The Buzz | Hong Kong can get US dollars from China if needed, says financial chief

China’s central bank can provide U.S. dollars to back Hong Kong’s currency peg should the Trump administration impose sanctions on the territory, according to the city’s financial chief. The dollar peg

US streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful

Protests were largely peaceful and the nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality

World Views | The mighty U.S. dollar is having a wobble

  The mighty U.S. Dollar is having a wobble, falling to its lowest level on a trade-weighted basis since March. It’s a sign that the economic effects of the crisis are

Thursday, June 4, 2020 – edition no. 3548

* Travel bubble talk — Macau and Guangdong share goals of border normalization as HK turns inward * Singapore virus handling to be core issue in coming election * An animal welfare charity

Law amendment to recquire insurers to retain records for up to 10 years

The government has proposed an amendment which requires insurance companies to keep business documents for a longer period, the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) reported yesterday. The committee

Briefs | Air Macau flight crew reportedly takes Covid-19 test every week

  Flight crews working with Air Macau are required to undergo a Covid-19 swab nucleic acid test every seven days, an insider told the Times. The local flag carrier has been

Sands China records more losses in April than in Q1

Sands China Ltd.’s net loss in April was $180 million, compared to the $166 million net loss from January to March amid the pandemic outbreak. In April, the gaming operator recorded

Chongqing announces resumption of visa issuance to SARs

Mainland China has resumed processing both Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) and group tour travel visas to the SARs, according to an official announcement issued by the police department of Chongqing. Chongqing

MGM reshuffles after Bowie retirement announcement

MGM China will undergo a leadership restructure with the reshuffling of several positions, including that of Co-Chairperson Pansy Ho, whose role will shift from executive director to managing director. The reshuffle

Democrat association appeals police objection on its vigil

Democrat group New Macau Association (ANM) submitted an appeal to the court in the hopes of reversing the Public Security Police Force’s (PSP) decision to decline its vigil that was

IAM pledges to keep Portuguese cobblestone pavement

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has pledged to keep the traditional Portuguese cobblestone pavement in the public spaces of Macau, the bureau said in an official statement. The statement reversed last

Scholar discusses solutions to make cities more permeable

The increase of the impermeability of our cities and its influence on the habitat fragmentation and degradation of the ecosystems was the topic of a talk hosted by the University

Macau Urban Renewal Limited records loss in 2019

Government-owned Macau Urban Renewal Limited recorded an investment loss of 1,439,932 patacas in 2019, according to the Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs of the Legislative Assembly (AL). Yesterday, the committee

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

THROUGHOUT January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus and thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map

This Day in History | 1982 Israeli ambassador shot in London

The Israeli ambassador to Britain is critically ill in hospital after being shot on a London street. Shlomo Argov, 52, was leaving a diplomatic function at the Dorchester Hotel

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors yesterday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over

Melco announces winners of uniform design competition

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced the results of the ‘Melco Environmental Services Team Uniform Design Competition’ in collaboration with the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre (CPTTM). The purpose of the competition

MGM hosts seminar on talent development strategy

MGM organized a seminar on “Macau Hospitality & Tourism Talent Development Strategy”, where Sou Chio Fai, Secretary General of the Talent Development Committee and the Director of Higher Education Bureau,

Trade | ‘New era’ for China-Japan ties dissipates over Trump-Xi Fight

What was meant to be a landmark year for Japan-China relations has turned sour, as the U.S. standoff with Beijing leaves Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caught up in a fight

Hong Kong investor David Webb says city is facing ‘brain drain’

More talented workers are likely to leave Hong Kong if China imposes a vaguely worded national security law on the financial hub, according to one of the city’s most prominent

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