Information from the Statistics and Census Service shows that inward direct investment flows into Macao jumped by 167.8 percent year-on-year to MOP 53.99 billion ($6.7 billion) in 2019. Analysed by industry, inflows of direct investment in the Gaming sector and Financial Activities totalled MOP 43.31 billion and MOP 8.52 billion respectively.
Macau, which last year was given a strong bill of health when it comes to efforts to combat money laundering and financial crimes, has taken further action by signing an AML risk assessment accord with a unit of the World Bank.
Las Vegas Sands Corp is considering the sale of its Las Vegas casinos and is seeking a price tag of about $6 billion and marking an exit from the US gambling industry.
Macau's Health Bureau’s (SSM) Control of Communicable Diseases and Surveillance of Diseases Department Coordinator Leong Iek Hou says that those who have recently entered after having been in Xinjiang’s prefecture of Kashgar within the past 14 days pose a low COVID-19 risk to Macau.
A Macau legislative committee has the government to provide more communication about the concession re-tendering process and has called for regulator discussions on the matter.