Fitch keeps Macau’s credit ratings at ‘AA’

Fitch Ratings Inc. announced yesterday that it has affirmed Macau’s long-term foreign-currency issue default rating (IDR) at “AA” with a stable outlook.

20 Dec, 2018

Macau government consults public on phone tapping bill

The government Wednesday launched a 45-day public consultation on the drafting of a bill regulating the tapping of telephones during police investigations into criminal cases.

27 Sep, 2018

Macau government warns typhoon Mangkhut as serious as Hato

The government said Wednesday that it did not rule out the possibility that Super Typhoon Mangkhut that is making its way to the city would have an impact on Macau as large as last year’s deadly Super Typhoon Hato.

13 Sep, 2018

No political motive behind non-renewal of legal advisors’contracts from Legislative Assembly

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng said Monday that there was no political motive behind the legislature’s decision not to renew the employment contracts of two of the legislature’s legal advisors.

11 Sep, 2018

Leong Vai Tac urges young professionals to grab GBA chances

Secretary for Economy and Finance Leong Vai Tac said Thursday that local young professionals who are working and studying in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) region should grab the opportunities available to develop themselves, and contribute to the country’s development.

7 Sep, 2018

1st locally-infected dengue case this year

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Tuesday that it recorded the first locally-infected dengue fever this year.

20 Jun, 2018

Cross-border bus service on HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge coming

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) is scheduled to open in the third quarter of this year. By then, an inter-city bus service will also be available, giving the public another commuting option.

30 May, 2018

Macau to join national anti-poverty drive in Guizhou

The Macau government has been authorised by the central government to participate in the nation’s poverty alleviation projects, according to a statement by the Spokesperson’s Office of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Government.

21 May, 2018

External powers try to introduce HK-style advocacy of independence to Macau: Liaison Office vice-chief

Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau Deputy Director Chen Sixi said yesterday that external powers were trying to introduce Hong Kong-style advocacy of independence to Macau

5 Mar, 2018

Future Macau maritime areas without gaming activities

The new Maritime Areas Basic Law bill includes a legal provision that prevents any possible construction projects within the the 85-square-kilometer area from being used for any gaming-related activities, the spokesperson of the Executive Council (ExCo) Leong Heng Teng said Tuesday during a press conference

20 Dec, 2017

Macau wifi public

Internet service providers can now set up outdoor WiFi hotspots

The government is now allowing Internet service providers (ISP) to set up their own WiFi hotspots in outdoor areas on the condition that they set aside capacity for the government to provide free WiFi to the public.

22 Sep, 2017

Macau received 21.3 million visitors from January to August

In the first eight months of 2017, Macau received 21,348,656 tourists, up by 4.4 percent year-on-year.

22 Sep, 2017

Macau Raymond Tam Vai Man

Environmental protection chief now also in charge of meteorological bureau

Director Raymond Tam Vai Man to be appointed director of the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) for a one-year term while remaining in his existing post.

21 Sep, 2017

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

Surfacing of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau main body is completed

The leveling of the surface on the main part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has now been completed, the bridge authority announced on the weekend.

31 Jul, 2017

CTM direct dialling calls

Government to urge CTM to further lower charges

The government will urge CTM to further lower its leased line and International Direct Dialling (IDD) service charges this year.

21 Jul, 2017

Macau's legislative assembly elections

Record of 195 candidates running for 14 seats

A record 195 candidates are running in the upcoming direct election of 14 seats in the legislature, Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) President Tong Hio Fong said on Wednesday.

13 Jul, 2017

loan-sharking gang

Police detain 15 casino loan sharks

Judiciary Police (PJ) officers escort some of the 15 suspected casino loan-sharking gang members to a vehicle outside the PJ headquarters in Zape on Tuesday.

12 Jul, 2017

ATM camera

KYC improves information exchange with mainland

Financial Intelligence Office Director Ng Man Seong said that the Know Your Customer (KYC) security feature installed in the city’s ATMs will enhance the government’s ability to exchange information on money laundering and suspicious transactions with the mainland authorities.

7 Jul, 2017

Human trafficking report

Macau rejects US human trafficking report

The Macau government strongly rejected the Trafficking in Persons Report 2017 released by the US State Department in Washington.

29 Jun, 2017

Roulette City

Macau film ‘Roulette City’ gets China distribution

Filmed in Macau, “Roulette City”, written and directed by Singaporean Thomas Lim, will be distributed on pay-per-view streaming in mainland China from June 8.

26 May, 2017