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  1. Macau's Ho in last-ditch bid to rein in casino firms

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... largest casino market. Following a meeting with representatives from Macau's six licensed casino operators, Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak-yuen said on Monday ... residential areas. Shares in Macau casino operators plunged briefly yesterday following an article in the Wall Street Journal Asia citing Tam's comments. However, all these measures had been ...

  2. Islanders vote to allow Taiwan's first casino

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 1949. Yang said it was planned to build the casino on the same site as Matsu's most famous monument- the War Peace Memorial Park. He said investors from the US, Hong Kong and Macau had ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Residents of the Matsu islands voted in favour yesterday of opening Taiwan's first legal casino. Nearly 60 per cent of Matsu residents, a total ...

  3. Casino urged as economic boost

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Liberals want Tung to build high-class complex on Lantau Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has been told that a luxury casino complex should be built on Lantau for the exclusive use of mainland and foreign tourists to help revitalise the economy. The Liberal Party, which put forward the proposal during a meeting with Mr Tung yesterday, said a casino complex similar ...

  4. Macau lines up Kerry and Citic unit for logistics project

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... and casinos, was scheduled to be completed in 2009, a source said. 'It's a very sensitive project since the Macau government did not go through an open tender for the logistics centre, which ... Charlotte So Kerry Logistics and Citic Pacific's trading arm Dah Chong Hong have been invited by the Macau government to take part in building and operating the former Portuguese ...

  5. Macau in US cross hairs over terror financing

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... In gaming, for example, FATF recommends that casino operators collect customer data for all transactions exceeding US$3,000. But Macau's threshold reporting in the gaming sector is US$62,500. ... John Carney A US State Department report has put the spotlight firmly on Macau after it was identified as a potential site for 'terrorist financing activities'. In its latest ...

  6. HK lawmakers unite against Macau over entry denials

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... entry to Hong Kong politicians, academics and journalists. The call came as Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun said it was 'absolutely correct' for the Macau government to close ... 'These people are all troublemakers,' the Macau casino tycoon said. 'They have stirred up s*** in Macau before and there is evidence. The 500,000-person march was also fanned by them, ...

  7. Macau civil servants to stage pay protest

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A group of low-ranking civil servants in Macau will protest today against unequal pay rises for senior versus junior government employees. The Macau Civil Servants Association, ... favour senior officials. Macau's legislature is reviewing a bill that gives pay rises to government workers of different ranks, with senior employees, such as bureau heads, expected to get ...

  8. Booming Macau needs accountability- now

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Twenty-seven years in jail is an unusually heavy sentence for white-collar crime, even that involving official corruption and huge sums. In the case of disgraced former Macau minister Ao ... holding high office. The longer-than-expected sentence will act as a strong deterrent to anyone tempted to profit illegally from Macau's gaming-driven economic boom. Talk in the streets ...

  9. Unionists expect up to 20,000 to join protest march in Macau

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau A call for clean government and universal suffrage will ring out in the streets of Macau when thousands march on December 20- the eighth anniversary of Macau's handover to China. The march is widely tipped to be Macau's largest demonstration in decades, with unionists predicting a turnout of 10,000 to 20,000. Spearheading the rally will be lawmaker ...

  10. Macau labour unrest prompts revision of law

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Tang, of the Macau Workers Union. 'Most of the cases involve construction workers for large casino-hotel projects.' He said loopholes in the law had allowed employers to fire workers ... Fox Yi Hu Growing labour unrest has prompted the Macau government to update obsolete laws which have been criticised for favouring employers. After a 10-year wait, the legislature has been ...




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