Vietnam defies Asia slowdown as economic growth holds above 6 percent

Vietnam’s economy expanded more than 6 percent for a second year, defying a regional slowdown to remain one of the world’s best performers as manufacturing surged. Key Points Gross

WiFi GO expands with 18 new spots

The government-owned wireless broadband free access system (WiFi GO) that started around six years ago saw its coverage area expand yesterday with the introduction of 18 new Internet

Macau Legend’s expansion plans in Portugal in ‘troubled waters’

The agreements signed between David Chow’s Macau Legend Development Limited (MLD) and the Municipality of Setúbal at a ceremony held on July 7 aiming to establish a new integrated

Chinese middle class in uproar over alleged police brutality 

Thousands among China's middle class are signing online petitions to protest the dropping of an alleged police brutality case, representing a rare but concerted display of white-collar outrage with Beijing.

Coutinho claims duties ‘unaffected’ by sons’ arrests

Legislator Pereira Coutinho clarified that the recent outcome of a case related to drug trafficking that involves his two sons will not affect his work and duties

Obama, Japan’s Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbor

Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where

PH consulate operating on Sundays permanently

The Philippine Consulate in Macau has heeded the demands of overseas Filipino workers in the region, and confirmed it will regularly operate on Sundays starting from next

Education | DSEJ seeking to supervise after-school care service providers

Amended laws regarding after-school care services will enter legislative procedures next year, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) announced, according to a report by Macao

China plans to land probes on far side of moon, Mars by 2020

China vowed yesterday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land a probe

Typhoon kills 6, spoils Christmas festivities in Philippines 

A powerful typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines yesterday after killing at least six people and spoiling Christmas in several provinces, where more than 380,000 people abandoned celebrations

Labor | Employees request salary increases and compensation for overlapping holidays

Four members of Ngan Yu Yuen Kung Luen Mang Wui (an alliance association consisting of employees of Macau Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd), organized a press conference last week at

CE | Beijing supports direction of MSAR government work 

Chief Executive Chui Sai On announced that the Central Government has affirmed the SAR Government’s work and will continuously pledge its full support to Macau for further economic development

Caritas head criticizes new policy for non-resident workers

Non-residents who leave their employment or whose jobs are terminated now face another setback in the region, as local immigration authorities amend the relevant policies. Previously, local immigration authorities

Saipan casino bond on hold risks future of USD7b resort

A bond offering that gaming operator Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd. planned to use to fund construction of a new casino on the remote Pacific island of Saipan has

MSAR’s 17th anniversary | Chui reflects on city’s resilience to economic downturn

A flag-raising ceremony was held Tuesday morning at Golden Lotus Square to celebrate the completion of the Sino-Portuguese handover process 17 years ago. Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On

São Tomé and Príncipe | Breakaway from Taiwan paves way to Forum Macau

São Tomé and Príncipe has announced that it will sever formal relations with Taiwan in favor of abiding by the mainland’s “One-China” policy, in what has become the

Gaming | Philippine casino market could surpass Singapore, Okada says

Universal Entertainment Corp. Chairman Kazuo Okada said the Philippine gaming market could ultimately surpass Singapore as the Japanese tycoon prepares to open a USD2.4 billion casino in Manila.

Arts | The Wonderful Wizard of Oz altered for int’l audiences

Theatre Hikosen has returned to Macau to present The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Cultural Centre, opening tonight with shows running until Christmas day. Having toured through some

Japan | Record defense spending approved amid China tensions

Japan’s cabinet approved a record defense budget of just over 5 trillion yen (USD42.5 billion) for the year starting April, as tensions with China simmer over disputed islands in

Ho stands ground denying accusations

The region’s former prosecutor general, Ho Chio Meng, continued to deny allegations of nepotism during his term at the Public Prosecutions Office (MP), in the latest

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