The government will commission a third party to study the feasibility of trade union legislation in the city, Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) Director Wong Chi Hong said yesterday.
Monthly Archives: December 2016
Central People’s Government Liaison Office Deputy Director Yao Jian said on Thursday that as long as the employment rights of local residents are protected, the city should be “open-minded” by allowing “more people” to compete in the job market, adding that the city’s sustainable development can only be achieved if there is competition.
The MSAR Government has raked in MOP72.8 billion (US$9.1 billion) from gaming taxes for the period spanning January to November this year, down 7.4 per cent… Total government revenue posted a year-on-year decrease of 8.9 per cent 77.8 per cent was contributed by the gaming industry.
Visitors on package tours increased by 6 percent month-to-month to 728,000 in November 2016… In the first 11 months of 2016, visitors on package tours totaled 6,831,000, down by 25.1 percent year- on-year.
The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) released a statement on Thursday announcing the cancellation of a fireworks display scheduled after the countdown on New Year’s Eve outside Macau Tower. According to the statement, the pyrotechnic material cannot be delivered to the city on time. The statement asked for residents’ “understanding”.
Hong Kong-listed real estate developer Lippo Ltd has given some commentary in its 2016 interim report – filed on Thursday – regarding its decision to seek disposal of its interest in a South Korean real estate project involving U.S.-based casino firm Caesars Entertainment Corp. It was “in light of current outlook for the gaming industry in North Asia and the volatility of the global economy,” stated Lippo. The scheme on land at Incheon, near Incheon International Airport – a major regional air hub serving South Korea’s capital Seoul – involves a foreigner-only casino.
Okada Manila gaming resort announced that casino operations would officially launch at 7pm on December 30th. This announcement comes just days after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp unveiled that a notice was issued to commence casino operations.
Beijing’s crackdown on capital flight could be about to extend to Singapore amid concerns that large sums of money may have been funneled out of the mainland in violation of China’s strict currency controls through casinos in the city state.
The Head of Integrity for Cricket Australia has confirmed that foreign bookmakers are approaching emerging Australian cricketers on social media, seeking information on squads and playing conditions. Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of making it to national squads and the Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted by ‘pitch-siders’ via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
UK sports betting and gaming operator William Hill has decided to leave the Czech Republic as a new gambling regulatory regime readies to take effect in the Central European country. William Hill has informed local players and affiliates that its products will no longer be available in the Czech Republic from 1 January 2017 when the new law is set to become effective.