Economy expected to resume growth in 2016

The local economy is expected to start growing again in 2016, when the Economist Intelligence Unit has predicted real growth of 5.3 percent, according to the most recent report on 

Fiscal surplus drops sharply, public expenditure up 49 pct

Macau recorded a fiscal surplus of MOP25.28 billion in the first five months of this year, down by 54.9 percent from the year before, according to the latest figures released

Briefs | Foreign exchange reserves increase slightly

The Monetary Authority of Macau announced yesterday that the preliminary estimate the MSAR’s foreign exchange reserves totaled MOP139.1 billion (USD17.42 billion) at the end of May 2015. The reserves increased

CRIME | Local cabbie arrested for unconsensual sex

The Judiciary Police sent a local taxi driver to the Public Prosecutions Office for investigation and interrogation yesterday morning after he was reported to have coerced his mainland wife into

Lawmakers deny motion to debate fiscal reserve investment plan

Lawmakers voted against Au Kam San’s motion yesterday for a plenary debate at the Legislative Assembly (AL) concerning the government’s plan to invest fiscal reserves through the neighboring Guangdong province.

Exhibition | Science Center showcases printing technology evolution

Entitled “Impressions Printing – Exhibition on Printing Technology,” the showcase features interactive multi-media games and hands-on printing workshops, allowing visitors to discover more about ancient and modern printing technology, various

Education | Local students eligible to apply directly for University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra (UC) has opened applications to local and Chinese students looking to further their studies at one of Europe’s oldest universities. High school students from Macau and China

Local teams compete at dragon boat regattas

Dragon boat athletes from 139 local teams paddled the Nam Van Lake over the past two days during the first weekend of theMacau International Dragon Boat Races, striving to nab

Sonia Chan rebukes culprits for brutal killing of puppies

Sonia Chan, Secretary for Administration and Justice, denounced the brutal killing of newborn puppies at a function last Saturday while urging any witnesses to come forward to the authorities. However, the

Indebted PSP officer nabbed for extortion

An indebted police officer is facing prosecution for his premeditated attempt to plant drugs on a mainlander in order to extort him afterwards. The scandal came to light after the

INDEPENDENCE DAY | More Filipinos in town as hospitality industry expands

Macau’s growing Filipino community celebrated their Independence Day on Friday. Philippines Consul General Lilybeth R. Deapera stressed that while more Filipino nationals are setting up their own businesses in Macau,

CRIME | Two men arrested for ATM money laundering

The police have apprehended two men in connection with alleged money laundering through local automatic teller machines (ATMs) since February. The sum of money involved in the transactions reached HKD103

DICJ warns of illegal gambling websites

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has warned citizens about illegal gambling websites accepting bets under the public department’s name. Responding to a rising number of public enquiries relating

Interview | David Beckham | ‘I’ve visited many places in Asia in the last twenty years, I keep coming back’

Former British football player David Beckham last Saturday returned to town to thrill shoppers and fans for the debut of fashion retailer H&M in Macau. In a meeting with local

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST | A story everyone relates to

Famed Disney musical Beauty and the Beast debuted on Saturday at the Venetian theatre and will run until July 26. As the show celebrates its 20th anniversary, musical director Michael

Health declaration required for Korean tourists

As of last Saturday, the Health Bureau has ordered all inbound Korean visitors to fill out declaration forms on health conditions upon arriving at the city’s immigration checkpoints. The authority

Ask the Vet | Are Dog Vitamin Supplements Necessary?

Vitamins Vitamins are required by the body for metabolism, bone growth, good vision and dental health. They’re required in very small amounts in order to maintain optimum health. Vitamins deal with the

Doctors spend less time per consultation

The chairman of the Macau Surgical Association, Chu Men Lei, acknowledged on a TDM radio show that doctors are spending less time on each patient’s consultation sessions compared with previous

Coutinho backs Chan Meng Kam bill on rent control

Pereira Coutinho has pulled back his draft rent control bill as he ponders joining forces with fellow lawmaker Chan Meng Kam, who will be tabling a new piece of legislation

AL | Clarifications needed on minimum wage rules

Authorities have been advised to further clarify the two different standards stipulated in the minimum wage law bill for cleaners and security guards. Many still believe that the act only

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