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Thursday, April 27, 2017

With open arms

The MSAR welcomed 2.5 mln tourists in March, a 5.7 pct uptick y-o-y. A resurgence of visitors from across Asia prompted the rise. The number of mainland visitors increased 11.5 pct y-o-y to 1.66 million, with South Korean visitors increasing 57 pct y-o-y, and those from Japan rising nearly 20 pct y-o-y. Taiwan was up 7.5 pct but Hong Kong visitation fell 12.6 pct y-o-y. Travellers arriving by plane increased 18.6 pct. Overall Q1 visitation hit 7.87 mln.
The head of ICM also said recruitment via acquisition of services instead of through an open or central recruitment system had long been the norm since the previous administration
The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) is inve...
A total of 454 casino shuttle buses were operating as of February this year

Tax advantage

The MSAR tax policies have contributed g...

Pricey border

A MOP106 million contract was signed for the development plan of the new Guangdong-Macau border crossing (Qingmao Border)

Post-CNY blues

More than half of surveyed retailers reported a decrease in sales and receipts in February, following a slowdown in business post-Chinese New Year. Adult clothing vendors, department stores and supermarkets described the largest decreases in sales in the month. Motor vehicle sales, however, were up in the month. Surveyed restaurants on average saw a fall in receipts for the month, except for local cafes and congee and noodle shops.
The significant shortage of social and affordable housing in the city was the most discussed topic during Friday’s question and answer session with the Chief Executive at the Legislative Assembly

Fixing the bug

Companhia de Telecomunicaçōes de Macau (...
Following the release of a report indicating a rise in complaints about the conduct of Public Security Police Force officers in 2016, the Security Forces Disciplinary Committee told Business Daily that the number of complaints should be viewed in the context of 7,000 agents and ‘hundreds of thousands of actions and police interventions’ in the MSAR
The territory’s students are facing tough times. The latest PISA report on education reveals our younger generations are disenchanted. With some reporting the poorest satisfaction levels in the world. An alarming situation mirrored by Hong Kong.
The rising phenomenon of maintaining good health in the city has led to the growth of many different forms of fitness centre. The industry sees positive prospects for the fitness business in Macau but also questions the government’s complex policies relating to the granting of licences for fitness-related businesses
The Security Forces Disciplinary Committ...
Gongbei Customs has introduced 10 polici...
There is no schedule yet for the present...
There were more people, and more vehicles in the MSAR last year
Holders of the MSAR passport can now tra...
A team of Macau University of Science and Technology students managed to win the world’s largest business management competition held in Qatar. The Dean of the university’s School of Business believes the victory should raise the prestige of local business education

The dream job

While many are interested in working in the government, observers believe the public recruitment schemes still need further improvements
The Hong Kong Link Road of the Hong Kong...
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