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  1. Business - Money - GAMING

    Macau casinos feel heat of World Cup fever as gamblers bet elsewhere

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:38pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Macau gaming revenues see first decline in five years as gamblers turn attention to soccer and authorities tighten restrictions on visitors Casinos feel heat of World Cup fever World Cup betting dented Macau's gaming intake last month, with gross revenue dropping 3.7 per cent year on year to 27 billion patacas, the first decline in five years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1544523/macau-casinos-feel-heat-world-cup-fever-gamblers-bet-elsewhere
  2. News - China - POLITICS

    For first time, Macau sees contested election for body that will choose next chief executive

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com For first time, there are more candidates than seats, but critics are not impressed Macau sees contested poll for CE voting body Macau held its first ... imposed on other sectors. "Although it sounds like an unprecedented situation where some members would not be elected uncontested again, people in Macau still regard it as a game in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543268/first-time-macau-sees-contested-election-body-will-choose-next-chief
  3. News - China

    Macau’s giant panda Sam Sam dies of kidney failure, aged 5

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 08:39am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Macau’s giant panda Sam Sam, a gift from the mainland to mark the 10th anniversary of the territory’s return to China, died of kidney failure on Sunday. The Macau Official ... was sent to Macau in 2010. The pair settled at the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion at Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane in December that year. The territory’s government said an investigation would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538738/macaus-giant-panda-sam-sam-dies-aged-5
  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Macau police smash illegal betting ring that took HK$5b in World Cup wagers

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 06:30pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Hongkongers arrested in Macau hotel bust as evidence suggests single bet of HK$40m staked on one match. Hours later hotel is raided again Raid smashes ... by police in Macau. The syndicate was yesterday described by police as the biggest illicit soccer-betting ring uncovered in the gambling haven. A raid on a hotel on Thursday found the syndicate had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537032/macau-police-smash-illegal-betting-ring-took-hk5b-world-cup-wagers
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1531606/wordie-ambles-down-byways-macau
  6. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    70 injured as Hong Kong high-speed ferry crashes in Macau

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:27pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com High-speed ferry slams into breakwater an hour after leaving Sheung Wan terminal 70 injured in Macau jetfoil accident Sixty Hong Kong residents were among 70 people injured when a high-speed ferry carrying 233 passengers and crew members slammed into a breakwater off Macau's main ferry terminal yesterday. The Turbojet ferry, Cacilhas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531493/hong-kong-ferry-crashes-macau-22-hurt
  7. 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- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1531172/policy-paper-spells-out-beijings-authority-over-citys-autonomy
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528174/macau-protests-over-pension-plan-seen-political-awakening
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MACAU

    State-run banks implicated in multibillion-dollar cash-for-gambling racket in Macau

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Toh Han Shih, Niall Fraser

    ... Toh Han Shih and Niall Fraser Documents detailing how UnionPay is used in Macau casinos to evade currency controls raise questions about the involvement of large banks State-run banks implicated in card racket A multibillion-dollar cash-for-gambling racket in Macau casinos that subverts China's strict currency controls is being run by a sophisticated cross-border syndicate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1524883/state-run-banks-implicated-multibillion-dollar-cash
  10. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Tony Fung gambles A$8.5b on Macau-like gambling resort in Cairns

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:38am by BLOOM

    ... Macau in Cairns Cairns was once a stop on the hippy trail and is now a popular destination for backpackers and diving enthusiasts. By 2019, Tony Fung Wing-cheung predicts it will be a gambling destination to rival Macau. The Hong Kong property developer last week won early-stage government backing for his plans to build an A$8.15 billion (HK$58.6 billion) casino resort on a former sugarcane ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1526213/tony-fung-gambles-a85b-macau-gambling-resort-cairns

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