IMF: Macau has highest GDP growth rate until 2024

Macau has the highest growth rate projection for 2023 and 2024 among advanced economies listed by the IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO). The International Monetary

Junkets tax plunges 92% to MOP3.5 million

Revenues from junkets’ tax paid to the government has plunged 92.5% to MOP3.5 million amid the junket crackdown and low gross gaming revenue (GGR) figures

Youth unhappy with gov’t talent cultivation

A survey has shown local young people are dissatisfied with the outcome of government talent cultivation measures and the resources invested into them. The Macao New

Social Affairs Secretary pledges improvements after infant dies

After a baby’s death while napping at a daytime nursery, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Elsie Ao Ieong, yesterday pledged better training will

Average Guangdong salary reaches RMB9,100

A survey has revealed Guangdong Province’s average monthly salary in 2023 is RMB9,100, a 5.8% growth year-over-year. Several private entities under the Guangzhou Talent Group conducted the

China holds conference as leaders maneuver to get slowing economy back on track

China's leaders are expected to search for ways to mend the country’s fractured property market, create jobs for millions of unemployed youths and spur faster growth

Transport head suggests lawmaker promote gov’t concept of parking

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) has called for associations to better help the government promote and implement land transport policies. Director of Transport Kelvin Lam

Exports drop MOP9.5 billion

From January to September, the total value of merchandise exports dropped 6.1% year-on-year to MOP9.51 billion, with re-exports (MOP8.35 billion) and domestic exports (MOP1.17 billion) falling 3.1% and

Lei Wai Nong visits pharmaceutical firm to create partnerships

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, went to Zhangzhou City and visited a renowned local brand – Zhangzhou Pien Tze Huang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, with

Macau sends 234 athletes to National Youth Games

Macau has sent a 234-member sports delegation to participate in the first National Youth Games (NYG) to be held in Guangxi from Nov. 5 to Nov. 15. The local

Customs unveils smuggling cases including dozens of Moutai

Macau Customs last week unveiled three smuggling cases using cross-border vehicles including a vehicle transporting 34 bottles of Moutai liquor to Macau from Zhuhai, via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao

Tourism board promotes Macau GP on Cathay Pacific flights

Campaigns are being conducted with airline companies to promote the Macau Grand Prix (GP), such as screening marketing videos on Cathay Pacific flights, the local tourism

In Myanmar, a Facebook post deemed inflammatory led to an ex-minister’s arrest

A former high-profile Myanmar army officer who had served as information minister and presidential spokesperson in a previous military-backed government has been arrested and charged with spreading false

Russia’s envoy uses the stage to accuse the US of fueling tensions

Russia's defense minister accused the United States yesterday of fueling geopolitical tensions to uphold its “global dominance by any means” and warned of the risk of

Beijing believes the path to a Xi-Biden meeting in San Francisco won’t be ‘smooth sailing’

China’s foreign minister believes the road to an expected meeting between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden will not be “smooth sailing” and both sides

Firearms charge against Washington state senator dismissed in court

A Hong Kong court dismissed a gun charge yesterday against a Washington state senator who had been arrested after he carried a gun into the Chinese territory in

Four former student leaders jailed over their praise of knife attack on police officer

Four former student leaders from the University of Hong Kong were sentenced to two years in prison yesterday for inciting people to wound others through their

Biden wants to move fast on AI safeguards

President Joe Biden on Monday will sign a sweeping executive order to guide the development of artificial intelligence — requiring industry to develop safety and security

1984 Indian prime minister shot dead

Mrs Gandhi was thought to have been walking through her gardens this morning when she was shot. She was taken to the All India Medical Hospital where

In Benin, Voodoo’s birthplace, believers bemoan steady shrinkage of forests they revere as sacred

For many people in Benin, the forests empowered them before they were born, or in the first months of their lives. Barren women performed Voodoo

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