Aviation seminar discusses budget airline benefits

The seminar took place last Saturday in the Macau Science Centre. It was organized by the Institute of Macau Civil Aviation (IMCA), with about 80 industry representatives and IMCA members

APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting delegates visit local attractions before event kicks off

Delegates to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 8th Tourism Ministerial Meeting (TMM8) are arriving in Macau, with many of them having already taken part in a meeting and a tour

BRIEFS | AFA Art Courses open for application

To promote contemporary art education, the Art For All Society (AFA) is set to launch a range of art courses in October. Twelve art programs for both children and adults

TRAVEL | Macanese woman backpacks through Southeast Asia to break stereotypes

A backpack equipped with a snorkeling mask and a few pieces of light clothing easily sets the scene for a traveling adventure in Southeast Asia. Twenty-eight-year-old Macau-born Susana Cruz embarked

Trump Casinos plan bankruptcy in new blow to Atlantic City jobs

Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., the company founded by Donald Trump, will file for bankruptcy again this week, people with knowledge of the situation said, putting a fifth Atlantic City casino

Corporate Bits | CAM takes part in the Kansai and Osaka airports anniversary ceremonies

The ceremony was held at Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport at 11:00 a.m. The opening speech was given by Keiichi Ando, President and ECO of New Kansai International Airport, and was

Business group says gov’t needs to speed up reform 

The report by the European Chamber of Commerce in China adds to warnings that Beijing needs to open the state-dominated economy and not use regulation to promote growth of Chinese

Washington and Beijing discuss avoiding military incidents 

The matter appeared to be one of a relatively few contentious issues raised during a visit intended to lay the groundwork for President Barack Obama’s trip to Beijing in November. Overall,

McDonald’s sales slump worst since 2003 due to supplier scandal

McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant chain, posted the worst same-store sales decline in more than a decade, hurt by sluggish demand in the U.S. and a health scare involving a

Mainland exports up 9.4 percent, imports shrink again

Exports rose 9.4 percent last month, down from a 14.5 percent expansion in July but higher than many economists had been forecasting. Imports, however, contracted 2.4 percent, after shrinking 1.6 percent

MALAYSIA AIRLINES CRASH Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts 

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation

AUSTRALIA | Shark kills man despite rescue bid

A man was killed in a shark attack yesterday at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay on Australia’s east coast despite a beachgoer’s brave rescue attempt, police said. The beachgoer,

PAKISTAN | Death toll in Kashmir floods reaches 400 

The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 yesterday as armies in both countries scrambled to help the victims and authorities in Islamabad warned of more flooding

JAPAN | New bio says Emperor Hirohito condemned WW2 involvement

Japan’s Imperial Household Agency has compiled a 61-volume biography of former Emperor Hirohito that portrays him as being distressed that he could not stop his country from going to war,

UKRAINE | EU slows new Russia sanctions as it gauges truce

European Union governments abruptly put on hold for at least a “few days” new sanctions against Russia, allowing more time to assess the viability of a cease-fire in Ukraine without

GLOBAL WARMING | UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high 

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said yesterday. In an annual report,

This Day in History: 1963 – American Express comes to Britain

This move by American Express is bound to give a powerful boost to the idea of credit cards in Britain, which have not, so far, spread very far. Until now,

Offbeat | Norway considers renting Dutch prison cells

Norway is in talks with the Netherlands to rent prison space and export some prisoners while carrying out urgent maintenance work and to ease overcrowding, an official said yesterday. Justice Ministry

OLYMPICS | Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn’t expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly. It’s been

Ferrari’s fall in F1 causing corporate concern

For the first time since 2008, Ferrari failed to a land a car on the podium in its home race. Fernando Alonso retired Sunday due to a mechanical problem on

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