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  1. Steve McQueen

    Posted Feb 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... the most staggering sequence is an uninterrupted 22-minute take on the conversation between strike leader Bobby Sands and a priest about the rationale behind the prisoners' political struggles. Michael Fassbender, who plays Sands, says he is concerned the film might open a can of worms. Do you agree? People are much more intelligent than you think- and people [in Northern ...

  2. US parent to get bulk of Sands IPO proceeds

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough The biggest winners from Las Vegas Sands Corp's proposed spin-off of its Macau business look to be the company's creditors in the United States and Macau, data from the final listing prospectus released yesterday by Sands China shows. As much as HK$14.68 billion or 57 per cent of the total amount to be raised in Hong Kong will flow back to the New York-listed ...

  3. Sands China share price tumbles 10.2pc on debut

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Shares in Macau casino operator Sands China dropped as much as 15.4 per cent on their debut yesterday, but controlling shareholder Sheldon Adelson shrugged off the lacklustre ... whether Adelson's New York-listed flagship, Las Vegas Sands Corp, would remain in business at all. Laden with debt, strapped for cash and caught out by the financial crisis, the owner ...

  4. Sands raises HK$19.4b despite tepid response

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Sands China, the Macau arm of billionaire Sheldon Adelson's debt- laden Las Vegas Sands Corp, has raised HK$19.41 billion through its initial public offering in Hong Kong. The shares were priced at HK$10.38, the low end of the offered range, according to people with knowledge of the deal. The retail tranche was slightly oversubscribed. Sands China is due to debut ...

  5. Barclays gets IPO role from Sands

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick Casino operator Las Vegas Sands has handed Barclays its first role in a Hong Kong initial public offering in a decade. Sands, which wants to sell US$2.5 billion of shares in its Macau unit to repay debt and restart stalled casino projects, added the British bank to the deal alongside its regular adviser, Goldman Sachs. Barclays won the plum job after helping Sands ...

  6. Las Vegas Sands share offer set for November

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick and Neil Gough Debt-laden casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp will launch its up to US$2.5 billion Hong Kong initial public offering of its Macau business late next month to soak up some of the good feeling after rival Wynn Macau's successful market debut. Sands, which has so far kept the timing of the mega-deal a secret, wants to have its listing hearing ...

  7. Adelson markets Sands China IPO to investors

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of shares in his Macau business is proving no exception. Sands China, the Macau unit of Adelson's debt-laden Las Vegas Sands Corp, is seeking to raise as much as HK$25.96 billion from Hong ... billion of the US$1.75 billion in new debt financing, according to a revised pre-listing document posted to the stock exchange yesterday. Sands China will use the new project financing loans ...

  8. Sand and dust turn Beijing skies yellow

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Sudden gales brought sand and dust back to Beijing yesterday, darkening the bright hopes of improving air quality in the capital after efforts to tackle pollution for last year's Olympic Games. Strong north winds began to lash the city from mid-morning. By the afternoon, the skies had turned yellow, although some sunlight still filtered through the sand and dust. ...

  9. PetroChina takes majority stake in 2 oil sands projects

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng PetroChina has agreed to spend C$1.9 billion (HK$13.43 billion) for a majority stake in two Canadian oil sands projects as the mainland, which must feed its booming economy, hedges ... Sands' MacKay River and Dover oil sands projects, said Athabasca Oil Sands. They are in the centre of the Athabasca region in northeastern Alberta of western Canada. The region is the largest ...

  10. Sands targets US$600m from bond sale

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Debt-laden Las Vegas Sands Corp, controlled by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, announced yesterday that it had secured commitments to raise up to US$600 million through ... bonds were being offered at interest rates of up to 16 per cent, according to people who had seen the documents prepared by the Sands' investment bank, Goldman Sachs. 'The completion ...




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