China says its cryptocurrency is ‘close’ to release

The People’s Bank of China is “close” to issuing its own cryptocurrency, according to a senior official. The bank’s researchers have been working intensively since

Wynn celebrates 20th anniversary handover this Mid-Autumn

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Macau’s return to China, Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace Cotai have designed this year’s mooncake gift boxes to feature a lotus flower

China stocks cling to tariff driven gains

Stocks in China and Hong Kong pared earlier advances as relief that the U.S. will delay imposing tariffs on some consumer goods was tempered by weak

HK protests Political crisis may become economic

Hong Kong’s deepening political crisis now risks becoming an economic one. After protesters brought the city’s  The short-term worry is that Hong Kong’s

Global cocktail program at Fairmont Hotels hit a new high

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, of the Accor Hotels chain, has revealed a refreshing new spin on its global line-up of masterful cocktails known as Classics Perfected 2.0: ‘The

‘Chocolate Sensations’ summer dinning at Ritz-Carlton

This summer, the Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge is offering the Chocolate Sensations Afternoon Tea Set, featuring a range of chocolate delights made from premium cocoa beans to showcase

America’s love affair with flying is growing faster than the economy

Americans love to fly and it shows. U.S. airlines carried a record 889 million passengers in 2018, a 20 percent increase from five years

Sands China recognizes graduates from IR internship programme

Sixty-five interns of the Integrated Resort Internship Programme (IRIP) have been honored in a ceremony at Sands Cotai Central. This latest batch of graduates is composed of

A journey of imagination: Sunday brunch with Jak at The Manor

A New York-inspired “culinary journey of imagination” awaits every Sunday at The Manor with a spectacular Gourmet Tour Sunday Brunch featuring the St. Regis’ very own Jak. Sunday

Technology | Huawei unveils phone system that could replace Android

Huawei Technologies Co. took the wraps off its “HarmonyOS” operating system Friday, offering the first glimpses of in-house software that may someday replace Google’s Android and

CEM and Women’s Association hold seminar on energy saving

Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) and the Women’s General Association of Macau (AGMM) held a seminar on “Energy Saving and Safety” yesterday, attracting over 160 participants. The seminar

MGM distributes typhoon kits to the community

MGM has worked with three different local associations in preparing for typhoon season. More than 400 emergency kits have been handed out to small-and- medium-size enterprises in low-lying

Shenzhen | Chinese scientists develop chameleon-inspired soft robot

Chinese scientists have developed a chameleon- inspired soft robot with both color-changing and locomotion capabilities, offering a new perspective for future robot-environment interaction. Soft Robotics

IC calls for Macao Pavilion proposals

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is calling for proposals for the Macau Pavilion that will be set up at the eighth Biennale of Urbanism and

Uber created a $6.1 billion Dutch weapon to avoid paying Taxes

Uber Technologies Inc., responding to a European crackdown on offshore tax havens, created a $6.1 billion Dutch tax deduction that will help the company reduce a

Corporate Bits | Sands China prepares community for typhoon season

Sands Cares Ambassadors helped to pack emergency typhoon response kits at the Macau Red Cross headquarters on Aug. 1 and distributed them to residents living in low- lying areas on

What did you say? Tourists fuel pocket translator boom in Japan

Takehiko Fujita wouldn’t be able to do his job selling eye drops and pain relievers without his pocket translator. Instead of an app, language dictionary, or call-in translation service, the clerk

Amazon gives option to disable human review on Alexa Inc. will let Alexa users opt out of human review of their voice recordings, a move that follows criticism that the program violated customers’ privacy. A new policy allows customers,

Marriott jumps into all-inclusive resorts with Ritz-Carlton deal

Marriott International Inc. is jumping into the all-inclusive resort business, once the domain of specialty companies that offered lodging, food and other services for a

Economic diversification | Recipe for diversity starts with steel and chocolate

Pennsylvania edged out Texas to claim the title of America’s most diverse state economy. Bloomberg’s inaugural “Economic Diversity Index” shows Pennsylvania is a lot more than U.S. Steel Corp. and Hershey’s

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