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…

Juliet Risdon is a Director of JML Property and a property investor. Having established the company in 1994, JML Property offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing properties

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

melco announces stock repurchase program

market repurchases of up to an aggregate of USD500 million of their trading value until the expiry of the Company’s current share repurchase mandate granted to the board of directors

Samsung, Apple agree to drop lawsuits outside US

Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the U.S. in a step back from three years of legal hostilities between the world’s two

HK court: Tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete 

A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime. In a judgment released yesterday, the court dismissed

Corporate Bits | Five Sands China restaurants win wine spectator restaurant awards

The distinction by Wine Spectator is given to restaurants across the world for quality wine list selections and presentation, awarded at three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of

Xiaomi beats Samsung in Chinese smartphone market 

Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker little known in the West, overtook tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. to become China’s top-selling smartphone brand in the second quarter, a market research company said yesterday. According

Vegas resort planned at former New Frontier site

A new resort could soon spring up on the vacant Las Vegas Strip site of the former New Frontier casino, thanks to a partnership between Australian billionaire James Packer and

Toyota profit up nearly 5 percent on sales growth 

Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 percent jump in quarterly profit yesterday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan. The Japanese maker

Corporate Bits | Phelps signs with new suit company 

Now, as he comes back from retirement, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history will have a different look. Phelps announced yesterday that he signed a deal with Aqua Sphere, a

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