Dangers of big oil spending cuts are visible in Angola’s slump

The decline of Angola, from being Africa’s top crude producer five years ago to barely pumping more than war-torn Libya today, shows the heavy toll of a slump in oil-industry

Breaking News | BioNtech mRNA vaccine arrives in Macau

The Pfizer/BioNtech mRNA vaccine produced in Germany, and distributed in cooperation with Fosun, arrived this afternoon (Saturday) in Macau and it will be made available to the public from March

Gaming | Lawrence Ho predicts Macau recovery in second quarter

The gaming sector could begin showing signs of recovery as early as mid-March, said Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts and Entertainment in a conference call after the

Airport maintains cash levels despite global tourism standstill

Macau International Airport (MIA) suffered operational losses last year due to the pandemic bringing global tourism to a standstill. However, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Macau International

Covid-19 | Gov’t backtracks, bans elderly from receiving Sinovac jabs

The SAR government has reversed its previous decision and is now barring all locals aged 60 or over from receiving the originally-promised shots of the inactivated vaccine developed by China’s

Aviation | Hong Kong poker player raises his hold on AirAsia

AirAsia Group Berhad has announced that Hong Kong poker player Stanley Choi Chiu Fai has joined the company as a substantial shareholder via his wholly-owned entity Positive Boom Ltd. In a

MUST establishes new research center for cross-strait relations

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has established a new research center dedicated to exploring topics and studies related to cross-strait relations between Macau and Taiwan. Yesterday, the university held

Fitch Ratings | China’s lead on domestic travel gradually normalizing APAC tourism

Domestic tourism led by China is gaining traction, as the containment of the pandemic sets the stage for the gradual normalization of domestic activity in parts of the Asia Pacific

Wong says ‘equal rights are not absolute’ for migrants

The Secretary for Security said that “equal rights are not absolute for migrant workers,” citing the Article 43 of the Basic Law, which also confirms the Public Security Police Force’s

Briefs | SMG forecasts weather to cool over weekend

  The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) has forecast that the temperature over this coming weekend will fall due to a northeasterly monsoon, which will intensify the northerly winds in Macau,

2020 statistics | Crime down 29%, cybercrime surges 97%

The number of cybercrimes grew by 96.7% year-on-year, reaching a total of 531 cases in 2020, statistics released by the Secretariat for Security revealed yesterday. Among them, the number of cases

Fuhong urges gov’t to launch more employment support for the disabled

  Given the difficulty of securing a job in Macau for disabled people, local non-profit the Fuhong Society is urging the SAR government to offer more employment support for disabled people,

WHOLE PERSON DEVELOPMENT | Melco develops local talent through scholarships for colleagues

As part of Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s commitment to developing local talent, its Whole Person Development strategy supports colleagues with an array of training and talent nurturing opportunities. Learning initiatives

Gaming | Galaxy EBITDA up 207% in Q4 2020, execs sanguine about 2021

Galaxy Entertainment Group’s (GEG) adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) loss of HKD0.9 billion in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020 was successfully turned around into a positive

Taipa residents petition to CE about building safety

Residents of the Treasure Garden residential estate in Taipa have submitted a petition to the Chief Executive in the hopes of him ordering officials to manage the noise coming from

Retail sales stood at MOP45.19B in 2020

  The retail trade continued to see an upturn in the fourth quarter of 2020, with the value of retail sales surging by 102.5% quarter-to-quarter to MOP18.16 billion, according to data

China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi

The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his

Beijing says Biden bid to shift US supply chains unrealistic

China dismissed efforts to shift U.S. supply chains toward alternative sources as unrealistic, hitting back hours after President Joe Biden signed an order to review how America buys strategic goods. Chinese

USA | Amid Covid-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared

February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming

Taste of Edesia | Culinary magic at Ying

Cantonese cuisine is known to be refined and delicate and it often takes a chef decades to become a master in delivering exquisite dim sum or simple dishes that require

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