Music | Macao Orchestra kicks off its 2016-17 concert season

The Macao Orchestra kicked off its 2016-17 concert season with the opening concert “No. 1 Piano - Yulianna Avdeeva and Macao Orchestra.” The opening ceremony was held Saturday in the

KINO Film Festival set to debut at Cinematheque Passion

The internationally renowned KINO Film Festival will make its Macau premiere at the Cinematheque Passion this year, from October 8 to 16. The festival is set to showcase eight German

Hong Kong votes in test of China influence over finance hub

Hong Kong voted yesterday in a legislative election that will test the appeal of a new wave of anti-China activists and set the stage for future political fights over Beijing’s

Signs of recovery | Gaming snaps two-year drop to rise 1.1pct on new resorts

Macau reversed its 26-month slump in gaming revenue as new resorts attracted visits from recreational gamblers. Casino shares rose, as investors now look to see whether operators can sustain the momentum

Macau ranked 7th on ECA’s most expensive cities for business travelers in 2015

Macau has been placed seventh on the ECA International annual ranking for the most expensive cities in Asia Pacific for business travelers in 2015. On this same list Hong Kong

Letter to the Editor | Why I am (reluctantly) not supporting Sunday’s Uber rally

Dear Editor, To say I am conflicted is an understatement. All those around me are crying at the probable demise of Uber in Macau, and vowing to kick up a storm

Gaming | Putin’s gamble on Far East Las Vegas stirs fears of China influx

What happens in Vladivostok stays in Vladivostok. A phrase that could’ve captured Soviet obsession with secrecy during the Cold War is gaining new meaning for Vladimir Putin, who’s taking a gamble

Hong Kong | Splintering factions add uncertainty to Sunday’s election

Two years after the end of chaotic pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a number of young activists who were politically awakened by the movement hope to keep its spirit alive

Uber controversy | Lawmaker hopes Sunday’s demo will produce ideas

Lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong said yesterday, at the sidelines of a press conference ahead of the pro-Uber demonstration planned for Sunday, that he hopes the gathering will produce a proposal

World Cup 2018 | Deal’s off: Syria, South Korea will not play qualifier in Macau

South Korea and Syria will not play their World Cup qualifier in Macau next week as previously scheduled, the football governing body in Seoul said yesterday night, Yonhap News Agency

Two-day traffic jam 15 road accidents after police detour

At least seven road accidents were reported in Taipa on Tuesday night, and a further eight on the Macau peninsula after imposing construction works in the areas caused significant traffic

Sex education courses to run in October

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) will organize sex education training programs in October, along with sessions to introduce sex education resources to local teachers, student counseling, health promoters

Economy | Mystery of oil held on Chinese islands puzzles crude markets

China’s got the world puzzling over its oil hoard. From underground caverns by the Yellow Sea to a scattering of islands in the Yangtze River delta, the government has been stockpiling

Uber controversy | Gov’t employees told not to support last-ditch ePetition and demonstration

Government employees have allegedly been instructed not to sign an online petition or join a demonstration next week that will urge local authorities to legalize and regulate ride- hailing app Uber. According

Olympians share stories of pain and overcoming hardship

The national delegation of China’s Olympic athletes which has been touring the region in a four-day visit met yesterday with local Macau students. In a meeting held at the Macau Forum,

Economy | Q2 improvement suggests recession is easing

Macau’s economy contracted by 7.1 percent year-on-year in real terms during the second quarter of 2016, showing signs of improvement compared to the first quarter of 2016, which was down

Wynn Palace is seen off to slow start

Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s USD4.2 billion Cotai resort is drawing lackluster numbers of new tourists and may be taking business from local rivals, said analysts who are tracking activity in the

Flyover | Vegas, Asian investors betting on Sin City’s Chinese tourism

Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas’ latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans. The Chinese

MGM confident in its mass market development strategies

As the region’s gaming operators shift their focus toward mass-market recreational gamblers, and away from their previous VIP targets, MGM is confident that its property can shoulder the continuous decline

STOMPing its way to Macau, percussion piece embodies gov’t vision for local art scene

World-renowned theatrical sensation, STOMP, an eight-person performance group that uses everyday items such as lighters, bin lids, plastic bags and brooms to hammer out a percussionist rhythm, is coming to

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