Casino floors see MOP8b in revenues in May’s first half

Casino floors have seen MOP8 billion of gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the first 14 days of the month, an average daily run rate of

IC confirms no Int’l Parade this year

Following three years of absence, the Macao International Parade will see another year of abeyance, president Leong Wai Man of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has

Survey finds low child visitation rate in divorced parents

A survey has discovered that the non-guardian side of divorced couples only occasionally visit their children. Yesterday, the Women’s General Association of Macau announced the results

Full payment by employers for maternity leave to start from May 26

Employers will be obligated to pay salaries in full during their employees’ maternity leaves from May 26, as government subsidization will come to an end

Study shows confidence in early resumption of economic stability

The city’s Prosperity Index may return to the stability level in April – earlier than expected – the Macau Economic Association (MEA) said in a

China sentences 78-year-old US citizen to life in prison on spying charges

China sentenced a 78-year-old United States citizen to life in prison yesterday on spying charges, in a case that could exacerbate the deterioration in ties between Beijing

Mainland, Macau to mutually recognize driving licenses

An agreement enabling mutual recognition and exchange of driving licenses between the mainland and Macau will take effect today, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). The

Health courses participants surge 250% y-o-y

Participants in health courses surged by 250.1% year-on-year, mainly due to an increase in participants in rescue techniques courses, according to data from the Statistics and Census Service

Summit discusses GBA as ‘window of talent’

A summit on talent development was held last week in Macau to discuss building the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) into a “window of talent.” Over 200

Fai Chi Kei pumping station construction to commence in three phases

The first phase of construction for the new pumping station in Bacia Norte do Patane will begin on May 19, with the aim to complete construction

Forex reserves drop to MOP213b by April

The preliminary estimate of the SAR’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to 213.5 billion patacas at the end of April, the monetary watchdog said yesterday. The latest statistics from

Rental application period for New Neighborhood units end May 25

As the Macau New Neighborhood (MNN) is expected to be completed in August, a submission period for 60 shop units was put in place from May 15 to

SJM’s losses narrow in Q1 as sector upbeat for recovery

SJM Holdings recorded a net gaming revenue HKD3.70 billion during the first quarter (Q1) of the year, amid the robust recovery the casino sector has been

EU backs Microsoft buying Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard – but the $69B deal is still at risk

The European Union yesterday approved Microsoft’s $69 billion purchase of video game maker Activision Blizzard, deciding the deal won’t stifle competition for popular console titles like

Manulife HK, Macau’s critical illness plans increase over 40%

Manulife Hong Kong and Macau reported a double-digit year-on-year increase in insurance sales in the first quarter of 2023, primarily driven by strong demand from mainland Chinese visitors

teamLab Macao creates three new artworks spaces

From June 1, The Venetian Macao and international Tokyo-based art collective teamLab will hold three new artwork spaces, such as “Floating Flower Garden: Flowers and I are of

Ukraine envoy due to start Europe trip

A Chinese envoy was preparing yesterday to visit Ukraine and Russia, but there appeared to be little chance of a breakthrough to end the 15-month-long invasion. Chinese

Opposition parties, after stunning election win, set plans to enlist allies to take power

Fresh off a stunning election victory in which they together captured a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, Thailand’s top two opposition parties began planning

Macron vows to build back factories, boost economy

Building factories to boost job creation and make France more independent — that’s President Emmanuel Macron’s ambition for the French economy. It’s a big challenge, as

2001 Prescott punches protester

The Labour Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, has punched a protester who threw an egg at him during a visit to Rhyl in north Wales. The undignified

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