Thursday, October 8, 2015 – edition no. 2414

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The Buzz | IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies

The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its forecast for global economic growth and says falling commodity prices and jumpy financial markets have raised global risks. The IMF says the world economy

Off Philippines | Yacht missing with 2 Britons, American, Canadian, Filipino

A yacht carrying two Britons, an American, a Canadian and a Filipino disappeared while sailing in waters that were lashed by a storm last week, the Philippine coast guard said yesterday. Philippine

World Briefs

AFGHANISTAN Fighting erupts anew in the embattled northern city of Kunduz after the Taliban attacked a police headquarters overnight and officials warned that food and other emergency aid cannot get

Tiago Quadros Architect | Dialogues to share knowledge about the city, ‘insights into the future’

Tiago Saldanha Quadros, a Macau-based architect and a visiting professor at the University of St Joseph, is launching a book that explores ways to build a better city. “Macau Sessions.

Month-long event celebrates architecture

Macau Architecture Promenade” (MAP) is the newest project from the nonprofit cultural organization Babel. With October being the International Month of Architecture, the organization is holding a series of activities

Ng allegedly involved in bribery case, ex-UN General Assembly arrested held

A federal investigation has begun regarding allegations that Ng Lap Seng bribed U.N. officials. The allegations are part of a larger investigation into bribery by Chinese individuals. Under the investigation,

José Brás Gomes dies at 69

A well-known and charismatic figure in town, Mr Gomes worked for BNU/CGD from the time he first set foot in Macau back in March 1982 to lead the public relations

Bad driving leads to accidents

A seven-seater van crashed into a sushi takeaway yesterday morning after its driver shifted a wrong gear while parking his car outside on a street close to the Tap Seac

Gov’t to turn Mong Ha into cultural district

The area includes 12 Portuguese-style villa homes, four of which are independent units located on Rua Francisco Xavier Pereira and comprise a total area of around 7,200 square metres. “The government

Lusofonia Festival aiming more with less

This year’s  Lusofonia Festival will take place from October 23 to 25 and will have a smaller budget, but the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) expects that the party

Authorities following case of elderly injured in sports event

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, commented on the case in which an elderly woman became seriously injured after falling during an activity included in the “Sports

Top analyst says it’s not too late to buy into rally

It’s not too late to find stock-market bargains in Macau after an index of the city’s casino operators surged more than 10 percent in two days, according to the industry’s top-ranked analyst. Galaxy

Auto industry | Toyota shows self-driving technology being readied for 2020

Toyota unveiled its vision for self-driving cars in a challenge to other automakers as well as industry newcomer Google Inc., promising to start selling such vehicles in Japan by 2020. Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrated on a regular

Corporate bits | Studio City’s ‘Star experience’ offer

The package also includes a buffet breakfast and access to the pools and gym at the resort. Located in Cotai, Studio City is Melco Crown Entertainment’s USD3.2 billion Hollywood-inspired property

PRC wins long-sought Nobel Prize in one of the sciences

For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in science. Now, a little-known researcher who helped develop a malaria medicine in a secret military project to assist Vietnam in

BMS paying USD14.6M to settle SEC charges on payments in China

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement of civil charges yesterday with the company, one of the largest drugmakers in the world. Bristol-Myers Squibb, based in New York, makes

HONG KONG | US group wants Alibaba site back on ‘notorious’ fakes list

A clothing and shoe industry group is calling for the U.S. government to put Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Taobao site back on its list of “Notorious Markets” for counterfeit goods. The

Singapore | 4 renal patients die in hospital from hepatitis C

A top public hospital in Singapore said yesterday that four of its patients died after a new renal ward was hit by an outbreak of hepatitis C, likely from intravenous treatment. The Singapore

South East Asia Neighbors turn up the heat on Indonesia over forest fires

For weeks now, the quality of life in parts of Southeast Asia has been left to sheer chance — the direction of the wind. Every day, it alone determines which city will

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