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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Macau setting bad example with generous package for retiring officials

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Macau bill will set bad example Macau residents are, with good reason, up in arms over a jaw-dropping pension package for retiring top officials. With just six months to go ... to compete with the private sector for talent. But to Macau taxpayers, the benefits are too generous. That the payment calculation will date back to the first day of appointment further reinforces ...

  2. Business - Companies - MONEY MATTERS

    Odd silence as casino chips fall

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:52am by Shirley Yam

    ... fall on rumours of missing billions At the best of times, Macau's gaming stocks are not for the faint-hearted. But even by their standards, what happened last week was frightening. About ... between HK$8 billion and HK$10 billion. The same day, the Macau Daily Times reported that the wife of Cheong Chi-tai, an owner of listed junket company Neptune Group, had been detained by Hong ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by STAFF

    ... I dropped to my knees after my victory because I was so excited Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso Sing-yu after his latest victory in Macau last night   It's a day we can define as foundational in the relations between our two countries Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner after signing deals worth US$7.5 billion with China   Will it stop drivers that don't give a damn? ...

  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Bridging the clean air gap

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:36am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Building of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge may be the reason why the city has failed to effectively tackle domestic sources of air pollution Bridge over clean air In less than two years, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge should open, and we will find out whether the "build it and they will come" model works or a white elephant walks. One simple way ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 23, 2014

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by LETTERS

    ... tests respected globally As an adviser to the Macau gambling regulator, I refer to the report (" Macau casinos withhold 133 slot machine payouts claiming wins were due to 'mechanical ... in a way which is fair, secure, reliable and auditable. Macau's technical standard for slot machines is commensurate with the standards applicable in other major gaming jurisdictions. Testing ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Macau's expansion into Hengqin gives Hong Kong cause for reflection

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... That explains why a request by the Macau government for more land on the mainland island of Hengqin for development immediately fuelled calls for the city to follow suit. The suggestion may sound ... not just in terms of size, population and strengths. The different socio-political situations mean the two governments have different priorities. Prompted by a fast-expanding economy, tiny Macau ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Connected Hong Kong needs to do more to support its hi-tech innovators

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by DOMINIC ALLON

    ... Dominic Allon Dominic Allon says the start-up spirit must be nurtured and rewarded Connected HK has ways to go in supporting innovators If you live in Hong Kong and are reading this, you probably use your smartphone more than anyone else in the world. The World Bank ranked Hong Kong second in the world (Macau placed first) for mobile cellular subscriptions for every 100 people. ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... to construct a historical account of the early days of one country, two systems. It is therefore hardly surprising that since the Hong Kong-Macau bridge assessment, public confidence and trust ... pollution in Hong Kong, and the situation is hardly going to improve once trucks and buses start rumbling across the bridge to Macau. The air quality standards for these projects are supposed ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 15, 2014

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by LETTERS

    ... Yeung, Sha Tin   Glad fugitive agreement is in the pipeline Most law-abiding citizens of Hong Kong must have been very happy to read the report that the net may be closing in on Macau and Hong ... an agreement "that would require each city to surrender fugitives wanted by the other" and bring these criminals to justice. Although Macau is known to have sent back "unwanted ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Hope for silver lining on cloud over reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Tammy Tam

    ... by Beijing, which believes that dragging out the issue for two more months will make no difference. Xu Ze, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, last week told Hong Kong finance ...




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