Breaking News: Macau’s GGR increases less than expected in April

Macau’s gaming revenue rose less than analysts expected in April, the third straight month that the casino business disappointed as the gambling hub awaits the reopening of global travel. Gross gaming

Biden’s declaration: America’s democracy ‘is rising anew’

President Joe Biden declared that "America is rising anew" as he called for an expansion of federal programs to drive the economy past the pandemic and broadly extend the social

Breaking News: Bribery convict Ng Lap Seng’s back in Macau since Wednesday

Ng Lap Seng, a bribery convict who was granted early release from the U.S. prison, was confirmed to return to Macau on April 21 Wednesday, a source who wishes to

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown

A Hong Kong court today (Friday) sent five leading pro-democracy advocates, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, to up to 18 months in prison for organizing a march during the 2019

Breaking News: Gov’t e-voucher scheme to grant MOP8,000 per resident

The government presented this morning the amended measures related to the electronic consumption vouchers (e-vouchers) as part of the third round of economic stimulus. The new plan will grant every resident

The Latest: UK cases drop 60% due to vaccines, lockdown

LONDON — Britain's COVID-19 vaccination program is beginning to break the link between infection and serious illness or death, according to the latest results from an ongoing study of the

Breaking News: Protest called-off after economy chief hinted at return of consumption card

The Office of the Secretary for Economy and Finance retracted the e-vouchers scheme announcement two weeks ago in a statement published just a few hours before the Health Bureau called

Sunday protest to get public voice heard, organizer stressed

The Macao Community Development Initiative convened a press conference on March 26 to make plain the intention of the forthcoming protest on March 28 is to “get the public voice

Breaking News: Gov’t following up matters after suspension of BioNTech jab in Macau

The Health Bureau held an online meeting this morning with Fosun Pharma following the company’s request to suspend utilization of a batch of BioNTech-produced COVID-19 vaccines, due

Subsidy | New 4-pronged stimulus package set to roll out in phases from April

The details regarding a new round of the much-anticipated stimulus packages were made this morning, but experts said the byzantine rules applied to this time’s digital voucher scheme, may attenuate

Breaking News: Top China, US diplomats to meet over intense divides

The White House and State Department said early Wednesday that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan will see China's top foreign policy officials, State

Breaking News: Las Vegas Sands sells its properties in USD6.25b deal

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) today (Wednesday) announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its Las Vegas real property and operations, including The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Breaking News | BioNtech mRNA vaccine arrives in Macau

The Pfizer/BioNtech mRNA vaccine produced in Germany, and distributed in cooperation with Fosun, arrived this afternoon (Saturday) in Macau and it will be made available to the public from March

Breaking News: China opens visa applications for Macau foreign residents

The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Macau SAR will gradually start to accept China's mainland visa applications for

Hong Kong: Two plead guilty as leading  activists go on trial

Two former Hong Kong lawmakers pleaded guilty to illegal assembly charges today (Tuesday), as a trial opened for them and seven other prominent democracy activists in what is seen as

CE New Year Message: Accelerate economic diversification to speed post-pandemic recovery

In his annual new year message, welcoming the Year of the Ox, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng emphasized the need to accelerate Macau’s economic diversification for a quicker post-pandemic recovery. In

Biden in call with China’s Xi raises human rights, trade

Joe Biden had his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing's crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong as well as other

Gaming | MGM records 78% revenue drop in 2020

MGM China saw revenue fall by 78% to approximately HKD5.1 billion in 2020, with a negative adjusted EBITDA of approximately HKD1.4 billion, the gaming operator announced in a statement. The gaming

UN experts: North Korea using cyber attacks to update nukes

North Korea has modernized its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles by flaunting United Nations sanctions, using cyberattacks to help finance its programs and continuing to seek material and technology overseas

Investigation: Sitting on billions, Catholic dioceses amassed taxpayer aid

When the coronavirus forced churches to close their doors and give up Sunday collections, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte turned to the federal government's signature small business relief program

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