MGTO promotes Macau as business travel destination

MGTO is running a booth at the three-day event under the theme “Touching Moments, Experience Macau.” In a statement, MGTO declared that forty delegates have already traveled to Thailand, representing

Gov’t approves up to 6 pct increase on ferry fares

A press release from the Bureau suggests that the government will allow the ferry service providers to increase the current MOP5 fares for Macau–Hong Kong economy class journeys by 2.6

Up in smoke | Tam says casino gaming revenue seen declining 13 pct

The city had set a record for tourist arrivals in August despite gaming revenue growth narrowing, according to the report posted yesterday on the website of the state-controlled television station.

Gaming Alert Casino bill set to pass in Japan Lower House, lawmaker says

“We want to finish up in the lower house in the first half of October and send it on to the upper house,” Koichi Hagiuda, secretary-general of a lawmaker’s group

Customs busts importer selling smuggled goods to supermarkets

Information suggests that the trading firm has been in operation for more than a decade at the Border Gate district. It is alleged that parallel traders have been employed to

EU merchandise imports increase 22 pct

Merchandise imports from European Union countries to Macau have increased by 22 percent year- on-year in August, reaching a total of MOP14.60 billion. Data released by the Statistics and Census Service

MDT report Never too old to learn

Modern society has paid more and more attention to education, with an increasing amount of resources allocated to its development. Nevertheless, it seems that the focus is mostly on the

Real Estate Matters | 10 Steps to Getting Top Dollar for Your Home

When you decide to sell your apartment you should immediately begin referring to it as a property. You’ve become emotionally attached to this place and it’s now time to say goodbye. Start

Project Poker | The EPT’s 11th Season. And now?

After the fever pitch of the World Series of Poker in Vegas. and the deserved vacations that came after it, players are now ready for another European Poker Tour (EPT)

Mainland approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

China’s phone regulator said yesterday it has approved Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install “backdoors” to give other governments access to

Patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles 

On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea. Cheers erupted on board at the sight

HONG KONG | Protesters block roads as leaders set deadline

  Protesters continued to block roads in central Hong Kong in the fifth day of pro-democracy demonstrations as leaders warned the standoff would escalate in the coming days if their demands

AFGHANISTAN | Kabul, US sign security pact  to keep foreign troops

Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact yesterday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the

ISLAMIC STATE OFFENSIVE | Turkish troops head to Syria border as options weighed

Turkey sent busloads of troops to its border with Syria and considered military options as an Islamic State onslaught against Syrian Kurds drew Turkey deeper into its neighbor’s fighting. Military chief

BRIEFS | SPAIN: Catalonia halts independence vote campaign

DIPLOMACY | Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

President Barack Obama and India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that “it is time to set a new agenda” between their countries, addressing concerns that the world’s two largest democracies have grown

This Day in History | 1975 – Muhammad Ali wins ‘Thrilla in Manila’

The so-called “Thrilla in Manilla” lasted 14 rounds before Frazier’s trainer, Eddie Futch, finally persuaded him to call it a day. Ali said the fight was “the closest thing to dying”. From

Tennis | Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open yesterday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to

China Views | Why Shanghai won’t replace Hong Kong anytime soon

If there’s any likely winner from China’s unprecedented clampdown on Hong Kong, it’s Singapore. All the tiny city-state needs to do to attract the giant banks, hedge funds and multinational firms

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – edition no. 2162

* Yellow taxis at risk for failing to meet demands – gov’t * Up in smoke: Gaming revenues drop 13 pct - Tam * Gov’t approves up to 6 pct increase on

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