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The Macau Metro Monitor, March 12th, 2010

CITY OF DREAMS EXPECTS MORE VISITORS  macaubusiness.com 

City of Dreams' CEO Greg Hawkins predicts a 20-25% increase in demand over the next 6-7 months. He believes the opening of several new services and infrastructures this year, e.g. "Kids' City" and "The House of Dancing Water," would translate into 40,000-45,000 visitors a day.

FEWER AND FEWER IMPORTED WORKERS IN MACAU Macau Daily Times

According to the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), at the end of January 2010, there were 476 (or .6%) fewer non-local workers in Macau than there were in December 2009. In 2009 there was a 17.5% decline in the the number of imported workers.

 Since October 2008, the numbers of imported workers have been dropping month-after-month from 101,752 to 74,429 in January 2010.  The hospitality and food and beverage sector hired the most imported workers. The entertainment and gaming sector currently has 9,979 foreign workers while the construction industry has 7,168.  The composition of non-local workers includes 41,264 from mainland China, followed by 10,817 from Philippines, 6,591 from Vietnam and 5,481 from Hong Kong. The SAR government remained committed to retaining local workers.