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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Suggestions from tourism and hospitality associations to develop the Greater Bay Area point to diversification within integration, and the need to invest in qualified training. IFT claims it’s on the case
A co-operation agreement has been signed between the Film Festival and Awards Macao Organising Committee and Shanghai International Film & TV Festivals Co., Ltd. in order to increase movie projects business opportunities between the MSAR and Shanghai
More road works needed on the weekends and holidays, say legislators. Not enough inspectors, says IACM head, given an increase of nearly 2,000 excavations per year and only four more inspectors between 1999 and last year. The current public “pressure” on the gov’t could lead to more inspectors, but in the meantime, work approvals will first be decided by the transit bureau, before going to IACM.

Sneaky wine

The black market for smuggling wine from the MSAR to mainland China has an impact on the local wine trade market and authorities should increase their fight against wine smuggling, a cross-border trade specialist believes
Civil servants submitting complaints through the new complaint mechanism are not at risk of receiving repercussions, despite the new measures prohibiting complaints from being made anonymously. The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) stated that the original intention of...
As the wholesale market shifts location to its new home, IACM is studying how to create a review mechanism to shift out older renters who don’t meet qualifications, in order to open up more spaces for new arrivals. Responding to...
After conducting 153 tests across various water sources in The Parisian, the Health Services has confirmed that, despite three samples taken still having values over the limit, the exterior of the hotel and interior fountains were allowed to be...
Mike Goodridge, a man with wide-ranging experience in the film business, has been chosen as the Artistic Director of the next edition of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao
A proposal to debate if restrictions should be imposed on non-residents regarding the sale of future housing developed in the MSAR New Areas was rejected by the Legislative Assembly, with legislators asking the government to develop a concrete plan as to which new housing developments will be public and private
One Belt, One Road and “Sino-Portuguese tourism partnerships” in focus at the coming fair for tourism professionals in Macau, says MGTO Director
The current government surplus saw a 44.7 per cent year-on-year increase in the first five months of the year, reaching MOP23.79 billion and amounting to 427 per cent the budgeted surplus for the whole year, according to the most...
Opinions gathered from the medical and social welfare field about Greater Bay Area development
The city saw an increase of 8 percentage points year-on-year in the general hotel occupancy rate in the month of May, hitting 89.7 per cent, according to the latest data released by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). The rate...
HKSAR gov’t authorities announced that 116 abnormalities were found in the HKZM bridge
A proposal for a wage subsidy buffer mechanism, to be in place until a full universal minimum wage is implemented, could be taken into account by the government, according to a Labour Affairs Bureau response to a legislator’s enquiries....

Buyer Beware

It’s a thorny issue. Property legislation currently being debated in the Legislative Assembly proposes buyers assume management arrears pending property acquisition. Potentially fuelling unfair situations. Various scenarios were debated during the second standing committee yesterday. Caveat emptor.
The MSAR’s foreign cash reserves continue to increase, reaching MOP152.7 billion as at the end of May, while the Monetary Authority of Macau has increased the base rate by 25 basis points to 1.5 per cent
Shortage of workers remains the biggest problem, while local exporters remain cautious about future market performance despite apparent recovery of international economy
The price of housing units grew both m-o-m and y-o-y
The Sé District will be the first area to see the operation of new parking meters - and parking fees - on June 17
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