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The new Sheraton Hotel on the Cotai Strip.

Macau's hospitality industry has seen fast, vast expansion, but does the new Sheraton Hotel complete a full house, asks Nadine Bateman.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 1:20pm

Galaxy benefits from woes hitting Macau casino rivals Sands and Wynn

Chairman Lui Che-woo speaks to the media at the Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited 2011 Interim Results Announcement. Photo: Jonathan Wong

For casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, what happens in Macau does not always stay in Macau as US courts probe his operations in the world's biggest gaming hub. The scrutiny has investors favouring local rivals.

21 Sep 2012 - 10:12am

No room for more visitors, Leung says

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has echoed concerns by Beijing's tourism chief over Hong Kong's ability to accommodate more visitors, dampening hopes of expanding the individual visit scheme.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Macau casino shares hit by fall in revenue growth

Macau gaming stocks fell yesterday after government data showed an unusually sharp slowdown in the territory's gaming revenue growth.

In addition, Sands China stands to book a charge of up to US$101.1 million because it withdrew its appeal to gain two land parcels, thereby ending its hopes of building a multibillion-dollar casino on the land.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Canidrome to 'close within three years'

An international campaign against the mass killing of greyhounds at the Macau Canidrome has embarrassed the city's government and will lead to the closure of the track within three years, the head of the city's leading animal welfare group believes.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Call to shut down Macau greyhound racecourse

A Hong Kong-based animal welfare group has written to Macau Chief Executive Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, asking him to close the city's greyhound racing track where hundreds of healthy dogs are put to death every year.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'10 dogs injured' at every Canidrome race meeting

Greyhounds are suffering potentially life-threatening injuries at the rate of more than 10 dogs every race day at Macau's Canidrome, according to animal welfare campaigners calling for the track to be shut down.

A report by Grey2K USA found that from October 21 to December 31 last year, 302 of the 655 imported racing dogs at the Canidrome suffered injuries.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Asian debut

'A McLaren in Macau? And I get to drive it? I am a lucky lad,' says Danny Watts.

The leading British sports car driver has raced plenty of cars on many racetracks since he started in go-karts at the age of 13,

He has competed in the annual Macau Grand Prix meeting 10 times.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Language no barrier for smooth-talking O'Young

Hong Kong-based Daryl O'Young stole the show from under the noses of his more illustrious counterparts in the FIA World Touring Car Championship when he brought the house down at the post-race press conference with his linguistic skills.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Wittmann carries Germany hopes

The Schumachers - Michael and Ralf - have been here, done it and then gone on to conquer the world of Formula One racing. Today, another German, Marco Wittmann, will attempt to follow in their footsteps by winning the showpiece Formula Three event at the 58th Macau Grand Prix.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Rutter's 'last-chance' bid for bike record

Michael Rutter's bid to enter the record books by becoming the first person to win the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix seven times has taken on an added urgency after a shadow was cast over the 45-year-old race yesterday.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Top commentator is GP accident victim

The action hadn't even started but the 58th Macau Grand Prix has already claimed its first victim, with the renowned international motorcycle commentator Chris Carter being laid up in hospital.

The widely respected Carter, 70, fell and broke his shoulder in his hotel room and is due to undergo an operation.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Macau races secure record sponsorship

The Macau Grand Prix next weekend will run on a budget of HK$140 million but major sponsorship will offset costs, it was revealed yesterday.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Festival season begins with a flourish in city

The Glam Slam 2011 at City of Dreams is one of several cultural and entertainment events taking place in Macau.

Continuing is the 25th Macao International Music Festival that runs until November 5.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Dunlop brothers add poignancy to Macau GP

Two members of the legendary Northern Irish motorcycling Dunlop family - brothers Michael and William - will debut at the Guia circuit for next month's 45th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am