Interview | António Trindade, CESL Asia CEO | ‘We could produce energy here much more efficiently’

Ahead of the Macao International Environmental Co-­operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF), which kicks off today, the CEO of CESL Asia, António Trindade, said that in addition to finding environmentally friendly

Two hospitalized after shuttle bus accident

Two people were admitted to hospital following a shuttle bus accident at the Friendship Bridge on Tuesday night, the Health Bureau (SSM) revealed. 24 people were injured but only 18

CTM preparing to transition customers from 3G to 4G

  After being recently awarded a 4G operating license, CTM is now putting in its “full effort” to build the 4G network and views 4G as “a key development project.” The

Gaming | Fitch Ratings lowers forecast for casino revenue

Fitch Ratings has lowered its 2015 forecast for Macau gaming revenues, citing credit availability and the recent smoking and visa restrictions as contributing factors, news website GMA News reported. “We believe

Entertainment | Venetian hosts star-studded film awards ceremony

Scores of stars and celebrities from more than six Asian countries descended on Macau as the city hosted the presentation ceremony for the ninth Asian film awards at the Venetian

Coffee harvest in Indonesia expanding to record on rainfall

  Coffee farmers in Indonesia, the world’s third-biggest producer of the robusta variety used by Nestle SA, will probably harvest a record crop in the season starting April after rains boosted

Corporate Bits | BNU donates MOP1,600,000 to Tung Sing Tung

Established in 1892, Tung Sin Tong has been a leading charity organization in Macau, providing free medical services and education for citizens in need. In order to collect more funds for

Mozambique | New dams add 3,600 megawatts of power production

Power consumption in Mozambique is increasing by an average annual rate of 82 megawatts (about 14 percent), according to the Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD), and expansion of the

Angola | Drop in oil prices is an economic challenge

The Secretary of State for cooperation of the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Angela Bragança, said in Luanda that the recent drop in oil prices of around 60 percent in

Cape Verde wants low cost flights

The Government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) is “completely open” to low cost flights and plans to boost an agreement with the European Union (EU) with this in mind, said

Beijing’s influence set to climb as US thwarted on new bank

Seven decades after the end of World War II, the international economic architecture crafted by the U.S. faces its biggest shakeup yet, with China establishing new channels for influence to

Gov’t rejects calls for release of women’s rights activists

China yesterday rejected growing international calls for the release of five women’s rights activists and accused critics of violating the country’s judicial sovereignty by appealing for the women’s freedom. Chinese Foreign Ministry

Lee Kuan Yew’s ancestral residence sparks memories

  A village over 500 kilometers from the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou that nestles in mountains is attracting visitors in search of a glimpse into the life of late Singapore

Singapore | Lee Kuan Yew lies in state as citizens bid farewell 

Singaporeans stood in silence yesterday as Lee Kuan Yew’s coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the presidential palace to Parliament, where thousands waited for hours

Thailand | Seafood firm drops supplier named in slavery report

Thailand’s biggest seafood company said yesterday it has cut ties with a supplier named in an Associated Press report after determining it might be involved with forced labor and other abuses. The

Australia | 230 suspected jihadis prevented from leaving

Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East this month, including at least three teenage boys, officials said yesterday. Officials had previously announced that

Italy | High court deciding fate of ‘very worried’ Amanda Knox 

Italy’s high court took up the appeal of Amanda Knox’s murder conviction yesterday, considering the fate of the “very worried” American and her Italian former boyfriend in the brutal 2007

Yemen | President flees his house in Aden as rebels near 

Yemen’s embattled president fled his palace in Aden for an undisclosed location yesterday as Shiite rebels offered cash bounty for his capture and arrested his defense minister. President Abed Rabbo Mansour

Death Penalty | Utah’s adoption of firing squads bucks global trend

Utah’s decision to reintroduce the firing squad as an execution method if lethal injections drugs are unavailable bucks an international trend. Utah’s governor has signed a law that makes his state

Germanwings tragedy | France cracks open plane’s black box, seals off crash site 

French investigators cracked open the badly damaged black box of a German jetliner yesterday and sealed off the rugged Alpine crash site where 150 people died when their plane slammed

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