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

Ask the Vet | Canine Distemper Virus

Canine distemper virus is an RNA virus from the morbillivirus family. In humans, measles is caused by a member of this virus family. Distemper virus is more likely to affect puppies

REAL ESTATE | London home-price drop deepens as rules limit buyers

  Sue Munden bought her five-bedroom house in the southwest London district of Streatham in November after negotiating the price down to 610,000 pounds, about 100,000 pounds less than a similar

Corporate Bits | Sands China invites local families to enjoy ice world and winter in Venice

The volunteers spent time with around 20 underprivileged local families (a total of 40 people) from the Women’s General Association of Macau. The families were escorted around The Venetian Macao’s


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 | 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

Sony tells theater owners they can pull “The Interview”

Sony Pictures executives told theaters they’re free to pull “The Interview” from their multiplexes following threats of violence by a hacker group, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The

McDonald’s in Japan limits orders of fries

McDonald’s began rationing its fries yesterday morning. It said prolonged labor negotiations with port workers on the West Coast have made it difficult to meet demand despite an emergency airlift

Corporate Bits: Belvedere Bodka announces partnership with James Bond spectre

To vodka house will release two custom made and limited editions. Belvedere has replaced the iconic Belvedere Palace with the famous MI6 headquarters. The’s signature blue palette will be switched

Apple stops online sales in Russia over ruble fluctuations

Apple Inc. halted online sales of its products in Russia due to “extreme” ruble fluctuations, showing how the currency’s swings are rippling out to international businesses. The iPhone and iPad maker

SpiceJet said to get lifeline from Indian gov’t

India’s government gave billionaire Kalanithi Maran’s troubled airline SpiceJet Ltd. a lifeline by allowing it to take bookings until the end of March and extending a credit line for jet

Wanda said to be poised to raise USD3.7b in HK IPO

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., China’s biggest mall developer, plans to sell shares near the top end of a marketed range to raise about USD3.7 billion in a Hong Kong

Corporate Bits | Joey Yung returns to the Venetian Macao

Joey Yung in Concert 1314 kicked off in Hong Kong last December with 15 shows, breaking Joey Yung’s personal record for the number of consecutive shows held before heading to

Google researching use of color in business

Meghan Casserly, spokeswoman for the U.S.-based organization built around the popular search engine, says Google is still early in its research but has already found “a clear link between color

Forget the toaster, Chinese bank offers Mercedes to get deposits

Chinese banks, desperate to attract customers who are finding alternatives for their savings, are turning to giveaways. On offer at one branch in Beijing: an iPhone 6 Plus or a

Corporate Bits | MGM Macau brings a ‘East Meets West’ Christmas to all

All decked out in decorated Christmas stalls, the European-inspired Christmas Market at the Grande Praça offers an array of holiday favorites including Belgian waffles, French crêpes, Berliner German doughnuts, caramelized

BRIEFS: China to set up three more free trade zones after Shanghai

China is likely to see economic expansion next year decelerate to 7.1 percent as a slowdown in real estate investment continues. While growth may slow, the outlook for employment and

Xiaomi stopped from selling handsets in India 

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. has been barred by an Indian court from selling its handsets in the country for allegedly infringing mobile phone technology patented by Ericsson. Judge G.P. Mittal of the

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