Spain | Catalan rebels defy Rajoy as pro-unity demonstrators gather

The ousted Catalan government dismissed Madrid’s direct administrative control of the region, defiantly reaffirming its proclamation of independence, even as thousands of pro-unity demonstrators gathered in Barcelona.

Sands to invest USD1.1b in ‘Londoner’ remodel

Las Vegas Sands Corp., capitalizing on the rebound in Macau gambling, will spend USD1.1 billion renovating its properties there, including turning the Sands Cotai Central into a

Analyst: Municipal Institute just a change of name

The necessity of creating the Municipal Institute was only due to an adaptation of what is stated in the Basic Law and thus its inception is simply

South Africa gospel choir make Macau debut

Heralding from South Africa, the Soweto Gospel Choir performed their single Macau date last night as part of the International Music Festival of Macau, showcasing some

Retail | Hong Kong’s shopping experience is changing

To gauge how much the Hong Kong shopping experience is changing, take a walk through Pacific Place mall. Burberry Group Plc has shrunk its store and the

Indonesia | Explosion, inferno at fireworks factory kills 47

An explosion and inferno at a fireworks factory near the Indonesian capital yesterday killed at least 47 people, most of them female workers who were

19th Party Congress | The politburo’s magnificent seven

Key members of China’s Communist Party were determined at the national congress, which is held every five years and concluded this week. yesterday, members of the

Number of new residents set to grow for first time in 8 years

The number of people to be granted residency status in Macau is set to grow this year for the first time since 2009, according to information provided

The Venetian’s 10th anniversary scheduled for November 20

Sands China is planning to hold its celebration for the 10th anniversary of The Venetian Macao integrated resort’s opening on November 20. The 10th anniversary celebration

Business Daily closes down

Launched on April 2, 2012,  English-language newspaper Business Daily is shutting down its operations after five years on the stands, as reported yesterday by TDM.

Thailand | Funeral for king a five-day marathon of intense solemnity

The exactingly planned five-day funeral for Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be governed by strict protocols for how the public and media conduct themselves that are as much about

Macau GP | Seven manufacturers line-up for 3rd edition of GT World Cup

Seven car manufacturing teams will race the challenging Guia Circuit in this year’s edition of the Macau GT World Cup, a race included in the Macau

Hong Kong | Activist Joshua Wong freed on bail pending appeal

Hong Kong’s highest court freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail yesterday pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of

IACM to be replaced by municipal body

The government announced yesterday during a press conference that the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) will be abolished once the city establishes the new

19th Party Congress | China lifts Xi’s status to most powerful leader since Mao

The ruling Communist Party yesterday formally lifted Xi Jinping’s status to China’s most powerful ruler in decades, setting the stage for the authoritarian leader to tighten

Kim Jong Nam | Women on trial back to scene of attack on North Korean scion

The two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were taken back to the scene of the crime yesterday as

AL resumes with Sulu Sou setting the agenda

The first plenary session of the sixth Macau legislature – effectively initiating the  group of newly elected and appointed lawmakers – was marked by several

13 Holdings plunges to 21-year low on stock sale for hotel

Shares of 13 Holdings Ltd., the Hong Kong company that wagered USD1.6 billion on a luxurious casino and hotel aimed at China’s ultra rich, fell to

Briefs | Disciplinary procedures announced to assess Fong and SMG

The Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo do Rosário, has ordered the commencement of disciplinary procedures to assess the internal workings of the Macau Meteorological and Geophysical

Japan | Corporate winners and losers after Abe’s landslide win

The landslide victory in Japan for the party behind Abenomics is likely to be good news for industries from nuclear power to defense, while posing challenges

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