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CHINA-USA President Barack Obama is thanking Chinese President Xi Jinping for China’s role in securing the nuclear deal with Iran. The White House says Obama and Xi spoke Monday, the

Electoral bribery case Chan | Meng Kam’s association claims ‘political persecution’

The Macau Institution of People’s Alliance  director Chan Tak Seng denounced the ruling by the Court of First Instance over the graft case involving Chan Meng Kam’s list as “political

Lawmaker calls for tougher penalties for electoral corruption

Commenting on the punishments imposed on members of Chan Meng Kam’s electoral campaign, lawmaker Leonel Alves told Radio Macau that the revisions to electoral laws recently announced by the government

Siza Vieira to assist with Hotel Estoril revamp

  The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, revealed yesterday that the renowned Portuguese architect Siza Vieira will visit Macau to offer insights into the renovation of Hotel Estoril.

Retail | Hermes second-quarter sales accelerate, despite Macau, HK rut

Hermes International SCA reported a 22 percent increase in second-quarter sales as growth in Japan offset a slowdown in Hong Kong and Macau. Revenue rose to 1.17 billion euros (USD1.27

Over hundred local students join military summer camp

Over a hundred local secondary school students have spent the last ten days at the Military Summer Camp for Macau Young Students held in Zhuhai at the military base of

Police nab illegal workers at construction site

One man was also found to have been using a forged local identity card and another was arrested for working outside the permissible area. According to the PSP, a total

Gaming | Casino stocks boom again, Macquarie says it’s fleeting

Macau casino operators are leading gains on Hong Kong’s stock market for the first time in nine months, a winning streak Macquarie Investment Management Ltd. and Pictet Asset Management Ltd.

CEO of Japan’s Toshiba resigns over doctored books

Toshiba’s CEO and eight other executives resigned yesterday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen (USD1.2 billion) over several

Corporate Bits | Mastercard launches Masterpass in Hong Kong and Brazil

Seeing the enthusiasm Hong Kong consumers have towards the emerging digital lifestyle and enhancing their online shopping experience, MasterCard is partnering with Bank of East Asia, China Construction Bank, Dah

Angolan airline gives up flights to Dubai

Reduced passenger numbers have led the board of directors of Angolan airline TAAG to bring flights to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to a halt and to reduce links to São

Angola | Germany and Italy showcased at largest trade fair

The 32nd edition of the Luanda International Fair (Filda) started yesterday in Luanda with the participation of 40 countries and territories and 930 national and international exhibitors, occupying a covered

Hu Jintao’s top aide to face corruption trial

Former President Hu Jintao’s top aide has been arrested on corruption charges, stripped of his party membership and removed from all government positions, China’s state media said. The ruling by the Communist Party’s

Shanghai heralds boost for emerging nations with BRICS Bank opening

The biggest emerging economies opened their New Development Bank in Shanghai, strengthening China’s ability to offer developing nations the support traditionally given by the U.S. and Japan through organizations like

Beijing slams Mitsubishi’s ‘selective’ wartime slave labor apology

Mitsubishi Materials Corp. should expand its apology for using U.S. prisoners of war as forced laborers during World War II to include captured Chinese soldiers, state-run Xinhua News Agency said

College librarian admits he replaced art with fakes

A former chief librarian at a Chinese university admitted in court yesterday to stealing more than 140 paintings by grandmasters in a gallery under his watch and replacing them with

Man blows himself up killing 3, injuring 24 others

An unemployed man suffering from a liver ailment blew himself up in an explosion that also killed two other people and injured 24 outside a park in eastern China, Chinese

Japan | Annual defense paper shows heightened worry over China

Japan emphasized China as a threat in escalating regional tensions in this year’s annual defense report as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government tries to convince the public of the need

North Korea | Pyongyang not interested in something like Iranian nuclear deal

North Korea said yesterday that it’s not interested in an Iran-type nuclear disarmament deal, saying it won’t abandon its atomic weapons as long as the United States maintains hostile policies toward the

Myanmar | 2 newspaper editors fined for insulting president

A Myanmar court yesterday fined two editors of a weekly newspaper 1 million kyat (USD809) each after finding them guilty of violating the country’s media law by insulting the president. The

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