Gaming alert | USJ touts Harry Potter wizardry to win Japan casino partners

  USJ Co. is counting on its cachet turning around a failing Universal Studios theme park in Japan to win a partnership with a foreign casino operator, as the country edges

Eying aging population | Manulife signs 1st Macau bancassurance deal

Manulife (International) has entered into a distribution agreement with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau), which will see Manulife’s products sold to the banks’ customers, international-adviser.com reported. Under the bancassurance

Jet Airways to close budget units in search for profit

Jet Airways, the Indian carrier 24 percent owned by Etihad Airways, will end its budget-airline units in an effort to turn its local operations profitable, Chairman Naresh Goyal said. The airline

Hutchison may sell control of Harbour Ring to Oceanwide

Hutchison units Promising Land International Inc. and Uptalent Investments Ltd. are in talks to sell their 71.4 percent stake in Harbour Ring, according to a Hong Kong stock exchange filing

Corporate Bits | CTM and Air Macau announce strategic partnership

The campaign, which was announced yesterday, features a joint Air Macau and CTM offer of air ticket discounts for CTM customers “as a recognition of their long term support over

Malaysia Airlines disasters prompt revamp redux

profile jet disasters this year left its image in tatters. Malaysian Airline System Bhd. minority shareholders have been offered an exit after sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd. said it would

Corporate Bits | CEM attends 4th Guangdong, HK and Macau Power Industry Summit

Top executives attending the Summit included CSG Chairman Zhao Jianguo, CLP Holdings Limited’s CEO Richard Lancaster, CGN Chairman He Yu and Principal Advisor to CEM’s Executive Committee João Travassos da

Toyota joins Honda in cutting prices amid China antitrust probe

Toyota and Honda’s Chinese ventures joined Daimler’s Mercedes- GAC Toyota Motor Co., the Japanese maker’s venture with China’s GAC Group, will cut prices on some components from Aug. 18, according to

McDonald’s sales hit by China scandal, US weakness

McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said

Corporate Bits | Macao gaming show announces ‘bigger and better’ slot experience

David So, Slot Experience Center Manager said: “The Slot Experience Center was an idea created by MGS to help Electronic Gaming Machine manufacturers receive important feedback from slot players. In

Africa | Ebola starting to take an economic toll in region

Caterpillar has evacuated a handful of employees from Liberia. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. has suspended a drilling project. British Airways has canceled flights to the region. ExxonMobil and Chevron are

ASK THE VET | Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats

by Dr Ruan Du Toit Bester Ear mites are extremely contagious. They can be passed from the mother animal to her offspring. Additionally, the mites are easily spread to

Japan architects sell lifestyle on a global stage

A new generation of Japanese architects believes the world has fallen out of love with the 20th century steel and concrete skyscraper. They are pushing a human-friendly alternative that some

Real Estate Matters: The demand for rental property is still rising…

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project poker | Control what you can

If you follow my Twitter feed, then you know that near the start of the World Series of Poker, I tweeted, "Didn't think it was possible to run this bad

China probes automakers, technology firms

On Wednesday, a regulator said Chrysler and Germany’s Audi will be punished for violating anti-monopoly rules. Mercedes Benz and Japanese companies also are under scrutiny. A probe of Microsoft was