Gaming alert | Trump name coming off closed casino

Trump Entertainment Resorts began removing letters spelling out the Trump name on the casino’s exterior this week. Also, workers removed slot machines from the casino, which shut down on Sept.

Poker star says he didn’t cheat to win USD22m

Phil Ivey, a 10-time World Series of Poker winner, said he did not cheat when he won nearly USD22 million playing baccarat at casinos in New Jersey and London. Ivey told

Samsung profits suffer from iPhone competition

The world’s biggest smartphone maker is suffering a stunning financial decline in the face of intense competition from Apple Inc. and upstart Chinese brands. In a preview to earnings due out

Corporate Bits | Lipsky and Lahiri to take merit battle to Macau

The top-two ranked golfers on the region’s Tour have committed to play in the tournament, which will offer USD900,000 in prize money. Lahiri and Lipsky will be joined by many

Mozambique | Government launches tender to grant new oil blocks

The tender, which is scheduled for 23 October in London, includes three offshore concession off the coast of Cabo Delgado province, in the eastern area of the Rovuma sedimentary basin,

Portugal’s investment in Lusophone coutries falls 78 pct in 2013

Portugal’s direct investment in Portuguese-speaking African Countries (PALOP) and Timor-Leste (East Timor) fell 78 percent in 2013, according to figures released this week by the Bank of Portugal in Lisbon. The

HONG KONG | Demonstrators split on how to end crisis: Street voices

Demonstrations that had paralyzed parts of Hong Kong thinned yesterday after the start of talks with student leaders. Yet dozens of pro-democracy protesters continued to demonstrate yesterday outside the office

Retail chains see 50pct sales drop, survey shows

Sales at major Hong Kong retailer chains have fallen as much as 50 percent during the bulk of the Chinese National Day holidays after pro-democracy protests disrupted the shopping season,

HONG KONG | Protests thin as two sides agree to talk

Crowds of protesters who filled Hong Kong’s streets with demands for a greater say in choosing the territory’s leader thinned dramatically yesterday after student leaders and the government agreed to

Waldorf to be biggest Chinese property purchase in US

New York City’s Waldorf Astoria hotel is set to become the biggest prize yet for buyers from China who have been pouring money into U.S. real estate as they seek

KOREAS | North and South navy boats trade warning fire near border

Naval boats of North Korea and South Korea exchanged warning fire near their disputed sea border in the Yellow Sea, days after high-ranking officials from both countries agreed to seek

N KOREA | Smuggled phones help defectors send money home

A cellphone smuggled into North Korea helped Lee Seo Yeon take on two missions: one emotional, one financial. But at first, she feared there might be some mistake. Listening in Seoul, the 40-year-old

MYANMAR | Gov’t pardons over 3,000 political prisoners

The Myanmar government pardoned 3,073 prisoners yesterday as part of an amnesty that rights groups said included more than a dozen political prisoners, a month before a summit of regional leaders convenes

MALAYSIA | Authorities urged not to deport 155 Uighurs to China

Human rights groups have urged Malaysia not to deport 155 ethnic Uighur migrants, including 76 children, back to China, fearing they could face persecution. A senior Malaysian immigration official said yesterday that

EBOLA OUTBREAK | Nurse in Spain becomes infected raising global concern

In a case underscoring the perils of caring for Ebola patients, a nurse in Spain has come down with the disease — the first time the virus has spread outside

NOBEL PRIZE | 2 Japanese, 1 American win award for LED lights

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics yesterday for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that spurred

This Day in History | 1987 – Zeebrugge disaster was no accident

The outcome into the ferry disaster in March, which killed 187 people, has now opened the possibility of a criminal prosecution by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). In summing up,

Offbeat | Union chief: Irish army running short of uniforms

Legend has it that Celtic warriors once charged into battle naked. Things aren’t that bad in the modern Irish army, but its union chief says soldiers must wage a daily

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