10 missing as boat carrying ‘illegal gamblers’ capsizes off Coloane

A speedboat allegedly smuggling several mainland Chinese gamblers into Macau capsized off the Grand Coloane Resort on Friday. Authorities revealed in a press statement that at least 17 people were

DSSOPT | More private housing available on the market

  The fourth quarter of last year has seen 10 construction projects involving private residential buildings being granted with user licenses. According to the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT),

2,000 job vacancies on offer at IFT job fair

The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) launched its “Career Day 2015” on Friday. Twenty companies participated in the event, which featured 2,000 job offers in the hospitality industry. According to a

Macau Rugby Football Club holds rugby day

Macau Rugby Football Club (MRFU) held its Macau Rugby Day yesterday at The International School of Macau, with the Macau Seniors Team and the Guangzhou Rams facing each other for

UM pledges to review staff housing scheme

The University of Macau said it will take effective measures to tackle issues which have recently been highlighted in a Commission of Audit (CA) report slamming the institution’s management of

Rush for local kindergartens

The latest baby boom that emerged in the Year of the Dragon is starting to show its effects in the fierce competition for school places. Over the past weekend, several

Fortunes go from bad to worse as New Year gamblers vanish

Xu Meihua joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Chinese tourists who traveled to Macau over Lunar New Year last week. She wasn’t there to gamble though. The 58-year-old accountant dropped

Corporate Bits | MGM Macau gives bedding to underprivileged groups

As a way to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Volunteer Team has always given out gifts to the community. This time around, MGM has tailor-made 1,200 set of bedding

Hong Kong rolls out measures to cool booming property market

Buyers of properties valued at up to HKD7 million (USD900,000) will have to make larger down payments, while mortgage rules for second-home purchases will be tightened, Norman Chan, the head

China said to tax past capital gains by international funds

China plans to collect capital gains taxes from foreign money managers that invested in mainland markets during the five years through November 2014, a move that may compel funds to

Angola takes on loan from South Africa

The order of 20 February justifies the borrowing with the “need to ensure the implementation of the projects listed in the Public Investment Program, promoted by the Ministry of Construction,

Portuguese-speaking countries approve projects for Guinea-Bissau

The Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) has approved projects in the areas of vocational training and health for Guinea-Bissau, the Director of Cooperation of the CPLP Executive Secretariat said Thursday

Party jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges

A former Chinese vice governor known for his appetite for jade and arts was sentenced to 17 years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday, a Chinese court said. Ni Fake,

BLOOMBERG VIEWS: Xinjiang fertile ground for Islamic State recruiters

Three hundred Chinese citizens, members of the country’s Uighur ethnic group, have recently traveled to the Middle East to join Islamic State. Those Uighurs are part of a broader Muslim

Central bank cuts rates again to boost economy 

  China’s central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months Saturday, adding to signs the country’s leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply. The People’s Bank

Hong Kong | Police arrest 33 in protest against mainland shoppers 

Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people yesterday after scuffles broke out at a protest in a border town, in the latest example of heightened tensions over the growing

Hong Kong | Woman gets 6 years in Indonesian maid abuse case

A Hong Kong mother of two was given a six-year prison term Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that aroused widespread outrage over its brutality. Law Wan-tung was

Latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas 

Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. The latest census by China’s State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in

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