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    Hong Kong tycoon places record $20m order for 30 Rolls-Royces

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  2. August 25, 2014

    Macau cracks down on democracy activists

    Macau has cracked down on democracy activists who launched an online political referendum just months after campaigners in...

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  1. August 8, 2014

    Macau gambling: lucky money

    You’ve got to know when to hold ’em; know when to fold ’em. Hong Kong-listed gaming stocks fell hard this week after figures...

  2. August 5, 2014

    Luck runs out for Macau gaming stocks

    Investors who backed Macau casino stocks have made a fortune in the past few years. But their luck may now be running out....

  3. August 1, 2014

    Scientific / Bally deal offsets gaming revenue decline

    The US casino and gaming sector was in focus for investors on Friday as a deal among the makers of slot and lottery machines...

  4. 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...

  5. July 2, 2014

    Macau overtakes Switzerland in income tables

    Macau has leapfrogged Switzerland to become the world’s fourth richest territory per person, according to the World Bank,...

  6. July 1, 2014

    Macau gambling revenues dive as punters bet on World Cup

    Gaming revenues at Macau casinos dropped in June, the first monthly fall in five years as punters switched their focus from...

  7. June 3, 2014

    Casinos sink on Macau spin of wheel

    US casino operators fell broadly as the latest gambling figures from Macau, the world’s gaming hub, fell short of Wall...

  8. June 3, 2014

    Unemployment stubbornly high in Italy

    Europe Eurozone: Inflation slowed to just 0.5 per cent in May, ratcheting up pressure on the European Central Bank to unveil...

  9. Material World

    May 11, 2014

    Part II: China and the Asia Pacific

    Despite the economic slowdown recently felt across much of the region, all eyes continue to be fixed firmly upon Asia...

  10. May 9, 2014

    Malaysia’s Genting to take $4bn gamble on Las Vegas Strip casino

    Malaysia’s Genting Group, one of Asia’s biggest casino operators, is poised to challenge US dominance of the Las Vegas Strip...

  11. May 8, 2014

    Macau and credit card group crack down on illegal transactions

    China’s biggest credit card company is boosting efforts to tackle illegal financial transactions in Macau by cracking down...

  12. May 6, 2014

    Asian gaming: all in

    The best strategy in the Asian casino investment game has long been simple: shove all your chips to the middle of the table....

  13. May 2, 2014

    Wynn Resorts gains on Macau gambling data

    Wynn Resorts led a surging casino industry on Friday as the latest gambling figures from Macau, the world’s gaming hub,...

  14. April 1, 2014

    US casinos gain from Chinese gambling appetite

    Shares in US casinos climbed on Tuesday after figures showed gambling revenues in Macau rose by a double-digit rate for the...

  15. March 31, 2014

    South Korea raises stakes in gamble for Chinese punters

    Jeju Island’s white beaches and volcanic landscape are a source of pride for South Koreans, but its roulette tables and slot...

  16. MBA blog

    March 28, 2014

    A field trip to Hong Kong and Dubai

    Each year, the MBA Luxe class takes an international field trip to explore an overseas market. This year, we visited Hong...

  17. March 7, 2014

    Why property developers are gambling on the future of Macau

    Like its Las Vegas cousin, The Venetian casino in Macau offers gondola rides along a garish imitation of the Grand Canal,...

  18. March 7, 2014

    Carson Yeung, club owner who reeled from rags to riches to rags

    Carson Yeung, the owner of Birmingham City Football Club, started life with very little. His father ran a vegetable stall in...

  19. March 5, 2014

    International groups dealt weak hand in Japan’s casino gamble

    The Japanese lawmaker spearheading a push to legalise casino gambling in the country has warned international gaming groups...

  20. March 2, 2014

    Draw of foreign punters trumps Seoul’s gambling squeamishness

    South Koreans in search of a game of roulette must either leave the country or take a trip to the isolated mountain resort...

  21. March 2, 2014

    Japan’s gamble with casino licences sets pulses racing

    At the Japan Casino School in Tokyo, students can train as blackjack dealers or take specialised English courses so as to...

  22. February 28, 2014

    ‘Let’s spend the night together’ in Macau

    When Mick Jagger prances across the stage at the Venetian casino resort in Macau next weekend, it will be the loudest signal...

  23. 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...

  24. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2014

    Macau casino turnaround: follow the money

    China’s anti-corruption campaign hit hard last year: sales of Maotai liquor are down, luxury sales are on the slide, and the...

  25. January 28, 2014

    Chinese tourism: new year, new frontiers

    There should be plenty of money to be made within China – getting it in, or out, is the hard part, given tight capital...

  26. January 19, 2014

    Hard luxury brands set up shop in Macau

    Macau, the special administrative region of China and undisputed champion of the global gambling industry, is going through...

  27. January 17, 2014

    Lui Che-woo follows Li Ka-shing as Asia’s richest man

    Hong Kong gambling magnate Lui Che-woo has moved into second position on the Asia rich list, according to the Bloomberg...

  28. January 17, 2014

    Asian wealth: gambling on property

    Asia’s changing fortunes Since this note was published, Bloomberg has issued a correction and reinstated Li Ka-shing at...

  29. January 10, 2014

    Malaysia’s Genting set for US casinos gamble

    For at least two years the mighty Las Vegas gambling strip has waited for signs that its dominance of the US casino business...

  30. FT Alphaville

    January 7, 2014

    Home is where the heart is, sovereign rating edition

    To the many sticks used to bash the credit rating agencies for their role in the (near) downfall of the financial system, we...

  31. January 6, 2014

    OCBC / Wing Hang: difficult dollars

    Farewell, cheap money – you will be missed. Few places have enjoyed the flood of easy dollars, courtesy of the Federal...

  32. December 27, 2013

    Macau casinos: change in the odds

    There are as many theories about how to value the future earnings of Macau’s casinos as there are about how to win on its...

  33. December 17, 2013

    Asia’s casinos face a tough fight to attract overseas high-rollers

    Casinos are big business in Asia, but the scale of the bets now being placed on its growth is staggering. The latest punt...

  34. November 27, 2013

    Surge in Asian millionaire clients is opportunity for private banks

    The Louis XIII casino and hotel in Macau will be something to marvel at even in the midst of one of the most gaudy and...

  35. 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...

  36. October 11, 2013

    Shanghai calling

    You do know you’re not going to like it,” said my friend in Yangon. A colleague from Bangkok wrote: “It’s going to make you...

  37. 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...

  38. FT Alphaville

    September 24, 2013

    Argentina, going ex-Frontier?

    The FTSE index people at the LSE on Tuesday published their annual review of country classifications. There were no actual...

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