Mobile charger causes fire on bus

A minor fire took place yesterday at around 3 p.m. on a New Era bus when it was on a roundabout on the Estrada Marginal da Ilha Verde. During the

Residency permit denied despite family links

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has rejected an appeal filed by a Hong Kong citizen over a residency permit renewal that was denied by Macau authorities. He is married

Inflation still on the rise

The composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 5.99 percent year-on-year last June, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) revealed yesterday. The increase is attributed to higher rent prices for

Disabled subsidy applications open

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) is accepting requests for the provisional disabled subsidy. In a statement, IAS recalled that those applying for subsidies should collect all necessary documents and choose

Airport achieves 18 percent jump in half-year revenue

CAM’s total revenue in the first two quarters of this year has reached MOP510 million, an 18 percent increase compared to the same period last year. The aeronautical revenues and

HEALTH|5,000 people die each year of heart disease

In a seminar organized last weekend at the Macau Civil Servants Association, physicians Mário Évora and Ip Man Fai, from the Macau Cardiology Association, stressed that some of these diseases

Visually impaired association attends meeting in US

The group departed on July 8 to San Francisco for the 15-day trip. They attended the 2014 American Council of the Blind (ACM) Conference and Convention that took place between

Russia seeks to cut dependence on IBM, Microsoft amid sanctions

Russia’s parliament is preparing new regulations to reduce its reliance on foreign technology suppliers after the U.S. imposed sanctions against some of its largest companies, a move that could hurt

Tesco chief Philip Clarke to step down

Tesco says chief executive officer Philip Clarke will be stepping down after the latest earnings figures showed Britain’s largest retailer by revenue struggled at home. Tesco announced yesterday that Dave Lewis,

Corporate Bits | CESL Asia sponsored 2014 bocce game event

The bocce game welcomed mentally-challenged people from local special schools, sheltered workshops, caring centers and residential cares as well as their parents. Participants enjoyed the game in groups based on

ANGOLA | Central bank has eye on problems at BESA

“A problem has been identified in the credit portfolio of Banco Espírito Santo and includes irregularities and defaulted loans,” said José de Lima Massano in the Angolan parliament. The governor

MOZAMBIQUE | Chinese company invests USD260 million in SEZ

Chinese company Dingsheng International Investments has already invested USD260 million of a total US$500 million to build infrastructure in the Manga-Mungassa Special Economic Zone, in Mozambique’s Sofala province, Mozambique’s Minister

China’s online population rises to 632m

Compared to the 53.58 million new Internet users added last year, the increase in the first half of this year was relatively small. According to Liu Bing, the center’s deputy

Five officials investigated for corruption

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into five officials for suspected of bribery and embezzlement, said the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) yesterday. Two were senior executives of state-owned enterprises and the others

CRIME | Man slashes 3 children in Zhongshan

A man with a kitchen knife killed a 1-year-old boy and injured two other children yesterday in the southern Chinese city of Zhongshan near Hong Kong, police said. The 23-year-old man

FOOD SAFETY | McDonald’s, Yum suspend orders from mainland meat supplier

McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc. halted buying meat products from a Shanghai supplier while authorities investigate allegations that the company sold chicken and beef past its expiration date. McDonald’s asked

SEVERE WEATHER | Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26

A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media said Monday, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm

PHILIPPINES | Aquino hit with impeachment complaint

Twenty-eight people, including prominent activists and a retired Catholic bishop, filed an impeachment complaint yesterday against Philippine President Benigno Aquino III for his implementation of a major economic stimulus program

Indonesia election result on schedule as Prabowo seeks delay

Indonesia’s election commission is on course to release the results of the July 9 presidential election today, even as the team of ex-general Prabowo Subianto called for a delay. Prabowo’s team

TOURISM | Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark T-shirts are everywhere, “Jaws” has been playing in local movie theaters and boats are taking more tourists out to see the huge seal population that keeps the sharks coming.

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