RULES GOVERNING TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BANKS IN CASE OF TYPHOON STRIKING MACAU


       1. During banking hours and if the Macau Meteorological and GeophysicsServices Bureau announces that the No. 8 or above gale signal will be hoisted, banks will close for business one hour before the hoisting of the No.8 gale signal; if the No.8 or above gale signal will be hoisted within one hour, banks will close for business with immediate effect;

       2. Banks will be opened for business as usual should the No. 8 gale signal be lowered before 7:30 a.m.;

       3. Banks will resume business at 12:00 p.m. should the No. 8 gale signal be lowered between 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.;

       4. Banks will resume business at 2:00 p.m. should the No. 8 signal be lowered between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.;

       5. Banks will remain closed for business for the whole day should the No. 8 gale signal been lowered after 12:00 p.m.
 
       Should any one of the above circumstances occur, the Association will make announcements through Radio Macau.  


                          The Macau Association of Banks
                       15 April 2013