Fitch Ratings: Zero Covid strategy hampers SAR’s gaming recovery

China’s zero Covid policy is slowing Macau’s recovery and its new concession process, according to the report, Fitch Ratings 2022 Outlook: Global Gaming. According to the American credit rating agency, global

Wynn issues investor alert after court defeat

Wynn Macau’s chairman, Allan Zeman, has stated in a filing submitted to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that the company will be jointly liable with Dore to pay HKD6 million,

Consultancy IGamiX launches Cambodian subsidiary

  IGamiX Management and Consulting Ltd (Macau) launched a Cambodian subsidiary yesterday, the firm being optimistic on the prospect of projects for the new branch. IGamiX Management & Consulting Ltd (Cambodia) will

Policy Address | André Cheong: 2022 will mostly be a year of continuity

Despite the large number of items mentioned in the presentation of the Policy Address for 2022 (LAG22) for the Secretariat of Administration and Justice, Secretary André Cheong noted that the

UM offers scholarships to 356 outstanding students

  The University of Macau (UM) yesterday offered MOP3.45 million in scholarships, donated by institutions, to 356 outstanding students. UM has offered more than 70 scholarships and academic prizes in the

Cloee Chao asks gov’t to encourage casinos to issue subsidy to all employees

Many employees of the six gambling concessionaires are demanding an extra month of salary before Chinese New Year as a winter livelihood subsidy, Cloee Chao, president of the New Macau

Crime | Teen suffers serious brain injury after physical assault

The Judiciary Police (PJ) yesterday announced that inspectors are still trying to track down two or more persons suspected of an aggravated physical assault which left a 17-year-old male with

Gov’t reinstates seven-day NAT validity for plane passengers

Individuals intending to leave Macau on a civil aviation flight are now required to present a nucleic acid test (NAT) certificate with a validity of seven days from the day

It’s not just Peng; China is cracking down on MeToo movement

Huang Xueqin, who publicly supported a woman when she accused a professor of sexual assault, was arrested in September. Wang Jianbing, who helped women report sexual harassment, was detained along

China, Russia sign roadmap for closer military cooperation

Russia’s defense chief yesterdat signed a roadmap for closer military ties with China, pointing to increasingly frequent U.S. strategic bomber flights near both countries’ borders. During a video call, Defense Minister

Daniel Hsu | After four years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime. Then earlier this month, just four days

This day in history | 1973 Army deposes ‘hated’ Greek president

There appears to have been little or no resistance when tanks rolled into Athens and troops took up positions around government buildings shortly before dawn. The coup was orchestrated by the

USA | Many environmentalists back Biden’s move to tap oil reserve

Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden’s decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America’s strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict

Tech | Samsung says it will build USD17B chip factory in Texas

Samsung said it plans to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas, amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, cars and other electronic devices. “This is

The St. Regis Macao announces festive menu

The St. Regis Macao is celebrating the festive season with a range of exquisite dining experiences at The Manor and the St. Regis Bar in December. The Manor will offer a

Melco hosts competition promoting patriotism

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China, Melco Resorts & Entertainment hosted the “Melco Han Hero Chinese Knowledge Competition” for its employees at Studio City

Snooker | Pro star angry at having to play amateur after loss

After losing to an amateur in the first round of a major tournament, a former snooker world champion has blasted the decision to let a player without “a care in

Football | Ronaldo helps Man U into CL’s last 16 with win at Villarreal

Villarreal 0, Man U 2 A smart piece of improvisation by Cristiano Ronaldo helped send Manchester United into the last 16 of the Champions League as Michael Carrick’s spell as the

The Buzz | Europe is only region with more Covid, with 11% case rise

The World Health Organization said that coronavirus cases jumped by 11% in Europe in the last week, the only region in the world where COVID-19 has continued to increase since

New Zealand to start reopening borders to world from January

New Zealand will reopen its borders to the world over the coming months, the government announced yesterday, allowing for the return of displaced residents from January and tourists from April. The

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