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  1. Comment - Blogs

    A few surprises for Hong Kong and Macau restaurants in latest diners' choice awards

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:03pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... Mischa Moselle The latest restaurant awards may prove nothing except that it’s a funny old world and there’s no accounting for taste. Hong Kong and Macau, sadly, perform rather poorly in the latest list out, with a high mention for Amber at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental and Joel Robuchon’s legendary three-star operation in Macau. And absolutely no one else. What’s interesting about ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Big Lau's Macau land fiasco is the movie that never got made

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:22am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam For Chinese Estates tycoon Joseph Lau, the ultimate insult in the Macau corruption case is that he was 'cheated' out of a lucrative business deal Big Lau's Macau land fiasco is the movie that never got made Joseph Lau Luen-hung will not be going to jail in Macau even though he has been convicted there of bribery on a massive scale. Yet to describe him ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Dirty money alarmism just doesn't wash

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... doesn't wash According to the [PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey on economic crime], 37 per cent of companies in Hong Kong and Macau- mainly banks and casinos- had experienced money laundering ... things to take note of here. First is that bit in the excerpt above about "... and casinos". Why is Hong Kong to be lumped in with Macau when we have gone out of our way to keep casinos ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Macau cannot rely on gaming alone; city needs other sources of revenue

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Macau needs an insurance policy When the good times are rolling, why change? Macau's leaders know they need to make the city's economy less reliant on gambling, ... richest people had three casino magnates in the top 12, the highest being Galaxy Entertainment chairman Lui Che-woo, who rose from fifth to second. Macau's gaming boom helped to more than ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    When homebuyers get a free car

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:08am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Garages include a new electric car as part of latest promotion to boost high-end home sales Macau developer driving luxury sales with free vehicles What does it tell you when ... in 2002, Hong Kong developers were offering free Mercedes-Benz cars as incentives for buyers. Flash forward a dozen years to Macau, where, despite steady growth in home prices, Headland ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of progress on mainland extradition deal impeding justice

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 07:37pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says Macau graft case highlights need for formal extradition deals with rest of China HK's lack of progress on mainland rendition agreement impeding justice Obviously crime pays," said Watergate conspirator Gordon Liddy, "or there'd be no crime." Having been convicted last month by a Macau court of corruption and money ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 17, 2014

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... It is more important to build more houses on land which might be allocated for casino operators. Also, the gaming industry is already well-established in Macau and I think most people wanting ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by STAFF

    ... island northeast of Hong Kong's airport today to see for himself the progress of work on boundary crossing facilities for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. The centre will serve as a transport hub and provide clearance facilities for goods and passengers when the bridge, which will go from the island to A Perola in Macau and Gongbei in Zhuhai, opens in 2016.   Taipei ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by STAFF

    ... executive election with the head of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Wang Guangya, and the chairman of the Basic Law Committee, Li Fei. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ...

  10. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    Hong Kong's role as air hub doomed unless third runway is built soon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:09pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... the current 60 to 80 or so; shifting flights to Macau or Zhuhai; collaborating with Shenzhen; and prioritising wide-bodied aircraft, as we were forced to do in the dying days of Kai Tak airport. ... the runway and ensure other maintenance and safety work. Macau's ultimate capacity, as with Zhuhai, is pitifully small, in the region of 7.2 million passengers- woefully inadequate for Hong ...




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