Gaming | VIP and junkets in ‘near broken’ state – Standard Chartered

According to the UK-based bank, junkets are facing heavy tightness in funding and liquidity that has prevented them from obtaining any sort of capital. Without capital, these same junkets are

Interview with Nikhil Seth: ‘Much more needs to be done in the area of sustainable transport’

Transforming into a clean energy city doesn’t just mean having a symbolic presence of electric buses on the roads. The director of the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, Mr

Clean energy forum ends today

The 3rd International Forum for Clean Energy (IFCE) began yesterday in Macau with the launch of the 2014 Blue Book of Clean Energy. The two-day event includes a series of debates

Woman found dead in park

An Indonesian woman was found unconscious in a park in Ponte e Horta at 7.45 p.m. on Tuesday night and was later confirmed dead. Information from the Judiciary Police (PJ) suggested

Brand new government

The composition of the new government is scheduled for announcement tomorrow, a source has told the Times. Last Thursday, Dr Alexis Tam told MDT that the announcement would take place this

Nobel laureate warns Macau must diversify to avoid financial risks

In a public lecture on Tuesday, the 2003 Nobel laureate in Economics, professor Robert Engle, said that Macau should diversify the investment portfolio of its reserve in order to counter

Daily garbage collection exceeds 900 tons

The Macau Waste System Company (CSR) revealed that collected an average of around 940 tons of garbage every day between August and October this year, about 56 tons more per

Briefs | Operations at sewage treatment plant suspended

Operations at the Macau peninsula Sewage Treatment Plant will be suspended today for eight hours, as a water leak in one of the session’s pipelines requires emergency repair work, the

Hengqin flats gaining in popularity

Over the last month, the pre-sale of apartments planned in Hengqin have been gaining in popularity. According to a local sale proxy, more than two hundred flats slated for developement

24-hour border operation may boost casino visitation and revenue

Cotai’s casino resorts are set to benefit from new border crossing rules, according to analysts and operators. Last week, the Macau government announced that the Lotus Bridge border, connecting with Hengqin,

AL PLENARY | High costs estimated for new Macau-Guangdong border project

The new border between Macau and Guangdong province, located within the Ilha Verde (Green Island) area, is set to involve high costs, although the government does not yet have a

Jackie Chan brings Sino-American action film to Macau

Part of the action-comedy film Skiptrace is being shot in Macau, featuring Hong Kong’s Jackie Chan, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and American actor Johnny Knoxville, who shot to fame as

2nd CONGRESS | Engineers from Portuguese-speaking countries discuss further cooperation

The Congress will be looking at how cooperation could be furthered, particularly regarding renewable energies, transport infrastructures, agriculture management, electric transportation, as well as waste treatment, and academic and professional

MICE attendees grow 16 percent in Q3

In the first three quarters of 2014, a total of 743 MICE events were organized, bringing 1.55 million participants and attendees. The two figures have risen by nine percent and

Lawmakers push for implementation of full smoking ban

Lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong went even further to say that operators not complying with the full smoking ban should see their concessions revoked after their contracts expire. The director of the

CRIME | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Man detained for allegedly choking wife

The Judiciary Police (PJ) is holding a man in custody and will charge him with aggravated assault after he was alleged to have choked his wife causing her to fall

DreamWorks gang returns for ice sculpture exhibition

Bai Liang, project manager for the Heilongjiang Provincial Ice Fun World, the Chinese company building the ice sculptures, got started in ice sculpture exhibitions back in 1966 in Harbin. The largest

Russian website | Over 50 webcams hacked in Macau

The worldwide site provided live streaming from thousands of private webcams for over a month, including images from baby monitoring devices. Hackers accessed images from devices whose default passwords had

Taxi fares set to rise next month

After the new fares come into force next month, the flag fall rate will rise from MOP15 to MOP17. Additional charges for every subsequent 260 meters after the first 1,600

CRIME | Man allegedly blackmailed with doctored video

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has received a report from a resident who has claimed to have been extorted with a tampered video. A PJ spokesperson revealed yesterday that the man met

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