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Macau´s new Chief Executive says overcoming the effects of the financial crisis is priority

Macau, China 27 July – Macau’s new Chief Executive, Fernando Chui Sai On said Sunday that one of the priorities of his government would be overcoming the effects of the global financial crisis. Chui Sai On said, during a press conference straight after being elected Chief Executive of Macau, that he would “be attentive” and … Continue reading "Macau´s new Chief Executive says overcoming the effects of the financial crisis is priority"

27 Jul, 2009

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Macau’s visitors down 11 percent to 10,4 million in first half of 2009

Macau, China, 27 Jul – Macau’s number  of visitor arrivals in the first half of this year dropped 11.4 percent year-on-year to 10.37 million according to information released by the Statistics and Census Services (DSEC). Mainlanders and Hong Kong residents accounted  for 49,5 percent and 32 percent of all visitors  arrivals between January and June, … Continue reading "Macau’s visitors down 11 percent to 10,4 million in first half of 2009"

27 Jul, 2009

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Fernando Chui Sai On elected Macau’s next Chief Executive

Macau, China, 26 Jul – Former  Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Fernando Chui Sai On was elected  today  as Macau’s  next  Chief Executive after getting 282 votes, or 94 per cent of the votes from the 300-member Election Committee. Fernando Chui Sai On will replace Edmund Ho Hau Wah who has governed Macau since … Continue reading "Fernando Chui Sai On elected Macau’s next Chief Executive"

26 Jul, 2009

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Ten candidates already elected for Macau Legislative Assembly

Macau, China, 23 Jul – The Legislative Assembly Election Affairs Committee announced Wednesday that since each sector of the indirect legislative election came up with just a single list, the 10 candidates for the 10 seats at stake were “elected by default.” Vasco Fong Man Chong, who heads the committee said since there was no … Continue reading "Ten candidates already elected for Macau Legislative Assembly"

23 Jul, 2009

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Macau airport’s passengers down 22 pct in 1st half year

Macau, China, 22 Jul – Macau International Airport’s passenger movement in the first half of this year dropped 22.4 percent year-on-year to 2.06 million, the Macau International Airport Company (CAM) said in a statement Tuesday. According to the statement, the airport’s cargo throughput between January and June fell 64 percent year-on-year to just 21,701 tonnes … Continue reading "Macau airport’s passengers down 22 pct in 1st half year"

22 Jul, 2009

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Macau wins 9 medals at Lisbon edition of Lusophone Games

Lisbon, Portugal, 20 Jul – Macau won nine medals in the second edition of the Lusophone Games, which was held in Lisbon and came to an end on Sunday. Macau won a gold medal in women’s Taekwondo (67 Kg) and three silver medals in men’s and women’s volleyballl and men’s Taekwondo (80 Kg). Macau also … Continue reading "Macau wins 9 medals at Lisbon edition of Lusophone Games"

20 Jul, 2009

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Macau’s swine flu reaches 121

Macau, China, 20 Jul – Macau’s swine official flu reaches 121 Sunday, when the Health Bureau (SSM) reported 14 more confirmed cases, according with The Macau Post Daily. According to an SSM statement, the 14 latest cases comprise one imported and 13 locally contracted infections. The 14 cases comprise 12 males and two females, aged … Continue reading "Macau’s swine flu reaches 121"

20 Jul, 2009

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Expansion of Macau border to Mainland China will increase capacity to 500,000 people per day

Macau, China, 20 Jul – The Macau government announced that the expansion of the border gate checkpoint between Macau and Mainland China will be completed soon increasing the capacity from 300,000 people per day to more than 500,000. According to a Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) statement the number of immigration counters will increase from 52 … Continue reading "Expansion of Macau border to Mainland China will increase capacity to 500,000 people per day"

20 Jul, 2009

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Next Macau’s CE will consider ‘shopping vouchers’ to spur economy

Macau, China, 17 Jul – The next Macau’s chief executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Thursday he would consider issuing “shopping vouchers” to encourage consumer spending during the economic slowdown, if he was elected to Macau ‘s top job. According to The Macau Post Daily, Chui Sai On made the remark during a meeting with … Continue reading "Next Macau’s CE will consider ‘shopping vouchers’ to spur economy"

17 Jul, 2009

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Macau and Beijing sign protocol to prevent double taxation and tax evasion

Macau, China, 17 Jul – The governments of Macau and mainland China on Wednesday signed a protocol in Macau to change an agreement that has been in place since 2003 to prevent double taxation and tax evasion. The new protocol, which goes into effect on 1 January, 2010, plans to reduce taxes for Macau residents … Continue reading "Macau and Beijing sign protocol to prevent double taxation and tax evasion"

17 Jul, 2009

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Fisherman’s Wharf to get HK$3 billion revamp

Macau, China, 15 Jul – The iconic man-made volcano and Tang Dynasty complex at the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf (MFW) will be demolished to make way for two hotels, a dinosaur museum, a yacht club and a health club as part of a HK$3 billion first-phase redevelopment of the facility, its director and chief executive officer … Continue reading "Fisherman’s Wharf to get HK$3 billion revamp"

15 Jul, 2009

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Hotel guests decline 22.9 pct in May

Macau, China, 14 Jul – Macau’s hotel industry recorded 444,912 guests in May, a drop of 22.9 percent on the previous month, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Monday. Compared with the same month of last year, the number of hotel guests in May was down 18.2 percent. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 47 … Continue reading "Hotel guests decline 22.9 pct in May"

14 Jul, 2009

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Future Chief Executive of Macau want to reform government and create more jobs for locals

Macau, China, 13 Jul – The future Chief Executive of Macau vowed Saturday to regulate the city’s gambling business better to avoid excessive competition and diversify the economic base. Fernando Chui Sai On, who will officially replace Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah in December, also said he will build 19,000 public housing flats by … Continue reading "Future Chief Executive of Macau want to reform government and create more jobs for locals"

13 Jul, 2009

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Macau people more confident that crisis is over, says IIUM report

Macau, China, 9 Jul – The Macau population is more relieved and confident that the worst period of the crisis is now over and its impact on their own lives and on Macau overall is nearing an end, according to a report released on Wednesday in the Special Administrative Region. The Quality of Life Report … Continue reading "Macau people more confident that crisis is over, says IIUM report"

9 Jul, 2009

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Guangdong Governor to visit Macau

Macau, China, 06 Jul – Guangdong governor Huang Huahua will arrive in Macau Wednesday as head of an official delegation for a two-day working visit, the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) announced Tuesday. Huang Huahua and his delegation will attend the 2009 Guangdong-Macau Joint Cooperation Conference and will visit several facilities and projects such as … Continue reading "Guangdong Governor to visit Macau"

7 Jul, 2009

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Macau Court rejects request for early release by triad boss “Broken Tooth”

Macau, China, 03 Jul – The Macau court of Second Instance (TSI) Thursday rejected convicted 14 K triad boss Wan Kuok Kio’s request for early release from jail. The court described his appeal against a lower court ruling on the matter as " groundless". Wan, widely known by his nickname "Broken Tooth", has been in … Continue reading "Macau Court rejects request for early release by triad boss “Broken Tooth”"

3 Jul, 2009

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Macau confirms another eight cases of A H1N1, increasing total number of infected to 42

Macau, China, 3 Jul – The Macau Health Bureau on Thursday confirmed another eight cases of people infected with the A H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu – seven of the cases are imported and one is a local infection – increasing the total number to 42. Among the newest cases, there is … Continue reading "Macau confirms another eight cases of A H1N1, increasing total number of infected to 42"

3 Jul, 2009

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Brazil, China, Poland and Thailand compete in Macau for world volleyball title

Macau, China, 3 Jul – Macau is going to be one of the host cities in the 2009 edition of the FIVB (Fédération Internacionale de Volleyball) Women’s World Grand Prix, which will have 12 national teams competing for the final to be held in Tokyo. Brazil, China, Poland and Thailand are the national sides that … Continue reading "Brazil, China, Poland and Thailand compete in Macau for world volleyball title"

3 Jul, 2009

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Macau registers 34 swine flu cases in two weeks

Macau, China, 2 Jul – The Macau Health Bureau announced on Wednesday that the number of confirmed cases of A H1N1, otherwise known as swine flu, in the territory reached 34, 12 of which are local infections. Lei Chin Ion, the director of the Health Bureau, confirmed that 17 patients with A H1N1 are being … Continue reading "Macau registers 34 swine flu cases in two weeks"

2 Jul, 2009

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Macau represented by 60 athletes in six sports in 2009 Lusophone Games in Lisbon

Macau, China, 1 Jul – Macau will be represented by a delegation of 60 athletes playing six different sports in the second edition of the Lusophone Games, which takes place in Lisbon between 11 and 19 July, 2009. José Tavares, vice-president of the Macau Sport Development Board, told Portugal’s Lusa News Agency that Macau will … Continue reading "Macau represented by 60 athletes in six sports in 2009 Lusophone Games in Lisbon"

1 Jul, 2009

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