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Legends and narratives

Led by the German obsession with fighting inflation, Europe has lived through decades of debt restrictions, with budgetary control mechanisms that far surpassed the myth according to which the European Union would be reduced to a single currency, with free movement of goods…
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Double need

Low in themselves, the incomes of non-resident workers fled with the arrival of the new epidemic outbreak. To make the situation worse, the anti-pandemic measures, always with a sense of urgency, did not make it possible to prepare reserves to face this period, and many have…
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Nothing will be like before

The numbers are raw – and definitive. Gross gaming revenue will drop 35% this year compared to last year – five times less than the level of joy in 2019. Long light years from those golden years of liberalization. The question is no longer knowing at what level the…
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It's time to pedal

Come the cycle of life. There is a sign in China: seven days of quarantine, up to five… The day will come to isolate only “suspects” – without proof of immunity at the time of travel. It’s what makes the world go. The shift is not sanitary – it is…
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Regional Macao

The question of Macao’s ability to compete with the other cities in the Greater Bay has been raised a lot, namely in the financial or tourist sector. In the latter, there is a certain fear or fear that the city will lose its uniqueness, especially due to the current…
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The power of decision does not belong to Macao

In the analyst universe, a decline in gaming revenues is already expected in 2022, when 2021 represented growth. Now, it is thought that revenues could approach the values ​​recorded in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, with the results of these summer months…
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Fear of the hole

The fear returned. And this one paralyzes more than the risk itself. To the east of Macau, the war of “zero cases” follows. It surrounds everything around each outbreak; each person is isolated…. in the illusion that in the bubble you can breathe. But the animal comes…
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Domino effect

The beginning of the month was synonymous with promise. Allied to the reduction of the quarantine period for those coming from abroad, came the relaxation of border measures with Guangdong, with the nucleic acid test being valid for 7 days, instead of 72 hours. This last…
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Trade union soap opera

The final report of the public consultation regarding the Trade Union Law was released this week. At the time of the public consultation period, several were those who raised what seemed to be the central question: what about the right to strike? Because in the document…
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Reality bites

The British expression “Reality bites” has a deep political meaning, confronting leaders and decision-makers with facts that, being predictable, have been despised – at the very least, relativized. History documents the lesson of the real: no matter how much the…