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Macau government contemplates banning dealers from gambling in casinos

The Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) will start studying before the end of the year whether local dealers – also known as croupiers – should be barred from gambling in local casinos, DICJ Director Paulo Martins Chan said on Wednesday. Chan made the remarks after attending a phone-in programme hosted by Ou Mun Tin Toi, the Chinese-language radio … Continue reading "Macau government contemplates banning dealers from gambling in casinos"

19 May, 2016

Macau’s residential property prices fall 4.2 per cent in Q1

The average price of residential units decreased by 4.2 per cent quarter-to-quarter to 72,955 patacas per square metre of usable area in the first quarter, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Tuesday. The average price of pre-sale residential units dropped by 8.9 per cent to 94,165 patacas per square metre. The average price … Continue reading "Macau’s residential property prices fall 4.2 per cent in Q1"

18 May, 2016

Royal Flight commences bi-weekly Macau-Moscow charter flights

Macau is a good gateway to China for Russian airlines, Dmitriy Arkhipov, a vice-president of Royal Flight, a Russian charter airline based in Abakan, said on Tuesday. Abakan, which has some 173,000 inhabitants, is the capital city of the Russian Federation’s Republic of Khakassia in the southwestern part of Siberia. Speaking to The Macau Post Daily on the … Continue reading "Royal Flight commences bi-weekly Macau-Moscow charter flights"

18 May, 2016

G2E Asia 2016 in Macau highlights iGaming Zone

The G2E Asia 2016 Conference commenced Tuesday at The Venetian, welcoming over 180 exhibitors, 800 VIPs, and buyers from across the globe. The event’s opening ceremony brought together local government, business organizations, and representatives of the international gaming industry. This year’s exhibition will be highlighting the fast-growing iGaming Zone, which has attracted more than double the … Continue reading "G2E Asia 2016 in Macau highlights iGaming Zone"

18 May, 2016

“The Kid’s Project” wins Macau Indies contest

“The Kid’s Project” by Io Lou Ian has won the Jury’s Award in the tenth edition of the Macao International Film and Video Festival, beating 24 other movie productions, according to the Macau Cultural Centre (CCM) who announced the results on Sunday. The Jury’s Commendation Award for Feature film was given to Emily Chan for … Continue reading "“The Kid’s Project” wins Macau Indies contest"

17 May, 2016

Macau lawmaker calls for measures to tackle income gap

Grassroots lawmaker Ho Ion Sang has urged the government to come up with measures to reduce the impact of the increasing inequality of residents’ income. Ho, one of 14 vice-chairmen of the Macau General Union of Neighbourhood Associations, makes the appeal in a written interpellation submitted to the Legislative Assembly (AL) on Monday. Ho, who … Continue reading "Macau lawmaker calls for measures to tackle income gap"

17 May, 2016

Macau lawmaker asks about fate of consumer rights bill

Lawmaker-cum-unionist Kwan Tsui Hang has asked the government to give the public an explanation as to why its bill on protecting consumer rights has not been submitted to the Legislative Assembly (AL) as scheduled. The veteran lawmaker also says she worries that lawmakers may not be able to finish debating and reviewing the bill within … Continue reading "Macau lawmaker asks about fate of consumer rights bill"

17 May, 2016

Over 1,000 protest in Macau over Jinan University donation

A total of 17 groups protested on Sunday with the aim of putting pressure on the public Macau Foundation (FM) to withdraw its controversial decision to donate 100 million yuan (123 million patacas) to Jinan University in Guangzhou. The 17 grassroots groups comprised two ad-hoc alliances. A 15-group alliance included Love Macau People Power, New … Continue reading "Over 1,000 protest in Macau over Jinan University donation"

16 May, 2016

21st Macau International Fair to invite Portugal as ‘partner country’

The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) will invite Portugal to become the partner country at this year’s 21st Macau International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), IPIM Executive Director Gloria Batalha Ung said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a seminar themed “Ideas from Europe, Ideas from Macau” at Macau Tower, … Continue reading "21st Macau International Fair to invite Portugal as ‘partner country’"

13 May, 2016

Macau gaming expo to put more focus on non-gaming

A gaming expo taking place next week will put more emphasis on non-gaming entertainment to offer gaming operators an alternative way of increasing revenue amidst the challenges they’re facing with gaming revenue, expo organiser Reed Exhibition’s Senior Vice President Josephine Lee Nga Yee said on Thursday. Lee made the comments while speaking to reporters prior … Continue reading "Macau gaming expo to put more focus on non-gaming"

13 May, 2016

Macau’s mid-term gaming report not related to renewal of concessions

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said on Wednesday that the government’s mid-term gaming sector performance report wasn’t related to the renewal of the city’s gaming concessions, but rather to allow gaming operators to see what they can improve on. Leong made the remarks during a press conference on the government’s mid-term evaluation report … Continue reading "Macau’s mid-term gaming report not related to renewal of concessions"

12 May, 2016

Macau’s gaming regulator vows stricter rules for junkets

Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) Paulo Martins Chan said on Wednesday that the government will continue its plan to tighten regulation of the junket sector, including raising the initial investment amount. Chan made the remarks during a press conference about the government’s mid-term evaluation report on the gaming sector’s performance. The evaluation was conducted by the … Continue reading "Macau’s gaming regulator vows stricter rules for junkets"

12 May, 2016

Portuguese Consul in Macau proposes ‘Month of Portugal’

Portuguese Consul-General Vitor Sereno proposed to hold a ‘Month of Portugal’ in Macau in June, coinciding with Portugal’s national day on June 10. Sereno made the proposal during a press conference at the consulate about a dozen events to celebrate Portugal’s national day next month. The diplomat, who is simultaneously accredited in Hong Kong, said he would convey the … Continue reading "Portuguese Consul in Macau proposes ‘Month of Portugal’"

12 May, 2016

Macau records the highest population density per sq km

Macau’s population had risen to 649,100 at the end of the first quarter, an increase of 2,300 inhabitants quarter-to-quarter, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Tuesday. Based on Macau’s land area of 30.4 square kilometres, the special administrative region’s population density per sq km stood at 21,352, reportedly the highest in the world. … Continue reading "Macau records the highest population density per sq km"

11 May, 2016

Chinese provinces, Hong Kong and Macau officials visits Portugal

A delegation with representatives of the governments of the Great Pearl River Delta will travel to Portugal in June to explore business opportunities, said Gloria Batalha Ung, director of the Macau Institute for Trade and Investment Promotion (IPIM), according to Portuguese-language newspaper Tribuna de Macau. The executive member of the Board of IPIM said the … Continue reading "Chinese provinces, Hong Kong and Macau officials visits Portugal"

11 May, 2016

Macau committee backs high-rise building next to Muslim cemetery

The government-appointed Urban Planning Committee voted on the legal conditions proposed by the Lands, Transport and Public Works Bureau (DSSOPT) for the possible development of a plot next to the city’s Muslim cemetery. Twenty of the 26 members of the committee who cast their votes supported the conditions while six voted against. With the support … Continue reading "Macau committee backs high-rise building next to Muslim cemetery"

11 May, 2016

BNU donates 1.6 million patacas to Macau’s oldest charity

Local Portuguese lender BNU has donated 1.6 million patacas to Tung Sin Tong, the city’s oldest charitable organisation. According to a BNU statement issued on Tuesday, BNU Chief Executive Officer Pedro Cardoso handed the donation to Tung Sin Tong President Chui Sai On at the social welfare body’s headquarters last Friday. Tung Sin Tong has … Continue reading "BNU donates 1.6 million patacas to Macau’s oldest charity"

11 May, 2016

Macau, Hong Kong and mainland China aviation bodies sign delta deal

The civil aviation authorities of the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau signed an agreement on enhancing air traffic management co-operation in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region on Monday, the Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) said in a statement. The trilateral pact was signed in Hong Kong. Macau was represented by AACM President, Simon Chan … Continue reading "Macau, Hong Kong and mainland China aviation bodies sign delta deal"

10 May, 2016

Macau government considers asking UNESCO for “city of gastronomy” listing

The government is looking into the criteria required to lodge an application with UNESCO next year to designate Macau as a “city of gastronomy” in the UN body’s Creative Cities Network, Macao Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Monday. She made the remarks after attending a plenary meeting of … Continue reading "Macau government considers asking UNESCO for “city of gastronomy” listing"

10 May, 2016

Degas exhibition inaugurated in Macau

The opening ceremony of “Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion” was held at the MGM Art Space on Monday, with an attendance of over 100 guests from many sectors of Macau’s society. The exhibition features a total of 74 sculptures from renowned impressionist artist Edgar Degas that have hitherto never been shown in Asia, including his … Continue reading "Degas exhibition inaugurated in Macau"

10 May, 2016