Briefs: Foreign exchange reserves continue to rise

The MSAR’s foreign exchange reserves have increased 1.4 percent to MOP127.6 billion (USD15.99 billion) at the end of July compared to the revised value a month ago. According to data

Construction on E1 reclamation zone to kick off early 2015

  The opening of the tender process for the construction of the E1 reclamation zone was held at the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI), with eight bidders submitting their proposals. The Office

Song Pek Kei: “I have nothing against non-residents”

Lawmaker Song Pek Kei, whose comments toward non-residents sparked controversy last year, has made assurances she has nothing against foreign workers. Reviewing the current legislative session, which comes to an

Gov’t to stipulate minimum taxi operating hours

In a press conference on the would-be taxi law, the head of the Transport Bureau (DSAT) Mr Wong Wan said, “We heard about those cases from different sectors of society,

Gold demand in China slumps 52% after buying frenzy subsides

Purchases in Asia’s largest economy plunged 52 percent to 192.5 metric tons in the three months to June from a year earlier, contributing to a drop in global consumption, the

Real Estate Matters | The 20 Biggest Property Investment Mistakes

Having established the company in 1994, JML Property offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing properties for owners and investors, and providing attractive and comfortable homes for tenants. Investing

project poker: Am I bored with hold’em?

I've been thinking lately about how when I first got interested in poker. One of the things that attracted me most to the game was how new and different it

China Railway Construction completes rebuilding of Angola’s Benguela railroad

The company’s director for the project, Liu Feng, said the line was the longest of Angola’s three major railways, besides being the fastest. It links the port city of Lobito

Stadium financed by China to open in Cape Verde on 23 August

The National Stadium of Cabo Verde will be inaugurated this coming 23 August with a football game played by the Barlavento and Sotavento women’s teams, the sports complex’s manager Inácio

Pope’s Asia visit brings Beijing opportunity 

Pope Francis’ greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea early yesterday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides that have no diplomatic relations and

Financial crime suspects repatriated after 10-yr flight

Two suspects in a major fiscal crime recently gave themselves up and returned to China from Cambodia after being at large for ten years, the Ministry of Public Security said

Hong Kong | Gov’t ‘looking into’ Colgate Total toothpaste following cancer link

The inquiry follows an Aug. 11 report by Bloomberg News highlighting studies linking the chemical to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Recently released parts of Colgate’s Total application

SOUTH KOREA | North fires missiles as Francis calls for greater diplomacy

Pope Francis called for greater efforts toward reconciliation between North and South Korea at the start of the first papal trip in 25 years to the divided peninsula that he

PAKISTAN | Lahore braces as 1 million gather for opposition protest

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan was seeking to rally 1 million people yesterday for a march from Lahore to the capital to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over fraud allegations

GAZA CRISIS | Truce extension fans hope of Cairo talks deal 

A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appeared to be holding despite a rocky start yesterday, fanning cautious optimism of progress in the negotiations underway in Cairo between Israel and

USA| Tear gas, Molotov cocktails in St. Louis suburb 

Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night in a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of

IRAQ | US: Far fewer refugees on Sinjar mountain 

  Far fewer refugees remain on Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain and a U.S.-led rescue mission is far less likely, U.S. officials said. A team of U.S. military personnel assessed the situation and reported that only

This day in history: 1945 Allied nations celebrate VJ Day

There is joy and celebration around the world and 15 August has been declared Victory in Japan day. The end of war will be marked by two-day holidays in the UK,

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