Stimulus likely to stabilize market, but more explanation needed: scholar

The third round of the government’s stimulus package is expected to be efficacious in stabilizing Macau’s economy and employment rate, but it should be extended to travelers to generate a

Briefs | Woman allegedly steals HKD1M from sleeping acquaintance

  A woman who had overstayed her visa has been caught allegedly stealing HKD1.32 million from a man known to her at a casino while the man slept. The woman subsequently

Tourism industry praises gov’t’s local travel incentive

The government’s latest local travel incentives will be capable of helping the tourism and hotel industry amid current challenges, Wong Fai, director-general of the Travel Industry Council of Macau, believes. Many

Gaming industry staff association slams latest gov’t stimulus

The Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association yesterday submitted a letter to the Chief Executive expressing the group’s dissatisfaction with the government’s latest stimulus rollout, which was announced on Monday. Many social

Economic association forecasts positive 2H

A combination of factors, such as the latest stimulus rollout and rising visitor arrival counts, will have “vigorous and positive effects” on the economic forecast of the city, the Macau

Briefs | Nearly 31,000 receive Covid-19 jabs

  A total of of 67,665 people have made appointments for vaccinations against Covid-19, of which 30,913 people have received a dose of the vaccine as of 4 p.m. yesterday, the

Employment | Lei: unemployed residents refusing job offers by gov’t

Many local unemployed construction workers have refused to attend job interviews arranged by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), which is helping them to seek new job positions, the Secretary for

Education | IFTM launches postgraduate courses with UNWTO

The Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) recently launched a series of postgraduate courses in collaboration with the UNWTO Academy, becoming the first higher education institution in Asia to collaborate

Fire reported on two consecutive days

Two incidents of fire have been reported as breaking out on two hills on the Macau Peninsula over two consecutive days. Neither case caused injury. The first case took place on

Gov’t will consider establishing other rail routes if needed: DSAT 

The SAR government will consider the possibility of establishing other light rapid transit routes based on the “actual situation”, according to the Transport Bureau (DSAT). In response to a query made

Gaming | GGR acceleration expected from March: JP Morgan

The city’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the first 14 days of March is expected to reach MOP3.7 billion, with its run rate in the second week estimated at MOP271

Public consultation for new gaming tender to start in 2H

The retendering of gaming concessions is being prepared, with the public consultation period slated to begin in the second half of this year, the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei

Media | Ma’s SCMP joins Hong Kong press groups facing China control

As news broke that China is pressuring Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to sell the South China Morning Post (SCMP), surprised employees pondered the future of Hong Kong’s main

Sharp jump in US Navy transits to counter China under Trump

Activity by the U.S. Navy in its campaign to challenge China’s efforts to restrict transit in the South China Sea and in the Taiwan Strait increased sharply over the past

This day in history | 1968 Anti-Vietnam demo turns violent

More than 200 people have been arrested after thousands of demonstrators clashed in an anti-Vietnam war protest outside the United States embassy in London. The St John Ambulance Brigade said it

Mozambique | Children among victims of jihadi rebels

Northern Mozambique’s humanitarian crisis is growing rapidly, with nearly 670,000 people displaced by the Islamic extremist insurgency in Cabo Delgado province, international aid groups said yesterday. Children as young as 11

Energy | US drivers are burning more gas, a trend likely to continue

After a year of getting pummeled by the coronavirus, U.S. oil demand is bouncing back - and this time it looks like it’s here to stay. Retail gasoline sales rose last

Social media | China Signal users report difficulty accessing messaging app

Signal, an encrypted messaging app that competes with the likes of Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp, appears to have been blocked in China, the latest move by Beijing to crack down on

Football | Liverpool beats Wolves, Patricio OK after head knock

Wolves 0, Liverpool 1 Diogo Jota scored the winner against his former club as Liverpool beat Wolverhampton 1-0 in an English Premier League match that ended with Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio

The Buzz | EU countries pause use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Sweden is pausing the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure amid concerns about reports of blood clots in some recipients in Europe. “The decision is a precautionary

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