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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Wordie ambles down byways of Macau

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott A stroll through the byways and back alleys of Macau Macao- People and Places, Past and Present by Jason Wordie Angsana 4 stars Mathew Scott Saudade is a Portuguese word ... ghost, at the end of an affair of the heart. The word pops up in local historian/writer Jason Wordie's fascinating exploration of the history of Macau and of its people, as might the sense ...

  2. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    MGM China reports 23pc rise in net profit

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:28am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Macau casino operator MGM China posted a 23 per cent rise in year-on-year net profit during the six months ended June 30, driven by strong growth in the mass ... a process which started since the beginning of this year “to maximise our yield”. During the six months, VIP revenue increased only one per cent from a year ago. The VIP segment in Macau ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Draft policy paper spells out Beijing’s authority over Macau’s autonomy

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:44pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Beijing spells out its powers over Macau The central government is drafting a policy paper on Macau which will stress that the city's autonomy is subject to Beijing's authorisation. ... with the Macau people. A central government-linked researcher who has been monitoring Macau's development said that while the outline of the document- the first stage in formulating a white paper- ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: the great escapes

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Jason Wordie

    ... not qualify for end-of-contract passages and other allowances. During the Pacific war years, Macau was packed with refugees from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong. The administration in Macau turned over the entire gambling revenue to support refugees; an open-handed act of goodwill that no one who benefitted ever forgot. A charity football match was held in Macau, between a local team and one whose ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Dah Sing profit climbs 29pc on lower China lending

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Comercial de Macau and Dah Sing Bank (China). Shares of both companies rallied on the news. The banking group's stock closed up 1.9 per cent to HK$14 while Financial Holdings shares rose ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs

    Book Now

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by ALEC CHEUNG

    ... AFROJACK Landing on many "Greatest DJ lists" even before dropping his debut LP, the 26-year-old Dutch DJ/producer makes his debut bow in Macau. Expect an evening of thumping bass and hot mixes with crowd-pleasers Ten Feet Tall and As Your Friend. October 4, 11.30pm, Club Cubic, City of Dreams, Cotai, Macau, HK$400 (early bird until September 22), HK$450 cityline.com ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong

    'Blessed' Hong Kong-based fighter Alberto Mina triumphs in first UFC bout

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:36pm

    ... Mathew Scott in Macau Brazilian makes an explosive debut by winning in four minutes against Japanese opponent A lifetime of preparation exploded into just over four minutes of pure action for Alberto Mina at the CotaiArena in Macau on Saturday night. The 32-year-old entered the Octagon as the first Hong Kong-based fighter to grace the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and he left ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Foreign-funded hospitals planned in seven Chinese cities or provinces

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:28pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... economist Wang Tao. Investors from Hong Kong and Macau will be eligible to apply for hospital licences. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - Anti-corruption

    China’s elite tighten their belts as crackdown bites

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 02:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong China’s big spenders are reining in overt shows of wealth, shelving shopping trips in Hong Kong and Macau gambling sprees in the face of the Communist ... nearest playgrounds of Hong Kong and Macau. But a ripple effect is beginning to have an impact as far afield as the luxury fashion houses of Europe. “The corruption crackdown shows no signs ...

  10. News - China

    Macau protests that halted pension plan seen as political awakening

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:15am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam in Macau jeffie.lam@scmp.com Protests that led to scrapping of a plan to reward outgoing officials could be a watershed moment Macau's political awakening The strong May sunlight almost hurt. Despite the heat, 20,000 sweaty Macau residents chanted slogans on the cobblestone streets of the former Portuguese colony. In a city dominated by the sound of clicking dice ...




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