India’s wheat ban alert of global famine

India banned wheat exports on Saturday with immediate effect, citing food security risks. Indian Commerce Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said the ban has been imposed “in order to manage

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – edition no. 4011

— Gov’t U-turn on satellite casinos to particularly benefit SJM, stocks surge in HKSE * Taiwan’s legislative calls on law changes for Hong Kong, Macau residents * GBA | Hengqin agencies considering

Labor bureau assures supervision on non-local workforce size

Lawmaker Ron Lam was assured by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) that it would closely monitor the size of non-local workforce and prioritize jobs for local

CE orders investigation on cultural fund

After the revelation of malpractices in the Cultural Industry Fund (FIC), Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng has ordered an investigation on the matter, the government

Vocational courses register growth in 2021

A total of 1,436 courses were organised in 2021, an increase of 6.9% year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The total number of participants

Gov’t drops casino venue ownership rule to save satellites

The government has amended the contentious rule that aimed to establish that all casinos would mandatorily be located in venues owned by the concessionaires. The amendment was

Casino stocks rally as gov’t considers tax reduction if operators bring foreign players

Casino stocks in the U.S. trading market rallied on Friday following the SAR government’s announcement that it is considering lowering the gross gaming revenue (GGR) taxes

Baby abandoned near Border Gate

The Judiciary Police (PJ) disclosed yesterday afternoon that it had been notified about the discovery of a baby that had allegedly been abandoned next to a trash

AAEC dismayed with court’s denial of extension appeal following language hitch

The Court of First Instance (TJB) has denied the 30-day extension request filed by the Asian American Entertainment Corp Ltd (AAEC), following the court’s decision in

Health authorities allow quarantine hotel bookings until August

Taking into account the arrival of the summer season, the government is enforcing new rules for booking quarantine hotels in Macau, the representative of the

Second phase of footprint record system to conclude this month

Health authorities’ bid to place footprint recording location QR codes as a Covid tracking mechanism in as many locations as possible is approaching the conclusion of

Group expects economy to run slow from May to July

Macau Economic Association (MEA) forecast the city’s economy to experience a low growth in the months from May to July, with the Prosperity Index expected to

G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia

The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis which threatens poor countries, and

Some Shanghai businesses to reopen today, officials say

Supermarkets, malls and restaurants in Shanghai will be allowed to open in a limited capacity starting today, officials said, even while it remained unclear whether

Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki yesterday urged Japan’s central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group as it marked the

Allies of Marcos Jr. set to dominate Congress

Allies of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the presumptive next president of the Philippines, appear set to dominate both chambers of Congress, further alarming activists after the late

Russians stymied in Ukraine; Finland favors joining NATO

Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faced a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO and a defending

1974 Dozens die as Israel retaliates for Ma’alot

Israeli planes have bombed seven Palestinian refugee camps and villages in southern Lebanon killing at least 27 people and leaving 138 injured.  The attack was in retaliation for

Liverpool beats Chelsea to win FA Cup, keeps quad bid alive

Add the FA Cup to the collection. Jürgen Klopp has now won every major title for Liverpool. A 6-5 victory over Chelsea on penalties in

China cites pandemic and withdraws as host of 2023 Asian Cup

China withdrew as host of soccer’s 2023 Asian Cup on Saturday in the latest cancellation of the country’s sports hosting duties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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