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  1. Stanley Ho's feather aims to tickle punters' fancy

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Four years ago, Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun briefed architect Dennis Lau Wing-kwong on the design for his new flagship casino, saying simply that he wanted 'a ... flagship of Mr Ho's Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) empire, it will signal the arrival of a Macau landmark as unique as its 37-year-old predecessor. The 47-floor building, which covers ...

  2. Bringing skills to the table

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... Macau is experiencing a labour shortage, but strategies are being put in place to ensure the problem can be resolved, writes Eileen Lian Human resources managers in Macau's new ... Grant Burt, general manager of human resources at Crown Macau. But he was hopeful of the situation improving, and said that once training and staff retention issues were resolved, top executive ...

  3. Building an understanding

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Action is being taken to tackle Macau's skills shortfall and ease fears over the effects of importing labour. Reports by Susie Gyopos Images of recent disturbances during a protest in Macau by workers angry at the importation of labour show how problems still need to be addressed despite the local economic boom. The opening up of the casino industry to foreign competition has ...

  4. Tale of two cities for orienteers

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Chance for teams to learn more about HK and Macau, writes Michelle Chan The overall winners of an orienteering race could be jumping for joy next month. Participants in the Hong Kong & Macau O! Day will be able to learn more about the two cities, with the winning team having the opportunity to bungee jump from the Macau Tower. The event, launched by The Salvation Army's ...

  5. Macau chief acts to ease 'snowballing' social woes

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau and Neil Gough Edmund Ho reveals plan for central provident fund A plan to set up a non-mandatory central provident fund was unveiled by Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho ... central provident fund' would cover all permanent Macau residents, although employers might not be obliged to contribute to the fund. The policy address did not explain what would happen ...

  6. Macau casino boom brings problems

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau With new casinos opening up at a furious pace, Macau has also been swept up in a wave of speculation in recent years. The luxurious Venetian Resort Hotel Casino opened in August, adding to the already massive revenue generated by gambling in the former Portuguese enclave. Raking in US$6.95 billion in gambling revenue last year, Macau has overtaken Las Vegas ...

  7. Crown Macau places bets on VIP punters

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Shares in Melco International Development rose after the company said it would renovate its six-month-old Crown Macau casino hotel to cater almost exclusively to high rollers, ... to lure mass-market business away from its better located and larger rivals. The strategic shift means it will be the first of Macau's new casinos to go all-in on the high-volume, low-margin ...

  8. High rollers help increase Macau's casino haul 42pc

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Macau casino revenues surged 41.8 per cent in July to 6.52 billion patacas, the second-biggest month after May's record haul of 7.47 billion patacas, data released ... well behind the rate at which Macau is adding casino tables, slot machines and hotel rooms. 'Year-to-date gaming revenues have improved, driven by the strength of the VIP business ...

  9. Macau casino revenues surge 50pc to HK$19.6b

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Casino revenues in Macau surged 50 per cent in the second quarter to a record HK$19.57 billion, apparently shrugging off new travel restrictions on mainland tourists and edging within striking distance of Nevada's sprawling Clark County, home to Las Vegas. Gambling winnings in Macau last year overtook the 40 casinos and slot machine parlours that line the United ...

  10. Macau reporters complain of worsening media censorship

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Critics are warning of worsening censorship despite the growth of the Macau media market and are urging the government to stop meddling with press freedom. The warning comes after a rare standoff between Macau journalists and the government. The Macau Media Workers Association, a group of about 100 frontline reporters, decried what it saw as long-standing ...




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