Vox Parva: Neutrality of a football match

Football fever has been spreading across the world. This time, being held in Brazil – the football kingdom – the World Cup was seized by Germany last Sunday, defeating Argentina in

FITCH RATINGS | Revenue growth estimate lowered due to VIP softness

“YTD though June, Macau revenues are up 12.6%, which is still above our initial full-year forecast of 12% in place since December 2013. While some weakness can be attributed to

Tourism master plan opens to int’l bidders this year

According to Helena de Senna Fernandes, MGTO director, the master plan will be open for bidding in the second half of the year. The bidding document is currently being drafted. Ms

Third Global Tourism Economy Forum to take place in October

A press conference was held at the Tourism Activities Center yesterday to present the initiative. The third edition features the “Maritime Silk Road” (MSR) as its theme, exploring strategic intercontinental

ACADEMIC FREEDOM | Sautede accuses the Catholic Foundation and GAES

In a farewell letter sent to all staff, students and alumni, the former lecturer of Asian Politics at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) gave his version of the facts

World briefs

CHINA Part of a railway tunnel has collapsed in the southwest of the country, trapping an estimated 14 workers, Xinhua says. According to the official news agency, the collapse happened

AL PLENARY | Gov’t slammed for lack of long-term plan on public housing

Although the government has recently announced a plan to build 28,000 public housing units in reclamation Zone A, lawmakers have still raised criticism over the lack of a calendar, as

HOUSING | Sore rental leads to further shortage supply

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) believes that the housing market will continue to experience a shortage in supply due to the increase in rental prices. It was also suggested that the

GAMBLING | Singapore ad backfires thanks to Germany Cup run

In the TV version of the ad, which debuted last month when the World Cup kicked off, a sullen young boy named Andy tells his friends in the playground that

THE BUZZ: Church of England votes in favor of women bishops

Church of England has voted to allow women to enter its top ranks as bishops. The Church’s national assembly, known as the General Synod, approved the historic measure at its meeting

Gov’t ponders increase on tobacco tax to tackle youth smoking

Lawmakers have vowed for a more efficient smoking prevention amongst young people, claiming that the supervision over the selling of tobacco to minors and actions to raise awareness on the

Gov’t account surplus reaches MOP60b with low execution rate

The Financial Bureau has released the central account of the Macau government. It shows a MOP60.4 billion surplus in the first half of this year, which sees an increase of

CRIME | 19 year-old-woman sexually assaulted in building corridor

The Public Security Police (PSP) detained a 24 year old mainland bakery worker on July 12 after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman on July 2. The victim

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – edition 2107

* Tourism master plan opens to int’l bidder * Gov’t slammed for lack of long term plan on public housing * Sautede accuses the Catholic Foundation and Gae * Germany at the top

Chui to present CE candidacy today

Chui Sai On will officially present his candidacy today for the Chief Executive Election. The CE chose appointed-lawmaker Vong Hin Fai to be his trustee again. Vong will submit Chui’s

Draghi seen delivering USD1 trillion to banks in ECB offer

Mario Draghi’s newest stimulus tool will hand banks more than 700 billion euros (USD950 billion) of cheap funding, economists say. The European Central Bank (ECB) has identified lending to companies

Man United clinches USD1.3b Adidas kit deal

Manchester United has secured the most lucrative kit deal in football, announcing that Adidas has agreed to pay USD1.3 billion over 10 years to take over the sponsorship from Nike. The

Corporate Bits | CEM elects new board of directors and executive committee

Mr Xu Kaicheng, a master degree holder, also holds an honorary doctorate from Macau University of Science and Technology. He joined Shanghai Petrochemical General Factory in 1973. He has held

Portuguese-language tourism under discussion in Luanda

From 23 to 25 July Luanda will host the first meeting on tourism in the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP), an initiative of the Association of Angolan Travel Agencies and

Brazil to announce sales of 25 aircraft to Chinese airlines

The Brazilian government is due Thursday to announce the sale of around 25 Embraer aircraft to Chinese airlines, during the official visit of the President of China, Xi Jinping, said

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