Finally here

he first Light Rail Transit carriages arrived in the MSAR yesterday

The first batch of Light Rail Transit (LRT) carriages arrived in Macau yesterday morning, the Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) announced.

Keeping the balance

The total trade of external merchandise in the first nine months of this year increased by 6 per cent to MOP63.03 billion, with the trade deficit decreasing 4.3 per cent yearly to MOP45.90 billion

The total amount of merchandise imported to Macau in September went up by 16.5 per cent year-on-year to reach MOP7.23 billion (US$899,09 million) in September, according to the latest information rele

Strengthened against shocks

‘Individual economic sectors’ of the MSAR will need to be kept under ‘continuous close surveillance’ as well has having ‘enhanced prudence in supervisory management, in order to prevent unexpected eco

The report comes at a time when the MSAR has recorded ‘economic recovery’, notably demonstrated through the return of year-on-year increases in gross gaming revenues, contributing to an overall increa

MICE fully integrated into IPIM

Macao Economic Services terminate activities related to conventions and exhibitions under its portfolio

Activities related to the conventions and exhibitions sector, usually referred to as MICE, will be exclusively handled by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and will no longer

Ninth time not a charm for unions

A proposal to legislate trade unions in the MSAR was refused by the Legislative Assembly for the ninth time

The MSAR Legislative Assembly (pictured) rejected for the ninth time a union law proposal, despite complaints from several legislators relating to the government’s delay in legislating a right that is

Getting around the law

Legislator and former casino dealer, Leong Sun Iok, has criticised casinos for trying to get around the requirements of the smoking law, and has requested the government to appoint permanent inspector

Newly elected legislator, Leong Sun Iok, from the Macau Federation of Trade Unions requested the government on Friday to appoint permanent inspectors in casinos to prevent infringements of the smoking

Stable stats

The unemployment rate for the total MSAR labour force of 388,900 remained stable at 2.0 per cent in the July-September period, with average monthly earnings in the third quarter of this year also rema

The general unemployment rate and the unemployment rate for local residents between July and September both remained stable at 2.0 per cent and 2.7 per cent, respectively, recent data from the Statist

Forum Macao’s outreach strategy

Simultaneous support from the local and the central government are key for the commercial service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries to grow, says co-ordinator

The Macau SAR Government has strengthened the service reach of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries (Macau), or Forum Macao, by implementing ma

Diversify and conquer

If more diversification in the tourism offer is seen in the MSAR in future the percentage of GDP created by travel and tourism in the city could reach US$27.2 billion by 2026

The tourism and travel sector could represent 37.6 per cent of Macau’s total gross domestic product (GDP) in 2026, amounting to around US$27.2 billion (MOP218.65 million) according to a study conducte

Be prepared

Enforcing a periodic risk management process is the best method for local companies or organisations to prevent or diminish the impact of damage caused by potential threats, a security expert told Bus

Local businesses need to periodically identify any risks that can impact their operation, prioritise the ones that are more likely to impact them, prepare a contingency plan and practice it to prefect

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