Gaming | MGM Resorts bets on wealthier masses to catch up in Macau

MGM Resorts International is counting on a growing number of affluent Chinese customers to drive revenue at its new Macau property, as it strives to catch

Art for All Society’s 10th anniversary exhibition

Local art association, Art for All Society (AFA), is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an exhibition titled “The Beginner’s Mind - Works by AFA Founders.”

Travel | Chinese tourists shun shopping as they spend even more

Spending by overseas Chinese tourists is forecast to rise again in 2017, in line with a trend of double-digit growth in tourism expenditure every year since

Crown closes China chapter as top casino executive freed

The last of Crown Resorts Ltd. employees serving jail time in China for illegally promoting gambling was released, according to a statement from the company, closing

Wushu Master Challenge concludes

The 2017 Wushu Master Challenge closed officially yesterday. A Wushu and lion dance parade took place at Senado Square, followed by a closing ceremony at

Mixed views on rental control rejection

Last week’s rejection of the rental control mechanism, which would have granted the Chief Executive the power to restrict rent hikes, is now garnering mixed reactions. While lawmakers

Athletics | Bolt takes a tumble and can’t complete final race

Usain Bolt was ramping into warp speed when suddenly, stunningly, the sprint turned into a somersault. Fifteen steps into the final homestretch of his final

ANM fears way government, Alibaba intend to handle data

The New Macau Association (ANM) is calling for the government to halt its cooperation with tech giant Alibaba until details of the “smart city plan” are

AL Plenary | Lawmakers rejected CE’s right to amend rental adjustment rate

  Lawmakers refused to grant the discretionary power to the chief executive to amend the rental adjustment rate during the article-by article analysis of a rental

Demographics | Slight population increase

Macau’s total population was 648,400 as at the end of June 2017, a slight increase of 100 quarter-to-quarter. According to information released yesterday by the

Hong Kong’s crowded currency trade enters perilous territory

One of the world’s most reliable currency bets is suddenly looking like less of a sure thing. The Hong Kong dollar carry trade, which has

US warship sails close to China-held island in disputed sea

A U.S. warship sailed close to a Chinese man-made island in the disputed South China Sea in an operation that challenged China’s excessive territorial claims in busy international waters,

Sichuan | Rescuers find bodies after quake kills 19, injures 247

Rescuers picked away rubble from around a body in an area shaken by a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwestern China, then stood silently in a row, with

AL Plenary | Rental contracts should be certified by a notary

The Legislative Assembly (AL) is voting in a new law to introduce a rental control mechanism. The article-by-article voting process was met with a great

Education | Two students win awards in the United States

Two local students won silver medals at the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship, held in the United States from July 30 to August 2.

CAEAL to send out polling venue notices for election day

The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election (CAEAL) is to start sending out this week notices to inform voters about the polling station

Environment | Electric vehicle manufacturer signs partnership with local companies

New energy technology company BYD announced yesterday its agreement to provide 20 electric buses to two Macau-based companies, less than a year after the debut of this

Hong Kong | Palm oil blobs cover beaches after sea crash

Cleanup efforts are underway in Hong Kong after white blobs of congealed palm oil washed up on the city’s shores following a collision between two ships.

Q&A | Jim Murren, MGM Resorts, Chairman and CEO: ‘I’m extremely excited about the future of Macau’

Jim Murren expressed supreme confidence that the MGM Cotai resort, which will open later this year, will be awe-inspiring.  The MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO believes

Al Plenary | Unpaid management fees norms rejected

Legal norms suggesting that house buyers should be accountable for paying property management fees owed by the house sellers (in particular, those who already purchased the houses

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