MACAU REGISTERS TRADE DEFICIT OF $2.28 BN IN FIRST 8 MONTHS macaunews.com.mo
Macau’s trade deficit for the first eight months of 2009 widened by 1.4% over the same period last year to MOP 17.98 billion or US$2.28 billion. According to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), the total value of merchandise exports dropped by 55.3% year-over-year to MOP5.11 billion or US$647 million, of which the value of domestic exports and re-exports declined by 69.5% and 32.1% respectively. The exports/imports ratio decreased by 17.1% year-over-year to 22.1% for the period.
CITY OF DREAMS AND ALTIRA MACAU JOIN ASIA MILES asiatraveltips.com
City of Dreams and Altira have joined Asia Miles. From now on, Asia Miles members will earn 500 miles for every eligible stay at City of Dreams’ Crown Towers and Altira Macau. For every eligible stay at City of Dreams’ Hard Rock Hotel, members will earn 250 miles. Miles can also be earned at the properties through spending certain amounts of money at retail outlets, restaurants, and bars at the resorts.