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  1. News - China - MACAU

    Macau officials blamed for job fears

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... blame' for job fears Strong opposition in Macau to plans for non-local students to work in the city after graduation has been attributed to a lack of faith in the government. Manpower consultants say Macau society is too conservative and afraid of competition while the city suffers from a severe labour shortage. But lawmaker Au Kam-san- expressing total opposition to the proposal- said ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Macau at odds over responsible gambling

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Macau's attempts to rein in problem gambling within its casinos may be a slow move in the right direction, but sceptics wouldn't bet on it A city at odds over responsible gaming Questions have been raised over the effectiveness of a policy to reduce the number of problem gamblers in Macau, with a former gambling addict and an academic ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Gambling counsellor takes a soft approach

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... counsellor engaged in an outreach programme in Macau. After they receive the tissue packet, I would ask them to open it and ask if they know what it is about. Some of them will say, 'I know, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'No need to be so stupid': Macau academic cautions Hong Kong against importing labour

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:21pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Macau academic says Hong Kong should look at problems imported workers have caused there before launching any such scheme of its own Foreign workers a 'recipe for trouble' Hong Kong should closely study the problems imported labour have brought to Macau before looking elsewhere to boost its workforce, an academic in the former Portuguese ...

  5. Business - Companies - GAMBLING

    Macau casino taps David Beckham's star power as it courts mainland China

    Posted Dec 25th 2013, 05:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas David Beckham named promoter of Sands to edge up Macau and Singapore businesses-- but also mainland China, where casinos are illegal Retired soccer star and sometime underwear model David Beckham has signed on to help promote Las Vegas Sands' properties in Macau and Singapore. Sands said in a statement that it hoped to cash in on Beckham's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    ‘Better to gamble in Macau’: Hong Kong business students deem bitcoin too risky

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 10:32am by Johnny Tam

    ... not optimistic." Another student, Victor Tsang Kei-yin, described speculating on bitcoin as "dangerous". "If you want to speculate, it would be better to gamble in Macau," he said. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Macau cracks down on Philippine fliers with ‘amulets’

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 09:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Rising numbers of Philippine visitors are being arrested and deported by Macau for carrying amulets and lucky charms made of bullets, the foreign department said on Friday. “The consulate has noticed an increase in the number of cases where Filipino nationals were apprehended... in Macau SAR’s ports of entry because they had bullet amulets ...

  8. Business - China Business

    Macau gambling revenue jumps 21 per cent from year earlier

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:39pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Gambling revenue in Macau jumped 21.3 per cent year on year last month after events including an international boxing match and the annual Grand Prix motor race led ... on Monday. Analysts had forecast median growth of 20 per cent. Casinos welcomed visitors attracted to Macau by Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao fighting at US billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Rolling Stones announce Macau date for March 2014

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 06:45pm by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Macau show set to give Stones fans satisfaction Ageing British rockers The Rolling Stones will play a "one night only" concert in Macau come March, ... It Black, Jumping Jack Flash, and Sympathy for the Devil. Tickets for the Macau show will go on sale tomorrow, with pre-sale tickets released today. The tickets range from HK$580 to HK$3,580. ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRANSPORT

    Macau's U-turn over light rail fails to stem criticism

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:19am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Delayed and over-budget project's re-routing by government does little to enhance its reputation Macau's U-turn over light rail fails to stem criticism Macau chief executive Fernando Chui Sai-on has bowed to public pressure and the Macau Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) over a light rail project. During his policy address on November ...




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