Economy

Macau casino’s revenue decline in Q1 ‘expected’

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said on Tuesday the 13.3 percent year-on-year decrease in the city’s casino revenue in the first quarter was what the government had expected. The Gaming and Inspection Co-ordination Bureau (DCIJ) announced on Friday that the casino sector’s gross revenue fell 13.3 percent year-on-year to 56.17 billion … Continue reading "Macau casino’s revenue decline in Q1 ‘expected’"

6 Apr, 2016

Mainland-Macau trade down in Jan-Feb

Trade between the Chinese mainland and Macau totalled 460 million U.S. dollars in the first two months of this year, down 32 percent year on year, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). Mainland exports to Macau stood at 440 million U.S. dollars, decreasing by 31.2 percent year on year. Imports from the … Continue reading "Mainland-Macau trade down in Jan-Feb"

5 Apr, 2016

Macau mobile phone imports fell 50 per cent in Jan-Feb

Macau’s imports of mobile phones fell by 50.2 per cent year-on-year to 1.009 billion patacas in the first two months, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday. Imports of watches dropped by 36.4 per cent to 758 million patacas. Gold jewellery imports declined by 19.7 per cent to 1.07 billion patacas. Imports of … Continue reading "Macau mobile phone imports fell 50 per cent in Jan-Feb"

1 Apr, 2016

PSC product centre in Macau to boost business opportunities

Macau’s newly opened Portuguese-speaking Countries Food Exhibition Centre, where over 700 kinds of products are on display, will help companies explore business opportunities, Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) President Jackson Chang Chou Weng said on Thursday. Addressing the opening ceremony of the centre in the so-called Glass House in Praça do Tap Seac, … Continue reading "PSC product centre in Macau to boost business opportunities"

1 Apr, 2016

Macau power utility CEM made 662 million patacas profit in 2015

Power utility CEM announced on Thursday a net profit of 662 million patacas, up 8.8 per cent year-on-year. The announcement came after the company’s annual general meeting. According to a CEM statement, the city’s power consumption increased by 6.2 per cent to hit a record high of 4,966 GWh last year. Peak Demand rose by … Continue reading "Macau power utility CEM made 662 million patacas profit in 2015"

1 Apr, 2016

Air Macau profits fell 70 per cent in 2015

Air Macau ended 2015 with net profits of 31 million yuan (38.3 million patacas at current exchange rates), representing a decrease of 70.58 per cent compared to the 106 million recorded in the previous year, according to the local daily Tribuna de Macau. The data is contained in the annual report released on Wednesday by … Continue reading "Air Macau profits fell 70 per cent in 2015"

31 Mar, 2016

Macau is expected to return to economic growth in 2017

Macau should return to economic growth in 2017, the year in which, according to experts from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) there will be a return to positive values ​​with a real rate of 4.6 percent, according to the latest report on the territory. This positive growth rate occurs after three consecutive years of negative … Continue reading "Macau is expected to return to economic growth in 2017"

30 Mar, 2016

Consumer prices in Macau up to 3.9 per cent

Inflation increased slightly last month, thanks to higher prices for restaurant meals and fresh food during the Lunar New Year period. According to data released on Monday, consumer prices increased by almost 3.9 per cent year-on-year in February, slightly higher than in January. In fact, it was the smallest Lunar New Year increase in five … Continue reading "Consumer prices in Macau up to 3.9 per cent"

22 Mar, 2016

Trade between Macau and Taiwan increases in 2015

The President of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) said in Taipei that trade between Macau and Taiwan reached US$181 million in 2015, representing an increase of 1.3 percent over the previous year. Jackson Chang also recalled, at a seminar on the exchange between companies from Macau and Taiwan, that commercial flights between … Continue reading "Trade between Macau and Taiwan increases in 2015"

16 Mar, 2016

Macau’s trade deficit improves by 21 percent in January

Macau’s balance of trade deficit recorded a 21 percent improvement in January due to a contraction of 1.579 billion patacas in goods imports, reported the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau. In January Macau imported goods worth 6.956 billion patacas, against 9.493 billion patacas a year earlier, which together with an increase 1.5 percent in exports … Continue reading "Macau’s trade deficit improves by 21 percent in January"

2 Mar, 2016

MICE statistics of Macau shown increase of events in Q4

According to a Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) report, a total of 239 MICE events were held during the fourth quarter of 2015. This is an increase of six year-on-year. In the same period, the number of meetings and conferences increased by 13, while that of exhibitions decreased by seven. The total number of participants … Continue reading "MICE statistics of Macau shown increase of events in Q4"

29 Feb, 2016

Macau wants to attract more conventions and exhibitions from the Asia-Pacific region

The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) attended the “Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2016″ (AIME 2016) which ended Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia, in order to attract more conventions and exhibitions from the Asia-Pacific region to Macau. The mission organised by IPIM, which since January has been responsible for coordination and external promotion of … Continue reading "Macau wants to attract more conventions and exhibitions from the Asia-Pacific region"

26 Feb, 2016

Guangzhou’s development plan to pursue closer economic integration with Macau and Hong Kong

Last week, Beijing approved Guangzhou’s ambitious plans to become an international trade center and regional transportation hub by 2020, but urged Guangzhou authorities to pursue closer economic integration with Macau and Hong Kong. China’s State Council urged authorities to focus on improving infrastructure in the Pearl River Delta by integrating road, port, rail and air … Continue reading "Guangzhou’s development plan to pursue closer economic integration with Macau and Hong Kong"

23 Feb, 2016

Property prices in Macau drop 13 percent in 2015

The average price of residential units in 2015 dropped by 13 percent year-on-year to 86,826 patacas per square metre of usable area, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday. The average price per square metre of usable area of pre-sale residential units fell by 23.5 percent to 119,526 patacas, while the average price … Continue reading "Property prices in Macau drop 13 percent in 2015"

18 Feb, 2016

Macau reserves swell to 345 billion patacas in 2015

The financial reserves and other asset values of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) rose by 2.4 billion patacas to 345 billion patacas last year, the Macau Monetary Authority (AMCM) announced on Wednesday. According to the announcement published in the Official Gazette (BO), the MSAR’s “basic reserves” amounted to 131.88 billion patacas and its “extraordinary … Continue reading "Macau reserves swell to 345 billion patacas in 2015"

18 Feb, 2016

Beijing backs Macau as yuan hub

The central government will keep supporting Macau to become a yuan clearing platform between China and the Portuguese-speaking bloc, Yao Jian, deputy director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau, said on Wednesday. Yao made the remarks when addressing a seminar jointly hosted by the Bank of China Macau Branch (BOC Macau) and … Continue reading "Beijing backs Macau as yuan hub"

21 Jan, 2016

Agreement to advance chinese medicine industry from Macau inked

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, was in Beijing last week to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the Guangdong-Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Technology Industrial Park Development. The secretary said that Macau intends to use the ties forged with Lusophone … Continue reading "Agreement to advance chinese medicine industry from Macau inked"

20 Jan, 2016

Agency hopes housing prices in Macau won’t drop over 20 pct this year

Housing prices dropped 22 percent last year and without anything expected to stimulate the local economy, the local office of Hong Kong estate agency Centaline Property said that it hoped the drop in property prices won’t exceed 20 percent this year. Centaline (Macau) Property Agency Director Jacky Shek Pou Tak and Senior Regional Sales Director … Continue reading "Agency hopes housing prices in Macau won’t drop over 20 pct this year"

15 Jan, 2016

Macau International Airport received record of 5.8 million passengers in 2015

Driven by the tourism market of Southeast and North Asia, Macau International Airport (MIA) achieved record-breaking passenger volume in 2015. During the year, MIA passenger count surpassed 5.8 million, representing an annual increase of 6.4 per cent, which is a new record for MIA. Meanwhile, the aircraft movement reached over 55,000 and recorded a 6 … Continue reading "Macau International Airport received record of 5.8 million passengers in 2015"

8 Jan, 2016

Macau imports fell while exports grew during November

Information from the Statistics and Census Service indicated that total imports of goods for November 2015 fell 17.4 percent year-on-year, while total exports of goods are up 6 percent for the same period. Excluding the import and export of services, the goods trade deficit widened to MOP68.02 billion for the first eleven months of 2015. … Continue reading "Macau imports fell while exports grew during November"

31 Dec, 2015