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Brazil, USA set up final rematch in WGP Finals today

Macau, China, 28 Ago – Eight-time title winner Brazil and defending event champion the United States emerged victorious in the semifinals here on Saturday to set up a final rematch in the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals. Brazil, the world No. 1 women’s volleyball team, beat reigning world champion Russia in straight sets to … Continue reading "Brazil, USA set up final rematch in WGP Finals today"

28 Aug, 2011

Serbia, Russia, Brazil and USA to bring hard-hitting action in FIVB World Grand Prix semifinals

Macau, China, August 27, 2011 – Serbia, Russia, Brazil and USA will attempt to book its finals ticket in the intense semifinals showdown of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix at the Macau East Asian Games Dome today. Crowd favorites Brazil will take on the tall Russian side. Brazil have the advantage over the Russians … Continue reading "Serbia, Russia, Brazil and USA to bring hard-hitting action in FIVB World Grand Prix semifinals"

27 Aug, 2011

Brazil, USA secure semifinal berths at FIVB WGP final round

Macau, China,26 Aug – World No.1 Brazil and defending event champion the United States secured their berths in the semifinals of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix final round with respective wins in pool B here Thursday. In pool A, World Grand Prix newcomer Serbia rallied past reigning world champion Russia 3-1 while dark horse … Continue reading "Brazil, USA secure semifinal berths at FIVB WGP final round"

26 Aug, 2011

Macau’s inflation reaches nearly 6pct in July

Macau, China, 23 Ago – Macau’s Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July this year went up by 5.96 percent over the same period of last year, according to the figures released Monday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (SCS). The figure was the highest since December 2008, when CPI went up by 6.16 … Continue reading "Macau’s inflation reaches nearly 6pct in July"

23 Aug, 2011

Brazil, USA, Russia and Serbia claim opening victories at WGP volley final round in Macau

Macau, China, 25 Aug – Eight-time title winners Brazil, defending event champions the United States, Russia and Serbia claimed opening victories in the final round of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix kicking off here on Wednesday. Finishing top of the preliminary rounds with an unbeaten 9-0 record, the Brazilian women clean swept former world … Continue reading "Brazil, USA, Russia and Serbia claim opening victories at WGP volley final round in Macau"

22 Aug, 2011

Visitors’ non-gambling expenditure up 15 pct in Q2

Macau, China, 22 Aug – Visitors’ spending – excluding gambling expenses – reached 10.1 billion patacas in the second quarter of this year, an increase of 15 percent over the same period of last year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week. Visitors’ non-gambling … Continue reading "Visitors’ non-gambling expenditure up 15 pct in Q2"

22 Aug, 2011

Chinese central government supports Hong Kong´s role in cooperation with Guangdong and Macau

Hong Kong,China, 19 Aug –  China’s central government supports Hong Kong’s active role in cooperation with Guangdong Province and Macau Special Administrative Region, and is steadfast to enhance and deepen the cooperation, a Chinese government delegation led by Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang said at a forum in Hong Kong. As part of series of … Continue reading "Chinese central government supports Hong Kong´s role in cooperation with Guangdong and Macau"

19 Aug, 2011

Hotels log nearly 4 million guests in 1st half

Macau, China, 16 Aug – Macau’s hospitality industry logged a record 3,988,791 guests in the first half of this year, an increase of five percent over the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday. Hotels’ average occupancy rate in the first six months stood at 82 percent, up 3.3 … Continue reading "Hotels log nearly 4 million guests in 1st half"

16 Aug, 2011

Nearly 6,000 private flats under construction in Macau

Macau, China, 15 Aug – Another agglomeration of new private flats will flood the local property market as a total of 5,951 flats are being built, 345 have been built, and 356 have been granted occupation permits, according to the latest figures released by the Lands, Public Works and Transportation Bureau (DSSOPT) Sunday. Although it … Continue reading "Nearly 6,000 private flats under construction in Macau"

15 Aug, 2011

No more public housing flats after 19,000 units finished said Macau´s CE

Macau, China, 12 Aug – Macau’s Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Thursday that he cannot promise that more public housing flats will be built in the future. Speaking in a Q&A session in the Legislative Assembly Chui later revealed during the session that the government had reserved land for 6,000 flats other than … Continue reading "No more public housing flats after 19,000 units finished said Macau´s CE"

12 Aug, 2011

Shun Tak buys First Ferry ( Macau )

<Macau, China, 12 Aug – Shun Tak-China Travel Shipping Investments said in a statement Thursday that it has entered into a sales and purchase agreement with New World First Holdings, to acquire all shareholdings in New World First Ferry Services ( Macau ), The Macau Post Daily reports today. The transaction includes acquisition of vessels … Continue reading "Shun Tak buys First Ferry ( Macau )"

12 Aug, 2011

Population rises to record 558,100 in June

Macau, CHina, 11 Aug – Macau’s population – comprising residents and non-local workers – reached 558,100 at the end of the second quarter, the highest number on record, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Wednesday. The previous population record stood at 557,330, at the end of the third quarter of 2008. At the end … Continue reading "Population rises to record 558,100 in June"

11 Aug, 2011

Macau´s police bust “ice” materials supply base

Macau, China, 10 Aug – The Judiciary Police (PJ) has busted a “materials supply base’ that had been supplying materials to the city’s “Ice factory” that the police discovered a fortnight ago, PJ spokesman Chan Kin Hong said Tuesday The owner of the business, which purported to be a bona fide recycling workshop, a 54-year-old … Continue reading "Macau´s police bust “ice” materials supply base"

10 Aug, 2011

2011 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest to be held on September and October

Macau, China, 8 Aug – The 23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, organized by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), will be held on 10, 12, 17, 24 September and 1 October 2011 at the sea area in front of the Macau Tower. Nine out of the ten teams this year have taken part in … Continue reading "2011 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest to be held on September and October"

8 Aug, 2011

Sands announces 6,000-room ‘Cotai Central’ project

Macau, China, 8 Aug – Sands China has announced that its newly branded “Sands Cotai Central” project will feature 6,000 rooms and suites from the Conrad, Sheraton, Sheraton Towers and Holiday Inn brands as well as meeting and convention space, two casinos and a wide range of retail outlets and entertainment and dining options. The … Continue reading "Sands announces 6,000-room ‘Cotai Central’ project"

8 Aug, 2011

Govt axes ferry departure tax

Macau, China, 3 Aug – The government announced yesterday the upcoming cancellation of its ferry departure tax, for which each passenger departing Macau by sea must pay 19 patacas, The Macau Post Daily reports today.   Leong Heng Teng, spokesman for the Executive Council (ExCo), announced the decision in a press conference at Government House … Continue reading "Govt axes ferry departure tax"

3 Aug, 2011

Police bust Macau´s first Ice factory

Macau, China, 29 Jul – The Judiciary Police (PJ) has busted Macau’s first “Ice factory” -and nine suspects in three separate drug-related cases were arrested by the police this week according to The Macau Post Daily today. The “factory” manufacturing Ice (Methamphetamine) in the densely populated Iao Hon district was bust­ed by police on Wednesday, … Continue reading "Police bust Macau´s first Ice factory"

29 Jul, 2011

WHO chief says Macau´s location”advantageous” to traditional Chinese medicine development

Macau, China, 29 Jul – World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Mar­garet Chan Fung Fu-chun said Thursday that Macau enjoyed an “advantageous” geographic loca­tion to develop traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as it is one of the most important cities where the East-meets-West heritage created a multi-cultural community. Chan spoke to reporters after signing a co-operation pact … Continue reading "WHO chief says Macau´s location”advantageous” to traditional Chinese medicine development"

29 Jul, 2011

Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill

Macau, China, 29 Jul – The Legislature’s Third Standing Committee has completed its discussions on the government-drafted finance reserve system bill and committee members signed the report including their opinions on the draft law  to be presented to a plenary session, lawmaker-cum-banker Cheang Chi Keong, told The Macau Post Daily Thursday. Cheang said that about … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill"

29 Jul, 2011

Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill

Macau, China, 29 Jul – The Legislature’s Third Standing Committee has completed its discussions on the government-drafted finance reserve system bill and committee members signed the report including their opinions on the draft law  to be presented to a plenary session, lawmaker-cum-banker Cheang Chi Keong, told The Macau Post Daily Thursday. Cheang said that about … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill"

29 Jul, 2011