World briefs

CHINA McDonald’s will start selling beef and chicken burgers in some Chinese cities again, resuming its full menu almost two weeks after a supplier came under investigation for using expired

TrailHiker: local environmental awareness grows

Over the past five years, Sands China Macau Eco TrailHiker has been encouraging citizens to explore a greener side of Macau. The event seems to have grabbed the attention of

Online group lists major problems for CE candidates

The online group Macau People’s Association released a public letter addressing the Electoral College and urging the CE candidate to promise to improve several negative issues. The association said that according

Galaxy announces cash bonus and share handout on eve of protest

The Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced a “Special Reward Program” that will see all full-time team members at the senior manager grade and below being rewarded with GEG shares

Slowly licensing the next wave of Cotai resorts

Wynn Macau seems to be one of the luckiest so far, having been granted a superstructure construction license, while Sociedade de Jogos de Macau holds a foundation construction license, the

MIA records further traffic growth in July

Statistics from the Macau International Airport (MIA) have shown that the passenger traffic volume and aircraft movement in July have both seen stable growth. Passenger volume recorded an 11-percent increase year-on-year,

Power failure causes two surgeries to be postponed

Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário (CHCSJ) sustained a power cut that lasted for four minutes last Saturday, delaying surgical procedures of two patients, according to the Health Bureau. The

Various Macau Music Festival shows already sold out

This year’s edition of the popular event is taking place between October 3 and November 1. St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia’s oldest symphony ensemble, and American musician Laurie Anderson are

Residents concerned with air quality inside LRT’s trains and track

The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) stated that there are already measures in place to ensure that the air quality meets international standards. The air quality concerns were raised by a member

BES Oriente to be integrated into Novo Banco after rescue plan

The Banco Espirito Santo do Oriente (BESOR), created in Macau by Portuguese financial institution Banco Espirito Santo (BES) in 1995, will be integrated into Novo Banco, after Portugal’s central bank

West Africa visitors pass Ebola health check

A contingency plan responding to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has been in full swing in Macau since the end of July, with authorities assessing the

Small Taipa to have a viewing deck

According to a statement issued by the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT), construction work began yesterday and the project is estimated to be concluded in 17 months. The general

Briefs: Local swimmer scores two golds in National Student Games

Macau swimmer and record holder Chao Man Hou has won two gold medals, as well as breaking multiple records, in the National Student Games. Chao’s first medal in the games

Crown Resorts pays USD280m for Las Vegas Strip site

Crown Resorts Ltd., the gambling company controlled by billionaire James Packer, plans to open a casino on the Las Vegas Strip after paying USD280 million for a site formerly occupied

Corporate Bits | Zhuhai Yanlord Marina Centre apartments for sale in Macau

With a site area of approximately 40,000 square meters and a planned area of around 210,000 square meters, the Yanlord Marina Center, a 600-meter-long building complex along Zhuhai’s “lover’s road”,

Cheung Kong submits bid for some planes from lessor Awas

Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd. made a bid to buy a portfolio of planes from lessor Awas as the Hong Kong billionaire’s flagship company diversifies its investments into infrastructure. Cheung

ANGOLA | Minister urges US entrepreneurs to invest in transportation network

The Angolan Minister of Transportation urged American investors in Chicago to invest in rail transportation, heavy logistics and the maritime/port sector in Angola, the Angop news agency reports. “We still have

Trade between China and Lusophone countries reaches USD64.6b in first half-year

year, indicate official Chinese figures released yesterday in Macau. The figure for the first half-year includes USD20.463 billion (+2.25 percent) of Chinese exports to the eight Portuguese language countries and imports

Yunnan quake claims 398 victims

Rescuers dug through shattered homes yesterday looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province as the death toll rose to at least 398 people, with more than 1,800

Death toll rises to 75 in factory blast 

The death toll in an explosion at a Chinese auto parts factory has risen to 75, as investigators fault poor safety measures and news reports reveal that workers had long

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