Economy

Gaming revenue slips 8.6%

Gross gaming revenue slipped 8.6 per cent year-on-year in August to 24.26 billion patacas owing partly to a difficult comparison base for the month last year.

2 Sep, 2019

Grand Lisboa Palace to open in H2 of next year: So

Construction of Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai would be completed by early next month.

29 Aug, 2019

Recession rears its ugly head again

Macau is in a technical recession after gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 1.8 per cent year-on-year in real terms in the second quarter and by 3.2 per cent in the first quarter.

26 Aug, 2019

Ho pledges to spend public money ‘wisely’

Ho Iat Seng's government will spend public money “wisely” with the aim of ensuring that public expenditure is always on the right track.

19 Aug, 2019

Economic situation next year won’t be bright: Ho

Ongoing Sino-US trade war, and the current situation in Hong Kong have deeply impacted Macau’s economy.

14 Aug, 2019

No need to be ‘overly pessimistic’ over yuan-US dollar exchange rate: Ip

Due to the impact of the Sino-US trade war, the yuan’s exchange rate would float in the short run.

9 Aug, 2019

Government drops bill on MOP 60 billion ‘sovereign wealth fund’

The controversial bill proposing the transfer of MOP 60 billion for setting-up MSAR Investment and Development Fund is to be withdrawn from Wednesday's plenary session agenda.

6 Aug, 2019

Regulator lowers discount window rate to 2.5%

Macau’s discount window base rate has been lowered by 25 basis points to 2.5%

2 Aug, 2019

Government proposes 60 billion pataca ‘sovereign wealth fund’

The government plans to set up the local version of a “sovereign wealth fund” with a proposed capital of 60 billion patacas.

29 Jul, 2019

Macau offers the Greater Bay Area its privileged relationship with Portuguese-speaking countries

The diversification of Macau’s economy centred on relations with Portuguese-speaking countries is essential if the territory is to find its place in the Greater Bay Area, said the chief executive of Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU).

8 Jul, 2019

China-Portuguese-Language Fund seeks projects in São Tomé and Príncipe

The China-Portuguese Cooperation and Development Fund is looking for projects in São Tomé and Príncipe, a country that reestablished diplomatic relations with China in December 2016, said the secretary general of Forum Macau. Xu Yingzhen said in an interview with Portuguese news agency Lusa that representatives of the Fund on 8 and 9 July will … Continue reading "China-Portuguese-Language Fund seeks projects in São Tomé and Príncipe"

1 Jul, 2019

China reduces application fees for SAR travel documents

Originally, the application fee for Chinese citizens for a Hong Kong or Macau travel document was RMB80. The new price will be set at RMB60.

27 Jun, 2019

Inflation slows to 2.69 pct in May

Macau’s composite consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.69 percent last month, slowing down by a 0.08 percentage point from the 2.77 growth recorded in April.

24 Jun, 2019

Macau’s GDP to shrink by 0.3% in 2019, EIU says

Macau will end 2019 with an economic contraction of 0.3%, contrary to the previous forecast for GDP growth of 3.2% in 2019, according to a forecast from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released on Friday.

21 Jun, 2019

BRI to create jobs for 21,000 Filipinos: Chan

The central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will create employment for up to 21,000 people in the Philippines, Secretary for Administration and Justice Sónia Chan Hoi Fan said.

13 Jun, 2019

Environmental impact of an underwater tunnel between Macau and Taipa in public consultation

The environmental impact assessment of the construction of an underwater tunnel between the Macau peninsula and the island of Taipa is under public consultation until 21 June.

11 Jun, 2019

GDP shrinks in Q1,1st drop after 10 quarters

Macau’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 3.2 percent year-on-year in real terms, ending the uptrend that lasted for 10 consecutive quarters, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday.

4 Jun, 2019

LRT subsidy to top 1 billion patacas per year: lawmaker

The Macau government will subsidise the LRT skytrain operation with more than 1 billion patacas a year, Mak Soi Kun, president of the Legislative Assembly’s Public Finance Affairs Follow-Up Committee, has indicated.

3 Jun, 2019

Govt to study feasibility of stock market: monetary chief

The Macau government intends to hire a consultancy to study the feasibility of opening a stock market in Macau, Macau Monetary Authority (AMCM) President Benjamin Chan Sau San says.

3 Jun, 2019

Q1 economy suffers negative growth: Leong

Macau’s economy in the first quarter experienced negative growth year-on-year, primarily due to the high base of comparison in the same quarter of last year.

31 May, 2019