Beijing urges MSAR to join manhunt for corrupt officials

A leading Beijing official has urged Macau’s anti-graft agency, the Commission Against Corruption, to cooperate in the central government’s attempt to hunt down corrupt fugitives from mainland, South China Morning

Chengdu pandas arrive in May

After three months of deliberation, on Tuesday two giant pandas were selected as gifts from the central government to Macau. According to Xinhua, a female panda, numbered 667, and a male,

Gaming | Analysts slash forecasts as downturn accelerates

Analysts are racing to slash their forecasts for Macau casino revenue this year after a lackluster Lunar New Year showed the pace of the downturn is accelerating. Gross gambling revenue is

Cooperation | Forum enters new phase with Echo Chan as coordinator

The tenth regular meeting of the Supporting Office to the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Forum Macau) was held yesterday.

Health | Nurses oppose changes to registering scheme

The Medical Affairs Committee discussed changes to the nurse-registering scheme yesterday. Lei Chin Ion, the Health Bureau director, acknowledged that most of the local nurses were against the implementation of

Authorities assure Macau is not an ivory smuggling destination

  The amount of ivory seized in Macau has remained low in the past few years. Since January, authorities have not launched any operations to seize illegal ivory within the territory.

Education | UM student grabs top title in English speaking contest

A student from the University of Macau (UM), Lisandra Wagan Fesalbon, has outperformed other 100 thousand contestants in the “21st Century Coca-Cola Cup” National English Speaking Competition, taking home the

Pataca may be set to become a ‘symbolic currency’

Secretary for Economy and Finances Lionel Leong’s statement of intention on Monday to lift restrictions to the use of the yuan in Macau has been interpreted by local economists as

Power outage in Areia Preta and Iao Hon districts

A power supply interruption occurred in Areia Preta and Iao Hon districts yesterday at 12.58 p.m. According to a press release issued by CEM, the incident was due to an

Policy Address | Economy and Finance: Gov’t to request more info on foreign workers before employment

The government will be suggesting further amendments to the law governing the employment of foreign workers. Wong Chi Hong, the director of the Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL), told lawmakers yesterday

Cash handouts’ value might be ‘adjusted’ in 2016

Lionel Leong acknowledged that the value of cash handouts might be “adjusted” in 2016, depending on Macau’s economic outlook and the government’s budget. He told lawmakers that, “cash handouts depend

Traditional Chinese medicine seen as ‘key’ area

Lionel Leong highlighted yesterday the role that traditional Chinese medicine could play in Macau’s development and economic diversification. Mr Leong stressed that the government is committed to accelerating the establishment

Policy Address | Economy and Finance: Lawmakers request gov’t to control foreign labor quotas

Foreign labor policies have been once again debated at the Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting. This is following requests from some lawmakers to implement  a temporary ban on imported labor

Policy Address | Economy and Finance: Interim review of gaming concessionaires this year

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, has confirmed that the gaming industry needs a “check-up” in order to allow for the assessment of casino operators’ performance over the

MICE sector set as priority for economic diversification

Lionel Leong unveiled his cabinet’s plans to diversify the local economy, emphasizing the need to boost the convention and exhibition sector first. This is in order to hopefully prevent MSAR’s

Broadway Macau partners with local SMEs

  Broadway Macau’s newest project under the Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG), of which the grand opening is expected to be held on May 27, will feature a variety of outlets for

Zhongshan transforms itself, invests in regional cooperation

  With a pioneer scheme for yachts to travel freely between Macau and Zhongshan becoming a reality this July, the topic of improving cooperation between the two cities is heating up.

Sands Retail announces partnership with Planet J

The park will extend over 90,000 square feet, and will be the first permanent LARP theme park in Macau. “Set against the fantastical backdrop of the Magic Stone Kingdom, players

Gaming | Melco’s 2014 profit decreases

Melco International Development Limited has announced that its total profit in 2014 reached HKD1.49 billion, compared to the HKD1.60 billion profit recorded in the previous year. This represents a 6.8-percent

Family business | Dairy Farm buys San Miu supermarkets for MOP1.3 billion

The sale was announced last week by the parent company Dairy Farm International Holdings in a disclosure to the Singapore stock exchange, without details of the money involved in the

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