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Trump Company Moves to Protect Brand in Chinese Gambling Hub

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Trump Company Moves to Protect Brand in Chinese Gambling Hub

- Photo HONG KONG — The company that manages the Donald J. Trump brand has moved to protect the name in Macau, a part of China that long ago surpassed Las Vegas to become the world’s largest gambling market. The moves do not necessarily indicate that President Trump or the Trump Organization will eventually open a Trump hotel or casino there. But the ongoing efforts to expand Trump trademarks overseas raised questions about whether they fall afoul of a constitutional prohibition on receiving economic benefits from foreign governments
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Macau casinos rack up year of gains as VIPs return

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Macau casinos rack up year of gains as VIPs return

- HONG KONG: Macau casinos on Tuesday (Aug 1) posted a 12th consecutive month of gains thanks to mass tourism and a resurgence of high rollers, a stellar turnaround after takings plunged in the wake of China's corruption crackdown. Semi-autonomous Macau is the only part of China where casino gambling is legal and is a favourite haunt of mainland big spenders. But when President Xi Jinping launched a campaign against graft and conspicuous spending by officials after taking power in 2012 there was an exodus of VIP gamblers from the enclave, which had gained a reputation as a money-laundering centre for illicit cashflows out of China
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Places: Hong Kong |  Macau |  Singapore | 

10 must-try Macau foods

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10 must-try Macau foods

- Such is the case with Macau. The city has a multitude of must-try foods, some of which are considered cuisine signatures. Here's a start. 1. Portuguese egg tart The Portuguese egg tart is Macau's most famous food. It consists of a flaky pastry shell, with a rich, sweet egg custard filling with a consistency similar to creme brulee. A caramelized top plays an integral role in the taste
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Tags: Food and Drinks | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  E. Asia |  Macau | 

US says fame, fortune drove Macau billionaire's bribery

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US says fame, fortune drove Macau billionaire's bribery

- NEW YORK: Ng Lap Seng's dream of "fame and more fortune" drove the Macau billionaire to bribe United Nations officials to win support for a multi-billion dollar conference centre he hoped to build, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday near the end of Ng's criminal trial. In her closing argument in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Assistant U.S. Attorney Janis Echenberg said Ng bypassed the rules of international diplomacy to build the centre and "cement his legacy
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U.S. says fame, fortune drove Macau billionaire's bribery

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U.S. says fame, fortune drove Macau billionaire's bribery

- NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ng Lap Seng's dream of "fame and more fortune" drove the Macau billionaire to bribe United Nations officials to win support for a multi-billion dollar conference centre he hoped to build, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday near the end of Ng's criminal trial. In her closing argument in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Assistant U
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Scam alert! Macau scam syndicates posing as authorities to deceive victims

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Scam alert! Macau scam syndicates posing as authorities to deceive victims

- GEORGE TOWN: Police have uncovered a new method used by Macau scam syndicates to deceive their victims to siphon money from their bank accounts. Penang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdul Ghani Ahmad in a statement said that police intelligence found out the syndicates are now calling potential victims on the phone, posing as authorities. They will allege that the name, identification card and bank accounts of the victim are connected to criminal, drug related and money laundering activities
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Uber suspends ride-sharing services in Macau

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Uber suspends ride-sharing services in Macau

- HONG KONG (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc will suspend its services in Macau from July 22 as it has not been able to unlock the full benefits of ride sharing in the gambling hub, in another blow to the firm that is fighting legal scrutiny in many Asian markets. This is the second time Uber has decided to pause its operations in Macau
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Uber says will suspend operations in Macau

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Uber says will suspend operations in Macau

- HONG KONG: Ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday it will suspend operations in the former Portuguese territory of Macau from July 22 as it could "not secure a business environment" to "unlock the full benefits of ride-sharing". Uber, in its official website, said it was exploring ways to serve the Chinese-controlled territory again and had started talks with business partners, including transport operators and hotels
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Places: Hong Kong |  Macau |  Singapore | 

Top official in casino hub of Macau jailed for 21 years in graft case

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Top official in casino hub of Macau jailed for 21 years in graft case

- HONG KONG: Judges in the Chinese-controlled territory of Macau found a former top prosecutor guilty of more than 1,000 charges on Friday and jailed him for 21 years, public broadcaster TDM reported. The verdict against Ho Chio Meng, who was once tipped as a candidate to head the former Portuguese colony that reverted to Chinese rule in 1999, brings to an end the most high-profile graft case in the world's largest gambling hub in more than a decade
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Tags: Judiciary |  Imprisonment | 
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Macau halts cash withdrawals at non-compliant ATMs to curb China capital outflow

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Macau halts cash withdrawals at non-compliant ATMs to curb China capital outflow

- HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Authorities in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, said withdrawals using China's state-backed UnionPay card would be suspended at automated teller machines without the latest "know your customer" technology from Tuesday (July 4). The announcement from Macau's monetary authority is the latest in a series of measures being rapidly implemented in the special administrative region of Macau as the Chinese territory ramps up scrutiny on capital outflows from the mainland
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Police cripple Macau Scam syndicate, take down 50 in special ops

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Police cripple Macau Scam syndicate, take down 50 in special ops

- GEORGE TOWN: Police crippled a Macau Scam syndicate with the arrest of 50 individuals during a special operation in Selangor on Saturday morning. Penang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief ACP Abdul Ghani Ahmad told newsmen that Selangor police arrested 47 men and three women, aged between 17 and 42, following a report made at the Balik Pulau police station recently and they have been brought in for investigation
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Macau casinos post 11th month of gains on VIP resurgence

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Macau casinos post 11th month of gains on VIP resurgence

- HONG KONG: Revenues in the world's biggest casino hub of Macau jumped nearly 30 percent in June, posting an 11-month winning streak, as demand from high-roller VIPs accelerated despite a corruption crackdown. Monthly gambling revenue in the Chinese special administrative region rose 25.9 percent to 20 billion patacas (US$2.49 billion), government data showed on Saturday. Analysts were expecting growth of 23 percent to 33 percent for Macau, the only place in the country where gambling is legal
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Chineses comem pastéis de Belém em Macau, mas não falam português

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Chineses comem pastéis de Belém em Macau, mas não falam português

- RESUMO O português é idioma oficial de Macau e, por lei, terá essa condição mantida até ao menos 2049, mas, na prática, poucos nativos o utilizam. Nessa região administrativa especial da China, porém, a interação histórica transcende o idioma: o estilo da antiga colônia de Portugal se mistura com a arquitetura kitsch dos cassinos. A cena está perdida em algum canto da memória
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Gambling revenue in Macau higher than expected

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Gambling revenue in Macau higher than expected

- HONG KONG: Revenues in the world's biggest casino hub of Macau jumped 24 per cent last month, beating expectations and posting a 10-month winning streak as wealthy gamblers returned to the southern Chinese territory despite a corruption crackdown. Gambling revenue in the only place in China where casino gaming is legal rose to 22.7 billion patacas (S$3.92 billion), government data showed yesterday
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Places: Hong Kong |  Macau |  Singapore | 

Melaka-based Macau scam syndicate busted, 25 foreigners held

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Melaka-based Macau scam syndicate busted, 25 foreigners held

- MELAKA: Police have crippled a Macau scam syndicate on Friday following the arrest of 26 people at an upscale bungalow in Ayer Keroh. State deputy police chief Datuk Ruslan Hassan said police raided the bungalow unit at 1.50pm following a tip-off and detained a Malaysian man and 25 foreigners from China and Taiwan. They were aged between 18 and 51. "These foreigners entered the country legally as tourists
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26 ahli sindiket Macau Scam ditahan

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26 ahli sindiket Macau Scam ditahan

- MELAKA: Polis menyelesaikan 100 kes penipuan Macau Scam berjumlah RM13.4 juta dengan penahanan 26 ahli sindiket di Ayer Keroh, Jumaat lalu. Suspek terdiri daripada seorang lelaki tempatan dan 25 warga China serta Taiwan, termasuk 13 wanita, berusia antara 18 tahun dan 51 tahun. Timbalan Ketua Polis negeri, Datuk Ruslan Hassan, berkata ketika serbuan, semua suspek sedang sibuk menjalankan kegiatan berkenaan. "Hasil serbuan, polis merampas wang tunai RM2,100, dua komputer riba, modem (16), mesin pencetak (2), telefon (16), telefon bimbit (21), alamat protokol Internet (22), walkie-talkie (7), buku nota, fail dan Toyota Alphard
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Johor Baru-based Macau Scam busted - Nation

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Johor Baru-based Macau Scam busted - Nation

- KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled a Macau Scam based in Johor Baru following the arrest of 50 people there. Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department deputy director (cyber crime and multimedia investigations) Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Kamaruddin Md Din said intelligence led police to conduct six raids in the Iskandar Puteri district in Johor on Wednesday. “We arrested 50 people, of whom 27 men and 16 women are believed to be from China," he said Thursday
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  • Trump Company Moves to Protect Brand in Chinese Gambling Hub
    Trump Company Moves to Protect Brand in Chinese Gambling Hub

    , nytimes.com

    Photo HONG KONG — The company that manages the Donald J. Trump brand has moved to protect the name in Macau, a part of China that long ago surpassed Las Vegas to become the world’s largest gambling market. The moves do not necessarily indicate that President Trump or the Trump Organization will eventually open a Trump hotel or casino there. But the ongoing efforts to expand Trump trademarks overseas raised questions about whether they fall afoul of a constitutional prohibition on receiving economic benefits from foreign governments
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    Categories: Politics & Government |  Business | 
    Tags: Politicians |  Donald John Trump | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  E. Asia |  Hong Kong |  Macau | 

Politics & Government

  • Trump Company Moves to Protect Brand in Chinese Gambling Hub
    Trump Company Moves to Protect Brand in Chinese Gambling Hub

    , nytimes.com

    Photo HONG KONG — The company that manages the Donald J. Trump brand has moved to protect the name in Macau, a part of China that long ago surpassed Las Vegas to become the world’s largest gambling market. The moves do not necessarily indicate that President Trump or the Trump Organization will eventually open a Trump hotel or casino there. But the ongoing efforts to expand Trump trademarks overseas raised questions about whether they fall afoul of a constitutional prohibition on receiving economic benefits from foreign governments
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    Categories: Politics & Government |  Business | 
    Tags: Politicians |  Donald John Trump | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  E. Asia |  Hong Kong |  Macau | 

Sports

  • Poulter shares Macau Open lead
    Poulter shares Macau Open lead

    , supersport.com

    Former world No 5 Ian Poulter celebrated his return from a four-and-a-half month injury absence by vaulting into a share of the lead at the $1 million Macau Open on Thursday. The 40-year-old Englishman birdied all the par-five holes at Macau Golf and Country Club to join Spaniard Carlos Pigem on seven-under-par 64 at the Asian Tour event. Pigem, who claimed his first win in Asia in July, produced a
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    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Golf | 
    Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Macau | 

Business

  • Trump Company Moves to Protect Brand in Chinese Gambling Hub
    Trump Company Moves to Protect Brand in Chinese Gambling Hub

    , nytimes.com

    Photo HONG KONG — The company that manages the Donald J. Trump brand has moved to protect the name in Macau, a part of China that long ago surpassed Las Vegas to become the world’s largest gambling market. The moves do not necessarily indicate that President Trump or the Trump Organization will eventually open a Trump hotel or casino there. But the ongoing efforts to expand Trump trademarks overseas raised questions about whether they fall afoul of a constitutional prohibition on receiving economic benefits from foreign governments
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    Categories: Politics & Government |  Business | 
    Tags: Politicians |  Donald John Trump | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  E. Asia |  Hong Kong |  Macau | 

Technology

  • More than fun and games
    More than fun and games

    , macaubusinessdaily.com

    Virtual Reality experts believe technology has more business applications than just gaming, with potential applications for property development, tourism and interior decoration Virtual Reality technology has made possible the exploration of more business applications in the property development, tourism and interior decoration sectors, experts have told Business Daily. The statements were made during the first day of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Macau computer graphics and interactive technics conference, taking place
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    Categories: Business |  Technology | 
    Tags: Smart Devices |  Virtual reality | 
    Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Macau | 

Health

  • 25 Indian Doctors On China Trip With Families, Stranded In Shenzhen, Move To Macau
    25 Indian Doctors On China Trip With Families, Stranded In Shenzhen, Move To Macau

    , ndtv.com

    Beijing: Twenty-five Indian doctors and their families, who were on a trip to China and got stuck at a hotel in Shenzhen over non-payment of dues, moved to Macau today after the issue was settled, Indian officials said. The doctors attached with the Malad Medical Association (MMA) in Mumbai, were made to vacate their hotel rooms in Guangdong Province yesterday and forced to remain in the lobby until the entire amount was paid
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    Categories: Health |  Travel & Recreation | 
    Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Macau |  S. Asia |  India |  North |  Beijing | 

Society & Culture

  • Kim Jong Un's murdered half brother lived quiet, open life in Macau
    Kim Jong Un's murdered half brother lived quiet, open life in Macau

    , reuters.com

    MACAU Before he was killed in Malaysia, Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, lived quietly in the Asian gambling hub of Macau, avoiding controversy and seemingly relaxed about personal safety, according to sources close to him. One veteran casino industry source, who has known him for over a decade, said he last met the affable, portly Kim at the Four Seasons Hotel in Macau last month,
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    Tags: Death & Dying |  Murders | 
    Places: United States |  Macau |  Malaysia | 

Entertainment & Arts

  • Prémios de melhor actor e melhor realizador do festival de cinema de Macau para “São Jorge”
    Prémios de melhor actor e melhor realizador do festival de cinema de Macau para “São Jorge”

    , revistamacau.com

    Os portugueses Nuno Lopes e Marco Martins venceram os prémios de melhor actor e melhor realizador, respectivamente, com o filme “São Jorge” no primeiro Festival Internacional de Cinema de Macau. O realizador recebeu os dois prémios em Macau e Nuno Lopes, que está em Lisboa a ensaiar a peça “A Noite da Iguana”, de Tennessee Williams, que vai estrear em janeiro no S. Luís, agradeceu o galardão numa declaração em
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    Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
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    Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Macau | 

Travel & Recreation

  • 10 must-try Macau foods
    10 must-try Macau foods

    , cnn.com

    Such is the case with Macau. The city has a multitude of must-try foods, some of which are considered cuisine signatures. Here's a start. 1. Portuguese egg tart The Portuguese egg tart is Macau's most famous food. It consists of a flaky pastry shell, with a rich, sweet egg custard filling with a consistency similar to creme brulee. A caramelized top plays an integral role in the taste
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    Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
    Tags: Food and Drinks | 
    Places: United States |  Asia |  E. Asia |  Macau | 

Life & Style

  • Producing professionals for the future
    Producing professionals for the future

    , macaubusinessdaily.com

    Legislators consider proposal by Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam insufficient to educate future bilingual professionals and employees for the tourism sector A support plan for helping language students pay loans for perfecting Mandarin and other languages abroad; establishing a formation base for Portuguese and Mandarin bilingual qualified personnel and the increase of scholarships for bilingual education were some of the measures announced yesterday at the Legislative Assembly
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    Tags: Careers |  Professionals | 
    Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Macau |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Iberia | 

Law & Crime

  • Scam alert! Macau scam syndicates posing as authorities to deceive victims
    Scam alert! Macau scam syndicates posing as authorities to deceive victims

    , nst.com.my

    GEORGE TOWN: Police have uncovered a new method used by Macau scam syndicates to deceive their victims to siphon money from their bank accounts. Penang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdul Ghani Ahmad in a statement said that police intelligence found out the syndicates are now calling potential victims on the phone, posing as authorities. They will allege that the name, identification card and bank accounts of the victim are connected to criminal, drug related and money laundering activities
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    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Macau |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia | 

Real Estate

  • AL sub-committee concerned about rent control bill
    AL sub-committee concerned about rent control bill

    , macaubusinessdaily.com

    The third standing committee of the Legislative Assembly is still concerned about the feasibility of the bill proposing a new rental regime that caps rent increases, said committee president Cheang Chi Keong yesterday. The bill, which passed its first reading last November, proposes to enable the Chief Executive to set a cap on rent increase rates based on a coefficient scheme. But the sub-committee head told reporters yesterday after a
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