Analysis: There is room for a positive surprise

Momentum rewards those who follow the trend, right up until the moment it turns. Macau’s casinos have been a case in point. High rates of growth, strong cash flows and

Okinawa drops plans to host casinos

The Okinawa prefectural government has decided to drop a plan to attract integrated casino resorts if the country manages to pass a law legalizing gambling, Japan newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Okinawa

EDUCATION | USJ opens applications for language and culture classes

The Language and Culture Programs include Cantonese and Mandarin for foreigners, taught by a professor who also speaks English. Portuguese, French, Japanese and Korean language classes, as well as English

CRIME | PJ cracks cocaine case, detains HK resident

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 36-year-old Hong Kong resident and found more than 70 grams of cocaine in his apartment. After receiving a tip-off, PJ intercepted the man

Residents’ deposits drop by 1.2 pct

Residents’ deposits decreased 1.2 percent month-on-month in November to MOP473.6 billion.  Of these deposits, MOP deposits increased 0.1 percent while deposits of HKD and other foreign currencies decreased by 0.5

2015 outlook | Prospects unpredictable as coin toss

While analysts last year correctly forecast Macau casinos would suffer a first-ever revenue drop, prospects for 2015 are looking as uncertain as a coin toss. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News were

PUBLIC HEALTH | Gov’t assures residents of poultry safety

Following the recent incident in Hong Kong where samples from a licensed poultry farm in Huizhou, Guangdong tested positive for the H7 virus, the Macau government issued a statement recently

Doctors lambast local healthcare system, ask for more training

Accompanied by the directors of the Health Bureau (SSM) and CHCSJ, Alexis Tam inspected the 24-hour clinic of the hospital, the emergency department, the pharmacy and the cancer patient resource

Local production ‘Macau Stories 3 – City Maze’ premieres at Galaxy Cinema

Macau Stories 3 – City Maze,’ a CUT Audio-Visual Association production, is premiering at UA Galaxy Cinemas on January 29. The movie brings together three directors from Macau - Doug

Unspecified technical failure forces Macau bound AirAsia plane to return to Bangkok

The Times interviewed one of the passengers aboard Flight FD766, which left the Thai capital Sunday at 6.30 p.m. carrying 132 passengers and a total of 6 pilots and crew

CRIME | Car owners blackmailed in Gongbei, license plates stolen

A new extortion tactic has recently emerged in Gongbei in which criminals would steal license plates from vehicles of mainland Chinese and Macau origin and demand the car owners pay

Tourists want Wanzai border opening hour to extend

Some tourists told Hou Kong Daily that they hope the local government will pay more attention to the Wanzai Border and extend the opening hours of the Inner Harbor checkpoint,

EDUCATION | GAES increases vacancies for summer language program in Portugal

The Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) has increased the number of vacancies for a summer language school in Portugal from 56 to 100, Wong Yut Peng, the functional head of

Politics | ANM accuses police of abusing the law when barring visitors

The New Macau Association (ANM) has handed a letter to the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC), asking them to investigate the mismanagement of local police authorities in barring non-residents from entering

Smoking ban in bars, nightclubs in force

A joint operation by the Tobacco Control Office, Health Bureau and the Public Security Police Force found 27 people smoking in prohibited areas following inspections of 25 venues. 18 were

CE acknowledges challenges ahead in New Year’s message

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has acknowledged that Macau will face “difficulties and challenges” in the near future. He pledged to address the city’s major issues building “a brighter future

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | ‘This is now a major issue in Macau’

Much was my surprise when I saw my daily copy of Macau Daily Times on the last day of 2014. “Person of the Year” - me?? Wow, that was totally

Gaming | Melco Crown to delist from Hong Kong bourse on low trade volume

The company, which also trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market, hasn’t found opportunities to raise additional funds in Hong Kong since listing there in 2011, it said in a statement

Beijing’s call to develop Hengqin is now an ‘order’

Gambling revenue in Macau dropped by 2.6 percent to MOP351.5 billion, according to data released by the government on Friday. Beijing has made it clear: Macau needs to diversify its

A decade of gambling expansion ends

Macau’s casinos recorded their worst year, ending a decade of expansion that turned the former Portuguese enclave into the world’s biggest gambling hub. More tough times are ahead. Casino revenue in

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