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Macau company in tie-up with Thai firm on US$300 million initial coin offering

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Macau opposition gains in election after deadly typhoon

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Key entity for local firms going global makes progress
Portuguese credit insurance company COSEC - Companhia de Seguro de Créditos S.A. (COSEC) - is to sign a protocol today with the Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) to create an Export Credit Agency (ECA) in the MSAR in support of companies wishing to operate in Portuguese-speaking countries, the Portuguese Secretary of Internationalisation, Eurico Brilhante Dias, said yesterday. Speaking at the 22nd Macau International Fair (MIF) Young Entrepreneurs Forum of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, Mr   Read More ...
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Major mediator in waiting
Local legal authorities believe language and legal similarities of the MSAR legal system with Portuguese-speaking countries and countries involved in the One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR) make the MSAR the perfect centre for arbitration of commercial and contractual legal disputes involving these countries and Mainland China A framework agreement has been signed by the Macau Lawyers Association (AAM) and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) in order to help the city become a centre fo   Read More ...
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Lessons from Las Vegas
Following the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, hotel and casino establishments are reviewing their security protocols. Ashley Sutherland-Winch read more.   Read More ...
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Image matters in Chui Sai Cheong appointment
Legal experts do not believe that any legal issues arise in new Legislative Assembly Vice-President Chui Sai Cheong also holding a position in an oversight judicial committee, but that more thought should have been given to the impression this political appointment gives to the public The President of the Macau Lawyers Association (AAM), Jorge Neto Valente, has told Business Daily that no legal or conflict of interest issues arise from the appointment of the newly elected Legislative Assembly Vice-President, Chui Sai Cheong, also being a member of the MSAR Prosecutors Committee   Read More ...
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Law professionals cite same old issues
Lawyers reiterating the necessity of judicial system reform and the courts explaining the hearing of the former Prosecutor-general corruption case cited as the reason for the rocketing growth of pending cases Yesterday’s opening ceremony of a new judicial year was launched with a lamentation made by the President of the Macau Lawyers Association, Jorge Neto Valente, on the continued stagnant development of   Read More ...
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Scientific Games enhancing gaming portfolio in Macau and abroad
The American gaming and machine manufacturer has filed for the protection of new brands in the MSAR, having previously announced an agreement with a Google-owned company to enhance API performance Las Vegas-based Bally Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of Scientific Games, has filed for five trademark registrations, a dispatch in the Official Gazette revealed yesterday. Bally is seeking commercial protection for services that include computer software and firmware for gaming on any computerised platform, including dedicated gaming consoles, video slot machines, reel slot machines and video lottery terminals, under five brand names; namely, Girl’s Best Friend, Bright lights, Silk Moon, Top up, and节节高   Read More ...
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'One country, two systems' best institutional guarantee for HK, Macao prosperity, stability
BEIJING - Xi Jinping said Wednesday the policy of "one country, two systems" has proved to be the best institutional guarantee for the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao after their return. The policy is the best solution to the questions of Hong Kong and Macao, Xi said while delivering a report at the opening session of the 19th national congress of the Communist Party of China   Read More ...
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'One country, two systems' best institutional guarantee for HK, Macao prosperity, stability: Xi
Xi Jinping said Wednesday the policy of "one country, two systems" has proved to be the best institutional guarantee for the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao after their return. The policy is the best solution to the questions of Hong Kong and Macao, Xi said while delivering a report at the opening session of the 19th national congress of the Communist Party of China   Read More ...
Places: China |  Macau | 
MIF a catalyst for disparate businesses
With the country of Angola and the Chinese province of Guangdong its main partners the 22nd Macau International Fair (MIF) kicks off today in conjunction with the 2017 PLPEX (Exhibition of Products and Services from Portuguese-speaking Countries) The 22nd Macau International Fair (MIF) kicks off today, with the 2017 PLPEX (Exhibition of Products and Services from Portuguese-speaking Countries) to be held concurrently at The Venetian Macao from October 19 to 21   Read More ...
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Worldwide lack of tourism professionals
The fast growing worldwide demand for tourism professionals is exceeding supply, with only 0.08 per cent of high school graduates choosing to study the field at university, according to Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Dr. Taleb Rifai. His statements were made during a public seminar held yesterday at the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). “There is a gap of more than 90 per cent in those who are properly trained in institutions [   Read More ...
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Positive turnaround in Sino-Luso trade
Merchandise trade between Mainland China and Portuguese-speaking countries reached US$78.42 billion from January to August of this year, representing a 30.2 per cent increase year-on-year, according to China Customs data. The information, provided by the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Forum Macao), reveals that goods exported by Lusophone countries to Mainland China in the first eight months of the year were valued at US$55   Read More ...
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AirAsia to fly direct to Phuket
Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia has announced the launch of a new direct route from Macau to Phuket, a popular tourist destination in Thailand, according to a press release. In response to Business Daily enquiries, a spokesperson for the company confirmed that the route opened for ticket sales on October 16, and will be ‘flying daily’ from Macau to Phuket ‘with no stopover in Bangkok’ starting January 8, 2018   Read More ...
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Counting on good will and cameras
“Currently, we have no plans to set up a database for sharing employee information between [casino] properties,” said the head of the Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ), Paulo Martins Chan, yesterday. Director Chan spoke to the press on the sidelines of the third public consultation linked to a proposed law change recommending dealers be banned from entering gaming areas outside of working hours   Read More ...
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Off-plan unit sales surged in September
A total of 145 transactions for off-plan sales were registered in the MSAR during the month of September, indicating a surge of 130.2 per cent compared to the previous month, according to the latest official data released by the Financial Services Bureau (DSF). When compared to the same month last year, transactions grew by 45 per cent from the 100 off-plan units sold   Read More ...
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Demand buoyant for e-banking and private banking specialists
The demand for specialists in e-banking and private banking is set to experience extensive growth as the financial sector in the city develops, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Talent Development Committee (CDT). The CDT report details future demand for specialists in the financial and insurance sectors for the coming three to six years. Taking into account recent advances in technology, the Committee has advocated developing e-banking, promoting its useage amongst all local operators to match demand   Read More ...
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Uma força de que (quase) não há memória 
Uma força de que (quase) não há memória. Quando amanheceu poucos imaginariam que 23 de Agosto de 2017 ficaria para a história de Macau. O tufão Hato foi o mais forte que a região, atingida habitualmente por cinco a seis tempestades tropicais por ano, viveu em 53 anos, apenas ultrapassado pelo Ruby (1964), cujos ventos atingiram 211 quilómetros por hora, um recorde que foi, com efeito, ‘batido’ numa das estações (a da Taipa Grande), onde a rajada máxima atingiu 217,4 quilómetros por hora, segundo um relatório publicado pelos Serviços Meteorológicos e Geofísicos (SMG)   Read More ...
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Angola e Moçambique têm a população mais jovem entre os lusófonos
No relatório do Fundo das Nações Unidas para a População (FNUAP), intitulado “Acedendo ao Estado da População Mundial – 2017”, é indicado que, entre os países lusófonos, Angola tem a maior percentagem de jovens (47%), à frente de Moçambique (45%), Timor-Leste (44%), São Tomé e Príncipe (43%) e Guiné-Bissau (41%). No polo oposto, Portugal é o país lusófono com menor juventude, com apenas 14% da população naquela faixa etária, Brasil (22%), Cabo Verde (30%) e Guiné Equatorial (37%), numa tabela em que Macau, que surge como associado à China, conta com apenas 13% da população entre os 0 e os 14 anos   Read More ...
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Comércio virtual sem fronteiras 
Jessica Lei abriu há quatro anos a Macau Gift, uma loja online de lembranças de casamento e pequenos snacks. A empresa, onde trabalham apenas mais duas pessoas, está a operar em várias redes sociais, como o WeChat, o Facebook ou o Instagram, e conta já com uma loja virtual no Taobao, a maior plataforma de compras online da China, propriedade do Grupo Alibaba, fundada por Jack Ma   Read More ...
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“Grande Baía”, países de língua portuguesa e mais oportunidades de desenvolvimento
Um fórum sobre a iniciativa “Grande Baía Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau” vai ser, de acordo com o Instituto de Promoção do Comércio e do Investimento de Macau (IPIM), uma das novidades da 22.ª edição da Feira Internacional de Macau. (MIF), que se realiza este ano entre 19 e 21 de Outubro. A “Grande Baía” é um projecto de integração económica que tem como objectivo aproveitar o melhor de nove cidades da província de Guangdong (Dongguan, Foshan, Cantão, Huizhou, Jiangmen, Shenzhen, Zhaoqing, Zhongshan e Zhuhai) e das duas regiões administrativas de Macau e de Hong Kong, e tornar-se numa zona metropolitana de nível mundial   Read More ...
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Festival nova-iorquino de curtas portuguesas regressa a Macau
O documentário “Portugueses do Soho – Uma história que mudou a geografia”, de Ana Miranda, conta a história dos emigrantes portugueses que chegaram ao Soho, em Nova Iorque, após a Segunda Guerra Mundial. No dia 26, vão ser exibidos 11 filmes: “Carga” de Luís Campos, “O Entalhador ou A Oficina Mais Bela do Mundo” de João Vasco, “Instalação do Medo” de Ricardo Leite, “Tu” de Hugo Pinto, “Foi o Fio” de Patrícia Figueiredo (Curta Convidada), “Quarto em Lisboa” de Francisco Carvalho, “Alvanéu” de André C   Read More ...
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Empresas de Macau concretizam papel de plataforma 
Afonso Chan trabalhou quase duas décadas na administração pública em Macau, incluindo oito anos no Secretariado Permanente do Fórum para a Cooperação Económica e Comercial entre a China e os Países de Língua Portuguesa (Fórum Macau). Em 2014, juntou-se à Charlestrong Engenharia, Tecnologia e Consultoria Ltd, empresa fundada dois anos antes, que actua sobretudo em Macau, Timor-Leste e no continente africano, no ramo da imobiliária e da construção   Read More ...
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Macau plans ‘simulated attacks’ in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting
HONG KONG – Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world’s largest gambling hub. The new recommendations were laid out in a government statement following a meeting on Monday between Macau’s gaming regulator, the Judiciary Police and representatives from the six licensed casino operators, which include Wynn Macau and Sands China   Read More ...
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Macau plans 'simulated attacks' in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting
HONG KONG: Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world's largest gambling hub. The new recommendations were laid out in a government statement following a meeting on Monday (Oct 16) between Macau's gaming regulator, the Judiciary Police and representatives from the six licensed casino operators which include Wynn Macau and Sands China   Read More ...
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After Las Vegas shooting, Macau plans ‘simulated attacks’ to ramp-up security measures
Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world’s largest gambling hub. The new recommendations were laid out in a government statement following a meeting on Monday between Macau’s gaming regulator, the Judiciary Police and representatives from the six licensed casino operators which include Wynn Macau and Sands China   Read More ...
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Macau plans simulated attacks in security ramp-up after Las Vegas shooting
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world's largest gambling hub. "A simulation of attacks should be conducted in the short term ... so that the frontline workers of casinos are more skilled in handling emergency incidents," the statement from Macau authorities said   Read More ...
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Macau plans 'simulated attacks' in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world's largest gambling hub. The new recommendations were laid out in a government statement following a meeting on Monday between Macau's gaming regulator, the Judiciary Police and representatives from the six licensed casino operators which include Wynn Macau and Sands China   Read More ...
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Macau plans 'simulated attacks' in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world’s largest gambling hub. The new recommendations were laid out in a government statement following a meeting on Monday between Macau’s gaming regulator, the Judiciary Police and representatives from the six licensed casino operators which include Wynn Macau and Sands China   Read More ...
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33 members of Macao's sixth Legislative Assembly sworn in
Witnessed by Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Chief Executive Chui Sai On (R), Ho Iat Seng takes an oath during an inauguration ceremony in Macao, south China, Oct. 16, 2017. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka) The 33 newly elected and appointed members of the sixth Legislative Assembly of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) were sworn in on Monday, with Ho Iat Seng being reelected by the new members as the Legislative Assembly's new president   Read More ...
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MGTO: prioritise budget accommodation applications
The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has stated that applications for operating Abudget accommodations for visitors will be prioritised, in a bid to expedite the introduction of different offeri. read more.   Read More ...
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A shifting growth in the tourism industry
GTEF vice chairman Pansy Ho advocates the constant creation of new experiences for tourists as an approach for reinvestment in the city’s tourism industry “I believe the next decade of growth for Macau [will require ]opening up possibilities [for foreign visitors who are interested in the art and culture of Macau] and to cater to another sector or segment of the traveling and tourism community,” stated the Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF), Pansy Ho Chiu King, to the press after the opening ceremony of GTEF 2017 yesterday   Read More ...
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To protect and maintain
The contribution of the Security Services and the Real Estate Management Services sectors to the MSAR economy in 2016 increased by 8.6 per cent y-o-y to MOP1.67 billion and by 10.2 per cent yearly to MOP850 million, respectively The amount of receipts registered by the Security Services industry in 2016 increased by 9.1 per cent to reach MOP1.86 billion (US$231.24 million), a survey on the service sector conducted by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) revealed   Read More ...
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VIP Baccarat saw a 35 pct y-o-y increase in Q3
Overall, games of fortune in the third quarter saw a 21.8 per cent year-on-year increase in revenues, rising to MOP67 billion With the first nine months of the year seeing accumulated gross gaming revenue up 18.8 per cent year-on-year, to MOP162.79 billion, the breakdown of the third quarter results released yesterday by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) show continued strength in VIP Baccarat   Read More ...
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Smart Tourism with Alibaba under discussion
The government has started preliminary discussions with Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group on the city’s Smart Tourism development, although no concrete plans have yet been elaborated on, according to the Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes. With the government’s goal of transforming Macau into a Smart City, the city’s government signed a Framework Agreement for Strategic Cooperation in the Area of Building an Intelligent City last August, with Smart Tourism as one of the first initiatives to kick-start the city’s development in the area in the coming five years   Read More ...
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Selling and sharing experiences
Having worked most of his professional life at Thomson Reuters, Marco Duarte Rizollo decided the MSAR was the perfect place to start his first company, a one-stop tourism online platform called Follow Me Macau. Focused on independent millennial visitors to Macau, the company allows users to search and purchase lifestyle experiences in the city. With its launch ceremony scheduled for October 20, Marco shared with Business Daily the challenges of opening a company with an online presence in mainland China, while still being firmly rooted in Macau   Read More ...
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Hong Kong y Macao en alerta por el tifón Khanum
15 de octubre de 2017 00:20 Hong Kong y Macao en alerta por el tifón Khanum Hong Kong y Macao declararon el domingo, 15 de octubre del 2017, una alerta de nivel 8 (sobre un máximo de diez) ante la cercanía del tifón Khanum, que incluye importantes restricciones en el tráfico aéreo, marítimo y rodado. Macao (una península y una isla) suspendió todo el transporte marítimo y los autobuses públicos, mientras que un total de 61 vuelos han sido cancelados   Read More ...
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Macao hoisted No.8 signal for Typhoon Khanun
Authorities in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) canceled all marine transport and most of airlines before the passing of Typhoon "Khanun," the SAR's government departments said on Sunday morning. Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau had hoisted Signal No.8 at 10:00 a.m. local time (0200 GMT) and issued yellow storm surge warning. It said that Typhoon "Khanun" (1720) is located about 260 km south-southeast of Macao and is now moving toward the Leizhou Peninsula of southeast China's Guangdong Province   Read More ...
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Macau deverá crescer 13,4%, estima o FMI
A organização internacional liderada por Christine Lagarde elevou também a previsão do crescimento económico de Macau em 2018, de 1,7% para 7,0%. De acordo com o relatório, a taxa de inflação deste ano deverá baixar de 2,0% para 1,5%, e em 2018 deverá manter-se em 2,2%. A previsão do FMI aponta para que a taxa de desemprego continue próxima dos 2,0%, enquanto no âmbito das finanças públicas, a conta financeira integrada do Governo de Macau para 2017 e 2018 deverá manter-se positiva   Read More ...
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Tax compliance index launched, Hengqin scores 84.99
The pilot free trade zone of Zhuhai - Hengqin New Area – has launched a tax compliance index, the first system in Mainland China that performs quantitative analysis on the level of compliance of taxpa. Tags: Macau Hengqin read more.   Read More ...
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Report: Identifying customers and catering to needs
Analysts from Bernstein found that 42 per cent of Chinese customers, on their most recent visit to the MSAR, 'stayed at or gamed for a majority of their time at a Sands property' The average Chinese gaming consumer is '36 years old, is more likely to be male, very likely lives in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 city, earns RMB19,000 per month (US$34,00 per year), and has visited Macau three times in the past 12 months, with a gaming budget of at least RMB20,000 (US$3,000),' state Bernstein analysts in their recent report   Read More ...
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Taking the tokens to Asia
Despite currently being involved in a cryptocurrency initial coin offering (ICO), eSports betting company Unikrn is looking to extend its services to the MSAR with local gaming operators having expressed interest in a possible partnership After announcing it is applying for its first gaming licence in Europe and currently holding an initial coin offering (ICO), eSports betting company Unikrn told Business Daily the group has been approached by some Macau gaming operators for a possible collaboration   Read More ...
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