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  1. Tables turning at Macau casinos

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Gaming revenue in Macau edged up 1.5 per cent in July, beating some predictions of a downturn on a year-on-year basis. But the growth is still the slowest since the global financial crisis in 2008-09. Gaming revenue last year in the former Portuguese colony totalled 268 billion patacas, making it the world's largest gambling hub. Macau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008345/tables-turning-macau-casinos
  2. Five held over Macau file-sharing website

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Macau customs officials arrested a suspect in connection with the operation of a website which charged users for illegal song and movie downloads. ... of patacas, Macau customs officers said. Two other men and two women were also detained for questioning. The customs officers said they believed the four helped launder the website's proceeds. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003414/five-held-over-macau-file-sharing-website
  3. Tourists fuel upswing in Macau gambling revenue

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Gambling revenue in Macau last month rose from a year earlier but dropped from January, when the week-long Lunar New Year holiday attracted huge numbers ... to government statistics. Macau, the only place in China where gambling is legal, is the world's largest gambling centre. Full-year gambling revenue last year rose 42 per cent to 268 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994241/tourists-fuel-upswing-macau-gambling-revenue
  4. Copying Macau makes no sense

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beyond tourism, there are few similarities between Hong Kong and Macau. Our city is a comparative giant in terms of area and population, while our economy is substantially more diverse ... neighbour for inspiration. A city with our resources and expertise should have well established policies grounded in experience, knowledge and understanding. Macau's unveiling in its budget ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985587/copying-macau-makes-no-sense
  5. Macau city of bad dreams for many

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi in Macau christy.choi@scmp.com Macau's casino boom may have brought more restaurants, malls, supermarkets and economic opportunities, but residents of the world's richest gaming destination are less than happy with the quality of life in the city and what their government is doing to improve it, according to a survey. 'Although Macau's economy has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984694/macau-city-bad-dreams-many
  6. Biggest handout yet for Macau residents

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Macau residents will receive their sixth and biggest cash handout next year- 7,000 patacas for permanent residents and 4,200 for non-permanent ones, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on said in his policy address yesterday. The handout is part of the Macau government's spate of schemes to help residents fight inflation and share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984949/biggest-handout-yet-macau-residents
  7. Macau takes a HK$750m knock

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough neil.gough@scmp.com Yesterday's typhoon may have shaved 5 percentage points off Macau's casino revenue growth for this month, according to analysts at Union Gaming Research. Casinos, of course, stayed open for business. But near-total transport suspension means Macau's financial hit from Typhoon Nesat could reach as much as HK$750 million in lost gaming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980529/macau-takes-hk750m-knock
  8. Macau keeps raking in the chips even as casinos' shares plunge

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough neil.gough@scmp.com Macau casino revenue grew 38.8 per cent last month to 21.24 billion patacas, its slowest pace since January but in line with analysts' expectations ... the mainland's October 1 'golden week' holiday, may have knocked five percentage points off the month's growth rate. In the year to date, Macau's casino revenue has risen 45.9 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980964/macau-keeps-raking-chips-even-casinos-shares-plunge
  9. Macau private teachers demand more pay

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hundreds of private school teachers marched in Macau yesterday to demand the same wages paid by the city's handful of government schools. They formed just part of Macau's May Day ... of social discontent in the past few years. The 3,000 patacas cash handout announced by Macau Chief Executive Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on last month appeared to have little bearing on their complaints. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966603/macau-private-teachers-demand-more-pay
  10. Resale taxes will cut Macau housing deals by third, says agent

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito The number of Macau property deals may fall by nearly a third as a result of government measures introduced this week to curb speculation, according to Franco Liu, managing director of the Macau branch of property consultancy Savills. Prices are also expected to drop in response but these will rebound within a month or so, before the recovery in sales transactions, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965851/resale-taxes-will-cut-macau-housing-deals-third-says-agent

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