Monday, July 27, 2015 – edition no. 2364

* Japan: Three killed as small aircraft crashes in Tokyo * Galaxy buys stake in Monaco casino * Chris Brown plays in Macau after legal ordeal * Region’s disaster response tested   DOWNLOAD PDF   * China

The Buzz | EU opens antitrust case against 6 major US movie studios

The European Union has opened an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios for preventing British satellite broadcaster Sky from showing their products outside the U.K. and Ireland. The EU

China | Half-naked ‘Spartans’ attract attention of Beijing police

A salad store paraded dozens of half-naked Western men dressed as Spartans through China’s capital as a publicity stunt, causing a stir and drawing a crackdown by police who were

World Briefs

HONG KONG  The Hong Kong Tourism Board, in conjunction with cycling’s world governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), is launching a major cycling event later this year, according to

Education | Gaming : Melco supports life-long learning programs

Casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment is betting on life-long learning programs to help staff members develop their careers, as a second batch of graduates from the “Back to School” program

Letter to the Editor | Taxis: Fishing is starting to creep back

Dear Editor, I read with great interest your article entitled “Raimundo do Rosário praises new Transport Bureau head’s ‘courage’” in yesterday’s Macau Daily Times. Over the past 12 months the Macau Taxi Passenger Association,

Electoral bribery case | Chan Tak Seng petitions against CCAC’s sting operation

The Macau Institution of People’s Alliance director Chan Tak Seng burst into tears yesterday after submitting a petition to the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC). He was demanding for the anti-graft

Overseas associations mobilized to call for Canidrome closure

Local animal rights group Anima mobilized 164 other overseas associations in a concerted effort to call on the government to pull the plug on greyhound-racing activities in the territory. With the

Prawns injected with jelly allegedly sold

Prawns injected with jell are allegedly being sold at the Iao Hon market. According to several media reports, a customer has stated that she discovered jelly-like substances injected into the

Gov’t told to pay MOP200 million compensation to Cable TV

The litigation between Macau Cable TV and the local government regarding the latter’s failure to prevent the broadcasting of copyright-protected programs by public antenna companies seems to have reached a

Statistics | Tourist arrivals in June lowest in 32 months

Visitor arrivals in June recorded 7.6-percent year-on-year and 11.8-percent month-to-month declines, amounting to 2.24 million, which is the worst number recorded since September 2012, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC)

Sands China jumps after profit tops estimates on mass market

Sands China Ltd. surged in Hong Kong trading after second-quarter profit beat estimates as the Macau casino operator gained share among mass market gamblers, which helped offset declines in high

Report | China feared CIA used casinos to snare officials

China feared that US intelligence may have used Macau casinos owned by Sheldon Adelson to entrap and blackmail Chinese officials, according to a highly confidential report for the gambling industry,

BEHIND THE SCENES | Developing staff to foster local MICE industry

As the MICE sector evolves, organizing an 8,000-person conference is becoming the new normal for casino resort employees. From turning a 15,000 seated arena into a large conference venue, to preparing

Real Estate Matters | The rental process for tenants part 2 – Securing your apartment

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 for

Greece clears final reform hurdle before new bailout talks

Greece’s radical left-led government saw off another revolt by rebels in the early hours of yesterday that should pave the way for the imminent start of bailout discussions with European

South Korea’s growth slowest in more than 2 years

South Korea’s quarterly growth slowed to the lowest in more than two years as a severe drought hit agriculture and an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome sapped consumption. The

Corporate Bits | BNU credit card grand lucky draw

Ronald Kan, Executive Director of BNU, hosted the ceremony presented the prizes to the winners, along with other BNU representatives: Avril Lee, Head of the Retail Banking Division, Fatima Chan,

Netizen population hits 668 million

The number of China’s online population, the world’s largest, hit 668 million in June, with 594 million of those using mobile devices to go online. Figures from China Internet Network

Hong Kong | In quirky voting system, fishermen play key role

Since China took control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, the city’s billionaires have played a leading role in hewing the Asian financial center to Beijing’s priorities. So too have a

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