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  1. Gill slams Benitez over 'inappropriate' remarks

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... The mainland city has yet to be confirmed. The last time United played in Hong Kong was in 2005 and Gill didn't make any promises they'd be returning any time soon. 'We have a huge fan ...

  2. Talk of Macau travel easing lifts casino plays

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the wake of an impending visit to the city by a top mainland official. Hong Kong-traded shares in Galaxy Entertainment Group, Melco International Development and SJM Holdings surged 5 to 13 per ... speculation that Beijing's pledge last month to support Macau's economy during the financial crisis might include relaxing a seven-month crackdown on visitors from the mainland to the city ...

  3. Xi Jinping to meet Macau contenders

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Vice-President Xi Jinping will begin his first Macau visit as a state leader on Saturday, during which he is tipped to meet the city's potential candidates for chief executive. Analysts said preparation for the election would be the main focus of Mr Xi's two-day trip, while Hong Kong-listed casino shares soared on speculation that he might announce ...

  4. Laid-off workers gamble away payouts

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Simon Wan Hong Kong workers who have been laid off in the recession are joining the growing ranks of so-called 'hidden gamblers'- people who spend 24 hours a day in Macau's casinos, eating, sleeping and gambling. Charity workers and fellow ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... APM shopping mall's trade grows 10pc Business at Kwun Tong APM shopping mall grew by 10 per cent last month despite the economic downturn, although the growth was down compared to last year, the mall's management said yesterday. Sun Hung Kai Pro ...

  6. Soul sophistication

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Lois Iwase

    ... Lois Iwase MacauSoul delivers the goods: good food, good wine and good music in the heart of one of the city's most historic neighbourhoods, near St Paul's ruins. The months-old wine lounge debuted earlier this year, but it was placed firmly on Macau's nightlife map this month with the appearance for 10 days of low country blues band Shrimp City Slim and vocalist ...

  7. Macau teachers 'terminated for speaking out'

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Two Macau teachers are fighting to get their jobs back after being sacked for making candid remarks to the education director, a Macau teachers' union claimed this week. Music teacher Chan Lap-kuan and maths teacher Eric Lou Heong-in had wor ...

  8. Key to growth lies in diversification

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The major driving force was the lifting of the bamboo curtain. The launch of the individual visit scheme (IVS) in July 2003 freed travellers from certain cities and provinces on the mainland ... as the scheme now covers 49 cities. The entry of low-cost carriers, such as Air Asia and Tiger Airways, has also given Macau's tourism a shot in the arm. More new destinations have boosted capacity ...

  9. Dine at your leisure on traditional fare in Coloane

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The sleepy fishing island of Coloane, with its cobbled lanes and Macanese architecture, is an oasis away from the glitzy casinos. Fast-paced Hongkongers have for decades been getting away from it all by sitting on the rocks on the beach with a fishing pol ...

  10. Shimao expects sales to rise after poor first half

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... (right), the mainland's third-richest entrepreneur and father of Jason, said the company did not have plans to cut prices for its projects. 'We have seen property prices in some cities ...




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