Size of gaming industry estimated to be around 25% of the GDP

The forecasted size of the Macau gaming industry should be around 25% of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Chief Executive (CE), Ho Iat

Trump says FBI searched estate in major escalation of probe

The FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida

Macau’s easing of quarantine measures depends on mainland

The decision to adjust the number of days of quarantine under medical observation in Macau depends ultimately on the analysis and decision of the Central government

Origin of new case ‘unknown’, Zhuhai blames Macau

Local health authorities are yet to confirm whether the case of the non-resident worker found by Zhuhai authorities to be infected with Covid-19 is an infection

Advisory committee urgently needed to investigate gas prices hikes

Commentator Sulu Sou and lawmaker Ron Lam have once again called for the government to establish a legally-required advisory committee so that the Consumer Council (CC)

Taxi drivers to get MOP12,000 max subsidizing fuel costs

Local taxi drivers, provided that they meet certain criteria, are entitled to a maximum MOP12,000 fuel subsidy, the Transport Bureau (DSAT) announced yesterday. The subsidy

Mobile payments reach MOP6.4b in Q2

The transaction values of local mobile payment tools has increased by 7.6% by quarter-to-quarter this year, reaching MOP6.4 billion, according to the data published by the Monetary

One year after Afghanistan, US spy agencies pivot toward China

In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency’s counterterrorism center, the CIA’s No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist

Despite inevitable rebound, health chief discourages excessive worry

Health Bureau director Alvis Lo encouraged people in Macau to stay constantly vigilant against SARS-CoV-2 but not to worry excessively, while conceding that future rebound

Chamber of Commerce suggests gov’t distribute MOP3,000 to non-residents

The Macau Chamber of Commerce proposed that the government provide a MOP3,000 subsidy for non-resident workers as part of the city’s second round of MOP10 billion

Last sawmill faces closure amid development plan

Chi Kee Sawmill & Timber, Hong Kong’s last operating sawmill, has been processing timber in the city for 75 years. Soon the family-run factory near

Authorities bust 39 smuggling cases

A total of 39 cases of smuggling were detected by law enforcement at the Border Gate checkpoint and Qingmao port, with nearly 2,000 smuggled goods found.

Mainland quarantined can enter Macau during three-day self-management period

People subject to medical observation on the mainland can only enter Macau through a land border checkpoint after completing their medical observation quarantine, within the following three

Beijing keeps up pressure on Taiwan with fourth day of drills

China said yesterday it carried out its fourth consecutive day of military drills in the air and sea around Taiwan in the wake of U.S. House

Arrivals surge causing airport NAT delay

An increase in demand caused by the influx of passengers arriving at the Macau International Airport is the reason for a delay in the processing of the

Travel sector confident of city’s economic recovery

The city’s travel sector has expressed hope that a number of tourists will visit Macau after border controls normalize. This comes after the Macau government

MGM China revenue plunges in 2H, puts focus on sports and entertainment in bid

MGM China’s operations were affected by travel restrictions in the region due to the Covid-19 outbreaks that occurred in Macau and neighboring regions. Public health

Second booster recommended for the elderly, immunocompromised

Fourth doses of a Covid-19 vaccine (a second booster) are available in Macau as of yesterday. At the daily press briefing from the Novel Coronavirus

Lawmaker demands gov’t strictly follow mainland Covid-19 plan

The government has invented a “stabilization period” that does not exist in the national Covid-19 plan and Macau should align with the national plan, lawmaker

Taiwan cancels flights as China holds military drills

Taiwan canceled airline flights yesterday as China fired missiles near the self-ruled island in retaliation for a top American lawmaker’s visit, adding to the risk of

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