Interview | Visa CEO says Covid caused permanent shift to digital payments

Al Kelly believes there has been a permanent shift in how consumers worldwide pay for goods and services. His 91-year-old parents are a prime example. The CEO of payments processing giant

Breaking News | China clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again: report

China's aviation regulator cleared the Boeing 737 Max today (Thursday) to return to flying with technical upgrades more than two years after the plane was grounded worldwide following two fatal

Statement | Ceasing Political Manipulation Under the Disguise of Democracy   

On December 9-10, the US will convene the so-called “Leaders’ Summit for Democracy” online. The list of invitees released by the US Department of State includes a total of 110 countries and

The Suncity Case: Legal and market implications

The arrest of the CEO of the largest junket operator in Macau, Suncity Group’s Alvin Chau, for alleged involvement in illegal activities related to online gaming and money laundering late

Suncity suspends stock trading to stem ‘bleeding’

Hong Kong Stock Exchange registered Suncity Group Holdings Limited suspended stock trading in Hong Kong yesterday at 9 a.m. (opening time) to prevent its stock value from plummeting further. This is

Hong Kong court to decide on Stanley Ho’s estate heads

A Hong Kong court was tasked to decide on the administrators of the late gaming mogul Stanley Ho’s multibillion dollar estate, as his children and grandchildren were divided on the

Policy Address | Secretary Ao Ieong hopes Island Hospital operator helps talent cultivation

As the government previously designated the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) as the operating entity of the future Island Hospital Complex, medical specialists from the Beijing hospital will be

Welfare | IAS launches family life education website for ‘healthier homes’

  Aiming to promote a healthy home life, the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) and six social service organizations have jointly launched a five-year plan and a family life education website. The five-year

November gaming revenue at MOP6.7b; industry faces headwinds after Chau’s arrest

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) stood at MOP6.7 billion, a decent rise of 55% compared to the prior month’s gains, which were the year’s second lowest revenue from the gaming

China calls on citizens to leave eastern Congo after attacks

China yesterday urged its citizens to leave three provinces in eastern Congo as violence intensifies in the mineral-rich region. A posting from the Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa on the WeChat online

State Council | 85% of citizens will use Mandarin by 2025

China is launching an aggressive campaign to promote Mandarin, saying 85% of its citizens will use the national language by 2025.  The move appears to

Beijing lashes out at Abe over former leader’s Taiwan warning

China lashed out at Shinzo Abe yesterday after the former Japanese prime minister warned of the serious security and economic consequences of any Chinese military action against the self-ruled island. Chinese

Japan suspends new reservations on all incoming flights

Japan continued its aggressive stance against a new coronavirus variant yesterday, asking international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in the country until the end of

New Zealand to send military, police to Solomon Islands

New Zealand will send up to 65 military and police personnel to the Solomon Islands in the coming days after rioting and looting broke out there last week over several

This day in history | 1995 Rogue trader jailed for six years

Former futures trader Nick Leeson has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for his part in the collapse of Britain’s oldest merchant bank. The 28-year-old admitted to a judge in Singapore two

USA | Student kills three, wounds eight at Michigan school

A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school Tuesday , killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to

Technology Resources Center celebrates second anniversary

The Macau Assistive Technology Resources Center celebrated its second anniversary on November 27 with a celebration ceremony and an open-house event. The activity provided the public an opportunity to learn more about

Sands China to pay bonus to non-management employees

Sands China Ltd. is distributing a discretionary allowance equivalent of one month’s salary to more than 25,000 eligible non-senior management full-time team members on January 17, 2022, the gaming operator announced

Investment fraud | Elizabeth Holmes gets emotional under fire by prosecutors

One-time entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, under questioning by prosecutors, struggled yesterday to recall key events that led to her facing criminal fraud charges for allegedly fleecing investors and customers of

The Buzz | Fiji welcomes back tourists despite omicron threat

Fiji welcomed back its first tourists in more than 600 days yesterday after pushing ahead with reopening plans despite the threat posed by the newly detected omicron variant of the

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