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Hotel guests rise 21 pct in July – new record

Macau, China, 15 Sept – Macau’s 94 hotels and guesthouses received 795,827 guests in July, hitting a new all-time record, according to official tourism statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. The previous record stood at 727,512 in December last year. July’s number of hotel guests was up 21.5 percent year-on-year. Month-to-month, the figure … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 21 pct in July – new record"

15 Sep, 2011

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Secretaries Tam and Lau move out of Government House today

Macau,China, 12 Sept – Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen and Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io move out of Government House today and start working in the China Bank Building , according to a joint statement from both policy secretaries’ offices on Saturday. According to the statement, the … Continue reading "Secretaries Tam and Lau move out of Government House today"

12 Sep, 2011

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Police nab Ugandan heroin swallower at airport

Macau, China, 12 Sept -The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced Sunday the arrest of a traveler from Uganda at Macau International Airport for smuggling 1,245.5 grammes of heroin in 66 capsules filled with the drug he had swallowed, with officers estimating the narcotics to have a street value of 1.3 million patacas, The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Police nab Ugandan heroin swallower at airport"

12 Sep, 2011

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Macau economy to grow 20 pct this year and 15 pct in 2012

Macau, China, 8 Sept – The Macau economy is expected to see growth of 20 percent in 2011 and 15 percent in 2012, years in which investment is expected to start rising once again after falling sharply in 2009 and 2010, according to the latest report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), according to Macauhub … Continue reading "Macau economy to grow 20 pct this year and 15 pct in 2012"

8 Sep, 2011

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13 Macau female handballers injured in car accident in Nanchang

Nanchang,China, 05 – Thirteen female handball players from Macau were injured in a car accident in Nanchang , capital of Jiangxi , Xinhua quoted the eastern province’s authorities as saying Sunday. A volunteer from Jiangxi was also injured in the accident, which occurred at about 2:40 p.m. Sunday when the bus they were travelling in … Continue reading "13 Macau female handballers injured in car accident in Nanchang"

5 Sep, 2011

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Macau Open golf tournament returns this month

Macau.China, 2 Sept – The Macau Open golf tournament returns this month after a one-year hiatus with a local record prize purse of US$750,000 (six million patacas), the co-organisers announced in a statement Thursday. According to the statement, the Asian Tour-sanctioned event will be staged at the Macau Golf and Country Club in Coloane on … Continue reading "Macau Open golf tournament returns this month"

2 Sep, 2011

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Chinese Vice-president urges Macau to diversify

Macau, China, 11 Jan – Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Sunday encouraged the Macau government and its people to tackle the impact of the global financial crisis by diversifying the economy. “The Macau Government has implemented a string of effective measures to deal with the difficulties and overcome the difficulties with one heart”, he … Continue reading "Chinese Vice-president urges Macau to diversify"

1 Sep, 2011

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Macau GDP growth quickens to 24 pct in Q2

Macau, China, 31 Aug – The growth of Macau ’s gross domestic product (GDP) quickened to 24 percent year-on-year in real terms in the second quarter, after rising 21.6 percent in the previous quarter, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau yesterday. For the first half of … Continue reading "Macau GDP growth quickens to 24 pct in Q2"

31 Aug, 2011

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Police bust Macau’s first airmail drug smuggling case

Macau, China, 31 Aug – The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced Tuesday its first ever seizure of drugs sent by airmail – blotting paper soaked in LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) and fashioned to look like stamps according with The Macau Post Daily today. The envelope was sent from Malaysia using the equivalent of Macau’s Speed Post … Continue reading "Police bust Macau’s first airmail drug smuggling case"

31 Aug, 2011

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The Macau Open back to Coloane golf course in September

Macau, China, 30 Aug -The Macau Open is back – bigger and better, with organisers offering record prize money and unprecedented television coverage, according to the South China Morning Post. The Macau Open was cancelled last year after the Macau Sports Development Board, which underwrote the event, said it was a loss-making exercise. But now … Continue reading "The Macau Open back to Coloane golf course in September"

30 Aug, 2011

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Macau´s top judge seriously injured in car accident in Guangdong province

Macau, China, 29 Ago – Macau Court of Final Appeal (TUI) judge Chu Kin was seriously injured in a car accident in Taishan city in Guangdong province last week, an informed source told The Macau Post Daily.Taishan lies some 100 kilometres north-west of Macau. “He had the accident while he was away on holiday. He … Continue reading "Macau´s top judge seriously injured in car accident in Guangdong province"

29 Aug, 2011

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United States takes revenge on Brazil to retain World Grand Prix volley title

Macau, China, 29 Aug – Defending champion the United States retained the World Grand Prix volley title as they swept Brazil in three straight sets in the last match of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at Macau East Asian Games Dome on Sunday. In front of 4,600 fans, the defending champion USA won … Continue reading "United States takes revenge on Brazil to retain World Grand Prix volley title"

29 Aug, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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