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  1. July 11, 2014

    The List: Rich pickings

    A bunch of Ruby Roman grapes sold at auction in Japan this month for Y550,000 (£3,170). At £105 per grape, each the size of...

  2. February 14, 2014

    Record profits for Sheldon Adelson’s Sands China amid hacking probe

    Sands China, the casino operator run by Sheldon Adelson, has unveiled record revenues and profits for 2013, as the US...

  1. November 11, 2013

    Macau casino operator SJM misses expectations

    November 11 – Macau casino operator SJM Holdings said on Monday its third-quarter net profit rose 10.3 per cent to HK$1.83bn...

  2. October 4, 2013

    Macau’s minimum bet gamble pays off with Chinese punters

    A Chinese man wearing a crumpled suit is playing baccarat at one of Macau’s oldest casinos. Crowds gather around and other...

  3. September 15, 2013

    Asia air travel: dogfight over Hong Kong

    They say that if the law is not on your side, argue the facts; when the facts won’t co-operate, argue the law. So it would...

  4. September 15, 2013

    Cathay hits at Qantas and China Eastern

    Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, has become embroiled in an increasingly public dogfight with Qantas Airways and...

  5. June 2, 2013

    Bitterness in the heir as sibling rivalry surfaces

    Samsung: In February 2012, the elder brother and sister of Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee filed separate law suits seeking a...

  6. February 8, 2013

    Macau casinos target mass appeal

    An exhibition of 12 gold bricks, each about 2.5 metres high, opened on Thursday in the courtyard of the MGM Macau. It is...

  7. beyondbrics

    January 9, 2013

    MGM China: Macau green light gives shares a boost

    When it comes to investing in the Asian consumer, you can always try betting on betting. MGM China, a joint venture between...

  8. August 30, 2012

    SJM injects HK$480m in Macau casino group

    A Macau gaming company controlled by billionaire Stanley Ho’s family has made an investment in a privately held casino and...

  9. July 15, 2012

    Manila steps up to Asia’s gaming table

    Macau’s status as Asia’s top casino hub faces its toughest competition from Singapore, but the Philippines also aims to...

  10. June 5, 2012

    Wynn Macau to spend $4bn on casino resort

    Wynn Macau will spend $4bn on its new casino resort in the former Portuguese colony, a figure considerably higher than...

  11. May 25, 2012

    Li Ka-shing anoints elder son successor

    Li Ka-shing, Asia’s richest man, has officially anointed his elder son Victor to take the helm at his companies Cheung Kong...

  12. May 2, 2012

    Wynn Macau wins approval for resort

    Las Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn has received approval for his Macau business to proceed with a 51-acre casino resort in the...

  13. beyondbrics

    March 30, 2012

    Kwok arrests cast a shadow over HK property sector

    When is a public company really a private company? When its controlling family members fall out, one of three brothers is...

  14. March 27, 2012

    Fear and optimism greet Leung victory

    Stanley Ho, the billionaire casino mogul and property developer, once said he would quit Hong Kong if Leung Chun-ying ever...

  15. January 3, 2012

    Macao casino boom fuelled by illicit cash

    When Macao unveiled record gambling revenues on Tuesday, the government was silent about the source of much of the cash...

  16. October 11, 2011

    Succession pains make family planning crucial

    The disclosure that Indonesia’s powerful Bakrie family is facing its third serious debt crisis since 1997 makes depressing...

  17. September 12, 2011

    Wynn Macau hotel win allays US fears

    Wynn Macau, the casino company led by billionaire Steve Wynn, reached an agreement with government authorities for a land...

  18. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2011

    MGM China set to raise $1.5bn in IPO

    Strike while the iron is hot, that seems to be the mantra for EM companies looking to IPO these days. On Friday, MGM China...

  19. May 19, 2011

    China’s high rollers fuel Macao boom

    Pansy Ho could not have picked a better time to sell a stake worth up to $1.5bn in MGM China, her joint venture with MGM...

  20. April 14, 2011

    Boost for Brazil’s ‘golden arches’

    Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, sold $1.25bn worth of shares in a US initial public offering and...

  21. March 10, 2011

    Ho family ends fight over gambling fortune

    A bitter tussle over Stanley Ho’s fortune appeared to draw to a close on Thursday when the office of the Macao casino...

  22. March 9, 2011

    Brics becoming billionaire factory

    The number of billionaires in leading emerging economies has surpassed the number of those in Europe for the first time and...

  23. February 22, 2011

    Long odds for Macao plans to diversify

    Star TV, the Asian regional broadcaster, will host its Indian television awards ceremony on Thursday at the Venetian Macao,...

  24. February 2, 2011

    China puts its own twist on casino capitalism

    It is just 10 times the size of New York’s Central Park with a population of 450,000. Its economy has been growing at twice...

  25. January 31, 2011

    Ho lawyer posts rare footage on YouTube

    Casino-owning tycoon Stanley Ho and his lawyer, Gordon Oldham, appear in a video made at Mr Ho’s Hong Kong mansion The...

  26. January 31, 2011

    Another U-turn in Stanley Ho saga

    Stanley Ho, the 89-year-old tycoon who has long dominated the Macao gaming industry, has withdrawn a lawsuit against family...

  27. January 28, 2011

    Sick in fortune

    If Shakespeare were alive today, he would have had a good line in business books. Macbeth is a primer in how (not) to be a...

  28. January 28, 2011

    Casino clan chips away over fortune

    At least King Lear only had three daughters. Stanley Ho, the 89-year-old Hong Kong billionaire at the centre of a vicious...

  29. January 27, 2011

    Ho seeks to block disposals by family

    The wrangle over the transfer of Stanley Ho’s controlling stake in his casino empire took a bizarre turn as the billionaire...

  30. January 26, 2011

    Family squabbles top Asia corporate agenda

    In money-centric Hong Kong, the man and woman on the street take a keener interest in the lives of the city’s tycoons than...

  31. FT Alphaville

    January 26, 2011

    Ho stands by SJM share transfer

    Stanley Ho, the billionaire who has long dominated the lucrative Macao gaming industry, on Wednesday made a rare television...

  32. January 26, 2011

    Learning to play the corporate generation game

    Stanley Ho’s casino group has seen tussles Family owned companies can be unpredictable at the best of times, but never more...

  33. January 26, 2011

    Ho stands by SJM share transfer

    Stanley Ho, the billionaire who has long dominated the lucrative Macao gaming industry, on Wednesday made a rare television...

  34. January 26, 2011

    Slideshow: Stanley Ho

    Stanley Ho casinos control about a third of Macao’s gaming market, the largest in the world since 2006. Forbes last year...

  35. January 26, 2011

    Ho vs Ho

    When a father signs off a letter to his daughter, “Yours Sincerely,” things have come to a pretty pass. Investors who have...

  36. FT Alphaville

    January 26, 2011

    Ho empire in family feud

    A dispute over one of Asia’s biggest family fortunes erupted publicly on Tuesday, as lawyers and relatives of Stanley Ho,...

  37. FT Alphaville

    January 25, 2011

    Dispute erupts over Stanley Ho assets

    A family squabble for one of Asia’s greatest fortunes burst into the open on Tuesday, as lawyers and relatives of Stanley...

  38. January 25, 2011

    Inevitable twists in the Ho saga

    The conflicting claims in the past two days over the way casino tycoon Stanley Ho has parcelled out his casino empire to...

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