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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. September 23, 2013

    Hong Kong escapes worst of Typhoon Usagi

    A clean-up operation was under way in southern China on Monday after Typhoon Usagi made landfall in Guangdong, the...

  25. September 22, 2013

    Hong Kong braced for biggest storm in decades

    Typhoon Usagi pummelled Hong Kong with torrential rain and ferocious winds on Sunday evening, as the Chinese territory...

  26. 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...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2013

    Week ahead: Sep 15 - 20

    The week ahead in emerging markets: inflation figures from India, Russia and South Africa; rate decisions in Turkey, India...

  28. beyondbrics

    September 13, 2013

    Chinese tourists: pay more, shop less

    These days, more and more Chinese love overseas tourism, not least for the shopping: luxury goods are far cheaper overseas...

  29. September 6, 2013

    Sri Lanka rolls the dice on mega-casinos

    Faced with the necessity of reviving an economy ravaged by two decades of civil war, Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa...

  30. August 30, 2013

    Short cuts: Travel news and inspiration

    Scotland For the first time, tourists can now stay in the private mansion built by Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish poet and...

  31. August 8, 2013

    Macau: still hitting the jackpot

    First, growth was to be derailed by China’s corruption crackdown. Then it should have been hurt by China’s slowdown and/or...

  32. June 13, 2013

    Tears and tantrums as China’s baby milk supplies dwindle

    Parents across the world are feeling the effects of China’s surge in demand for milk formula as stores impose limits on the...

  33. 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...

  34. May 20, 2013

    Asian hotel groups check in to global battle for Chinese tourism

    The Carlyle hotel overlooking New York’s Central Park exudes glamour, history and, most of all, fabulous wealth. And for...

  35. May 16, 2013

    Macau Chinese Orchestra, St Dominic’s Church, Macau – review

    As both a modern casino Mecca and a Unesco World Heritage Site, Macau has a complex colonial history and an even more...

  36. MBA blog

    May 13, 2013

    A fantastic week in Hong Kong

    The visit to Hong Kong certainly lived up to expectations. LBS had put considerable effort into organising a great number...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 3, 2013

    London headlines

    * US and Mexico agree closer economic ties * Fractured Syrian rebels scour for cash as funders dry up * Slovenia bond issue...

  38. May 2, 2013

    Punters pouring into Macau casinos boost Sands China profits

    China’s crackdown on corruption has done little to stem the flow of willing punters into Macau’s casinos judging by the...

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