Santander banking titan Emilio Botin dead at age 79 

Born into a family of bankers, Botin was known for his hands-on leadership of Banco Santander. He turned the institution previously run by his father into Spain’s biggest and then

Dalian Wanda Commercial said to prepare USD6b HK IPO

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., the commercial real estate unit of billionaire Wang Jianlin’s conglomerate, is planning an initial public offering in Hong Kong that may raise as much as

Trump Casinos plan bankruptcy in new blow to Atlantic City jobs

Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., the company founded by Donald Trump, will file for bankruptcy again this week, people with knowledge of the situation said, putting a fifth Atlantic City casino

Corporate Bits | CAM takes part in the Kansai and Osaka airports anniversary ceremonies

The ceremony was held at Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport at 11:00 a.m. The opening speech was given by Keiichi Ando, President and ECO of New Kansai International Airport, and was

Apple reviewing claims of new labor violations in China

A report by China Labor Watch and Green America found that Tainan, Taiwan-based Catcher Technology had 22 labor violations. They documented forced, unpaid overtime and improper handling of hazardous materials

Macau casino bulls seen capitulating after stocks tumble

Macau casino analysts are a persistent bunch. After shares of Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. and five listed peers tumbled an average 27 percent in the past six months through Thursday,

Corporate Bits | HK diva Liza Wang performs at the Venetian

The entertainment queen kick started the concert by singing one of her famous songs “Beautiful Entertainment World,” to welcome her Macau audience. The diva then continued to energize fans with

Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last week that the U.S. should become what she called the world’s 21st-century clean energy superpower, during remarks resembling both a campaign

ASK THE VET | Most Common Older Cat Problems

1. Arthritis Arthritis is more frequent in elderly cats, and is the inflammation of joints. The cat will be in a lot of pain, will have difficulty jumping and even walking

Whisky’s worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid’s scent, then sipped. Slowly. It’s said that Scotch tastes of the place where it is made, so Reavey’s

Former NY Mayor returns to lead Bloomberg

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the financial data and news company he founded in 1981 but left to serve three terms in City Hall. The company, Bloomberg LP, said Wednesday that current

Trainmakers CNR, CSR suspend shares following merger report

CSR suspended trading pending clarification of a media report, the company said in a statement to the Shanghai Stock Exchange yesterday. Shares of both companies were halted in Hong Kong

Corporate Bits | Mia mid-autumn charity visit

Administration of Airport Ltd. and AIMS - Airport Information Management Solutions undertook a Mid-Autumn charity visit to Concordia School for Special Education organized by the Rotary Club of Hou Kuong

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 | 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

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