Briefs: IPM academic year opening ceremony tomorrow

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) will host an opening ceremony for the 2014-2015 academic year tomorrow, during which scholarships will be awarded to students. The ceremony will be held in

First female UFC fighters in Macau promise a ‘grinding tiring brawl’

The battle is set to be tough as American Elizabeth Phillips takes on Russia’s Milana Dudieva at the Venetian’s Cotai Arena this Saturday for the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

Pro-democracy groups take referendum to the streets using electronic voting

Whilst attempting to launch an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage, the three pro-democracy groups faced another set- back this week when the Court of Final Instance (TUI) decided against the placement

TUI: ‘Administration would act outside the law’

TUI has rejected the Open Macau Society’s appeal on the civil referendum case, claiming that Macau’s administration would be acting outside the law if it had allowed the Open Macau

International lion dance troupes take part in local championship

This year, the Lion Dance Championship features 24 lion dance troupes from 10 different countries and regions such as mainland China, HK, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines

Bowie: Housing migrant staff is ‘complex’

Commenting on the recent labor protests, Bowie stressed: “I think our salary is competitive. Some of the discussions are about other benefits and services and I think we need to

GAMING | MGM Resorts, Kerkorian settle claim over convicted director

MGM Resorts International and billionaire Kirk Kerkorian’s investment arm paid USD225,000 to settle New Jersey claims they let a former board member continue to work with the casino operator after

Inflation continues upward trend

The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has revealed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI)  increased by 5.92 percent year-on-year as of July. Higher rental prices for housing and the rising

THE SOLE CANDIDATE ON the CAMPAIGN | Chui pledges to grant more land to increase housing market supply

The sole candidate for the upcoming Chief Executive election, Chui Sai On, met yesterday with members of seven industry groups that represent property developers and the construction industry. The president of

Air Macau announces Macau-Tianjin flight

During a joint press conference held in Tianjin two days ago, Air Macau’s president, Zheng Yan, announced that the airline is set to launch a direct flight service on the

DSE seeks to boost e-commerce through website subsidies scheme

The Macau Economic Service (DSE) held its first introductory seminar yesterday to explain, in detail, the Subsidy Scheme for Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Websites. The bureau hopes that the

Macau banking system has USD127b in international assets

The banking sector’s international liabilities totaled 968 billion patacas (US$121 billion) in the period, or an increase of 10.1 percent since March 2014 and 31.9 percent compared to June 2013. International

Standard & Poor’s lowers projection for growth of Angola’s economy

Standard & Poor’s lowered its growth forecast for Angola from 8 percent to 4.5 percent this year with a “stable” outlook, according to the latest report on the country. The S&P

China levies record antitrust fine on Japanese firms

Total fines amounted to 1.24 billion yuan (USD200 million), the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s main economic planner, said on its website. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. drew the heaviest

Corporate Bits | Chef’s signature dishes from Made in China, Grand Hyatt Beijing

A special promotion is on at Grand Hyatt Macau’s Beijing Kitchen from now until 7 Sep. Beijing Kitchen is one of only a few restaurants in the city specializing in

Mainland, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington’s criticisms of their own governments,

Global cruise lines set sail for China

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – edition no. 2134

* Pro-democracy groups take referendum to the streets using e-voting devices * First female UFC fighters in Macau * Website subsidies scheme for small companies launched * Japan:   36 dead, 7 missing in

MYANMAR | Name of downtrodden Muslim group goes unspoken 

Myanmar’s downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid. To heap on the indignity, Myanmar’s government is pressuring foreign officials not

JAPAN | 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris yesterday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, police said. Public broadcaster NHK showed

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