Macau casinos likely to post $1 billion loss in second quarter

Macau casino operators are expected to post a loss of over USD1 billion (8 billion patacas) collectively in their earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the second

Taiwan says China sending planes near island almost daily

China is sending military planes near Taiwan with increasing frequency in what appears to be a stepping up of its threat to use force to take control of the island,

Non-Chinese readers foresee difficulties getting Golden Bus tickets

Non-Chinese readers seeking to take the shuttle bus running on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) may find it difficult to purchase a ticket when needed, as the only remaining ticketing

Only one third of e-vouchers have been fully consumed

With little more than a week to go before the first phase of the consumer voucher expires, only a third of local residents have used the entire 3,000 pataca amount

Lau backs charges against Batalha, citing ‘unwritten’ IPIM rule

The former president and executive director of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Irene Lau, has backed the allegations made by the Public Prosecution’s Office against the former

Historian: Altering street names may affect Macau’s special position

Any rash alterations to Macau’s street names will endanger the co-existence of Chinese and Portuguese features in Macau, potentially affecting Macau’s strategic position as the bridge between China and Lusophone

Global banks look to Taiwan expansion in shift away from Hong Kong

Taiwan’s top financial regulator said global banks are looking to expand on the island after China’s passage of a controversial security law in Hong Kong prompted some firms to rethink

Hong Kong virus cases increase to 1,958

The Hong Kong government announced the extension of social distancing measures yesterday, as 73 additional confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported, bringing the total cases to 1,958. At a media briefing

WeChat now only payment method for Golden Bus tickets

All ticketing services for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge shuttle bus have been moved online “due to Covid-19 containment needs”, the shuttle bus operator has announced. Commonly referred to as the Golden

Chang’s defense refutes ‘criminal organization’ accusation in IPIM case

An investigator from the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) yesterday tried to prove the existence of a criminal organization run by one of the defendants in the ongoing corruption case involving

Sheldon Adelson’s Singapore casino ends suit with $6.5 million payment

The Singapore casino run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a former patron, meeting his demand for a S$9.1 million

UK to make changes to extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Britain’s government will be making changes in its extradition arrangements with Hong Kong, after China imposed a tough new national security law. As tensions grow with Beijing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Child pornography cases prompt police to issue multilingual public warning

The recently reported cases of people found in the possession of, or attempting to publish, pornographic content involving minors on several social media networks have prompted the Judiciary Police (PJ)

Residents become tourists on subsidized community tours

Several hundred local residents toured Macau yesterday under a government subsidy program that aims to get local tour guides working again. The residents took on the role of tourists, who

HK reports daily record of 108 new infections

  Hong Kong reported more than 100 new coronavirus infections yesterday, reaching a record as the government plans to extend mandatory wearing of masks to more public spaces. Social-distancing measures including

Gaming | Mass continues to outweigh VIP at near-zero revenue level

Mass market gross gaming revenue continued to outweigh the VIP segment in the second quarter of 2020, even as casino revenues collapsed amid a visitation drought. Gross gaming revenue for the

Judge dismisses harassment lawsuit against Wynn Resorts

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine women who alleged they were sexually harassed by former casino mogul Steve Wynn. The women, manicurists and makeup artists in a

Hong Kong’s yawning wealth gap grows wider amid pandemic

Hong Kong is emerging as a case study of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting vulnerable members of society, as tens of thousands have been thrown out of work with

Courts | IPIM: One more case and another ‘front company’ unveiled by CCAC investigators

The corruption case involving several former high-ranked officials from the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), who stand accused of unlawful actions in the granting of Macau residency permits,

Education authority says visits to patriotic pavilion not mandatory

For the time being, we will not force students to visit the National Education Exhibition Pavilion,” Cheong Man Fai, head of the Youth Department of the Education and Youth

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