Vehicle inspection regulation tightened

Wong Wan, the director of the Transport Bureau, revealed yesterday that the bureau plans to amend the regulation on mandatory vehicle inspection.  This will mean that vehicles will have to

Revamp on eastern Seac Pai Van Reservoir

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSPOT) announced in a press release yesterday that it plans to revamp the eastern side of the Seac Pai Van Reservoir in order

Interview | Eytan Stibbe, founding partner of Vital Capital Fund : ‘We want to help small and medium enterprises to reach Africa’s fullest potential’

Macau Daily Times – What led Vital Capital to set up an investment fund in Macau? Eytan Stibbe (ES) – We intend to establish a fund here to work as a

BRIEFS: Forecast predicts temperature to plunge mid-week

The winter has finally arived, with the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) predicting that temperatures will drop to as low as 12 degrees this Thursday. SMG told TDM that the

‘Taste Macau:’ InMedia Asia Group launches food & beverage app

The CEO of InMedia Asia Group, Oscar Sousa Marques, said he is aware of competitors, but believes this app still brings added value. “We have a competitive advantage, because we

Gov’t reveals 2014 honors titles recipients

The government has published a list of 50 individuals and entities who will receive honorific titles this year. Recipients were nominated by the Committee of Nomination of Medals and Honorary

IC threatens legal action against mainland developer

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) president Ung Vai Meng said that the authorities would not rule out legal action against the parties who placed a large-scale advertising billboard in front

Gross domestic product slides in third quarter

The statistics bureau says that the economic downturn in Q3 was triggered by “a substantial fallback in exports of services, which was marked by a continuous decline in exports of

Gaming revenue to drop by 21 pct in November

Lusa points out that results calculated close to the end of the month are slightly better that what was estimated in mid-November, when gaming sources indicated a 24 percent fall

Banking | China drafts deposit insurance in move to free interest rates

The government will insure deposits of as much as 500,000 yuan (USD81,367) per saver at each bank covered, the People’s Bank of China said in a draft rule on its

Corporate Bits | MGM donates MOP500,000 to ‘Tung Sin Tong’

On Friday, Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) launched a special series of holiday events to help Macau ring in the festive season. This year’s centerpiece is Christmas Charity Santa’s Village, which

Hong Kong | Tycoons and fishermen choosing leaders fuel protests

In a former fishing village now packed with high-rise apartment blocks, Law King-shing reflects on the quirk of history that made him one of the 1,200-strong elite that chose Hong

Human Rights | Activist pleads innocent in chaotic trial

A leading Chinese rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in an all-night trial in which the judge rejected his

Prominent rights lawyer released

A prominent human rights lawyer was released from six months in police custody in central China, according a Beijing-based social justice group. Chang Boyang has been campaigning for the rights of

China urges Taiwan to keep ties after poll loss

China urged Taiwan to protect the gains of landmark cooperation between the mainland and the self-ruled island after Taiwan’s pro-Beijing ruling party was routed in local elections. The defeat in Saturday’s

Afghanistan | 3 South Africans killed in Afghan attack

Taliban suicide attackers killed the South African leader of a foreign aid group, his son and daughter and an Afghan worker in an assault on the agency’s Kabul offices, authorities

Thailand | Crown prince strips wife’s kin of royal name

Thailand’s Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has asked the government to strip his wife’s family of their royally issued surname, the latest development in a high-profile crackdown that involves senior members of

Malaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss

In its last public financial result before a planned privatization and overhaul, the flag carrier said its net loss in the July-September quarter rose 53 percent from a year earlier

WWII | Japanese paper regrets use of term ‘sex slaves’

Japan’s biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term “sex slaves” in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II. The

Bahrain | 14 Shiite candidates win seats

Fourteen Shiite candidates have won seats in Bahraini parliamentary elections that were boycotted by the country’s Shiite-dominated opposition. Among the winners in the election results released yesterday were three women. The

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