World Views | Hot-desking is a good way to lose your best staff

Corporate bean counters must be tempted to slash office space as work-from-home advice resumes where Covid cases are surging. But succumbing will mean consequences for recruitment. It’s easy to forget that offices

Our Desk | Influencers, anyone?

Recently, I’ve been watching a number of YouTube videos, the creators of whom have made it their career to create media content. The content ranges from haul videos

Macau Matters | Dementia in Macau

A few years ago I had the very sad experience of not being recognized by an old family friend who had been institutionalized because of dementia. This larger

Opinion | Las Vegas gambler dodges a 7 billion dollar bullet

Wynn Resorts Ltd. has dodged a bullet by scrapping a USD7.1 billion bid for an Australian rival, but the casino giant founded by billionaire Steve Wynn shouldn’t quit the

The Buzz | Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit

One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave

Study | Chinese to account for half of luxury sales by 2025

Chinese consumers will remain the driving force for luxury goods market, according to a new study by Bain consultancy released yesterday that shows they will fuel nearly half

World Views | China’s Tesla wannabe has a big brother problem

Investors are throwing billions of dollars at connected cars. The technological advances that enable vehicles to be linked into wireless networks promise greater efficiency and, in theory, safety.

World Views | How China can end its slew of kindergarten scandals

Nothing infuriates China’s online masses more than the belief that the powerless have been victimized by the powerful. The fury was particularly intense late last week, when allegations

Hong Kong | Patten warns against calls for former British colony independence

Hong Kong’s last British governor, Chris Patten, said yesterday that calls for the city’s independence from China dilute support for democracy, and residents should engage in dialogue

13,000 SMEs applied for gov’t short-term aid

A total of 13,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have filled applications in order to request aid, provided under a government plan to alleviate the effects of Typhoon Hato

Tourism | Hotel operators need revenue management strategy

Despite the steady growth of the region’s hotel occupancy rates, an expert has highlighted that local gaming operators and hotels still need to learn strategies to manage

DSEC: Hotel industry recovers in 2016

Revenues in the hotel sector increased by 9.3 percent year-on-year to MOP28.47 billion in 2016, recovering from the decline in 2015. According to Statistics and Census Service

Benjamin Chan and Chu Un I become new heads of gov’t financial sector

Benjamin Chan and Chu Un I were sworn in yesterday as the new president of the Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) and the new coordinator of the

Cooperation | Institutions discuss Sino-Portuguese platform development

Representatives from the Macau delegation of the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILC) recently met with the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) to discuss

Angela Leong purchases USD338 million London office

Angela Leong has bought a historic building in London’s Aldwych district for about 250 million pounds (USD338 million), people with knowledge of the deal said. The

Crime | Woman scammed over ‘moon cake’ order

A local woman, aged 34, has filed a complaint to the Judiciary Police (PJ) claiming to have been swindled in the amount of RMB19,000, the PJ spokesperson

Briefs | Power outage in Taipa

The power supply interruption that occurred in the Taipa district and surrounding regions yesterday at 5.50 p.m. was caused by damage to two sets of underground medium-voltage

Industrial revenue down 0.9 percent

The total revenue of Macau’s industrial establishments dropped slightly by 0.9 percent year-on-year to MOP10.41 billion in 2016, according to data released yesterday by the Statistics and

CTT introduces online tool for authentication

The Macau Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT) has launched an ‘eSignCloud Service’ to provide a safe, reliable and user-friendly online signing tool. The tool is capable

Food & Beverage | Bar offerings ‘need to move with time’

Grand Lapa restobar Vasco has revamped its premises and menu, which will feature new signature cocktails when the venue reopens next month. The

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