Asia-Pacific News Macau

  • HONG KONG, Oct 2- Hong Kong's August retail sales were the worst on record, the government said on Wednesday, as escalating anti-government protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for nearly four months scared off tourists and battered spending. Cat-and-mouse clashes on Tuesday spread from the shopping district of Causeway Bay to the Admiralty...

  • We must remain committed to peaceful reunification: China's Xi

    Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will maintain the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macau. CNBC's Martin Soong reports on Xi's speech and the country's display of military power.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 11- Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning "massive terror" in the Chinese-ruled city. "Anti-government fanatics are planning massive terror attacks, including blowing up gas pipes, in Hong Kong on...

  • FUXIAN LAKE, China, Sept 9- Impossible Foods, a California- based producer of meat substitutes made from plants, is actively working to speed up its entry into China, its number one priority when it comes to overseas markets, the company's chief executive told Reuters. "China is our highest priority for future expansion, full stop," Brown told Reuters on the sidelines...

  • FUXIAN LAKE, China, Sept 9- Impossible Foods, a California- based producer of meat substitutes made from plants, is actively working to speed up its entry into China, its number one priority when it comes to overseas markets, the company's chief executive told Reuters. "China is our highest priority for future expansion, full stop," O'Brown told Reuters on the...

  • Sept 3- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as data showed factory activity shrank for the first time since 2016 in August, renewing fears that a drawn-out trade war between the United States and China could tip the world's largest economy into recession. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity dropped to 49.1, compared with a...

  • *China, U.S. kick off new round of tariffs. *Casino stocks under pressure from weak Macau data. Sept 3- Wall Street fell on Tuesday after data showed U.S. manufacturing sector contracted for the first time since 2016 in August, adding to fears that a protracted U.S.- China trade war could tip the world's largest economy into recession.

  • *Casino stocks under pressure from weak Macau data. The tariffs that went into effect on Sunday are making investors increasingly cynical towards the trade war, which has dominated economic headlines for over a year, Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Spartan Capital Securities in New York said. A monthly survey on manufacturing activity by the...

  • *July tourist arrivals down 4.8% y/y, 1st decline since Jan 2018. HONG KONG, Aug 30- Hong Kong's July retail sales sank by the most since February 2016 amid anti-government protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for months. Unrest in Hong Kong escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to...

  • *China moves troops in' routine rotation' in Hong Kong. HONG KONG, Aug 29- China rotated troops in its People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong on Thursday, days before protesters planned to hold a march calling for full democracy for the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent demonstrations. But, even if routine, the timing is likely to hit...

  • *China moves troops in' routine rotation' in Hong Kong. HONG KONG, Aug 29- China rotated troops in its People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong on Thursday, days before protesters planned to hold a march calling for full democracy for the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent demonstrations. But, even if routine, the timing is likely to hit...

  • *China moves troops in' routine rotation' in Hong Kong. HONG KONG, Aug 29- China rotated troops in its People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong on Thursday, days before protesters planned to hold a march calling for full democracy for the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent demonstrations. But, even if routine, the timing is likely to hit...

  • *China moves troops in' routine rotation' in Hong Kong. HONG KONG, Aug 29- China rotated troops in its People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong on Thursday, days before protesters plan to hold a march and rally calling for full democracy for the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent demonstrations. But, even if routine, the timing is likely...

  • *Police fire water cannon for first time. HONG KONG, Aug 25- Police fired water cannon and tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the Chinese-ruled city. But tens of thousands of protesters, calling for democracy for the former British colony, made it to a sports...

  • *Demonstrations regroup despite pouring rain. HONG KONG, Aug 25- Hong Kong police fired tear gas and brief spurts of water cannon amid running battles with brick-throwing protesters in driving rain on Sunday after violent clashes a day earlier in which police fired tear gas for the first time in more than a week. The Chinese-ruled city's MTR rail operator had...

  • *Demonstrations regroup despite pouring rain. HONG KONG, Aug 25- Hong Kong police briefly fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to force back brick-throwing protesters on Sunday after violent clashes a day earlier during which police also fired tear gas for the first time in more than a week. The Chinese-ruled city's MTR rail operator suspended some...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 25- Tens of thousands of Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in pouring rain on Sunday, regrouping under a sea of umbrellas after sometimes violent clashes a day earlier that prompted police to fire tear gas for the first time in more than a week. "We know this is the last chance to fight for' one country, two systems', otherwise the Chinese...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 25- Thousands of Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in pouring rain on Sunday, regrouping after sometimes violent demonstrations a day earlier that prompted police to fire tear gas for the first time in more than a week. "We know this is the last chance to fight for' one country, two systems', otherwise the Chinese Communist Party will...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 25- The Chinese territory of Macau elected former legislature head Ho Iat Seng as its leader on Sunday- the sole approved candidate. The 62- year-old's highly scripted appointment comes as the former Portuguese colony tries to position itself as a beacon of stability and model for the Chinese government's "one country, two systems" formula through...

  • People use their smartphones to take photographs outside The Wynn Macau casino resort, operated by Wynn Resorts Ltd., in Macau, China, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

    The Chinese territory of Macau is set to elect as leader the only candidate for which it is allowed to vote: a Beijing-backed former legislator who is expected to cement China's control over the special administrative region.