Cricket | South Africa opens with World Cup win over Zimbabwe

Another match, another easy win for one opponent over another at the Cricket World Cup. A record-breaking partnership of 256 between David Miller and J.P. Duminy led South Africa to a

Insight: When things aren’t what they seem

1. Álvaro Santos Pereira, a former Portuguese economy minister who now works for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), recently published a book about his experience as a

Monday, February 16, 2015 – edition no. 2251

* Violent crime cases rate grows in 2014 * Mio Pang Fei’s struggle under cultural revolution * Measures to ensure ’smooth’ CNY launched * Pacman to fight Mayweather in May   DOWNLOAD

THE BUZZ: Russia, US, Europe lose ground in media watchdog’s report

Reporters Without Borders says Russia, the United States, Japan and many parts of Europe lost ground last year in its ranking of global press freedoms. War, the rise of non-state groups,

Adelson welcomes Romney, now that he’s not running for president

Now that Mitt Romney’s no longer running for president, billionaire Sheldon Adelson is happy to have him over for dinner. The Republican Jewish Coalition, to which Adelson is a top donor, yesterday

World briefs

CHINA The latest hot product in China’s shadow- banking industry is giving Chen Ruogang the convenience of Internet commerce, triple the returns of deposits and regular free fruit hampers. It

UM students accuse media of defaming professor

Fifty-two students from the University of Macau (UM) issued a joint statement yesterday, alleging some members of the local media of defaming the head of the UM department of government

Tourism | Macau well positioned in Forbes star ratings

Macau is well positioned on the list, with eight five-star hotels and nine five-star restaurants listed (see table), among other Star award winners. As new regions of the world have been

Delta Bridge operations in 2016 a ‘difficult’ scenario

“To say whether it can be open to traffic at the end of 2016 or not, now that is very difficult, very difficult,” Li said. Li explained that the construction

PSP reveals crowd control measures | Senado Square cleared during CNY if necessary

The authorities have predicted that there will be large crowds in the Central district and Border Gate checkpoint vicinity between February 17 and 28. Apart from dispatching extra personnel to

ARTS | Literary Festival back from March 19 to 29

The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival is back for its 4th edition, scheduled to take place from March 19 to 29, 2015 at the Old Court Building. Around 30 writers,

Father accuses doctor of medical malpractice, demands accountability

Over nearly a decade, Mr Chan Kok Sam has been running around different medical and legal departments in Macau to appeal for the accountability of his daughter’s vegetative state, which

Gaming | VIP room employees seek help from DSAL

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has received requests for assistance from 52 former employees of four VIP rooms that have closed or are undergoing business consolidation, according to the Secretary

Junket HK listing rejected

The Macau junket operator Iao Kun Group Holding Co Ltd., which is currently listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market in the United States, has had its listing application in Hong

On the lawmakers’ agenda

LRT DELAYS Continuous delays in the construction of the Macau LRT sections have triggered yet another verbal enquiry, this time by lawmakers Chan Meng Kam, who raised criticism over the

AL PLENARY | Higher education bill approved amid doubts over financing scheme

The bill governing higher education in Macau passed its first reading yesterday, but legislators raised doubts regarding local universities’ funding scheme, while also expressing concern over the implementation of an

BRIEFS: Residential mortgage loans rose by 9.7 pct

New residential mortgage loans (RMLs) approved by Macau banks increased 9.7 percent month-on-month, reaching MOP3.7 billion in December. 95.3 percent of these were extended to residents. In terms of value,

FAOM urges tackling illegal employment

“There is a lack of transparency in the current policy of TNRs’ importation. The current situation is also different from the initial objective of the policy, which was to

OCBC Group 2014 net profit increases 39 pct

The net profit after tax of the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Back) has increased by 39 percent, reaching SGD3.84 billion for the end of the financial year on December

Macau agrees to exchange financial information with UK, US and Russia

Macau has signed memorandums of understanding with the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom, to exchange financial information as part of a joint effort to curb and prevent money

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