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  1. Casinos in Macau agree to lower junket fees

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Casinos across Macau have agreed to a cap of 1.25 per cent on VIP junket commissions to boost their profit margins, gaming mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun says. But it is unclear how the unlegislated cap can be enforced among the city's six casino operator ...

  2. Boom made Macau world's biggest magnet for migrants

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau has become one of the most attractive places on Earth to live, if measured by its net migration rate. The former Portuguese enclave ranks No1 in the world in terms of the difference of immigrants and emigrants per 1,000 residents, according to the latest ranking by the US Central Intelligence Agency. The online CIA World Factbook, updated this month, shows that Macau ...

  3. Visitor numbers trump HK once again

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu 'Venetian effect' yields big payoff for Macau Macau has drawn more visitors than Hong Kong during the past four months on the back of its booming casino industry. A total of 2.58 million people visited Macau last month, up 22 per cent year on year, while Hong Kong recorded 2.34 million visitor arrivals in the same month, up 6.3 per cent. Macau first topped ...

  4. Macau minister faces heat as more land sells without open bidding

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Macau public works minister Lau Si-io, who has pledged to reform the opaque land-sale system left behind by his disgraced predecessor, has come in for criticism over two recent property deals. The secretary for transport and public works, who replaced Ao Man-long in February, is scheduled to appear in the legislature today to continue his policy statement ...

  5. Macau police bracing for May Day protests

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Demonstrators target labour policies and graft Thousands of Macau residents are expected to take to the streets on May Day to protest against labour policies and corruption. Police are determined to prevent a repeat of the violent clashes that broke out l ...

  6. Macau bars HK reporters, activists as Hu arrives for anniversary

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu and Fanny W.Y. Fung in Macau and Joshua But The Macau government denied entry to two Hong Kong journalists and more than a dozen activists during President Hu Jintao's visit ... Lee, who reports on local news. Lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and 14 fellow activists, who intended to petition Hu on universal suffrage, were also turned back by Macau ...

  7. Wen vows HK-style benefits for Macau

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The measures Beijing introduced to boost Hong Kong's economy will also be applied to Macau, Premier Wen Jiabao has assured Macau's chief executive. Edmund Ho Hau-wah was also in Beijing yesterday for an annual duty visit and met the premier and President Hu Jintao. Mr Wen said Beijing paid close attention to the impact of the financial crisis on Macau ...

  8. Macau must deal with casino boom wealth gap

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... calls from some for the resignation of Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah. It is less than two years since Mr Ho basked in the praise of President Hu Jintao, who held up Macau as a model of 'one country, two systems'. But the endorsement came with a caution and some advice. Despite Macau's fast-paced development, Mr Hu said, deep-rooted problems and conflict persisted. ...

  9. A winter of discontent

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... for harmony. The simmering public discontent comes just a fortnight after President Hu Jintao called on people to treasure what they have. Speaking before he left Santiago, Chile, Mr Hu said ...

  10. Apathy over celebrations

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan is a Macau-based correspondent for the South China Morning Post Next monday, Macau celebrates its fifth anniversary as a special administrative region under Chinese sovereignty. President Hu Jintao will visit the city. There's a big rush to complete the third Macau-Taipa bridge on time, and restaurants are fully booked for 'handover celebration dinners'. ...




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