Aquaculture vaccine project wins ‘928 Challenge’ startup competition

A start-up project aiming to produce probiotic vaccines for aquaculture was the grand winner at the final of the first competition for university start-ups between Portuguese-speaking countries and China, hosted

Merchandise import stood at MOP12b

Macau’s total merchandise import went up by 13.3% year-on-year to 12 billion patacas in September 2021, while total merchandise export amounted to 981 million patacas, up by 5.8% year on

Unemployment rate of local residents at 3.9%

The general unemployment rate for July to September was 2.9% and the unemployment rate of local residents was 3.9%, according to data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Rates

Trade Union law public consultation proposes restrictions on several sectors

The government has finally launched a public consultation on the proposal to establish a Trade Union law in Macau. The public consultation document, presented on Saturday by the Labour Affairs Bureau

Foreign nationals with BioNtech vaccine eligible for Chinese visa

Foreign non-resident workers in the Macau SAR who have been inoculated with the BioNtech vaccine are now eligible to apply for a visa for the mainland. To apply, all foreigners in

Civil servants want a day off to vaccinate

Civil servants are calling for an extra day off work to vaccinate against Covid-19, the Macau Civil Servants Federation (MCSF) said, citing the conclusion of a survey conducted among around

Briefs | CE to deliver Policy Address on November 16

  Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng will deliver the Policy Address for the Fiscal Year 2022 at the Legislative Assembly (AL) on November 16. The AL session will be followed

Report: Mandatory provident fund only feasible in 2026

The SAR is recommended to institute a three-year observation period due to the impact of Covid-19 on Macau’s economy, and implement the Mandatory Central Provident Fund System in 2026 or

38 suicide cases recorded Q1 to Q3

Macau has recorded a total of 38 suicides between January and September this year, a decrease of 30.9% compared to the previous year according to data recently released by the

Ceiling collapses at Galaxy Phase 3, injuring five

The accident occurred at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 30. A rescue team deployed by the Fire Services (CB) managed to retrieve one of five workers injured after they had

Blinken raised concerns about Taiwan with China

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as part of the Group of 20 summit yesterday — an outreach designed to ensure that the

Gov’t tightens control over company data with transfer rules

Companies in China would need government approval to transfer important data abroad under proposed rules announced Friday that would tighten Beijing’s control over information and might disrupt operations for international

Evergrande | Troubled Chinese developer makes delayed bond payment

A troubled Chinese developer whose struggle to avoid a multibillion-dollar debt default has rattled global financial markets made an overdue $45.2 million payment on a bond Friday, one day before

Japan votes in national election, first key test for Kishida

Japanese voters casted ballots in national elections yesterday, a first big test for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to determine if he has a large enough mandate to tackle a coronavirus-battered

Myanmar | Court gives Suu Kyi confidante 20-year prison term

A court in Myanmar found a close colleague of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of treason and sentenced him Friday to 20 years in prison, a member of

This day in history | 1986 Chemical spill turns Rhine red

There has been a catastrophic fire at a chemicals factory near Basel, Switzerland, sending tons of toxic chemicals into the nearby river Rhine and turning it red. The fire broke out

US intel doesn’t expect to determine origins of Covid-19

Barring an unforeseen breakthrough, intelligence agencies won’t be able to conclude whether COVID-19 spread by animal-to-human transmission or leaked from a lab, officials said Friday in releasing a fuller version

G-20 | Leaders turn to climate change on last day of summit

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies takcled climate change yesterday, the final day of a weekend summit in Rome that is widely expected to set the tone for a major

Premier League | Liverpool held 2-2 by Brighton

Brighton came the closest of any opponent in six months to ending Liverpool’s 24-match unbeaten run by recovering from two goals down to draw 2-2 in the Premier League at

The Buzz | G20: US, European allies warn of Iran’s ‘provocative’ nuke steps

  President Joe Biden said Saturday that nuclear talks with Iran would resume as he and European leaders warned Tehran that “accelerated” and “provocative nuclear steps” it has taken will jeopardize

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