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Friday 22 November 2013
Macau’s tourist board has been going to great lengths in recent years to try and show the town is more than simply the Las Vegas of the east.
Friday 27 September 2013
In the Red
Macau raises the stakes: The exclusive Galaxy Sky 32 casino is only for gamblers who risk £1 million
Thursday 30 May 2013
Like a bet? Got a spare £1.07million? Well the Sky 32 venue is for you.
Sunday 10 February 2013
Why do some colonial experiences leave lasting prosperity while others leave stagnation or worse? Today's Chinese New Year celebrations are a good time to reflect on the experience of one of the world's most boisterous economies – a land where increased domestic and international tourism reflects such prosperity.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Cable & Wireless Communications yesterday said it is in talks to sell its stake in its Macau operation in a deal which could raise £400m.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
The King of Vegas?
Saturday 11 February 2012
Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) shares yesterday tumbled more than 16 per cent after the emerging-markets telecoms firm warned that its business in Panama "has not progressed as planned".
Wednesday 18 January 2012
The urge to hold power is so incomprehensible to those of us who aren't possessed of it. I'm always at a loss as to why the likes of Mubarak and Gaddafi didn't just cash in their chips and head off for the luxury villas that surely could have been theirs; the only explanation can be that if you're the sort of person who wants to be in charge of things, that need never leaves you, and the more human concerns that would come first for the rest of us simply don't figure. And so they choose dismal, humiliating incarceration or death over a cheery teatime pina colada. Like I said: incomprehensible.
Monday 05 December 2011
To us, the empire may have been about power, commerce and occupation. To many British people at the time it was more a matter of escape – from poverty, family or creditors. For the artist George Chinnery, it seems to have been a combination of all three.
Monday 05 December 2011
Britain was one of the few growth markets for casinos and online gambling in 2010, driven by the popularity of gaming machines, although the global industry is set to rocket by almost 10 per cent a year, figures suggest.
Monday 29 August 2011
Axis-Shield is not for turning. At least not yet. Last week, the medical diagnostics company, which makes machines to test for conditions such as diabetes, published details of why it had said no to an offer from its American rival Alere Inc.
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