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  1. Sands fails to overturn US$58.6m judgment

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on behalf of China. Las Vegas Sands and Galaxy Entertainment Group were jointly awarded a Macau gaming licence on February 8, 2002. A separate lawsuit similar to Mr Suen's was filed in Clark ... Neil Gough US court rules in favour of HK plaintiff A Las Vegas court has denied a bid by casino developer Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp to overturn a US$58.6 million ...

  2. Las Vegas Sands Macau unit faces risk of default on US$3.3b loans

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Las Vegas Sands Corp revealed yesterday that its Macau subsidiary faces a risk of default on US$3.3 billion in bank loans from a syndicate that includes Bank of East Asia, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Citic Ka Wah Bank. But last night, the embattled casino developer got a US$525 million investment from the family of its chairman and controlling ...

  3. Crisis, consent failure spell end for CKI iron sands deal

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings' (CKI) plan to take over an iron sands mining business in New Zealand for NZ$250 million (HK$1.13 billion) collapsed yesterday, ... expansion of the mining business- which consists of an iron sands mine on the west coast of North Island- was 'no longer viable' as demand declined and economic conditions deteriorated. ...

  4. The messy, wasteful promise of oil sands

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the cost could be very high in terms of environmental damage unless scientists and engineers can find less-polluting ways to extract usable energy from heavy oil and oil sands. China wants some ... and easy-to-extract crude oil hovers at a near-record high, the incentive to exploit vast untapped reserves of heavy oil and oil sands is unleashing a petroleum production boom centred on Canada. Chinese ...

  5. Hainan a place of exile no more as white sands and blue water beckon for tourists

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... under the tropical sun. Already a favourite of mainland holidaymakers, Hainan's turquoise waters, white sands, lush rainforests and mist-wreathed mountains are beginning to attract foreign ... Europe promoting Sanya as 'China's tropical paradise' in a bid to compete with more popular destinations in Southeast Asia. 'The huge increase in foreign tourists over ...

  6. Castles in the sand

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... further. IFA Hotels & Resorts figures show 9 per cent of its buyers come from China. Many Russians, Britons, Kazakhs, Iranians and Arabs from neighbouring states are investing millions ...

  7. A-share investors test line in the sand

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Steering stock prices is not easy, even when the state dominates the market. China's rulers want share prices to rise. As the market has sunk from last year's high, ... they do not want to see the index fall below the 3,000 mark. But their attempts to boost prices could well prove self-defeating. The trouble with drawing a line in the sand is that investors ...

  8. Lines in the sand

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by David Frazier

    ... This year's Hohaiyan Festival promises to be bigger than ever, writes David Frazier Taiwan's Hohaiyan Rock Festival may well be the largest music festival in Greater China. Last ... on the sand for big-name performers sandwiched between the Taiwan Indie Rock Awards, an historic launching pad for the island's new talent. Past main-stage headliners have included ...

  9. A line in the sand

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Broadhead

    ... of long-standing- but weak- international pressure. Ivan Broadhead reports. A Moroccan cluster bomblet protruded from the Sahara sands near where 10-year-old Saeed Mahmoud and his five-year-old brother, ... seeped from Saeed's skull, forming pools that were absorbed by the sand. 'They should have died instantly,' says the boys' grandfather, Edhil Mohamed Saleh, with a mixture ...

  10. US$43m award over casino row

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough A Las Vegas court has awarded US$43.8 million to Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen Chi-tat as compensation for his efforts to help casino developer Las Vegas Sands win a Macau ... Sands and chairman and majority shareholder Sheldon Adelson, the world's 12th richest man as ranked by Forbes. Mr Adelson has in recent years battled lawsuits filed by four separate groups ...




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