Briefs | Real estate mortgage loans decrease 23.9 pct

The new real estate mortgage loans (RMLs) approved by Macau banks decreased 23.9 percent year-on-year in July, according to figures released by the Monetary Authority of Macau. New RMLs increased

Briefs | Local deposits decrease 0.8 pct

Residents’ deposits decreased by 0.8 percent month-on-month in July to MOP473.7 billion. MOP and USD deposits increased 3.4 percent and 7.7 percent respectively, while those in HKD and RMB decreased

BRIEFS | Special Olympics delegation brings home 87 medals

The local delegation participating in this year’s Special Olympics in Los Angeles has claimed a total of 87 medals, including 35 gold, 24 silver and 28 bronze medals. Macau’s athletes

BRIEFS | Typhoon signal 1 hoisted

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) yesterday raised typhoon signal number 1 as typhoon “Kujira” approaches Hainan Island. SMG had said that raising a higher signal was unlikely. Kujira is

BRIEFS: EPM launches Open Day

The Portuguese School of Macau (EPM) will be holding an Open Day tomorrow addressing its current student community, prospective students and the public in general, said vice-principal Zélia Mieiro.  The

BRIEFS: Inflation over 4 pct in January

Macau’s Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January went up by 4.75 percent compared with the same period  last year, according to figures released yesterday by the city’s Statistics and

BRIEFS: Vietnam sees rise in exports to Macau

Vietnam’s exports to China’s Hong Kong and Macau grew impressively in 2014, state-run Radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported on Friday. The broadcaster quoted the Vietnamese Consul General to Hong

BRIEFS: Residential mortgage loans rose by 9.7 pct

New residential mortgage loans (RMLs) approved by Macau banks increased 9.7 percent month-on-month, reaching MOP3.7 billion in December. 95.3 percent of these were extended to residents. In terms of value,

BRIEFS: 3 hospitalized after apartment fire

The authorities are still trying to identify a woman who was sent to hospital after being found standing outside a burning residential apartment in Fai Chi Kei in the early

BRIEFS: Cape Verdeans organize disaster relief event

The recently created Association for the Promotion of Cape Verdean Culture is today organizing a cultural event to show solidarity toward the residents of Ilha do Fogo, who were affected

BRIEFS: Sydney – Nagasaki cruise with free stays in Macau, Hong Kong

Overnight tourists to South China’s Hainan Province exceeded 40 million in 2014, up 10.6 percent, the local statistics bureau said this week. The total included 39.9 million tourists from other

BRIEFS: Visitor arrivals decrease by 1.8 pct

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) plans to launch bus-only lanes during peak hours along the Inner Harbor route connecting the A Ma Temple and the Border Gate. Starting from August, the

BRIEFS: Multi-million prostitution ring busted

The Judiciary Police (PJ) cracked a large prostitution syndicate based in a hotel in NAPE area yesterday. Six local suspects were arrested and 96 women involved in prostitution were taken

BRIEFS: UM security caught stealing from students

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a security guard working at the University of Macau (UM) Hengqin campus who allegedly used a master keycard to enter students’ rooms and steal

Briefs: Visitors entry increases by 8 pct over Christmas

Immigration authorities recorded a total of 3.95 million people who crossed the seven immigration checkpoints of Macau during the Christmas holiday period - between December 20 and 28 - with

BRIEFS: Turtle heat lamp causes balcony fire

A 12-year-old girl managed to escape from her apartment on Monday after its balcony caught fire. Information suggests that the incident took place at about 12:10 p.m. It took the

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