Project Poker | Once in a lifetime

The LAPT Brazil was a fantastic event. I had never experienced a tournament like this in Latin America and it broke the records for most entries and largest prize pool

Corporate Bits | Sands Macao eptember wine tasting event

September’s wine tasting event at Sands Macao brings to its guests selected high quality wines, including the Aventura white and red, produced by Spanish wine maker Susana Esteban who has

LinkedIn reviewing China censorship policy

LinkedIn expanded into China this year, adopting policies in line with the country’s censorship rules. Now the world’s largest professional social-networking company is saying it may have gone too far. When

McDonald’s boosts oversight of Chinese suppliers

McDonald’s said it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain’s sales and reputation. The company said Tuesday it plans to increase

Corporate Bits | Conrad Macao Facebook fan wins stay by uploading #travelbear photo

Throughout August, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central invited fans to win a free luxury Macao getaway; all they had to do was upload a photo of one of the hotel’s bears

Survey: Foreign companies in China feel ‘targeted’ 

Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said yesterday. The American Chamber

Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant’s U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure. Alibaba’s online and mobile commerce

Corporate Bits | World gaming group elects new chairman

Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of World Gaming’s presence in Macau, this is the first in a series of upcoming appointments in the senior management and executive staff of WGG,

Meat supplier OSI says six China workers arrested

OSI Group LLC, the U.S. meat supplier ditched by Yum! Brands Inc. in China last month for selling out-of-date products, said six employees of its Shanghai unit were arrested. OSI, owned

Hong Kong seeks debate on dual-class shares after losing Alibaba

The bourse issued a “concept paper” Friday about the possibility of allowing minority-control voting structures. Respondents have three months to answer questions including whether to allow dual-class shares or restrict

Corporate Bits | MGM hosts ‘Mongolia Nomadic Night’

“We were excited to share this wonderful night of gourmet food and entertainment with our guests.  With our celebratory series for VIPs, we are proud to provide a platform for

Ask the vet | DHLPP vaccinations in dogs

Canine Distemper The DHLPP vaccine prevents canine distemper, which is an infection caused by viruses. The infection can attack the intestinal tract, the respiratory tract and the central nervous system of

Energy | Japanese public seen as biggest obstacle to nuke restart

Japan is facing the toughest test yet in its effort to restore nuclear energy more than three years after the Fukushima disaster: scrutiny from a skeptical population. The Nuclear Regulation

PHOTO SHOP | Shoppes at Cotai Central Phase 3 open

The USD60 million investment paves the way for an expanded tenant mix that spans home decor, variety stores, Shoppes at Cotai Central opened in 2012. The mall incorporates an easily

Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling

The number of whales in J, K and L pods has dropped to 78, a level not seen since 1985, According to a census by the Center for Whale Research.

Real Estate Matters | The 20 Biggest Property Investment Mistakes

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 for

project poker | Strategy tip: Playing live tourneys

When playing in a live tourney that has a good structure, this would be a strategy that I would apply: assuming that there are many amateurs in the field, I

Vietnam casinos may get local gamblers in state revenue push

Vietnam is drawing closer to allowing its citizens to gamble in the nation’s casinos as the government tries to boost revenue and compete for regional gaming investment. The finance ministry plans

Corporate Bits | Melco invites youth volunteers to distribute mooncakes

To give this annual tradition a meaningful touch, Melco Crown Entertainment invited over 20 local youths – who are just turning 18 this year, and are participants of the Adult

Air China profit falls as weaker yuan hits costs

The state-owned carrier reported late Tuesday that profit fell to 474.4 million yuan (USD77 million) for the January-June period from 1.1 billion yuan last year. Revenue rose 7 percent to 49

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