Gaming stocks break through key level as outlook brightens

Macau gaming stocks are signaling a change in fortunes after a two-year slump. A gauge measuring the performance of casino companies with operations in Macau versus Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang

Crime | Valentine’s ‘till chips do us part’

A couple from the mainland had an adventurous Valentine’s Day in Macau, according to information released yesterday by the Judiciary Police (PJ). The eventful journey started on February 9 when a

Seven Delta Bridge piles to be replaced

Seven of the underground piles for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (Delta Bridge) require reconstruction, Hong Kong’s Apple Daily reported. This spells further delays to the long-anticipated project. A Hong Kong contractor,

Sexuality still a taboo for locals

Sexuality remains a sensitive matter for Macau’s local residents, said a branch director of Sheng Kung Hui Social Services, in reference to data collected by the organization over the past

Entertainment | ‘From Vegas to Macau III’ rebuffed by critics, wins box office battle

From Vegas to Macau III” grossed 85 million yuan in China on Valentine’s Day, making it the third top-grossing film in the country. When taken against estimated ticket sales for Friday

Health | Cancer ‘hitting hard’ in Macau, China

  A new report cited by the American Cancer Society estimates that there were 4.3 million new cancer cases in China and more than 2.8 million cancer-related deaths in 2015 alone. The

‘Letters from War’ Asian premiere in Macau

The Macau Literary Festival announced that the film “Letters from War,” which premiered at the 66th Berlin Film Festival on Sunday, will be screened on the opening day of the

Education | USJ signs agreement for establishment of bachelor degree in Fashion Design

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM) signed an agreement yesterday morning that seeks to deepen the cooperation between the two institutions that

HK tourist numbers drop during CNY holiday

Passenger traffic through Hong Kong reached 3.9 million during the period between of February 5 and 14. Of this figure, mainland tourists accounted for 1.2 million. The Hong Kong Immigration Department

Women’s associations hold CNY event at Science Center

More than 160 children and adults enjoyed festive celebrations at the center from morning until late afternoon. They included children from the Cradle of Hope Association, Macau Down Syndrome Association

Union Gaming ‘cautiously optimistic’

Macau’s gaming stocks rallied over the weekend, led by the recently published figures showing that visitor arrivals in Macau grew by 4.7 percent year-on-year for the period February 8 -

Cat poisoning cases are frequent, association claims

A group of cats found dead at the ‘Montanha Russa’ Garden in Macau stirred up outrage on social media after pictures were published online. The cats were reportedly poisoned: something

Entries during CNY increase by 4.7 percent

In comparison to the same period last year, the figures show an increase of 4.7 percent. Wednesday (February 10) and Friday (February 12) registered the largest movements of people across

Gaming | Melco reportedly installing face recognition technology

Melco Crown has reportedly installed special face recognition technology to prevent banned individuals from re-entering its casinos. German biometric firm Cognitec developed the system, calling it FaceVACS-VideoScan. It is capable

‘Academy of Medicine’ does not gather full consensus

The recent proposal by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, to set up a postgraduate medical training facility – the Academy of Medicine – “will not solve

Transport | 23 percent more abandoned cars in 2015

This figure represents a year-on-year increase of 23.3 percent when compared with the same period in 2014. The bureau also stated that it will continue to perform this task in

Jetstar to implement one-month suspension of Macau-Da Nang route

The airline reportedly told customers that it is canceling all scheduled flights because of “operational reasons,” but would ensure that affected passengers are repaid in full. The Civil Aviation Authority of

Statistics | SMEs credit rebounds

Lending approved by local banks for new small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) rebounded in the second half of 2015. According to statistics released by the Monetary Authority of Macau, the

A-Ma Temple | Gov’t calls on heritage staff to prioritize electrical safety

The government has announced plans to conserve and restore parts of the A-Ma Temple pavilion and relics that were damaged in a accidental fire that occurred last week during the

Haze causes trouble for maritime and air transportation

The screen of dense fog that has been hovering over the region the last couple of days has brought problems for both air and maritime transportation. The effects of the

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