Tourists disappointed with local tourism industry ‘software’

Macau was ranked fourth, alongside China, in the 2013 international tourism receipts list, which was published by the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO). However, an industry source

ANALYSIS | Gambling frenzy in overdrive during World Cup

Adam Minter Pity the parents of Xiao Cai, a young woman from Wuxi, China, who lost the equivalent of USD161 betting on World Cup matches. When her folks refused to cover

350 delegates to join anti-money laundering meeting

The event, organized by the MSAR government, will discuss anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing strategies, and share experiences in fighting such crimes. This is the second time that Macau will

We correct

In the article titled “USJ alumni demand reinstatement of sacked scholar”, published yesterday in the Times on p5, we incorrectly printed the name of Dr Benjamin Chan Sau San. His

Journalists’ Association hands petition to PSP

The association claimed that PSP has been giving contradictory accounts to the incident and failed to publish the CCTV footage or identify the agent involved. One of the reporters attending yesterday’s

CRIME | Painter scam could have spread to Macau

João Pedro Lau The Public Security Police (PSP) has detained a mainlander who was alleged to be selling a traditional Chinese painting on the street. However, it is uncertain whether the

World Series of Poker main event on; USD10m prize

Oskar Garcia Nearly 800 players with dreams of World Series of Poker glory started a marathon toward poker’s richest prize on Saturday — a guaranteed USD10 million payday and a place

Activists pledge to organize democracy referendum on CE election

The referendum organized by the Macau Conscience, the Macao Youth Dynamics and the Open Macau Society is informal and lacks legal effect. Nevertheless, according to commission member Jason Chao, the

Group calls for casino advertisement regulation

The Macau Responsible Gaming Association (MRGA) has urged the Macau government to strengthen the regulations on casino advertisement. The president of the MRGA, Song Wai Kit, claimed that the amount

Fiedler files request asking for details on Cotai land rights

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) yesterday submitted a public records request to two government bodies in Macau asking for information regarding the commitment of land rights in Cotai

Worker crushed to death in industrial accident

The Judiciary Police (PJ) is investigating an industrial accident on the construction site of the future vehicle examination centre in Taipa. A metal hook is alleged to have fallen onto

Aristocrat to buy video gaming technologies for USD1.3b

Nichola Saminather Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. agreed to buy Video Gaming Technologies Inc. for about USD1.3 billion to triple its North American business amid falling profit in Australia. The purchase of closely-held Franklin,

Corporate Bits | Zou Shiming goes for his first professional title

In only his fifth professional fight and just 15 months removed from his professional debut, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and national icon Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO) of Guizhou,

Banco Espírito Santo expected to lose controlling stake in BES Angola

In 2013, following a capital increase from USD170.5 million to US$670.5 million, BES increased its stake from 51.94 percent to 55.71 percent, Angola’s Portmill kept a 24 percent stake and

MOZAMBIQUE | Tuna company Ematum due to start fishing this year

Mozambican tuna fishing company Empresa Moçambicana de Atum (Ematum) is expected to start fishing before the end of this year following the arrival in Mozambique, due in September, of the

Merkel in Beijing Premier Li says country’s economy improving

China’s economy improved in the latest quarter but faces “downward pressure,” and Beijing will increase the strength of targeted policy measures to shore up growth, the country’s premier said yesterday. Speaking

German leader: US spy reports serious if true

Gillian Wong, Beijing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a “clear contradiction”

China holds ceremony to mark war with Japan

Louise Watt, Beijing President Xi Jinping criticized people who “beautify the history of aggression” as China yesterday marked the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan amid rising

Trade body issues mixed ruling in US-China dispute

An appeals body of the World Trade Organization has decided it lacked enough information to uphold China’s objections to a U.S. law meant to help American companies that face unfair

Australia returns asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Kristen Gelineau, Sydney Australia’s government confirmed yesterday that it had handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea, drawing outrage from human rights

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