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Macau's hospitality industry has seen fast, vast expansion, but does the new Sheraton Hotel complete a full house, asks Nadine Bateman.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 1:20pm

Hong Kong and Macau's arbitration agreement

Hong Kong and Macau agreed in January to an arrangement for the reciprocal enforcement of arbitral awards, bringing to a successful conclusion discussions which had been in progress for over a year.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:31am

Hong Kong needs to get real on national interest

National interest means different things to different people. So it's interesting that President Xi Jinping cited it in his maiden speech as head of state to urge Hong Kong and Macau to rally behind the country.

19 Mar 2013 - 4:27am 14 comments

Message from Xi to Hong Kong: think of national interest

"Compatriots in the Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions should put emphasis on the country, Hong Kong and Macau's overall interest," Xi told delegates at the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing yesterday.

18 Mar 2013 - 9:47am 16 comments

Mainland Chinese influx prompts Macau to mull visitor cap

Many of Macau's tourist attractions are buckling under the weight of overcrowding by mainland visitors - a scenario many Hongkongers know only too well. To curb the worst crowding, tourism officials have now launched a campaign to lure visitors to lesser-known attractions on the island.

13 Mar 2013 - 8:18am 2 comments

Macau NPC deputies defend Portuguese pillbox on Macau

Two Macau deputies to the National People's Congress have called for better regulation by the local government to prevent land disputes. They were speaking in response to a row over a private residential project on Coloane Island, which could lead to the demolition of an 80-year-old Portuguese pillbox.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:59am

High-end restaurants arrive in Macau casinos

Perhaps only in Macau could it seem logical to spend US$14 million on a single restaurant - that's the investment in City of Dreams' Jade Dragon, which will officially open late next month.

8 Mar 2013 - 10:20am

Gaming growth in Macau set to slow down says casino firm

Gaming revenue in Macau reported year-on-year growth of 11.5 per cent to 27.1 billion patacas last month, supported by a big number of mainland tourists visiting during the Lunar New Year holiday.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:05am

Wen devotes fewer words to Hong Kong, Macau at NPC

Wen dropped references to "developing the economy", "improving people's livelihoods" and "facilitating democracy" in the two cities, a feature of previous reports.

6 Mar 2013 - 9:09am

Holiday gamblers boost Macau casinos

Macau casinos took in 27.08 billion patacas in gross gaming revenue last month, up 11.5 per cent year on year as the week-long Lunar New Year holiday on the mainland saw the arrival of large numbers of Chinese gamblers.

2 Mar 2013 - 7:03am

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