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Hotel revenues increase in 2014

Hotel sector revenues amounted to MOP27.87 billion in 2014, up by 10.2 percent year-on-year, according to an annual survey released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Analyzed by subsector, room sales increased by 14.3 percent year-on-year to MOP13.65 billion, accounting for 49 percent of the total. Receipts from food & beverages increased marginally by … Continue reading "Hotel revenues increase in 2014"

15 Sep, 2015

#Tourism

Cinematheque Passion starts trial run today

Cinematheque Passion, an art house and film archive run by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (ICM), will start its long-awaited trial run today, according a statement from the bureau on Sunday. The trial will end on December 31. The cinematheque is located in Travessa da Paixão next to the Ruins of Saint Paul’s Church. The name … Continue reading "Cinematheque Passion starts trial run today"

14 Sep, 2015

#Culture

Macau Real Estate mortgage loans decrease

The new real estate mortgage loans (RMLs) approved by Macau banks decreased 23.9 percent year-on-year in July, according to figures released by the Monetary Authority of Macau. New RMLs increased 6.6 percent month-on-month, reaching MOP4.2 billion in value, and 96.6 percent of them were granted to residents. In terms of value, new RMLs to residents … Continue reading "Macau Real Estate mortgage loans decrease"

14 Sep, 2015

#Economy

Celebrities write to Macau chief executive, calling for closure of “cruelest greyhound track”

A high-powered group of international celebrities has written to Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on calling for the closure of the Canidrome greyhound racing track when its lease expires soon. The celebrities – including actors Peter Egan and Shannon Elizabeth, Olympic gold-medal-winning hurdler Sally Pearson and baseball star Dave Borkowski – said the facility is … Continue reading "Celebrities write to Macau chief executive, calling for closure of “cruelest greyhound track”"

14 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Celebrities write to Macau chief executive, calling for closure of “cruelest greyhound track”

A high-powered group of international celebrities has written to Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on calling for the closure of the Canidrome greyhound racing track when its lease expires soon. The celebrities – including actors Peter Egan and Shannon Elizabeth, Olympic gold-medal-winning hurdler Sally Pearson and baseball star Dave Borkowski – said the facility is … Continue reading "Celebrities write to Macau chief executive, calling for closure of “cruelest greyhound track”"

14 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau Chief Executive vows more resources for education

The government will allocate more resources to improve teacher training and school facilities, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said on Thursday. Chui made the pledge in a speech at a Teacher’s Day banquet hosted by the Chinese Educators Association of Macau at Fisherman’s Wharf. “Looking at the teachers here, I recall my memories of … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive vows more resources for education"

11 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau Secretary for Social Affairs upbeat about this year’s visitor figures

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Thursday he was confident and optimistic that the number of visitor arrivals this year would be similar to the one of last year, which stood at 31.5 million. He also said that according to a study on the city’s tourism carrying capacity Macau’s … Continue reading "Macau Secretary for Social Affairs upbeat about this year’s visitor figures"

11 Sep, 2015

#Tourism

Macau Chief Executive vows more resources for education

The government will allocate more resources to improve teacher training and school facilities, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said on Thursday. Chui made the pledge in a speech at a Teacher’s Day banquet hosted by the Chinese Educators Association of Macau at Fisherman’s Wharf. “Looking at the teachers here, I recall my memories of … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive vows more resources for education"

11 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Union urges Macau government to have ‘solid plan’ for labour law changes

Macau Federation of Trade Unions Vice-President Lei Chan U said on Wednesday the government should come up with a solid plan before proposing amendments to the Labour Relations Law. Lei made the appeal during a forum at the federation’s branch in Toi San. The forum was held to provide a platform for gaming industry employees … Continue reading "Union urges Macau government to have ‘solid plan’ for labour law changes"

10 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Union urges Macau government to have ‘solid plan’ for labour law changes

Macau Federation of Trade Unions Vice-President Lei Chan U said on Wednesday the government should come up with a solid plan before proposing amendments to the Labour Relations Law. Lei made the appeal during a forum at the federation’s branch in Toi San. The forum was held to provide a platform for gaming industry employees … Continue reading "Union urges Macau government to have ‘solid plan’ for labour law changes"

10 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau customs nab duo smuggling bogus goods

Macau Customs Service officers have busted a 53-year-old logistics company owner, surnamed Lai, and a 56-year-old driver, surnamed Kou, on suspicion of smuggling bogus goods into the city from the mainland before sending them on to a third destination. Both male suspects are local residents, according to the Customs Service. Customs Service spokesperson Ian Chan … Continue reading "Macau customs nab duo smuggling bogus goods"

9 Sep, 2015

#Business

TCM Park expects its 3 service buildings to open in 2017

The locally incorporated Guangdong-Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Technology Industrial Park Development Company, which is tasked with developing the Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park on Hengqin Island, said in a statement on Tuesday that the park’s three service buildings would be ready in the first half of 2017. The company funded by the … Continue reading "TCM Park expects its 3 service buildings to open in 2017"

9 Sep, 2015

#Business

Macau University opens four new student-run stores

Four new student-run stores have opened on the University of Macau’s (UM) campus. According to a press release, UM launched these shops in order to give students an opportunity to learn how to run a business and to provide more choices and convenience for people on campus. Student founders have said that running a store … Continue reading "Macau University opens four new student-run stores"

8 Sep, 2015

#Business

Macau IFT chief urges co-operation with HK & Zhuhai to boost MICE sector

Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) President Fanny Vong Chuk Kwan suggested on Monday that instead of competing with Zhuhai and Hong Kong in the MICE sector, Macau should look to co-operate with the two cities to help the business grow in Macau. Vong made the remarks on the sidelines of the 3rd International Conference on … Continue reading "Macau IFT chief urges co-operation with HK & Zhuhai to boost MICE sector"

8 Sep, 2015

#Business

Privacy probes in Macau increase by 37.6 percent

The Office for Personal Data Protection (GPDP) launched a total of 194 probes into data privacy violations last year, representing a 37.6 percent growth year-on-year, according to the bureau’s annual report published on Monday. A total of 63.4 percent of the GPDP’s investigations focused on potential reasons for illegally processing personal data. 26.8 percent of … Continue reading "Privacy probes in Macau increase by 37.6 percent"

8 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Privacy probes in Macau increase by 37.6 percent

The Office for Personal Data Protection (GPDP) launched a total of 194 probes into data privacy violations last year, representing a 37.6 percent growth year-on-year, according to the bureau’s annual report published on Monday. A total of 63.4 percent of the GPDP’s investigations focused on potential reasons for illegally processing personal data. 26.8 percent of … Continue reading "Privacy probes in Macau increase by 37.6 percent"

8 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau legislative election campaign has smooth start

Macau, China, 7, Sep – Macau’s two-week legislative election started officially at zero hour on Saturday when 12 of the 16 rival groups and their supporters gathered at the city’s main square, Largo do Senado, to put up their campaign posters at designated billboards. The four other groups started their campaign by putting up their … Continue reading "Macau legislative election campaign has smooth start"

7 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau lawyers ‘interested in Hengqin partnerships’

Some local lawyers are interested in providing legal services in partnership with their mainland counterparts on Hengqin Island, Macau Lawyers Association (AAM) President Jorge Neto Valente said on Sunday. However, he was quick to add that no one had yet put the idea into practice. Heading an AAM delegation of 19 to Gansu province, Neto … Continue reading "Macau lawyers ‘interested in Hengqin partnerships’"

7 Sep, 2015

#Economy

Macau economy to contract 16 percent, says Fitch Ratings

Macau secured its AA- rating from the international agency Fitch Ratings, despite its forecast of 16 percent economic contraction in the region this year. According to a press release issued last Friday, the evaluators expressed their belief that the territory was capable of diversifying its economy outside VIP gaming and of withstanding the structural economic … Continue reading "Macau economy to contract 16 percent, says Fitch Ratings"

7 Sep, 2015

#Economy

Macau lawmaker Pereira Coutinho wins the undisputed elections for the Council of the Portuguese Comm

The list headed by lawmaker Pereira Coutinho won the undisputed elections for the Council of the Portuguese Communities, the advisory body for Government policies on emigration and Portuguese communities abroad. The Portuguese Consulate in Macau hosted a trouble-free election that saw only around 2,200 voters from the 15,000 registered to vote. This time the Consulate … Continue reading "Macau lawmaker Pereira Coutinho wins the undisputed elections for the Council of the Portuguese Comm"

7 Sep, 2015

#Politics