Composite consumer prices index in Macau increased by 0.95 percent year-on-year, the statistics department said on Wednesday. Composite CPI increased to 109.20 in May, “which was attributable to higher charges for eating out and outpatient services, as well as increase in tuition fees.
Macau residents can apply for the government’s subsidy to scrap scooters and other kinds of vehicles with two-stroke engines starting next Wednesday until the end of June, Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) Vice Director Ip Kuong Lam said on Monday.
A survey conducted by the private Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) found that Macau’s consumer confidence dropped slightly in the fourth quarter last year, with buying a flat recording a score of 54.89 (out of 200), down from 59.27 in the previous quarter.
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On promised in his New Year address on Saturday that Macau will follow the guidelines laid out by President Xi Jinping and fine-tune Macau’s role as “a centre and a platform” with the central government’s Belt & Road Initiative.
Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said in the legislature on Monday that the increase in the number of registered motor vehicles was expected to be less than one per cent this year. Rosario made the remarks on the first of a two-day Q&A session about his portfolio’s policy guidelines for next year.
The graft trial of former chief prosecutor Ho Chio Meng, which had been scheduled to start at the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) on Monday morning, has been postponed by the court sine die because of an appeal by the defence against the participation of the president of the court, Sam Hou Fai, in the trial.