PROJECT POKER | Enjoying the pre-season

The WSOP is over. The late summer is kind of a down time for poker until the European Poker Tour starts back. It’s about a six-week stretch without too much

Samsung to launch new phone in China before Apple

Samsung Electronics Co. said yesterday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales

GM says China sales this year to top 3.1m 

General Motors Co. expects its sales in China this year to top 3.1 million vehicles and sees no impact on business from an anti-monopoly probe of the industry, the president of the

Corporate Bits | MGM welcomes 200 at its fifth “Health Day for the Elderly”

The “Health Day for the Elderly” was first held in 2010, and has since helped more than 800 elderly in Macau. In addition to on-site Chinese medical consultations, there is

Manufacturing rebound relieves growth concerns in China

A Chinese manufacturing gauge unexpectedly increased this month, suggesting export demand is helping the economy withstand a property slump. The preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index from HSBC Holdings Plc and Markit Economics

Corporate Bits | Portofino launches Sunday all-you-can-eat lunch

“The awards received so far by Portofino motivate us to continue striving to do better and better,” said Katia Soujol, Portofino’s Senior Chef. “With our ingredients imported direct from Italy

Draghi: Euro recovery losing momentum

Draghi told members of the European parliament yesterday there was “no indication” yet of a halt to the sharp decline in economic figures seen in August. The 18 countries that

NY may join casino spree as Atlantic City burns

Not far from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, 15,000 people came to the opening of Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s casino on Aug. 26 to be treated to fireworks, champagne and shows by Iggy

Corporate Bits: Sands China Care Ambassador program celebrates 5th anniversary

To add further value to the Ambassadors’ volunteer work, Sands China donated MOP 500 for each of the 1,500 service hours given between August 2013 and July 2014 to five

Rotten meat scandal firm lays off 340 workers

A U.S. meat supplier said yesterday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut 

Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to

Corporate Bits | Best of California wine dinner at Copa Steakhouse

The Best of California Wine Dinner starts with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. Guests will then enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner menu that includes Striped Bass with Corn, Bacon

ASK THE VET | Most Common Symptoms of Canine Heart Murmurs

by Dr Ruan Du Toit Bester Symptoms of a Heart Murmur in Dogs - The dog’s heartbeat seems irregular - A hacking cough that does not seem to go away. - Breathing that seems

Sony wants to create Netflix of video games as losses mount

Sony Corp. plans to boost cloud-based gaming by creating a mass-market streaming service similar to Netflix Inc.’s as the PlayStation maker tries to rebound from a projected USD2.1 billion annual

Corporate Bits | Celebrity Chef Susanna Foo headlines gourmet feast at Rossio

Ms. Foo was born in Inner Mongolia and raised in Taiwan, where she finished her Bachelor’s degree in History and relocated to the United States. Having completed her Master’s degree

Real Estate Matters | A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing Strategies

If you’re thinking about investing in real estate to make money, the first thing to determine is the financial goal. Do you need to make money quickly, invest for your children’s

PROJECT POKER | The business of poker, beyond the felt

I'm writing after another successful tournament series in San Remo. This was the sixth time the EPT has come to San Remo, and almost 800 players participated in the main

China gamblers go to Vegas as spending crackdown hits Macau

China’s high-spending gamblers are looking to bet outside Macau amid a government assault on corruption and extravagance, and that’s boosting casinos from the Philippines to the Las Vegas Strip. Visitors from

Corporate Bits | Third edition of the “Fonterra Food Services Pastry Challenge 2014, Macau”

The theme for this year is Spice it Up, using Anchor Dairy products. Cake lovers can try the best of the best pastries prepared by professional pastry chefs representing various

Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, real estate mogul Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. But since then, The Donald has

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