Property | Realtor claims rental transactions will halve

The region’s new rental bill came into effect on Sunday and some of the opinions voiced from the real estate sector have projected that it will result

Legal Affairs Bureau accepting opinions on report for Human Rights Council

The Legal Affairs Bureau (DSAJ) is accepting opinions on a report regarding human rights protection in the Macau Special Administrative Region. The report forms part of

Briefs | Guangdong to control pollution in Greater Bay

Environmental protection authorities in Guangdong Province have made plans to curb offshore pollution in the Greater Bay area. Guangdong has around 4,114 kilometers of coastline and much of

Flu situation is stable but should not be neglected, Tam says

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam said that the recent flu epidemic in the region is stable and does not require the implementation of

Music | OM celebrates Bernstein’s centennial anniversary

The Macao Orchestra (OM) will present a concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth on February 24, as well as to pay tribute to

Heritage | IC enforces measures to prevent temple fires

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is enforcing security measures to prevent fires from occurring in temples in the region. Such measures include safety verification inspections as well

Agreement to avoid double taxation on Macau and Taiwan aviation industry

The agreement to avoid double taxation on the aviation industry across Macau and Taiwan came into effect in the second week of February. The Chief Executive signed

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

The new CEO of Las Vegas- based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before

Gaming | Once near death, Tropicana now No. 2 casino in Atlantic City

Ten years ago, Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino was on the verge of death, having been stripped of its casino license after its then-owners laid off vast swaths

Singapore | Home tax hike not a market cooling move, minister says

Singapore’s tax increase on home purchases exceeding SGD1 million (USD758,960) is aimed at making duties more equitable rather than imposing an additional property curb, said

Corporate Bits | MGM Cotai marks first CNY at property

MGM Cotai has held a Lion Dance Blessing Ceremony to celebrate its first Chinese New Year, kicking off with a traditional lion eye-dotting ritual and lion

Sanming touted as model for cutting healthcare costs

A Chinese city has taken on pharmaceutical companies and local doctors in the battle against healthcare cost inflation — and is now being touted as a nationwide

Economy | HSBC annual profit rises as Asian growth drives earnings

HSBC said yesterday that profits rose on strong earnings from Asia, in the latest sign that the London-based global bank’s restructuring to focus even more

UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

The U.N. children’s agency in a report released yesterday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born

Uber CEO’s Asia trip underscores its persistent global ambitions

Uber Technologies Inc. isn’t ready to give up the world. Dara Khosrowshahi, in his first trip to Asia since becoming chief executive officer,

Qian Yongqiang | Entrepreneur starts USD100 million hedge fund with own money

Qian Yongqiang, who made his fortune in Chinese education and tech startups, is starting a USD100 million hedge fund with his own money. Singapore-based QQQ Capital Fund will

Thailand | Court gives Japanese man custody of 13 surrogate kids

A Thai court yesterday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale

Indonesia Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Mount Sinabung

The eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers high also “annihilated” the mountain’s summit. Before and after images from Indonesia’s Center for Volcanology

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