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Leong says needs to ‘comprehensively’ consider CE bid

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac did not directly address media questions Thursday about his possible run in the chief executive election this year, while saying that he needs to listen to opinions raised in civil society, and to “comprehensively” consider the possibility.

15 Feb, 2019

#Politics

Fisherman’s Wharf plans VR games centre

The Macau Fisherman’s Wharf complex in the Outer Harbour plans to open a virtual games centre in conjunction with a Japanese company and a wax museum in the middle of this year, the property’s president, ex-lawmaker Melinda Chan Mei Yi, told reporters Thursday.

15 Feb, 2019

#Business

Ho Iat Seng ‘actively’ considers Macau CE bid

Macau Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng said Tuesday he was “actively” considering running in the chief executive election later this year.

14 Feb, 2019

#Politics

Chui swears in Electoral Affairs Commission’s 5 members

The 5 members of the Electoral Affairs Commission for the Chief Executive Election took their oaths of office during a ceremony conducted by Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On at Government Headquarters Wednesday.

14 Feb, 2019

#Politics

Blueprint for Bay Area to be revealed

The blueprint for the massive economic development that will turn the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area into a global economic powerhouse will be made public within days according to China Daily today.

14 Feb, 2019

#Economy

Home mortgage loans rise 13.9 pct in 2018

The outstanding value of home mortgage loans amounted to 215.7 billion patacas at the end of last year, a year-on-year growth of 13.9 percent, the Macau Monetary Authority (AMCM) said.

13 Feb, 2019

#Economy

Revised taxi bill reduces cabbies’ criminal record barriers 

The government has reduced the criminal record barriers for people wanting to work as cabbies, according to the final version of its taxi sector bill whose revision was completed by a standing committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL)

13 Feb, 2019

#Business

Record 1.2 million visit during CNY

A total of 1.21 million Chinese New Year (CNY) visitor arrivals passed through Macau’s seven border checkpoints between Chinese New Year’s Eve last Monday and Sunday.

12 Feb, 2019

#Tourism

Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On has appointed the five officials who will constitute the Electoral Affairs Commission for the upcoming Chief Executive Election.

12 Feb, 2019

#Politics

BNU visits 3 Portuguese-speaking countries

Representatives of Macau’s two note-issuing banks, Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU) and the local branch of Bank of China (BOC) visited three Portuguese-speaking countries (PSCs) last month.

12 Feb, 2019

#Economy

Over 1 million CNY visitors in 6 days: MGTO

Macau recorded 1.048 million Chinese New Year (CNY) visitor arrivals between Monday and Saturday last week, an increase of 27.4 percent compared with last year’s CNY holiday period.

11 Feb, 2019

#Tourism

SJM ‘looks forward’ to continuation of its concession

“We look forward to the continuation of our gaming concession, joining hands with the government and the people of Macau in creating a new chapter in the city’s growth story," said the gaming company’s Board Chairman Ambrose So Shu Fai.

11 Feb, 2019

#Economy

Macau government ready to response to challenges of the Year of the Pig: Chief Executive

The Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, called Tuesday for all Macau people to show their endeavour and work alongside the government in maintaining the stability of the city’s community amid an uncertain and sometimes volatile economic situation globally.

6 Feb, 2019

#Culture

Macau sets election date for members of chief executive election committee

The election of members of an election committee of the chief executive of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) is scheduled for June 16, the government of the Macao SAR said on Monday.

4 Feb, 2019

#Politics

Macau to continue striving for sustained development: chief executive

Chief Executive of  Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) Chui Sai On said on Monday that the SAR government will continue to strive for the sustained development of the Territory.

4 Feb, 2019

#Politics

Listed buildings can become hotels: bill

The Executive Council has announced that the government has drafted a bill regulating the city’s hotel sector, which proposes that hotels will be allowed in heritage-protected buildings.

4 Feb, 2019

#Tourism

Macau’s casino revenue drops 5 percent in January

Gambling revenue in Macau fell 5 percent in January, the first drop in more than two years, Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination said on Friday.

4 Feb, 2019

#Gaming

Court orders activist’s retrial

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has ordered the retrial of political activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin, quashing last year’s ruling by the Court of First Instance (TJB) on the case.

4 Feb, 2019

#Politics

Traffic accidents drop 6.5 pct to 13,764 in 2018

Macau’s traffic accidents decreased by 6.5 percent to 13,764 last year, resulting in 4,390 casualties including 10 fatalities, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

4 Feb, 2019

#Social Affairs

Cosmetics imports rise 51 pct in 2018

Macau’s imports of beauty, cosmetics and skin-care products rose by 51.5 percent to 4.8 billion patacas last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

4 Feb, 2019

#Economy