12th IIICF | Forum to highlight synergy of finance, green development and construction 

The 12th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (12th IIICF) will hone in on Macau’s distinguishing elements to help local practitioners access infrastructure-related opportunities through collaboration between China and Portuguese-speaking

ICBC offers interest subsidies to 2,000 SMEs on loans

  As part of an initiative to help local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) cope with challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau)

Gov’t, Transmac see no link between schedule and drivers’ deaths

The “4-4 shift” has been practiced for three decades, and no driver who is on such shift has had any negative feedback, Lam Hin San, director of the Transport Bureau

Covid-19 | Gov’t to invite mainland experts to evaluate city’s anti-disease measures

The Macau government has plans to invite mainland health experts to evaluate the city’s pandemic control measures, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Elsie Ao Ieong U, said yesterday at

Tourist arrivals down nearly 40% in June 

Tourist arrivals to Macau dived by 39.0% month-to-month, reaching a total of 528,519 in June, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) revealed in the most up-to-date tourism statistics yesterday. The sharp

Residency Bill: Gov’t says it will not change the definition of ‘habitual residence’

  The government has reaffirmed that it is not trying to change the definition of “habitual residence” in the new immigration law currently under analysis by the Third Standing Committee of

Gaming | GGR forecast to hit post-pandemic high in Aug: JP Morgan 

According to JP Morgan’s latest forecasts, Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) may reach a post-pandemic high in August. In a release published yesterday by the brokerage, JP Morgan gave a detailed

Forum Macau recommends the inclusion of Equatorial Guinea

The members of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries – Macau (Forum Macau) have greenlit the inclusion of Equatorial Guinea

Covid-19 | Sheraton no longer on quarantine hotel list for late-July

Sheraton Grand Macao is scheduled to terminate its current role as a quarantine facility in late July. Lam Tong Hou, the representative of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), unveiled Sheraton’s

FSS: 46% employers have not paid contributions

  As of July 19, about 12,000 employers have not yet paid the obligatory system contributions for their employees to the Social Security System for the second quarter of 2021. This

Galaxy opens resident gallery for 2021 Art Macao

Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation (GEGF) opened a permanent art gallery yesterday, which will house its input exhibition titled “Juxtapose” for this year’s Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021. The foundation

Gov’t rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying

China yesterday rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system and complained Chinese entities are

Taiwan, Lithuania ties grow despite pressure from Beijing

Taiwan will exchange representative offices with Lithuania, the self-governed island said yesterday, in a breakthrough for its foreign relations that are under constant pressure from China. The offices will seek to

This day in history | 1969 Man takes first steps on the Moon

American Neil Armstrong has become the first man to walk on the Moon. The astronaut stepped onto the Moon’s surface, in the Sea of Tranquility, at 0256 GMT, nearly 20 minutes

Japan | PM Suga says world should see safe Olympics staged

Tens of thousands of athletes, officials, games staff and media are arriving in Japan amid a local state of emergency and widespread opposition from the general public. Events start today —

Total COVID-19 cases rise to 71 at Tokyo Olympics

An American gymnast and a Czech beach volleyball player were added to the tally yesterday of people accredited for the Tokyo Olympics who have tested positive for COVID-19 this month. Tokyo

Robinhood sees valuation of up to $35 billion as public co.

Robinhood, the online brokerage that found itself embroiled in this year’s meme stock phenomenon, will go public next week seeking a market valuation of up to $35 billion. The company said

Space | Bezos riding own rocket on company’s 1st flight with people

The founder of Blue Origin as well as Amazon today will become the second billionaire to ride his own rocket. He’ll launch from West Texas with his brother, an

Olympics finally to start, one year later and far from Tokyo

Skippy the yellow kangaroo with green paws was affixed to the first base dugout railing, watching the Australia Spirit become the first team to work out at Fukushima Azuma Baseball

The Buzz | Chinese pop star dumped by brands over sex complaint

A popular Chinese-Canadian singer, Kris Wu, has lost endorsement and other deals with at least 10 brands including Porsche and Bulgari after a teen-ager accused him of having sex with

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