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

Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong to spend USD1.89b on planes for leasing

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd. agreed to pay USD1.89 billion to buy 35 planes from companies including General Electric Co.’s aviation services unit to enter aircraft

Corporate Bits | Sheng Kung Hui and Galaxy Entertainment Group hold ‘Run for Fun’

Around 200 team members participated in the competition and competed for the men and women’s individual race as well as the mixed relay race awards. Apart from the fastest time

Everyone waits on China as Leung seeks date on stock link

The exchanges are ready. Regulators have signed off. And now Hong Kong’s leader says he hopes the program will start soon. All that’s needed for the Hong Kong-Shanghai bourse link to

Briefs | Russia statue dismantled after Apple CEO comes out

A consortium headed by China Railway Construction Corp. Ltd. won the contract to build a high-speed inter-city rail line in central Mexico Monday after submitting the only bid on the

Corporate Bits | The Tasting Room and Jade Dragon again receive Michelin star rating

“At City of Dreams, we are proud to see both The Tasting Room and Jade Dragon continue to enjoy the honor by Michelin, an indisputable testament to their continued success

China slowdown to bruise global economy 

China’s roaring economy for years has pulled much of the rest of the world with it, soaking up oil, iron ore and other commodities from developing countries and autos and luxury

Corporate Bits | Sands China helps raise funds at Caritas Charity Bazaar

Sands China Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer Edward Tracy presented the check to Caritas Macau Secretary-General Paul Pun Chi Meng at the bazaar’s opening ceremony Saturday. Sands China has

Casino crash – Gaming revenue may fall 23 pct or more

Macau casinos revenue in October may fall more than 23 percent, suggests data compiled by MDT/Lusa, taking into account the revenue registered by SJM and MGM China. According to this data,

Berjaya mulls Singapore IPO of unit, seeks casino ventures

Berjaya Corp. is considering selling shares in a unit in Singapore and seeking joint ventures in casinos in North Asia as the Malaysian conglomerate expands outside its home market. Listing its

Lenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit

Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. yesterday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand. The USD2.9

Corporate Bits | Sands brings Australia’s Cullen Wines to Copa Steakhouse

Wine lovers will not want to miss the chance to enjoy freshly- prepared, distinctive courses paired with five Cullen wines, including three that have scored over 91 points by renowned American

Real Estate Matters | Top 20 Questions On Renting A Property In Macau – Part 4 Renting an apartment can be a traumatic experience

(A version of this article was published in January 2012) With sales prices at a record high, most people arriving in Macau for the first time are looking to rent a

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

World Bank: China needs reform, not growth targets 

China’s growth could decline to close to 7 percent next year but Beijing should focus on overhauling its economy instead of trying to stick to official growth targets, the World

Beijing to end UnionPay bank card monopoly

China’s government indicated that it’s set to end China UnionPay’s monopoly on bank-card clearing in the nation, opening the way for domestic and foreign competitors. Foreign and Chinese companies can apply

Corporate Bits | Global traditional medicine conference to be held November in Macau

Focusing on the construction of traditional medicine culture and ecological civilization, about 1000 participants will attend the conference, including Chinese and foreign political figures, masters of traditional Chinese medicine, representatives

Alibaba’s Ma seeks Hollywood partners in content push

Billionaire Jack Ma said Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is seeking partners in Hollywood as China’s biggest e-commerce operator wants to acquire more content for smartphones and tablet computers. Ma is visiting

Xiaomi moving Indian user data to servers outside China

Xiaomi Corp. is moving Indian users’ data away from servers in China after the Indian Air Force warned its staff the company’s smartphones pose a security threat. The transfer to

Corporate Bits | CEM delegates participate in 20th electric power supply industry conference

The CEPSI 2014, themed “The Role and Responsibilities of the Electric Power Industry to Make a Smart and Green Society”, focused on climate change, nuclear safety, smart grids, power construction

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