Oct 31, 2014,

Macau Latest News

Tam says gaming table growth policy still in forceEconomy secretary says limit is simply on growth in total number of tables
September package tourists increase to 1.03 mlnFewer visitors stay in hotels, reducing average occupancy rate to 85 pct
Law permits smoking of e-cigarettes in casinosGamblers may puff away – if they can find e-cigarettes anywhere in town
Fiscal reserve MOP244.57 bln at end of SeptemberReserve makes investment profit of MOP2.91 bln in first nine months of 2014
Macau’s September investment in mainland US$40 mlnValue of September cross-border trade increases by 6.25 pct to US$340 mln

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MGM Resorts makes Q3 loss as US takings decreaseOnly higher revenue in Macau mass market keeps total casino revenue steady

Inside Macau Business

Cigarette end A full smoking ban on casino mass-market floors is now enforced. Pundits say the impact on revenues will be minimal

Go figure The Statistics and Census Service is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, while it is trying to cope with a peak retirement yea

‘Benevolent’ Government The law is clear and the government is usually sympathetic about under-aged children dependent upon resident and non-resident workers b

Heading north The northern district is becoming a new shopping area for locals

Building on garbage Macau’s construction work solid waste is currently dumped in the Cotai landfill but during the Ao Man Long period a proposal was made t

A good investment Fantasy Island Despite escalating prices, analysts say Hengqin Island is still a good investment, particularly if the border opens 24 hours

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