Gross gaming revenue touches new low after 97% plummet

Gross gaming revenue dropped 97% year-on-year in June, falling to a yearly low of just 716 million patacas. June was the fifth consecutive month that gaming revenue plummeted, according to official

Commercial spaces that cater to domestic market growing, even as tourist shops close

Some retailers whose business comes primarily from the local market have actually expanded their commercial spaces amid the Covid-19 pandemic, contrary to the experience of those retailers who primarily serve

Macau will be cashless within five years, assures Joe Liu

Macau will become a cashless society within the next five years, according to the Director of Macau Pass, Joe Liu. “I am very confident that Macau is heading toward a cashless

Macau expresses support for HK national security law

The government of the Macau SAR has come out in staunch support of the national security legislation passed by the Central Government on the mainland (see more on p6-7). A statement

Handover march | Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

Hong Kong police made their first arrests yesterday under a new national security law imposed a day earlier by China’s central government, detaining ten people suspected of violating it during

Gaming | Philippines: Thousands lose jobs after online casinos catering to Chinese close

Two online casino operators that cater mostly to Chinese clients are exiting the Philippines, and more shutdowns of offshore gaming firms in the Philippines are forthcoming, according to casino operator

Jackson Chang’s wife, daughter said to enjoy employee ‘privileges’ at IPIM applicant’s company

The employment of Jackson Chang’s wife and daughter at a company owned by an investment visa applicant, which Chang is said to have improperly assisted, was used as evidence against

HKMAO, Liaison Offices in support of national security law

The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (HKMAO) announced in a statement yesterday that it is in full support of

China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law

China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

The European Union announced last night that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at

June gaming revenue to show another deep plunge

Macau casinos’ June gaming revenue is expected to plunge by more than 90% for the third straight month, as China’s border curbs imposed during the coronavirus outbreak continue to hurt

Exclusive interview | Wilfred Wong sees ‘no reason to bar visitors from Guangdong’

In his first interview since the renewal of his contract as president of Sands China Limited (SCL) for a four-year term, Wilfred Wong says he is eager to see a

Another batch of dismissed workers repatriated

Menzies Macau Airport Services Ltd and the Philippine Consulate General in the Macau SAR have chartered a flight for some 175 Filipino nationals in the region whose contracts were either

CCAC not keen on anonymous corruption reports as it finds majority to be groundless

  The use of real names when reporting acts of suspected corruption does not violate the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, the local Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) noted in its reply

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it

Unemployment rate reaches highest point since 2011

The general unemployment rate for March-May 2020 stood at 2.4%, the highest figure since 2011, amid the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The unemployment rate among local residents was 3.4%, up

Gov’t plans to freeze wage increase of public servants

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has disclosed plans to freeze the salary increases of civil servants, noting that the standard increase may prove unpopular with the public as many private

Typhoon drill carried out amid special Covid-19 context

The Civil Protection Structure carried out its annual typhoon drill on Saturday, involving the participation of thousands of people across the city and in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Codenamed

US State Department downgrades Macau in human trafficking report

The U.S. State Department has downgraded the Macau SAR in its most recent global report on human trafficking, expressing particular concern over what it sees as the local government’s failure

Real Estate | Fleeing Chinese buyers leave Hong Kong’s office market lifeless

Hong Kong’s distinctive Lippo Centre - twin glass-fronted octagonal towers whose facade some say resembles koala bears climbing a tree - has long been a gauge for the health of

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