7 August 2020
Governments and other investors from Portuguese-speaking Countries could issue green bonds in Macao and Hong Kong, according to Jacky So Yuk-Chow, a finance professor at the University of Macau’s Faculty of Business Management. The report by the Lusa news agency quoted the academic as saying that Macao’s historic, cultural and linguistic ties to the Portuguese-speaking … Continue reading "Macao could be platform for green bonds, says academic"
6 August 2020
Macao Legislative Assembly Member José Pereira Coutinho has called for long-haul air services between Macao and the rest of the world – in particular, the Portuguese-speaking world, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper quotes Mr Pereira Coutinho as saying the city could become a staging post for Mainland Chinese tourists travelling to Europe. Mr Pereira … Continue reading "Lawmaker calls for intercontinental flights to Macao"
6 August 2020
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 1,392 new companies were incorporated in the second quarter of 2020, a decrease of 273 year-on-year. Newly incorporated companies operating in Wholesale & Retail Trade and Business Services totalled 543 and 310 respectively. Total value of registered capital fell by 94.9% year-on-year … Continue reading "Macao Company statistics for the 2nd quarter of 2020"
4 August 2020
The 34th Portuguese Summer Course, organised by the University of Macau (UM) Department of Portuguese, has ended. This is the first time that UM has held this course online. Students are very pleased with the arrangements and were very active in the language courses and theme-based courses. During the closing ceremony, Dora Gago, director of the … Continue reading "UM’s online Portuguese language summer course ends"
3 August 2020
The State Reference Laboratory for Lunar and Planetary Science at Macau University of Science and Technology is preparing a project in Portugal and Cabo Verde to help the search for life on Mars, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes the head of astrobiology at the laboratory, André Antunes, as saying the Covid-19 pandemic has … Continue reading "Lab in Macao involved in Chinese quest for life on Mars"
3 August 2020
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the average daily wage of construction workers increased by 2.2% quarter-to-quarter to MOP736 in the second quarter of 2020. The average daily wages of non-resident construction workers (MOP622) and local construction workers (MOP948) went up by 2.5% and 0.7% respectively. In terms of occupation, the … Continue reading "Wages of construction workers and prices of construction materials in Macao for the 2nd quarter of 2020"
30 July 2020
Paradise Soaps of Cabo Verde intends to begin exporting the natural soap and shampoo it makes to Asia and Europe, starting with Macao, Inforpress reports, citing the proprietor, Inês Silva. The Cabo Verdean state-run news agency quotes Ms Silva as saying she hopes to resume within two months exporting Paradise Soaps products to the United … Continue reading "Cabo Verdean maker of soap, shampoo eyes Macao market"
29 July 2020
Integrated resort operator MGM China Holdings Ltd will sell its patrons Timorese-grown organic coffee supplied by Charlestrong Café Co. Lda, the Macau Daily Times reports. The newspaper says the Charlestrong Café Dilly brand of coffee will be available to guests staying at the MGM Macau and MGM Cotai resort villas and at two cafés. The … Continue reading "MGM China to sell Timorese organic coffee at Macao resorts"
27 July 2020
The University of Macau (UM) held an online opening ceremony for its 34th Portuguese Summer Course. This year’s course continues to attract students and professionals from all over the world. Through video conference and pre-recorded videos, Ambassador Paulo Cunha Alves, consul general of Portugal in Macao and Hong Kong; Prof Rui Martins, vice rector of UM; … Continue reading "UM’s online Portuguese summer course attracts people from around the world"
27 July 2020
“Macao Franchise Expo 2020” (MFE) will be held at The Venetian Macao from 22 to 24 October. In order to further interest the general public in franchise business and to enable more companies to learn how to improve their brand’s competitiveness through online training, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) will work with … Continue reading "”Macao Franchise Expo 2020 Online Training Seminar” Opens for Applications to Improves Competitiveness of SMEs’ Brands"
24 July 2020
The Executive Council of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has completed the discussion on the draft administrative regulation for the “automatic recognition of Portuguese degrees and diplomas”. In order to fulfill the obligations stipulated in the memorandum of understanding – signed in Lisbon on 15 May 2019 – between the Government … Continue reading "The Executive Council of the Macao SAR Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has completed the discussion on the draft administrative regulation for the “automatic recognition of Portuguese degrees and diplomas”"
23 July 2020
The sixth session of the international webinar on the Covid-19 pandemic, which focused on the global financial sector’s response to the pandemic, was held on 21 July. Macao’s financial experts, including representatives from the Macao Monetary authority and the Bank of China (Macao Branch) took part in the discussions and exchanged experiences with their counterparts … Continue reading "Macao experts participate in discussions on the financial sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic"
22 July 2020
Over 100 teachers of Portuguese as a foreign language in the Asia-Pacific region enrolled for a free course of instruction taught online by the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) between June 30 and July 15, the institute says. A written announcement issued by MPI says the course was taught to a bigger audience of teachers of … Continue reading "Macao poly online course draws teachers of Portuguese"
16 July 2020
A Chinese translation of a book on modern music in the classical style composed by Portuguese has been published in Macao, the Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau says. The bureau issued a written announcement saying the translation is meant to promote Sino-Portuguese cultural and artistic exchanges. The bureau says the book is entitled “Contemporary Classical Portuguese … Continue reading "Book on modern Portuguese classical music published in Macao"
15 July 2020
Bank of China (BOC) Macau Branch General Manager Li Guang says his branch is working toward starting a service to facilitate flows of investment and other financing between China and the Portuguese-speaking world. Mr Li writes in an article published on the World Finance website that the service would give Chinese enterprises information about projects … Continue reading "BOC Macau Branch taking bigger role in international finance"
14 July 2020
Angolan Consul-General in Macao Eduardo Velasco Galiano wants more Angolan students to learn Chinese and become teachers of the language, the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) says. MPI issued a written statement saying Mr Velasco Galiano led a party from his consulate-general on visit to the MPI campus for discussions with MPI President Marcus Im Sio … Continue reading "Consul-general hopes more Angolans will learn Chinese"
14 July 2020
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the Tourist Price Index (TPI) for the second quarter of 2020 dropped by 4.97% year-on-year to 121.70. The decrease was mainly attributable to lower hotel room rates and falling prices of clothing; yet, dearer prices of jewellery and higher airfares offset part of the decrease. … Continue reading "Tourist price index (TPI) of Macao for the 2nd quarter of 2020"
7 July 2020
The University of Macau says it is taking applications for its annual Portuguese Language Summer Course, which this year will be taught online for the first time. The university issued a written statement saying the course, the 34th, is devised by its Department of Portuguese. The university says the course will be taught between July … Continue reading "Macau college to teach summer course in Portuguese online"
6 July 2020
Portugal-China Young Entrepreneurs Association President Alberto Carvalho Neto thinks changes in the rules on trade between Macao and Mainland China may mean more business for Portuguese companies based in the city, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Carvalho Neto as saying having more goods of Portuguese origin covered by the Closer Economic Partnership … Continue reading "CEPA changes tipped to benefit Portuguese companies"
6 July 2020
Over the years, the University of Macau (UM) has organised courses in various formats to nurture Chinese-Portuguese bilingual professionals. The university’s Portuguese Language Summer Course is an annual event that has attracted students from around the world since its launch 33 years ago. The 34th edition of the course will be held online between 20 … Continue reading "UM’s online Portuguese language summer course now open for applications"