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Macau receives more than 13 million visitors from January to May

From January to May Macau received more than 13 million visitors, an increase of 6.3% over the same period of 2016, according to figures released on Friday by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).

23 Jun, 2017

#Economy

Revamped Macau Catholic Centre to include pilgrimage hotel

The Macau Roman Catholic diocese said in a statement that the redevelopment of the long-abandoned Catholic Centre in the city centre “will be launched soon”, adding that the revamped building will include a “pilgrimage hotel”.

23 Jun, 2017

#Culture

Wushu Masters Challenge to return in August

The city’s second Wushu Masters Challenge, slated to take place on August 10-13, will spotlight major wushu competitions and training courses, the Sports Bureau (ID) and Wushu General Association of Macau (WGAM) said Thursday.

23 Jun, 2017

#Culture

Eight unlicensed eateries closed at Soho space of City of Dreams

A total of 13 restaurants operated without licences for three years at the Soho space of City of Dreams (COD) in Cotai, Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Thursday, adding her office has ordered eight of them to clos

23 Jun, 2017

#Business

EIU forecasts average growth of 7.8% for Macau in 2017/2018

Macau's economy is expected to grow at an average real rate of 7.8% this year and 2018, boosted by the recovery in services exports, particularly those related to gambling, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report.  

22 Jun, 2017

#Economy

Macau CPI up 0.95% in May

Composite consumer prices index in Macau increased by 0.95 percent year-on-year, the statistics department said on Wednesday. Composite CPI increased to 109.20 in May, "which was attributable to higher charges for eating out and outpatient services, as well as increase in tuition fees.

22 Jun, 2017

#Economy

Chief Executive doesn’t worry about World Heritage listing

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday he does not think that the UNESCO-listed Macau Historic Centre will be removed from the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, so he doesn’t worry about the matter.

22 Jun, 2017

#Culture

Air Macau recruits Airbus 320 captains in Brazil

Air Macau officials are in São Paulo for a "South America Roadshow" to recruit captains for Airbus A320 aircraft, the airline said according to Macauhub.

21 Jun, 2017

#Business

Record 25 lists vie in direct election

A record 25 groups have submitted nomination signatures to stand in the upcoming direct election of 14 seats in the legislature by popular vote, while six groups have submitted nomination signatures for the indirect election whose 12 seats will be chosen by registered association representatives, official data showed Tuesday.

21 Jun, 2017

#Politics

Scholar tries third time to get into legislature

Macau Civic Power (ECM) Chairwoman Agnes Lam lok Fong submitted 500 registered voters' signatures endorsing her group's candidacy in the upcoming elections to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) Monday. The direct and indirect legislative elections will take place on Sunday, September 17.

20 Jun, 2017

#Politics

Portugal fire

Chui Sai On conveys condolences to Portugal’s president

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On expressed his deep sadness and condolences over the many lives lost to wildfires in central Portugal on Monday.

20 Jun, 2017

#Politics

portugal fires donation

Local Portuguese group sets up account for wildfire victims

Local Portuguese community association “Casa de Portugal em Macau” announced on Monday that it has set up a donation account at BNU for the victims of wildfires.

20 Jun, 2017

#Social Affairs

Mike Goodridge appointed Artistic Director of IFFAM

Mike Goodridge will serve as the artistic director of the second edition of the International Film Festival & Awards – Macau (IFFAM), it was announced Friday at a “kick-off ceremony” arranged by the IFFAM Organizing Committee. The 2nd IFFAM will be held from December 8 to 14 this year with the theme, “A New Avenue to the World of Films”.

19 Jun, 2017

#Culture

Legislature passes sex crime bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has passed a government-initiated amendment bill on sex crimes listed in the Macau Penal Code, which is slated to take effect 60 days after its promulgation in' the Official Gazette (BO).

19 Jun, 2017

#Politics

Enhanced casino security ‘urgent’: gaming regulator

Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) Director Paulo Martins Chan said Thursday that enhancing security in the 39 city’s casinos was “an urgent matter”, even though there was a low risk of the city being attacked.

16 Jun, 2017

#Business

Macau’s base rate rises to 1.5 pct after Fed move

The Macau Monetary Authority (AMCM) said in a statement that it raised its base rate of the discount window Thursday by 25 basis points to 1.5 percent. It has been the fourth time for Macau’s quasi-central bank to raise the policy rate since December 2015

16 Jun, 2017

#Economy

Macao Water to built a new treatment plant in Coloane

Macao Water, responsible for providing the city’s water supply, has reached a consensus with the Macau government on the building of the Seac Pai Van Water Treatment Plant in Coloane, the company informed in a statement released Wednesday.

15 Jun, 2017

#Business

Record number of lists vie for seats in legislature

The number of groups who have submitted nomination signatures to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) already exceeds the number of lists who ran in the last direct election, official data showed Wednesday.

15 Jun, 2017

#Politics

Crown Resorts China

Crown employees charged with promotion of gambling in China

Crown Resorts Ltd. said its staff held in China have been charged with gambling-related offenses, the most significant development in the case since the employees were rounded up by mainland authorities in October.

14 Jun, 2017

#Gaming

Macau Greater Bay Area participation

Government collects residents’ opinions on city’s Greater Bay Area participation

The local government announced on Tuesday that it started to collect residents’ opinions on Macau’s participation in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.

14 Jun, 2017

#Politics