Made in Macao | Post-holiday fitness regime

While the new year is generally the time we make, or try to make, life-changing resolutions, the celebration of Chinese New Year usually results in weight-loss resolutions. After a

Animal Farm | Written in water!

1.The end of the contracts of the two Portuguese legal advisors to the Legislative Assembly came with a justification that was at the time presented by the President

World Views | The UK’s multibillion-dollar inflation scandal

Rarely has a multibillion-dollar scandal been quite so boring. For years, the U.K. has measured inflation using rival indicators, notably the Retail Prices Index and the

Rear Window | Ho Iat Seng: the natural candidate

Today it will be too difficult to spot anybody who disbelieves Ho Iat Seng is to succeed Chui Sai On as Macau’s Chief Executive. Local entrepreneur and president

Kapok | There can be only one

Elections are in the air — it has become palpable. Just a few days ago, Judge Song Man Lei was for the second time appointed as the

Girl About Globe | How China could end Rain and Snow – and avoid Typhoons

William is one of the top three names for newborn boys in the USA. Under Trump, it seems more and more people are making a Will. But

Macau Matters | Rest in Peace Jack Bogle

Jack Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group, died in January 2019. Bogle established the Vanguard Group in the 1970’s and it has since grown to be one

Our Desk | Forecasts for a ‘Pig’ Year

To start with, I must say that my knowledge on topics such as astrology, horoscopes, the zodiac and similar things is absolutely null. In fact, my absolute disbelief in

Tax Matters | Tax-related issues in the Macau SAR 2019 budget

The Macau SAR Budget was approved by Law 19/2018, and was published in the Official Gazette on December 31, 2018 (the “2019 Budget”). As usual, it dealt with

Our Desk | Brace yourselves for the oink

The local tourism bureau has recently announced its tourist arrivals estimate for the Spring Festival starting today, forecasting an 8 to 9 percent increase when compared to the

Rear Window | Red flags all along 2019

On the eve of Chinese New Year, we could not but accept the invitation to summarize in this column some of the worries - perhaps developing into threats –

Bizcuits | Ethnocentrism clouds analysis

Although flagged in gaming analyst reports back in February 2018, the public announcement of a reshuffling of the control of the Stanley Ho family gaming empire on Wednesday

Made In Macao | The DON’Ts for CNY

For many people, especially ladies, every weekend is shoe shopping time. But in the last week of the lunar year, there are even more reasons

Opinion | China’s banks are desperate for capital

In the past decade, China has relied primarily on credit growth to fund its economic ambitions. The country’s banks are now feeling the constraints of this lending

Our Desk | Demographics and the 20th anniversary

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Macau SAR and possibly a turning point in the demographic development of the city. Macau

World Views | Thai property can stay hot in chillier times

Thailand’s booming property market is at risk of cooling this year as rampant construction threatens an oversupply of apartments amid increasing global economic headwinds. The country has

World Views | Maduro’s fall would be a defeat for Putin too

If Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime falls, Vladimir Putin will have to write off yet another costly geopolitical bet. Just don’t expect Moscow to stop taking such gambles

Girl About Globe | The politics of tuft love

Are you rocking a fine ‘pit this month, ladies? Januhairy is a campaign in which participating women grow their body hair. The aim is to get women

Macau Matters | G is for Glulam

  Traditionally most of the human built environment was made of stone or wood, but nowadays reinforced concrete is one of the world’s most commonly used construction materials. This

Our Desk | How to not fail with a Taobao order

  For internet users who, in addition to living in Macau, do not understand Chinese, Taobao might be difficult to use as a shopping tool. However, even the many

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