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The government has announced 1,000 road works will take place in 2017

The government has announced 1,000 road works will take place in 2017. Almost 70% of the road works will be in the Macau peninsula. Some of the road works will take up to 3 years. These roadworks will improve the sewage, electricity, water and flyovers systems. The government has set out special measures to reduce … Continue reading "The government has announced 1,000 road works will take place in 2017"

25 Oct, 2016

Live poultry sales in Macau have been suspended due to bird flu

Municipal authorities ordered the killing of 10,000 chickens and pigeons imported from mainland China. The decision was taken after discovering the H7 strain of the avian influenza virus (AIV) in the supply market. None of the affected poultry were delivered to municipal markets. Live poultry sales were also banned in February and June of 2016 … Continue reading "Live poultry sales in Macau have been suspended due to bird flu"

25 Oct, 2016

Macau returns to economic growth in 2017, says the EIU

Macau’s GDP will return to growth in 2017, according to the Economist EIU report on Macau. GDP is expected to grow 5.2% in 2017 and 5.3% in 2018. In 2015, the economy contracted 21.5% and should fall 3.5% this year. EIU forecasts that investment will fall 8.5% in 2017 but will return to growth in … Continue reading "Macau returns to economic growth in 2017, says the EIU"

25 Oct, 2016

Traffic conditions will improve in 5 to 10 years

Macau Secretary for Transports and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário announced traffic conditions will improve in 5 to 10 years. Until then… Road works will be worse in 2017 due to electricity improvements. The Taipa jetfoil terminal will open in the second semester of 2017. The Taipa light rail train will be start operations in … Continue reading "Traffic conditions will improve in 5 to 10 years"

25 Oct, 2016

Macau’s gaming revenue posted a 8.8% increase in October

Macau’s gaming revenue posted a 8.8% increase in October. Revenues in October reached US$ 2.73 billion. Macau’s gaming revenues are up for the 3th consecutive month. The results reverse a 26 month slump for Macau’s 38 casinos. Analysts forecast that gaming revenues will grow 11% in November.

25 Oct, 2016

Macau’s GDP grows again after a 2 –year shrinkage

Macau’s gross domestic product (GDP) grows again after a 2 –year shrinkage. GDP grew 4% year-on-year in real terms in the third quarter, announced the Statistics and Census Bureau. The bureau attributed the return to growth to a rebound in both exports of services and investment. External demand showed improvement, leading to a pickup in … Continue reading "Macau’s GDP grows again after a 2 –year shrinkage"

25 Oct, 2016

Macau visitors’ expenditure between July and September 2016 increased by 17.4%

Macau visitors’ expenditure between July and September 2016 increased by 17.4%. The first time in 15 consecutive months that expenditure has increased. The 8.1 million visitors, mainly from mainland China spent US$ 1.83 billion in Macau in the 3rd quarter. This increase was attributed to a surge in spending by overnight visitors. More money has … Continue reading "Macau visitors’ expenditure between July and September 2016 increased by 17.4%"

25 Oct, 2016

Chief Executive 2017 policy address

The government has forecasted 200 billion patacas (US$ 25 billion) in gaming revenue in 2017. 38 casinos to generate 166 million patacas (US$ 18 million) of revenue per month in 2017. Gaming revenue from January to October 2016 reached 184.6 billion patacas (US$ 23 billion). Official forecast for 2016’s gaming revenue is also 200 billion … Continue reading "Chief Executive 2017 policy address"

25 Oct, 2016

Gaming revenue going up

Finally Macau’s gaming revenue is up after a 26-month fall. There was a 8.8% rise in gaming revenue in October. The third consecutive monthly increase. Revenue was MOP 21.8 billion (US$2.73 billion); According to government statistics. In the first 9 months of 2016 the gross revenue of Macau’s 38 casinos reached MOP 162.7 billion (US$20.34 … Continue reading "Gaming revenue going up"

25 Oct, 2016

The 19th edition of Lusofonia festival held in the Taipa Houses-Museum

The 19th edition of Lusofonia festival was held in the Taipa Houses-Museum. The three-day event brought together art groups from the Portuguese-speaking communities. Music and dance performances were put on by the art groups. Gastronomy from the participant countries was one of the highlights of the festival. Activities for children were also on offer. One … Continue reading "The 19th edition of Lusofonia festival held in the Taipa Houses-Museum"

25 Oct, 2016

Macau’s new central library

The Old Courthouse in Praia Grande will be transformed into Macau’s new central library. The Courthouse was built in 1951 and has been vacant since the beginning of the century. Its construction will cost approximately MOP 900 million (US$ 112 million) 30and may start in 2019. A tender for its design is scheduled to be … Continue reading "Macau’s new central library"

25 Oct, 2016

Halloween has arrived in Macau

A Zombie Walk was held last Saturday. Zombies from the Korean zombie movie “Train to Busan” came to life and invaded the historic neighborhood of St. Lazarus. The event was held to promote awareness of eye health and a fundraising was also held for Orbis.30

25 Oct, 2016

Macau’s inflation increased by 1.59%

Macau’s inflation increased by 1.59%  in September (compared to 2015). Higher cost of eating out and food products (+2.04%). Higher rentals for parking spaces. Higher prices for new vehicles. Higher prices for transportation (+7.84%). However, prices for clothing (-2.94%) and culture activities (-2.33%) were shown to decrease.

25 Oct, 2016

Street performers in Macau to become legal

Starting on November 11, Macau government will allow street performers to showcase their talents on the street. Three areas have been designated: Green Taipa Houses, Mount Fortress, Anim’Arte Nam Van. 18 years is the minimum age to perform and the artists will need legal permission.26

25 Oct, 2016

No Templo de A-Má by Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up’s first originals album “Tributo a Macau” brings together songs describing memories of Macau, and the group’s thoughts on the city. “Pessoa” was their second album and a tribute to the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. The third album “Rua 25 de Abril” followed shortly, bringing you back to Portugal’s April Revolution.

25 Oct, 2016