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IMF projects Macau’s economy will contract slightly to 4.3% by 2019

Macau’s economy is expected to see a growth of 4.3% this year, down by 40 basis points from 4.7% in 2018, according to the latest economic forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

12 Apr, 2019

#Economy

Leong Vai Tac discusses Macau’s role as a financial platform, in Beijing

he Macau government is working to publicise the currency of China and the services provided by local banks in Portuguese-speaking countries, the secretary for Economy and Finance said on Wednesday in Beijing.

12 Apr, 2019

#Economy

143 employers join central provident fund: govt

The government said Thursday  that 143 employers in the city have joined its non-mandatory central provident fund system.

12 Apr, 2019

#Social Affairs

Health Bureau announces ‘small outbreak’ of rubella

The Health Bureau (SSM) said Wednesday that a small outbreak of rubella has occurred in Macau as 14 German measles (as the disease is also known) cases have been recorded since the beginning of this month.

11 Apr, 2019

#Social Affairs

Liaison chief urges lawmakers to uphold ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle

Central People Government’s Liaison Office in Macau Director Fu Ziying has urged local lawmakers to look at Macau’s development from a historical perspective and observe the great achievements Macau has made.

11 Apr, 2019

#Politics

Leong Vai Tac in Beijing to talk about Macau in the GBA

The Secretary for Economy and Finance Leong Vai Tac said, in Beijing, that the Macau government is working hard to fulfill the Central Government’s instruction to diversify the economy of Macau, and to encourage all locals to take roles in the development of the Greater Bay Area Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau.

10 Apr, 2019

#Politics

2019 Travel Expo to serve as ‘dual platform’ for partnership opportunities

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes saidthat this year’s Travel Expo would highlight Macau’s unique position and functions in the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) development.

10 Apr, 2019

#Tourism

Govt to spend 43 million patacas on new disaster relief equipment: police chief

Unitary Police Service (SPU) Commissioner-General Ma Io Kun said Tuesday that the Public Security Forces will spend 43.3 million patacas on buying new disaster relief equipment this year.

10 Apr, 2019

#Social Affairs

Ching Ming visitor arrivals rise 23.6 pct: police

The Public Security Police (PSP) announced in a statement Monday that they recorded 425,258 visitor arrivals during the three-day holiday period of the Ching Ming Festival from Friday to Sunday, a 23.6 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

9 Apr, 2019

#Tourism

Govt to allow telecoms to end 2G service

Three local mobile network providers can officially stop providing their 2G network service from August 1, based on amendments made to each telecoms’ licence, a statement from Macau Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT) said Monday.

9 Apr, 2019

#Business

Culture chief vows to buy copyright after plagiarism

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Mok Ian Ian told reporters at the weekend that the bureau would purchase the copyright and give the designer credit after plagiarism was discovered in the poster design of Cantonese opera “The Soul of Macau”, a show presented by the bureau for the upcoming Macau Arts Festival (FAM).

8 Apr, 2019

#Culture

Chui calls for ‘elimination of hidden dangers’

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On called for the “elimination of different kinds of hidden dangers” during this year’s first plenary meeting of the National Security Defence Commission last week.

8 Apr, 2019

#Politics

Non-resident worker infected with measles in Zhuhai

A non-residential worker from the mainland has been infected with measles, with the number of measles patients reaching 31 so far this year, a Health Bureau (SSM) statement said on Saturday.

8 Apr, 2019

#Social Affairs

Govt to set up urban renewal company

The Executive Council announced yesterday that the government has drafted a by-law on the establishment of a company tasked with the city’s urban renewal process.

5 Apr, 2019

#Social Affairs

Security Forces to attend anti-torture workshop

Public Security Forces personnel will attend a 5-day anti-torture workshop next week, the Legal Affairs Bureau (DSAJ) said in a statement  Thursday.

5 Apr, 2019

#Social Affairs

Eco bureau to launch recycling for light fittings

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) announced Wednesday that it will launch a scheme for the recycling of various light fittings in May, as well as a number of other schemes to be launched later this year with the aim of reducing waste generation.

4 Apr, 2019

#Social Affairs

Hualien plans to launch direct Macau flights to boost tourism

Hualien County Government Tourism Department Director Tang Yu-Shu said wednesday the eastern Taiwanese county planned to launch regular direct flights between Hualien and Macau before the end of August with the aim of increasing the number of tourists from Macau by 20 percent.

4 Apr, 2019

#Tourism

WTO approves China’s Hong Kong-Macau CEPA agreement

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has recently examined and approved the China's Hong Kong-Macao Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) to ensure that the agreement is in lines with the WTO rules, the government of the Macau said in a press release on Wednesday.

4 Apr, 2019

#Economy

CE Election Committee applications to start next Monday

Macau Chief Executive Electoral Affairs Commission President Song Man Lei Wednesday said that permanent residents interested in applying to join the Chief Executive Election Committee may request application forms from the electoral service desk on the ground floor at the Public Administration Building from next Monday.

4 Apr, 2019

#Politics

State Council declares Hengqin ‘international tourism island’

China  mainland aims to develop Hengqin District into an “international tourism island” in its efforts to further integrate the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA), according to a Xinhua report Tuesday.

3 Apr, 2019

#Economy