Philippines signs USD624 million deal for 32 Black Hawks

The Philippines signed a 32 billion-peso ($624 million) deal this week to purchase 32 Black Hawk helicopters in the largest military aircraft acquisition contract under outgoing

Oil prices jump, shares sink as Russian troops enter Ukraine

Oil prices surged nearly 5% and stock prices dropped after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered forces into separatist regions of eastern Ukraine, bringing a long-feared

China sanctions Raytheon, Lockheed over Taiwan deal

China said yesterday it will impose new sanctions on U.S. defense contractors Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin due to their arms sales to Taiwan, stepping up

Australian electricity generator AGL rejects $5.8B offer

Australia's largest electricity generator, AGL Energy, has rejected an 8 billion Australian dollar ($5.8 billion) takeover bid from tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and Canadian investment firm

MGM extends national and cultural education series

MGM has partnered with the Oral History Association of Macao and Hall of Culture to organize the “MGM National & Cultural Education Series: Symposium on the Intricacies & Charm

Starbucks debuts seasonal beverages

Starbucks is launching the Salted Caramel Cloud Macchiato and Caramel Macchiato to spark up this spring with two new companions, the Salted Caramel Cold Brew and Salted Caramel Nitro Cold Brew. Soft and creamy “cloud

Gaming MGM seeks to convert junket players to direct players amid sector’s turmoil

MGM China is set to focus on targeting the mass market, saying “it is where the future resides,” as the city’s junket sector faces a crackdown.

MGM revenue surges 85% to HKD9.4b in 2021

MGM China’s net revenue soared by 85% to approximately HKD9.4 billion in 2021, according to its recent earnings announcement.  The group had a turnaround to

Evergrande | Troubled Chinese builder promises 600,000 apartments

A Chinese real estate developer that is struggling under $310 billion in debt is promising to deliver 600,000 apartments this year, a newspaper reported yesterday, in a

Gaming | Some Vegas Strip casinos to get new facades, familiar names

Some shuffling among owners could result in rebranding, demolition, reconstruction and the addition of familiar names at some of the Las Vegas Strip’s most iconic properties.

Gaming | UAE sheikhdom to allow casinos as Wynn Resorts plans project

One of the seven sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates said yesterday it will allow “gaming” while announcing a multibillion-dollar deal with Las Vegas-based casino giant

Season of love at The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Hotel

On February 14 the Ritz-Carlton Café’ will offer a six-course Le Saint-Valentin Dinner beginning with a Foie Gras Bon Bon Trio amuse-bouche alongside two glasses of Perrier-Jouët Grand

Melco offers Valentine’s Day spa packages

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Melco is preparing a series of romantic surprises for lovers available from February 12 to 14, the gaming operator has announced

Technology | Ron Deibert, Citizen Lab | ‘The world is heading into a pretty dark period’

The internet watchdog Citizen Lab has been remarkably effective in calling to account governments and private sector firms that use information technology to put people in

MGM announces festive activities for upcoming CNY

Celebrating the arrival of the Year of Golden Tiger, MGM extends the joyous spirit of the Winter Sports Village at the Spectacle to its upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.

Sands Resorts and Sands Macao launch Valentine’s Day offerings

This Valentine’s Day, a romantic rendezvous is available at The Venetian Macao, The Parisian Macao, The Londoner Macao and Sands Macao restaurants, with an array of specially curated menus for a memorable

Fashion | Kenzo returns to Japanese roots in history-making moment

It was a fashion history-making moment in Paris for Kenzo yesterday as it unveiled the debut for its first Japanese designer since house founder Kenzo

Melinda Chan to strive for a concession

On the sidelines of a business event, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf executive Melinda Chan said that the company would do its best to bid for a

Hao vs LVS | Asian American establishes final compensation amount claim

Asian American Entertainment Corporation (AAEC) has reduced its compensation amount claimed in the court case against Las Vegas Sands Corporation (LVS). The legal representative of AAEC, Jorge

Tech | Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70b

Microsoft is paying the enormous sum of nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, a deal that

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