Agnes Lam launches bra donation campaign to help African women

“This is the second time we are organizing the donation here in Macau. Last time, we were able to collect 300 bras,” Agnes Lam told the Times, adding that in

EU welcomes process leading to electoral reform in HK

The European Union has welcomed the recent steps taken by Hong Kong towards introducing universal suffrage for the chief executive’s election in 2017. In a statement, the European Union External Action

Casinos lose to lottery during World Cup

The ‘Chart of the Day’ tracks monthly sales of lottery tickets in mainland China, gaming revenue at Macau casinos and the Bloomberg Industry Macau (China) Gaming Market Index. The equities

Photo exhibition shows Macau football past glories

The inauguration ceremony for the exhibition took place yesterday at the Rui Cunha Foundation. Senior officials from the government and the Legislative Assembly (AL), including Macau Sport Development Board acting

CE ELECTION | Over 300 nomination forms requested at CAECE

The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Chief Executive (CAECE) has stated that over 300 nomination forms have been requested so far. According to a Radio Macau report, judge Song Man Lei,

New teams joining Sovereignty Tournament

Francisco Manhão told the Times that there will be a new team from Australia joining this year’s Sovereignty Tournament organized by AVFM. The 15th year of the Tournament, which will take

Mobile charger causes fire on bus

A minor fire took place yesterday at around 3 p.m. on a New Era bus when it was on a roundabout on the Estrada Marginal da Ilha Verde. During the

Residency permit denied despite family links

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has rejected an appeal filed by a Hong Kong citizen over a residency permit renewal that was denied by Macau authorities. He is married

Inflation still on the rise

The composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 5.99 percent year-on-year last June, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) revealed yesterday. The increase is attributed to higher rent prices for

Disabled subsidy applications open

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) is accepting requests for the provisional disabled subsidy. In a statement, IAS recalled that those applying for subsidies should collect all necessary documents and choose

Airport achieves 18 percent jump in half-year revenue

CAM’s total revenue in the first two quarters of this year has reached MOP510 million, an 18 percent increase compared to the same period last year. The aeronautical revenues and

HEALTH|5,000 people die each year of heart disease

In a seminar organized last weekend at the Macau Civil Servants Association, physicians Mário Évora and Ip Man Fai, from the Macau Cardiology Association, stressed that some of these diseases

Visually impaired association attends meeting in US

The group departed on July 8 to San Francisco for the 15-day trip. They attended the 2014 American Council of the Blind (ACM) Conference and Convention that took place between

Russia seeks to cut dependence on IBM, Microsoft amid sanctions

Russia’s parliament is preparing new regulations to reduce its reliance on foreign technology suppliers after the U.S. imposed sanctions against some of its largest companies, a move that could hurt

Tesco chief Philip Clarke to step down

Tesco says chief executive officer Philip Clarke will be stepping down after the latest earnings figures showed Britain’s largest retailer by revenue struggled at home. Tesco announced yesterday that Dave Lewis,

Corporate Bits | CESL Asia sponsored 2014 bocce game event

The bocce game welcomed mentally-challenged people from local special schools, sheltered workshops, caring centers and residential cares as well as their parents. Participants enjoyed the game in groups based on

ANGOLA | Central bank has eye on problems at BESA

“A problem has been identified in the credit portfolio of Banco Espírito Santo and includes irregularities and defaulted loans,” said José de Lima Massano in the Angolan parliament. The governor

MOZAMBIQUE | Chinese company invests USD260 million in SEZ

Chinese company Dingsheng International Investments has already invested USD260 million of a total US$500 million to build infrastructure in the Manga-Mungassa Special Economic Zone, in Mozambique’s Sofala province, Mozambique’s Minister

China’s online population rises to 632m

Compared to the 53.58 million new Internet users added last year, the increase in the first half of this year was relatively small. According to Liu Bing, the center’s deputy

Five officials investigated for corruption

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into five officials for suspected of bribery and embezzlement, said the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) yesterday. Two were senior executives of state-owned enterprises and the others

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