Las Vegas Sands 3Q revenue drops, profit grows

International gambling destination Macau continued to pose a challenge for casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. in the third quarter. But as high-roller gamblers eased back there, other gamblers shelled

Local association publishes book on Zhuhai

The Macao Pearl River Delta Research Association has just published a book entitled, “Zhuhai – The Delta’s Garden City” written by Thomas Chan and Louise do Rosario. This is the

MUSIC | ‘K-pop’ band 2NE1 ends world tour in town

2NE1 were the first Korean girl group to embark on a world tour, comprising over 10 destinations including the United States. In their first world tour, in 2012, the New York

AL PLENARY| Lawmakers deem ‘Occupy Central’ illegal and harmful

Dubbing the movement illegal, Sio Chi Wai said that Occupy Central “is indeed severely harming the city’s economy, life, traffic, social harmony, and its international image, and relations with

ANM petitions for AL to pressure gov’t over electoral reform

In light of the recent “Occupy Central” movement in Hong Kong, the New Macau Association (ANM) has called on the Legislative Assembly (AL) to help kick- start constitutional reform. Yesterday afternoon several

Secret festival promises chilled out island vibes

The two-day festival extravaganza promises to carry music- lovers off into the sunset to a clandestine beach location where a weekend of melodies and creativity awaits. Held on an islet near Hong

Macau and Guangzhou established first English library in China

Macau and Guangzhou have established the first English language library in China, according to Mr Rogério Miguel Puga, assistant professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the

Real Estate Matters | Top 20 Questions On Renting A Property In Macau – Part 2 Renting an apartment can be a traumatic experience

Juliet Risdon is a Director of JML Property and a property investor. Having established the company in 1994, JML Property offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing properties

project poker: A case for freezeouts

Re-entry tournaments are a big debate in the poker world right now and I really dislike them. I think too many tournament series have adopted the re-entry format and I

Hong Kong stocks decline to three-month low amid global selloff

Hong Kong stocks fell, with the benchmark index closing at its lowest in more than three months, as a rout in global shares continued. Agile Property Holdings Ltd., a Chinese developer

Corporate Bits | Taiwanese diva tsai chin returning to venetian macao

Tsai has released more than 50 albums since 1979, featuring songs in Mandarin and Taiwanese Hokkien, and her world concert tours have earned her a dazzling reputation in recent years.

Authorities say villagers burned workers to death

Villagers in a bitter standoff with a property developer in rural southwestern China detained several construction workers and burned four of them to death in a scuffle that left eight

Protests seen as a passing economic storm for Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s economy weathers three major typhoon warnings each year. So far, the Occupy Central protests have proved to be just another passing storm. Like they do when a tropical cyclone

Hong Kong | Leung ready to meet with students

Hong Kong’s leader said yesterday he is ready to start talks with student pro-democracy protest leaders as soon as next week, suggesting a breakthrough in a political crisis that has

Fresh scuffles between Hong Kong police, activists 

Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong’s streets early yesterday, but held back from dismantling barricades erected by the activists pushing for greater democracy in the Chinese

Thailand | Soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape 

In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera “The Power of Shadows,” the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and the producers say

Islamic State offensive | Kurdish official appeals for weapons for Kobani

A Syrian Kurdish official called on the international community yesterday to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani, saying the town is still in danger from Islamic State militants. Idriss Nassan, deputy head

South Africa| Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine

Oscar Pistorius must “pay for what he’s done” and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not sincere, a cousin of Reeva Steenkamp testified yesterday. Kim Martin

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