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The Macau Metro Monitor, November 29th, 2010

MORE GAMING REGULATIONS ON SLOT MACHINES Macau Daily News

Secretary Tam said drafts laws concerning plans to relocate slot machine parlors from residential areas and to raise the casino age limit to 21 have already entered the legislative process.  The slot machine relocation draft is currently being deliberated in the Executive Council.  In addition, lawmaker Melinda Chan Mei Yi suggested prohibiting casinos from sending promotional text messages to Macau residents and the operations of casino courtesy buses. 


EMPLOYMENT SURVEY FOR AUGUST-OCTOBER 2010 DSEC

The unemployment rate for August-October 2010 remains at 2.9% (9,400 people), unchanged from that of July-September 2010.  Total labour force was 330,000 and the labour force participation rate stood at 71.7%.


TAIWAN PROPOSES INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL FROM MAINLAND CHINA Xinhua News

Officials from Mainland China and Taiwan have discussed the feasibility of allowing individual tourists from the mainland to visit the island. Taiwan officials hope the new policy will first be applied to business travelers from Beijing and Shanghai, with maximum 300 individual tourists per day.  The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council forecasted Taiwan to receive some 1.2 million Mainland tourists by the end of 2010. Currently, Taiwan allows mainland tourists to visit the island on package tours for stays of up to 15 days.