Economy

Report forecasts 1.7 pct wage hike for local workers next year

But the city’s salary increase is in the lowest quarter of the list of 20 Asia Pacific jurisdictions

Workers in the city may experience a salary increase of 1.7 per cent in real terms for next year, says the latest salary trends survey by global consultancy firm ECA International.

Got enough money

In the wake of businessman Donald Trump’s election as the next President of the United States, the Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) released a press release stating that ‘Macau’s fiscal and financia

AMCM to amend financial leasing regulations

The monetary authority said it is working on the amendments to the current laws relating to financial leasing companies in order to better develop the industry

The Monetary Authority of Macau is drafting the amendments to the current regulations regarding financial leasing companies, according to its president Anselmo Teng Lin Seng’s reply to legislator Ho I

Credit card turnover hits MOP4.68 bln in Q3

Local banks saw the total amount of credit card transactions register a quarter-to-quarter increase for the third quarter of the year as they slightly expanded the total credit limit granted, accordin

Total capital of new companies plummets in Q3

The total value of capital registered by new companies plunged by 67 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, while the number of newly incorporated companies also declined.

The number of newly incorporated companies in the city, as well as registered capital, posted substantial year-on-year drops in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest data released by the

Money supply increases in September

Meanwhile, total deposits with local banks went up slightly

Macau’s money supply continued to increase in September, reveals the latest data released yesterday by the Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM).

Safe landing

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac perceives that the city will be able to accomplish the annual target of MOP200 billion in gaming revenue, maintaining a similar target for 2017

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said the government is optimistic about reaching the goal of generating MOP200 billion (US$25 billion) in gaming revenue for the whole of 2016.

Local unemployment rate stays at 1.9 pct

The local unemployment rate for July to September remained unchanged from the previous quarter

The MSAR’s unemployment rate hovered at 1.9 per cent for July to September, remaining unchanged for the past 16 consecutive months, the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) reveal

Monthly Social Security Fund contribution to double

Ratio of increased monthly contribution remains the same for employers and workers, says FSS

The monthly contribution to the city’s Social Security Fund (FSS) paid by employers and employees will be doubled to MOP90 (US$11.26) from the current MOP45, starting from January of next year.

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