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  1. Glowing GDP figures hide reality of Macau economy

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... year, according to Macau statistics and census service. 'In current US dollar terms, Macau now ranks 20th on the list of the world's richest economies- ahead of Italy and just behind ... in the boom but it took the view that the boom would be bigger if it just gave the gambling licences away on promises from the licensees that they would do good things for Macau's economy ...

  2. Do not ape mainland in economy and law

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are unoccupied. Comparing these income streams to values added by manufacturers in Hong Kong alone is not only mixing apples with oranges, it sheds no light on what drives the economy. Professor Ho claims ... of independence Both Peter Lok ('Taiwan-run China?', April 6) and William Stimson ('Let Taipei govern 'one China'', April 2) miss the point on Taiwanese independence. Anyone, ...

  3. MGM China net income more than doubles

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Shares of Macau casino operator MGM China rose 6.6 per cent to HK$13.82 yesterday, buoyed by net income that more than doubled to HK$3.28 billion from HK$1.57 ... is legal in mainland China. Already the largest gambling market in the world and still growing rapidly, Macau's revenue from this sector surged 42 per cent to 268 billion patacas (US$33.5 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking Points

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Staff and Agencies

    ... up again. China recently said its economy grew just 7.4 per cent in the September quarter compared with a year earlier. It was the seventh quarterly slowdown in a row and its worst ... pet cats and dogs, which are limited to one per traveller. The rules are designed to bring China into line with international quarantine standards and protect "domestic agriculture from ...

  5. Sands China hits jackpot with US$1.1B annual profit

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Macau casino operator Sands China yesterday reported profit for the year ended December 31 of US$1.13 billion- a 70 per cent increase on the previous year, ... being added. He said 90 per cent of Sands' customers are from China, and the continued economic growth on the mainland assured Macau of a strong supply of visiting tourists. Gambling ...

  6. Business - China Business - BUSINESS DIGEST

    Business Digest, December 20, 2012

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... Western areas allotted 578b yuan in projects The mainland has started work on 22 major investment projects in the western provinces this year worth 577.8 billion yuan (HK$718.4 billion) to boost economic development in the country's vast hinterland, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Under China's watch, Macau won't return to 'gangsters' paradise'

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 09:24am

    ... in December. All this at a time when China's economy, the world's second-biggest, is growing more slowly- hitting gambling revenue and possibly making junket operators, who collect gambling ... China has firm control on Macau security and crimes despite recent murders, assault. Three murders, hammer-wielding heavies, and a high-profile police swoop have raised concerns ...

  8. Man jailed for life for 1.3b yuan casino scam

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Zhongshan's Guzheng town, China's biggest manufacturing hub for lights, where many manufacturers rely on couriering companies to deliver goods and collect payment for them. Several hundred people ...

  9. Game for investors

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... buying power from locals as a result of Macau's strong economy and rising incomes. Locals account for the majority of the purchases made for the new homes.' ...

  10. News - China - MACAU

    Macau residents get record 8,000 pataca handout

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... to improve the economy or enhance government efficiency. "The measures for promoting Macau's economy are clichés. The part about enhancing the government's efficiency only accounts ...




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