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  1. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Sands faces headwinds after record first half

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:34pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Macau casino operator reports 35.7 per cent jump in first-half earnings, but sharp fall in mass gaming and hotel project delay cloud prospects Sands faces headwinds after record profit A record-breaking first half for Macau casino operator Sands China could mask the risk of a sudden slowdown in the second half of the year as the mass gaming segment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1574221/sands-china-sets-first-half-record
  2. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Sands China profit hit by rising costs for Macau casino staff

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Sands profit hit by rising costs of Macau casino staff Macau casino operator Sands China fell 1.24 per cent after the firm reported second-quarter results ... by Bloomberg. Net revenue was US$2.38 billion, up 15 per cent from a year ago, but this represented a 12 per cent drop quarter on quarter. In a statement to the stock exchange, Sands' billionaire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1555920/sands-china-profit-hit-rising-costs-macau-casino-staff
  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Road to Rio: Sand between toes and face paint after defeat by fierce foes

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:25pm by Paul Kay

    ... Paul Kay The beaches of Brazil finally emerge in Fortaleza where winding up friends makes the show all the more worthwhile Sand between toes and face paint after defeat by fierce foes After almost a week in a land famed for its beaches, we still haven't felt the sand between our toes, so it's with an extra spring in our step we arrive in Fortaleza, a sun-drenched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1539808/sand-between-toes-and-face-paint-after-defeat-fierce-foes
  4. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Mass-market gamblers boost Sands China profit

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:21am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Mass-market gamblers drive Sands China profit Sands China, the Macau casino operator controlled by Sheldon Adelson, posted a 50 per cent gain in first-quarter profit as its ... of Las Vegas Sands rose to US$938.1 million from US$626.4 million a year earlier, the parent company said in an earnings statement yesterday. That surpassed the US$937.5 million median of six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1497254/mass-market-gamblers-boost-sands-china-profit
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Sands casino in Singapore stops selling shark fin

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Sands casino stops serving shark fin The US-owned Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its restaurants, the latest boycott of the contentious delicacy welcomed yesterday by animal rights activists. The casino, part of Las Vegas gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson's portfolio, said the removal of shark fin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531104/sands-casino-singaporestops-selling-shark-fin
  6. Business - Money - DISPOSALS

    Stake sale sparks drop in Sands China shares

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... drop in Sands China Sands China shares fell 2.06 per cent yesterday, the most in three weeks, after American fund Waddell & Reed sold a US$1.38 billion stake, reinvesting the proceeds in the Macau casino operator's Las Vegas parent company. Sands closed at HK$57.05, with analysts saying it was a reflection of investor concerns about a crackdown on mainland money transfers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1520744/stake-sale-sparks-drop-sands-china-shares
  7. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Sands steps up scrutiny of Macau casino junkets

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:07am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Operators questioned as casino seeks to bolster safeguards against money laundering in Macau Sands steps up scrutiny of casino junkets Las Vegas Sands is increasing its scrutiny ... with the matter said. Junket operators, who bring wealthy gamblers from the mainland, are being asked to provide more information about their businesses to Sands as the company seeks to bolster its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1465118/sands-steps-scrutiny-macau-casino-junkets
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Where's the beach? Days of torrential rain wash away Hong Kong sands

    Posted May 13th 2014, 12:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Island trees were left with roots exposed and a picnic area was ruined as torrential rain washed sand right off Hung Shing Yeh beach.  The black rainstorm battered the city last Thursday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511205/days-torrential-rains-wreak-havoc-hong-kong-beaches
  9. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Sands willing to bet US$10b on Japanese casino market

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:24am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Gaming giants are opening their wallets in preparation for legalised casinos in Japan Sands willing to bet US$10b on Japanese casino Las Vegas Sands, the world's ... Sands' billionaire chairman and chief executive Sheldon Adelson said in Tokyo. "We could pay all cash. We don't have to, but we will borrow money in a typical mortgage-to-value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1434462/sands-willing-bet-us10b-japanese-casino-market

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