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Casinos & junkets produce 50.5% of GDP in 2018

Macau gaming and junket businesses produced 50.5% of Macau gross domestic product (GDP) at producers’ prices, based on the production approach calculation.

21 Nov, 2019

#Gaming

Cybersecurity commission to start on Dec 22

The government has drafted a by-law on the composition and operation of the government’s Cybersecurity Commission and Cybersecurity Incidents Alert and Response Centre, which will both start operating on December 22.

21 Nov, 2019

#Social Affairs

So vows IFCE will enhance nation’s commitment to Paris pact

Ambrose So Shu Fai of the International Forum on Clean Energy (Macau) and SJM Holdings, said that the IFCE would “enhance the international community’s confidence in China’s commitment to the Paris Agreement”.

21 Nov, 2019

#Social Affairs

CTM launches new cloud service powered by Tencent tech

CTM launched a new version of its cloud service that is powered by Shenzhen-based Tencent’s technology.

20 Nov, 2019

#Social Affairs

Government marks ‘Double Celebration’ with fire & mist-breathing Dragon-Horse

A parade to celebrate this year’s “Double Celebration” will be led by a mechanical installation called the “Spirit of the Dragon-Horse”.

20 Nov, 2019

#Culture

Leaking UM tunnel to be repaired: government

A project to renovate the undersea tunnel connecting Cotai with the University of Macau campus and improve the electromechanical equipment in the tunnel was slated to get off the ground in the first quarter of next year.

20 Nov, 2019

#Social Affairs

Ho says Macau will become example of nation’s reunification

Chief Executive-designate Ho Iat Seng said in an interview that Macau would become an example of the nation’s reunification.

19 Nov, 2019

#Social Affairs

Lawmakers pass 2020 budget bill

Lawmakers on Monday passed unanimously the outline of the outgoing government’s 2020 budget bill, and will now be reviewed in detail by one of the standing committees of the legislature.

19 Nov, 2019

#Economy

Plastic bag charge scheme starts ‘smoothly’: government

The Environmental Protection Bureau's inspectors did not find any shops violating the government’s plastic carrier bag charge scheme for retail businesses which came into force on Monday.

19 Nov, 2019

#Social Affairs

Recession deepens: GDP falls 4.5% in 3Q

Macau’s recession deepened in the third quarter when its gross domestic product shrank by 4.5% year-on-year.

18 Nov, 2019

#Economy

Dutch Richard Verschoor wins 2019 Macau F3  Grand Prix  

Dutch Richard Verschoor took victory in Sunday's Macau F3 Grand Prix at the first attempt after defeating pole-sitter Estonian Juri Vips in a race-long battle at the Guia Circuit.

17 Nov, 2019

#Sports

Michael Rutter declared Macau 2019 Motorcycle Grand Prix winner

Macau Grand Prix organisers have declared a result for the abandoned 53rd motorcycle race, with Michael Rutter securing his ninth win ahead of Bathams team-mate Peter Hickman.

17 Nov, 2019

#Sports

Macau 53rd Motorcycle Grand Prix declared null and void after two red flags

The 53rd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix  was declared today null and void  after two red flags meant that the race was called off for a second time and then cancelled.

16 Nov, 2019

#Sports

Court rejects son’s request for father to pay child support until completion of master’s course

The Court of Second Instance has rejected an appeal by a young local who requested his father pay him child support until the completion of his master’s degree course.

15 Nov, 2019

#Social Affairs

Higher education chief urges Macau students in HK to stay away from violence

Macau residents enrolled in universities in Hong Kong urged to stay away from “violent incidents” and remain in their halls of residence, privately rented accommodation or any other safe place.

14 Nov, 2019

#Social Affairs

Criminalisation of illegal inns ‘wouldn’t be effective’ to tackle issue: government

The criminalisation of the operation of illegal inns would not be an effective method of solving the long-standing problem, concludes a report published by the government.

14 Nov, 2019

#Crime

Chui stresses socio-economic progress in his 10-year term

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai stressed that Macau has been able to keep up social and economic progress, ensure political stability, improve people’s livelihoods, speed up infrastructure development and maintain social harmony during his 10 years.

13 Nov, 2019

#Economy

Chui says no regrets for scrapping perks & ‘sovereign wealth fund’ bills

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has no regrets that his government withdrew its controversial perks bill and its 60 billion-pataca “sovereign wealth fund” bill during his 10-year term.

13 Nov, 2019

#Economy

Government vows to ensure Friendship Bridge safety

The government has been constantly carrying out “regular and necessary” maintenance and repairs on the Macau-Taipa Friendship Bridge, including the ongoing repairs to the support pedestals of the bridge.

12 Nov, 2019

#Social Affairs

Cultural sector has become real business: Tam

Macau’s cultural industry has developed in a way that it has gradually joined the business sector.

12 Nov, 2019

#Business