Corporate Bits | Melco to donate HKD20 million to Wuhan, Hubei

In light of the public health concerns associated with the new strain of coronavirus outbreak, Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced that it is working with the government to donate HKD20

World Economic Forum | Carrie Lam courts Davos elites with dim sum to sell Hong Kong

Carrie Lam hosted 200 business and political leaders for dim sum and cocktails at a Swiss ski resort late last week to reassure them that Hong Kong’s future is bright.

Singapore’s Lee says HK’s leaders must act on grievances

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the “one country, two systems” principle that governs Hong Kong may not last unless the government makes progress on protester concerns over the

Melco postpones activities amid 2019-nCoV outbreak

In light of the public health concerns associated with the coronavirus infection in Macau and globally, Melco Resorts & Entertainment are deferring all non-essential business travel until further notice. The gaming

Sands China holds ceremony to welcome Year of the Rat

Sands China Ltd. held traditional cultural ceremonies at its properties to welcome the Year of the Rat, with company executives participating in the annual tradition. Worship rituals, eye-dotting ceremonies, and traditional

Technology | Malaysia’s 5G plan follows China’s path

Malaysia is offering airwaves for 5G networks at little cost to carriers to reduce the investment needed for the speedier wireless service, a model followed by China in

EU gives governments scope for bans on some 5G suppliers

The European Union will advise member states to consider banning some suppliers from parts of their 5G networks, in a policy document that may give

Tencent offers 27% premium to take over game maker Funcom

Chinese giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. offered to buy Funcom NV in an all-cash offer that values the Norwegian game developer at 1.33 billion kroner ($148 million)

HK broadcaster TVB soars as chairman to resign, sell stake

Television Broadcasts Ltd., Hong Kong’s dominant broadcaster, gained the most in almost three years after saying its chairman would quit and sell his stake in Young

Private aviation security is full of holes. Carlos Ghosn proves it

When he skipped bail at the end of December and made his way to Lebanon via private jet, Carlos Ghosn exploited a loophole commonly known

Tencent responds to ByteDance with WeChat short-video trial

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is planning a major update to its WeChat messaging app to stave off up-and-comer ByteDance Inc. and counter the startup’s growing dominance of short-form

Technology | Samsung engineering maven to lead world’s top phone business

Samsung Electronics Co. has appointed Taemoon Roh the head of its smartphone division, tasking a veteran executive with oversight of the world’s largest mobile devices business.

Amazon’s snooping on Alexa chats spurs EU privacy response

European Union privacy watchdogs are gearing up to police digital assistants after revelations that Amazon.com Inc. workers listened in on people’s conversations with their Alexa digital

Imitate animals to get discounts at Studio City this CNY

Studio City is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a series of promotions and new offerings. Both children and adults are targeted with an the array of animal-themed

Sands China, Dianping train chefs in Macau

Sands China Ltd. hosted the Black Pearl Chef Club Event on January 8 at the Adelson Advanced Education Centre at The Venetian Macao. The Black Pearl Chef Club Event is a

Trump’s China deal is his hedge against impeachment damage

Hours before the seven House Democrats managers marched articles of impeachment across the Capitol last week, President Donald Trump secured what he’s relying on to counter any political damage -

China policies keep Europe firms from Belt and Road, report says

European companies have been largely excluded from President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative due to the dominant role of China’s state-owned enterprises and opaque bidding processes, the European Chamber

Technology | Specter of more US restrictions weighs on Huawei

The so-called phase-one U.S.-China trade pact has done little to allay fears about Huawei Technologies Co.’s prospects and those of its key suppliers, two analyst research reports suggest. Morgan Stanley and

Rebounding Atlantic City casinos see $3.3 billion revenue in 2019

Atlantic City’s casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort continued to rebound from

Prada unveils pop-up store at Shoppes at Four Seasons

Milanese luxury brand Prada is back in Macau to unveil a new pop-up store inside Shoppes at Four Seasons for the upcoming Chinese New Year. The store, which

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