Macanese Pataca

A blast from the repast

As the first and last European colony in China, Macau has had more than 400 years to develop its unique culinary culture. It's a tradition that extends way beyond the spots familiar to the casual visitor.

Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am

Snag over owners in Macau land grab

Complicated ownership issues will have to be resolved if the Macau government seeks to seize five plots of land at the centre of a corruption case involving jailed former public works chief Ao Man-long and two Hong Kong tycoons, legal experts said.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Five held over Macau file-sharing website

Macau customs officials arrested a suspect in connection with the operation of a website which charged users for illegal song and movie downloads.

It is believed the suspect thought he could avoid capture because its server was based in Hong Kong.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Howard Shaw

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tycoons facing inquiry in Macau

Hong Kong tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing - named on Monday in a high-profile corruption case in Macau - are involved in another investigation in the city, a court revealed yesterday. It named Lo as a suspect in the case.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Property firm named in Macau graft trial

International property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle was named yesterday in connection with the corruption case involving jailed former Macau works chief Ao Man-long.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Firm in Macau case denies wrongdoing

Shares of Chinese Estates Holdings are expected to resume trading today after the company issued a statement denying any wrongdoing by its chairman, Joseph Lau Luen-hung, who has been named in a Macau corruption trial.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Holiday helps lift casino revenue 6pc

Macau's casino revenue came in slightly above expectations last month as record tourist arrivals over the Lunar New Year helped boost gambling revenue 34.8 per cent from a year ago.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Copying Macau makes no sense

Beyond tourism, there are few similarities between Hong Kong and Macau. Our city is a comparative giant in terms of area and population, while our economy is substantially more diverse and, theoretically, better attuned to sustainable growth.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Biggest handout yet for Macau residents

Macau residents will receive their sixth and biggest cash handout next year - 7,000 patacas for permanent residents and 4,200 for non-permanent ones, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on said in his policy address yesterday.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Macau city of bad dreams for many

Macau's casino boom may have brought more restaurants, malls, supermarkets and economic opportunities, but residents of the world's richest gaming destination are less than happy with the quality of life in the city and what their government is doing to improve it, according to a survey.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Macau keeps raking in the chips even as casinos' shares plunge

Macau casino revenue grew 38.8 per cent last month to 21.24 billion patacas, its slowest pace since January but in line with analysts' expectations ahead of projections of another record haul this month.

Revenue had been on track for as much as 45 per cent growth up to September 26, Deutsche Bank gaming analysts said last week in a research report.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

5,000 back end to dog racing in Macau

More than 5,000 people have signed an online petition calling for an end to greyhound racing in Macau amid an international outcry over the mass death of dogs in the territory.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Cooling measures a cold shower for Macau market

The Macau government's latest steps to rein in fast-rising property prices pushed flats sales down to just 200 last month, close to the level they bottomed out at during the global financial crisis two years ago.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Betting on boarding

Long waiting lists for English-medium schooling in Hong Hong could prove an opportunity for one school across the estuary: the International School of Macau is hoping to catch the eye of ambitious parents with its new boarding facilities.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am