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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:11am by STAFF

    ...   MGM casino staff protest over wages Employees of the MGM casino in Macau take sick leave in protest against salary levels and the company's wage adjustment mechanism. It is the latest protest by casino workers over pay and working conditions in a city which is dominated by big casino operators. The MGM workers hope their action will force their employer to respond ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by STAFF

    ... We have good standards but it's always about implementation, what happens in the real world Greenpeace China campaigner Huang Wei on the battle against pollution   I got out years ago... but I feel really badly about the people. I'll take a good strong look at it Donald Trump on the possibility of buying back the bankrupt Trump Plaza casino in New Jersey   In his ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by STAFF

    ... promised aid to farmers.   Macau workers complain about casino woes Employees of casino operator SJM complain to Macau's Labour Bureau about restrictions on sick leave. The move is part of a growing trend of activism among casino workers who feel that the operators are exploiting them. Single mother Cloee Chao set up a union to improve wages and working conditions for casino workers. ...

  4. Business - Comment - MACROSCOPE

    Why Xi Jinping's corruption purge may soon make its way to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:50am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... become serious, no wonder the share prices of Macau's casinos have slumped by between 27 and 40 per cent. With the minimum price of a VIP casino chip set at HK$10,000, and 10,000 yuan ...

  5. Business - Companies - MONEY MATTERS

    Odd silence as casino chips fall

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:52am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam With the top-5 gaming stocks losing more than 10pc of their value in just four days, regulators should have at least been asking the right questions Silence as casino chips ... the absconder find so much cash? Could it have come from a casino? From time to time, casinos do extend credit lines to junkets so that they can use the money to draw betting chips for customers. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chui must modernise his approach to governing Macau

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:02pm by SONNY LO

    ... services, local casino employees and citizens have been grumbling about the difficulties in applying for public housing units. Chui's campaign team put livelihood issues at the top of his ... a rigorous review of the performance of all casino operators in 2015. This is an opportunity to significantly strengthen government monitoring rather than stick to the largely laissez-faire policy. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stability will only return when Hong Kong ends its property tyranny

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:44pm by ANDY XIE

    ... to sustain their income premium. Instead of building ships or making semiconductors, Singapore has switched to casinos and private banking. Maybe these businesses don't smell so good, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by STAFF

    ... I won't let what my generation is going through become [my children's] future Macau casino worker Cloee Chao, who set up a union to fight for better wages and conditions   From the economic point of view it's worth it, weighed against the potential damage Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon on the cost of shooting down rockets fired from Gaza   It's tough. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and in the United States for spitting on carpets in hotels and casinos. Tour groups have a reputation for being loud, pushy and unruly- not unusual on the mainland, but considered bad manners in many other ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Casino junket stocks much the same as playing slot machines

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 12:32am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam Junket stocks are profit sharing agreements that don't disclose their trading terms with casinos and clients, raising the risk for investors Casino junket stocks much the same as playing slot machines Casino junket stocks are steaming hot. After all, Beijing's anti-graft campaign doesn't seem to have scared many high rollers into retreat and the stakes ...




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