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  1. Macau places big bet on slot action

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Macau casino operators take a bet on the slotsCasinos hope a little customisation for local tastes will pay off richly, writes Neil Gough in Macau To most people Fish-Prawn-Crab might sound like a nice meal to be paired with a glass of Chardonnay or perhaps a shopping list for a trip to the wet market. But at the Sands casino in Macau, Fish-Prawn-Crab is a recipe for profit: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555822/macau-places-big-bet-slot-action
  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A report yesterday wrongly implied that Viva Macau was managed or owned by Air Macau. It is principally owned by a group of Macau investors led by Viva Macau president Ngan In-leng. An article on industrial design in Technology yesterday should have referred to UK Trade & Investment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/534216
  3. Macau will benefit from HK GST, gaming expert says

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Macau might be the biggest winner if a goods and services tax (GST) was introduced into Hong Kong, a Macau-based gaming consultant warned on Thursday. David Green, consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, said a GST might divert tourists and business to the enclave. This is because Macau has no plans to introduce such a tax? which pushes up the price of goods and services, often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562981/macau-will-benefit-hk-gst-gaming-expert-says
  4. Thousands rush to see Macau's new wonder

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Thousands of visitors flocked to Macau's Wynn Resorts yesterday on its first full day of operation, as competitors stepped up marketing campaigns. Many mainland tourists ... formed. The resort had opened at 11.30pm on Tuesday, half an hour ahead of schedule, as more than 1,000 crowded the entrance. Wynn Resorts Macau president and general manager Grant Bowie said he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563079/thousands-rush-see-macaus-new-wonder
  5. Air Macau wins international quality service award

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JASMINE WANG Updated at 5.32pm: Air Macau- the state-owned regional airline based in Macau- has won a top award for customer service. Xinhua reported on Friday that the airline had been ... is an internationally recognised standard for high-quality services and Air Macau is now [complying with] that standard.' Airline general manager Fei Hongjun said the certificate would help the airline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549319/air-macau-wins-international-quality-service-award
  6. Luxury retail push creates jobs in sales

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoran Nedeljkovic ADDING TO THE brilliance generated by all those hotels and casinos coming up in Macau are the luxury retail stores popping up to cater to the influx of well-heeled ... tended to be the only major revenue earner in Macau, but the landscape is changing as many top brands open retail outlets, and Hongkongers are in a position to help ensure that Macau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561548/luxury-retail-push-creates-jobs-sales
  7. Grounded goddess

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu With buildings popping up like mushrooms, a scenic view today can be a blank wall tomorrow in Macau. And not even the gods and goddesses are immune from broken sight lines. Macau's Goddess of Seafarers, A-Ma, has had her seaward gaze blighted by landfills. However unintentionally, this has disrupted our goddess' job of keeping watch over fishermen and sailors. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558820/grounded-goddess
  8. Melco PBL plans Nasdaq float

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li and Tim LeeMaster Casino venture eyes US$1b from sale of 20pc stake to fund expansion in Macau Melco International Development and Australia's Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd ... chairman Lawrence Ho Yau-lung and PBL chairman James Packer- plans to sell a 20 per cent stake to fund its expansion plans in Macau, which could overtake Las Vegas this year as the world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550160/melco-pbl-plans-nasdaq-float
  9. Melco raises $1.2b to cut debt and fund growth

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li and Fiona Lau Melco International Development raised $1.21 billion through a share placement yesterday for debt repayment and further investment in Macau's gaming market, ... on Friday, fuelled by news that the company and its partner, Australia's Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL), hoped to raise at least US$1 billion by listing their Macau joint venture later ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550947/melco-raises-12b-cut-debt-and-fund-growth
  10. Ho listing plan raises SFC fears of laundering

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster The $15 billion initial public offering of Stanley Ho Hung-sun's Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) has run into concerns over money laundering within the Securities ... said. The problem comes with the structure of the industry. Most high-rolling VIP rooms in Macau, which have traditionally been the backbone of the gaming industry, are not run by the casinos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551736/ho-listing-plan-raises-sfc-fears-laundering

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