Real Estate Matters | Keeping the festive season fun and avoiding hazards at Christmas

One can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of the festive season and approach of Christmas. As we all focus on making our homes look lovely and spreading cheer,

Project Poker | Using WCOOP to practice for live tourneys

I am mainly a live player, or at least that's what I've become after having transitioned over the last few years into playing mostly live tournaments. I still play online

In emails, Jobs determined to keep iPod Apple-only

Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy

Cathay pilots to start work-to-rule plans, may hurt flights

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.’s pilots union will do only what’s required by their contracts from today after discussions about pay failed, potentially leading to flight delays at Asia’s biggest international

Corporate Bits | Venetian and Sands awarded by International Hotel Forum Organization

The International Hotel Forum has been held annually since 2001 and gives special recognition to hotels in China that constantly deliver excellent guest experiences. After a rigorous selection process, The

The Buzz | Atlantic City: Taj Mahal casino closes hotel tower, ends credit

Trump Entertainment Resorts is closing its newest hotel tower and is no longer issuing credit as it prepares for a Dec. 12 shutdown of the Taj Mahal, its lone remaining

Club Med says Fosun offer good for growth, luxury image

Club Mediterranee SA Chief Executive Officer Henri Giscard d’Estaing said he favors a takeover bid from Fosun International Ltd. over a European offer because the Chinese suitor would better support

Wal-Mart to cut 250 jobs in China as it consolidates buying team

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will cut 250 jobs in China to improve efficiency. The reductions will mostly come from merchandising and marketing divisions, after buying functions were consolidated into the Shenzhen headquarters

Corporate Bits | The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central tops out

“This construction milestone is the latest example of Sheldon Adelson’s vision of a world-class integrated resort destination on Cotai turned into a reality,” said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive

Chow Tai Fook Enterprises eyes USD4 billion Vietnam casino project

“We are interested,” Henry Cheng, a director at the closely-held investment company, said in a Nov. 28 interview about the casino resort in the central Vietnam province of Quang Nam.

Banking | China drafts deposit insurance in move to free interest rates

The government will insure deposits of as much as 500,000 yuan (USD81,367) per saver at each bank covered, the People’s Bank of China said in a draft rule on its

Corporate Bits | MGM donates MOP500,000 to ‘Tung Sin Tong’

On Friday, Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) launched a special series of holiday events to help Macau ring in the festive season. This year’s centerpiece is Christmas Charity Santa’s Village, which

Ask the Vet: A basic guide to veterinary acupuncture

Acupuncture Principles Acupuncture is a treatment that may be applied in pets as well and is an alternative healing method. This type of treatment has been developed by the Chinese people and is based

Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!

Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift

Wal-Mart dismisses 30 China executives in restructuring

The departure of the executives, including directors and more senior staff, is to streamline and simplify the business and is “consistent with actions taken over the last several months,” Ray

Mercedes owners in China are wealthiest, study finds

Mercedes-Benz owners in China are probably successful and wealthy entrepreneurs while those who drive a Cadillac are likely white-collar workers, according to a brand study released Wednesday. Those were among the

Corporate Bits: The Smurfs live on stage at the Venetian Macao

In The Smurfs Live On Stage – The Smurfs Save Spring the evil wizard Gargamel, sworn enemy of the Smurfs, hatches a plan to trick Mother Nature and turn off Spring

Real Estate Matters | The Best Places to Live in Macau (Part 4)

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: The road family

The tour is cranking back up again, with the stops in the Isle of Man and London and then more after that. One thing I've come to realize when traveling

Beijing widens ‘tax-evasion’ net amid Microsoft case

The payments - including 840 million yuan ($137 million) in back taxes, interest and more than 100 million yuan in additional annual disbursements going forward - were detailed in a

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