Euro falls as consumer prices drop most since 2009

The euro dropped for a fourth day versus the dollar, the longest streak in two months, as consumer prices in the region fell more than economists predicted and strengthened the

Corporate Bits | Cathay Pacific expands code-sharing agreement with Flybe

Under the new code-sharing agreement, Cathay Pacific’s “CX” code will be used on selected Flybe flights between Amsterdam and Birmingham / Southampton, and between Paris and Birmingham / Manchester /

Auto Industry | Ferrari spinoff sets up Fiat Chrysler for another deal

Sergio Marchionne, the architect of the auto industry’s biggest deal in more than a decade, may not be finished yet. Even as he completed the merger of Fiat SpA and

Corporate Bits | Sands China executives celebrate victories with team members

Team members took out first place in the three main categories (“Chip Picking,” “Card Calculating” and “Baccarat Payout”), as well as finishing first and second in the overall team championship.

Euro slumps to 2006 low on Greece as oil drops, stocks fluctuate

The euro weakened to an almost nine-year low amid concern Greece will exit the currency union. Chinese shares jumped, oil slumped to its lowest level since 2009, while European stocks

Corporate Bits | Airport traffic reached 5.5m in 2014

According to a press release issued by MIA, passenger traffic developed rapidly throughout the whole year. The single day aircraft movement and passenger traffic both recorded stable growth. During 2014,

Samsung takes Google software challenge to TVs after phone flop

Samsung Electronics Co.’s challenger to Google Inc. software is moving from phones to big-screen TVs as the South Korean company tries to capitalize on the burgeoning interest in smart homes. The

Portuguese group EDP sells 50 pct of EDP Asia to ACE Asia

Portuguese power group EDP – Energias de Portugal has sold 50 percent of its stake in EDP Asia – Investimento e Consultoria, Ltda. to ACE Asia, a subsidiary of CWEI

Real Estate Matters | What will influence Macau property prices in 2015? (cont.) [ This 2-part article explores the different factors that affecting the market ]

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 | Teaching poker in the corporate world

In addition to being a professional poker player, a father, and a member of Team Pro, I have increasingly taken on another role over the last year. Every once in

World’s 400 richest add USD92b in 2014 as Alibaba jumps

  The richest people on Earth got richer in 2014, adding USD92 billion to their collective fortune in the face of falling energy prices and geopolitical turmoil incited by Russian President

Corporate Bits | MGM: Five dining outlets recognized by tourist office

The scheme’s winners are recognized with awards that reflect consistently high levels of service through a series of stringent assessments, including a service management system audit and the mystery shopping

Russian ruble drops 7 percent as economy shrinks

The Russian currency extended its losses yesterday after a report showed the economy has started shrinking in annual terms for the first time since 2009 as the country is buffeted

Breaking News: Casinos 30pct down in December, 2.5pct over the year – report

Macau’s casinos are going to end December with a year-on-year fall of somewhere between 30% and 32% and an annual drop of about 2.5% compared with 2013, operator data collected

Sony restores PS4 service on PlayStation network after hacking

Sony Corp. restored service for the PS4 game console on its PlayStation Network, according to a company statement on its website yesterday in Tokyo. The recovery came three days after

ASK THE VET | Puppy Parvo Prevention Tips

Vaccination Is Key The best way to prevent CPV is through a vaccination. These vaccinations are routinely given as part of the regimen of basic shots that puppies have. The Parvo vaccination

Real Estate Matters | What will influences Macau property prices in 2015 ? (This 2-part article explores the different factors that affecting the market)

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 | Risk and reward off the table

I am a long-distance runner and have in fact run several marathons before. In fact this year I ran a marathon for the eighth consecutive year; one was in Paris

ABN Amro, Macquarie avoid Macau casinos amid revenue slump

Gambling operators accounted for the five biggest declines on the MSCI Hong Kong Index this year, with the market value of companies in the industry dropping USD75 billion this year

Property | China’s wealth finds home in Washington state

  Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state. “I’m so glad my mother made me study Chinese,” laughed

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