Thursday, November 20, 2014 – edition no. 2195

• Citi predicts 20 pct drop in Nov * CLASH IN COTAI II: Fighters join public workout session, Pacquiao back in town * HONG KONG: Activists try to storm legislature * MGM art

Corporate Bits | Shell V-Power Nitro+ launched officially in Macau

Shell V-Power Nitro+ is one of the many technical projects that Shell collaborates on with Ferrari, and has gone through Formula One testing conditions to produce a fuel that resembles

The Buzz | Night of laughter: Paul Ogata on Sunday at Lion’s bar

As the city’s only destination for live, English stand-up comedy, MGM is bringing Paul Ogata back “to give guests a night of laughs” on Sunday, November 16, a note from

Corporate Bits | Count Basie Orchestra to perform at the Venetian Macao

Founded by jazz icon William James “Count” Basie in 1935, the “The Swingingest Band in All the Land” has continued to tour and release albums since the death of Basie

Corporate Bits | Macau Eco Trailhiker 2014 tomorrow

Sands China Macau Eco TrailHiker 2014 is a large-scale group-hiking challenge event in Macau. Organized by Macau TrailHiker Ltd., the event has been title-sponsored by Sands China Ltd. for four

ANALYSIS | Gaming industry bound for worst streak amid austerity

A two-year campaign on corruption has discouraged China’s high-rollers from ostentatious displays of wealth in Macau, the only place in the country where casinos are legal. The industry could be

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

Gaming | Casino revenue plunges record 23 pct – it’s official

Macau’s casino revenue has had its largest decline since the city started monthly records in 2005, as China’s crusade against corruption prompted gamblers to cut back on lavish spending. Total casino

sands, sjm, galaxy top market | Casino revenues set for a 23 pct tumble in October

The figures show that the casino turnover in October is not expected to break MOP 27.9b, an annualized fall of over 23%. With the drop in October signaling the fifth consecutive

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,

Pansy Ho: China’s HK visa restrictions also affect Macau

Co-chairperson of MGM China Holdings, Pansy Ho, believes that mainland China’s visa restrictions to Hong Kong have had an impact on the tourism flow to Macau too, TDM News reported.

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

GAMING | Casino recovery seen in late 2015

Francis Tam forecast the city’s drop in casino revenue will worsen this month and a recovery will come in the second half of next year. “In October, the decline on

Sands China benefits from growth in mass-market gamblers

Sands China Ltd. said profit increased 3.3 percent as growth in mass-market gamblers partly made up for lower spending by high rollers. The shares gained 0.7 percent to HKD42.55 at the

Bizcuits: Don’t hold your breath

The gaming industry is big in Asia – we in Macau think we know this. So coming as a shock to those in the know was the fact that Gaming

GAMING | Bowie predicts continued drop in October revenue figures

Grant Bowie predicts that Macau’s gaming revenue in October will continue to head south. Nevertheless, he has expressed his confidence in the city and suggested that there are benefits brought

Thursday, October 16, 2014 – edtion no. 2171

* Hong Kong police attack on activist sparks anger * Oktoberfest opens in MGM Macau * Tracy and Wynn among top 100 CEOs * 2nd US health care worker tests positive for ebola   DOWNLOAD

IFT GRADUATION CEREMONY | Finding a compromise in society to solve human resources issue

The president of the Institute for Tourism Studies, Ms Fanny Vong, is convinced that the human resources challenge that Macau so often faces should be addressed through a compromise between

Over 845,000 mainland tourists | Chinese wary of HK protests bolster Macau businesses

More than 845,000 mainland Chinese tourists have poured into the world’s largest gambling center since the China National Day holidays known as Golden Week began Oct. 1, with growth accelerating

Corporate Bits | Delegation attending Macao Science and Technology Awards ceremony visits UM

Garnered with colorful motifs, the lion sculpture was created by more than 15 members with intellectual disabilities at HKDSA, aged between 9 and 35. The lion, coated in vibrant yellow,

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