139 local firms close in Q3

Company closures totaled 139 in the third quarter, a 19% decrease when compared to last quarter. The value of registered capital of these companies amounted to

TNR figures record slight drop in September

The number of non-resident workers (TNR) continued to drop in September this year, although only slightly, data from the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) shows. At

Gov’t issues 5G licenses for CTM and China Telecom

The government has published in the official gazette the issuing of the 5G telecom licenses for the CTM and China Telecom operators as a result of the

Mainland group tours still ‘on the table’

The head of the local tourism board reiterated that an official announcement on the resumption of mainland excursions is still awaited. Recently, tourists were

MOP to potentially stop issuance against HKD

The local currency, historically issued against the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) currency might stop being so, the president of the Second Standing Committee of the Legislative

China lashes out at visit by UK trade minister to Taiwan

China lashed out yesterday over a visit to Taiwan by British Trade Policy Minister Greg Hands, the latest foreign official to defy Beijing’s warnings over contacts

Extra benefits for civil servants working during outbreak

Civil servants will either receive financial compensation or holiday hours for working overtime during the June 18 Covid-19 outbreak, a government official has told a lawmaker.

Trade Unionist lawmakers call for refined cash handout

Two of the four trade unionist lawmakers have either commented on or questioned the government’s lack of refinement in the cash handout scheme, which has

Mobile payment transactions reach MOP6.3b in Q3

The number of transactions carried out by local mobile payment tools increased by 13.8% from the previous year to 61.4 million in the third quarter of this year.

40% survey respondents consider their financial problems ‘severe’

A survey directed by a social service provider shows that 70% of the respondents had debt equivalent to over 30% of the gross household income and 30%

Over 90% support amendments to national security law

Over 90% of the nearly 6,000 opinions collected during the public consultation period of the national security law are in favor of the amendments that will be

MGM Embraces the Beauty of Chinese Tea Art

As a pioneer in cultural tourism, MGM pledges to embrace and pass on the beauty of Chinese traditional culture. With the aim of promoting Chinese tea culture and

Trade down on weak global demand, virus curbs

China's trade shrank in October as global demand weakened and anti-virus controls weighed on domestic consumer spending. Exports declined 0.3% from a year earlier to

Court upholds veteran journalist’s conviction

An award-winning Hong Kong journalist lost her appeal yesterday against her conviction over making false statements in obtaining information for her investigation of a violent

Prisons chief charged in journalist’s killing

Philippine authorities filed murder complaints yesterday against the top prisons official and an aide, accusing them of masterminding the killing of a radio commentator in an elaborate

Missile tests were practice to attack South, US

North Korea’s military said yesterday its recent barrage of missile tests were practices to “mercilessly” strike key South Korean and U.S. targets such as air bases

UN chief tells climate summit, Cooperate or perish

The only way to “put an end to all this suffering” from “a highway to climate hell” is for the world to cooperate or perish, dozens of leaders

1990 Ireland elects first woman president

Voters in the Republic of Ireland have chosen their first female president. Unofficial returns suggest that Mary Robinson, who is standing as an independent, took nearly

Drought tests resilience of Spain’s olive groves and farmers

An extremely hot, dry summer that shrank reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of Spain’s staple crops: the olives that make the

Galaxy organizes sustainability month

To further promote the significance of environmental protection to its team members. Galaxy Entertainment Group yesterday inaugurated the “Energy and Environmental Conservation Month” which encapsulates a series

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