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Credit cards issued by local banks reach 1.28 million

The total number of personal credit cards issued by banks in Macau increased by 10.3 percent year-on-year at the end of September, Macau Monetary Authority (AACM) said in a statement on Wednesday.

8 Nov, 2018

#Economy

Security forces, PLA garrison to conduct joint anti-terror exercise

The local government announced Tuesday that the Macau Unitary Police Service (SPU) will carry out a large-scale anti-terrorism exercise at the Macau East Asian Games Dome in Cotai Thursday afternoon in collaboration with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Macau Garrison.

7 Nov, 2018

#Politics

MGTO & travel trade promote Macau at CIIE

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement Tuesday that it has organised a delegation of Macau’s travel trade to this week’s 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai

7 Nov, 2018

#Tourism

Chui briefs Xi on Macau’s progress

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On Monday briefed President Xi Jinping on Macau’s progress while the latter and other dignitaries toured one of the Macau exhibition areas at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai

6 Nov, 2018

#Economy

Government consults public on new procurement rules

The government launches a two-month public consultation today on the drafting of a bill regulating the government’s procurement of goods and services – including for the construction of public projects, with the aim of improving its procurement procedures and transparency.

6 Nov, 2018

#Politics

Firm providing lifeguards to be fined 10 million patacas: sports chief

Sports Bureau (ID) President Pun Weng Kun said at the weekend that his bureau will fine the service provider of lifeguard services for the city’s public swimming pools – Surf Hong – for its failure to provide adequate services in some of the city’s public swimming pools due to a dispute between the company and its employees earlier this year, and that he expects the amount of the fine to be at least 10 million patacas.

5 Nov, 2018

#Social Affairs

Late Liaison Office director’s ashes interred at Babaoshan

The ashes of late Liaison Office of the People’s Central Government in Macau Director Zheng Xiaosong were interred at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing on Saturday, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council said in a statement.

5 Nov, 2018

#Politics

It’s difficult to hire staff for weather bureau: Rosário

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário admitted Thursday that the number of personnel in the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) is insufficient, adding that the government found it difficult to recruit more staff for the weather station with the aim of improving its forecasting.

2 Nov, 2018

#Politics

Macau casinos revenue up 2.6 percent in October

Gross gaming revenue in Macau rose 2.6 percent in October to 27.3 billion patacas (US$ 3.4 billion) from a year earlier.

1 Nov, 2018

#Gaming

Macau government to consult public on 9 possible heritage properties

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced Wednesday that it has launched cultural heritage evaluation procedures for nine properties during which the government will determine whether they will be officially classified as cultural heritage sites.

1 Nov, 2018

#Culture

PLA troops from Hong Kong and Macau joined military exercises in Malaysia

Troops stationed at the PLA garrisons in Hong Kong and Macau will take part in more overseas drills as they try to improve their skills, military analysts say, after soldiers from Macau joined their first exercise abroad.

1 Nov, 2018

#Politics

Barrier Gate bus terminal to reopen next month: Rosario

The Barrier Gate underground bus terminal will reopen to the public next month, Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario told lawmakers Wednesday.

1 Nov, 2018

#Social Affairs

Hotel guests in Sept rise 6 pct to 1.1 million

Macau’s 116 hotels and guesthouses recorded 1.1 million guests in September, a 6 pct increase year on year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.

1 Nov, 2018

#Tourism

Macau Inner Harbour takeaway gas blast injuries 4

A serious explosion occurred in a takeaway in the Inner Harbour area Tuesday morning, which injured its four employees, three of them seriously, according to the Fire Services Bureau (CB).

31 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs

Secretary Rosário apologises for wrong assessment of LRT depot project quotations

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário apologised Tuesday for an embarrassing incident in which the government wrongly calculated the marks for the rival quotations submitted by seven construction companies for the building of the depot of the Light Rail Transit (LRT).

31 Oct, 2018

#Politics

SJM Holdings profit rises 65 pct in Q3

SJM Holdings’ profit attributable to owners of the gaming company in the third quarter rose by 65.1 percent year on year to HK$707 million

31 Oct, 2018

#Gaming

Lawrence Ho’s ‘family office’ launches pataca bond

Lawrence Ho Yau Lung’s “family office” Black Spade Capital launched the world’s first pataca-denominated corporate bond Tuesday with Tai Fung Bank.

31 Oct, 2018

#Business

Macau 4-year-old dies of flu-related brain disease

A four-year-old local girl, who lives in Zhuhai and commutes to school in Macau, died in Zhuhai on Sunday from flu-related encephalopathy, a brain disease, a Health Bureau (SSM) statement said Tuesday.

31 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs

IPIM gets acting chief

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac has appointed Irene Lau Kuan Va, an executive director of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), as the institute’s acting president.

30 Oct, 2018

#Economy

Police bust huge loan-sharking gang, nab 34 suspects

A total of 34 suspects were arrested on Sunday for their suspected membership of loan-sharking gang which lent about HK$60 million to about 80 gamblers, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokeswoman Lei Hon Nei said at a press conference.

30 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs