Corporate Bits | Beer fest returns to Sheraton Grand Macao

Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel is restaging its “German Beer Festival” in the lobby at the Palms Café and Bar from October 1 until the end of the year. The festival

Collapse of Thomas Cook is a reality check for China’s Fosun

The collapse of Fosun Group’s flagship European investment, Thomas Cook, is proving to be a reality check for the Chinese conglomerate’s ambitions to create a global travel empire via flashy

The man behind an audacious bid for the London Stock Exchange isn’t giving up

Charles Li is at it again: trying to persuade doubters that a one-time oil rigger who grew up on the fringes of the Gobi desert is

Google braces for landmark global privacy ruling

Google is bracing for another landmark privacy decision at the European Union’s top court, five years after a “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling forced it to delete links to personal information on request. The

Corporate Bits | Cognac maker Hennessy stages exhibition at Galaxy Macau

French cognac maker Hennessy is staging an exhibition at the Galaxy Macau integrated resort, which recaps the brand’s history and latest invention. The Hennessy Declassified exhibition is not a traditional event, but an

Barron Hilton, hotel heir who expanded into casinos, dies at 91

  Barron Hilton, the son of Conrad Hilton who expanded his father’s hotel empire and made the brand a force in Las Vegas gambling, has died, aged 91. Hilton died Thursday

Aviation | Jazeera Airways planning London-Bangkok trips in short-haul jets

After a surge in narrow-body plane flights across the Atlantic, Mideast discount carrier Jazeera Airways aims to push the model to its limits with services between Europe and Southeast Asia

Europe’s hottest property market is getting too hot for some

Ana Guerreiro points across the street at a handful of housing projects in Lisbon’s up-and-coming riverside neighborhood of Marvila. It’s where she moved in with her mother last year after

How virtual streamers became Japan’s biggest YouTube attraction

Kizuna Ai, the most popular streamer in Japan, is an anatomically exaggerated, perpetually adolescent girl in frilly thigh-high socks and a pink hair ribbon. She’s also

MGM celebrates golden, enduring love

MGM has revived its “Love Moments” initiative, celebrating the marriages of 20 elderly couples. It included the couples’ first-ever wedding photos taken at the Spectacle at MGM Cotai.

Sands China awarded for HR achievements

Sands China Ltd. has won three awards for its innovative talent development and management initiatives in the HRoot Awards 2019. The three awards are Best HR Center of Excellence

MTR train carrying passengers derails in Hong Kong

An MTR Corp. train derailed in Hong Kong, dealing a fresh blow for the subway operator that has become a target and battleground in the anti-Beijing demonstrations rocking the city. The

World shares mixed as markets await news on Saudi oil plant

World shares were mixed yesterday and oil prices eased back pending updates on restoring output at a Saudi Aramco oil processing plant damaged by an attack over the weekend. Chinese benchmarks

Corporate Bits | Portofino restaurant presents new semi-buffet lunch menu

Portofino restaurant at The Venetian® Macao has launched a new Italian antipasti semi-buffet lunch offer based around salads, seafood and other healthy items. According to a statement, diners can expect salads incorporating

Next Trump tariffs may soon hit Europe’s luxury exporters

Some of Europe’s top luxury brands are targeted in President Donald Trump’s latest tariff salvo, which could affect billions of dollars in exports of American-bound whiskeys, wine, Champagne, handbags and

Corporate Bits | St. Regis to revive ‘Stories of the Sea’ special seafood menu

The St. Regis Macao will offer a special menu featuring seafood from around the world at the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Manor. The six-course dinner menu is called “Stories of

Opinion | Can London’s great wall against Hong Kong hold?

Hong Kong Stock Exchanges & Clearing Ltd.’s tilt at London Stock Exchange Group Plc has achieved one thing: It has extracted a helpful checklist of requirements for any other would-be

A scathing London Stock Exchange sends HKEX packing

Charles Li isn’t taking “no” for an answer. Rejected by London Stock Exchange Group Plc directors, the chief executive officer of Hong Kong’s bourse is ready to make his case for

Corporate Bits | Social media users win getaway at Conrad’s Presidential Suite

Facebook fan of Conrad Macao, Cotai Central, Wing Chan from Hong Kong, and Instagram fan Fernando Alberto Xavier Pereira from Macau, have each won a getaway in the hotel’s luxurious

HK exchange makes unsolicited $36.6 billion bid for London rival

The Hong Kong stock exchange wants to buy its London counterpart to create a company worth more than $70 billion that could shore up the U.K. capital’s status as a

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