours after an assassin shot President John F Kennedy in

G-20 | Trump stays mum on sharing vaccines as leaders pledge to do so

Leaders of the world’s richest countries are promising to ensure equality in the race to vaccinate people against the coronavirus, even as President Donald Trump stays quiet on sharing U.S.-made

Tottenham beats Man City to go top of Premier League

Tottenham 2, Man City 0 Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-0 yesterday to go top of the English Premier League with a trademark, defense-first performance from Jose Mourinho against his old

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