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Monday 29 August 2011
Another week, another listing on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim). This time it is the Hong Kong-based MoneySwap, which is preparing for its admission this Wednesday. The online money-exchange platform, which allows businesses and individuals to use the Swift banking system to transfer funds across different regions, is raising just over £3m with the listing, which is expected to value the firm at about £20m.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Lady Luck has always had a soft spot for Macau. The former Portuguese colony is the only place on Chinese soil where gambling is legal, and the industry's leading lights in the once-sleepy enclave are making even more money than they do in Las Vegas.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Thursday 10 February 2011
Cable & Wireless Communications said yesterday its Caribbean operations were suffering amid continuing economic woes, but it still expected broadly to meet forecasts for the year.
Saturday 29 January 2011
The former Portuguese colony is the Las Vegas of the East – but you can bet that's not all the territory offers. By James Palmer
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Monday 29 November 2010
A casino mogul bid $330,000 (£211,000) for a pair of white truffles, including one weighing about 2lb (900g), matching the record price he paid at the same event three years ago for one of the giant fungi.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
The political anointment of North Korea's heir apparent, Kim Jong-un appears to have received the thumbs down from an unusual source: his outspoken big brother.
Saturday 17 July 2010
More than 5,000 people have been arrested across Asia in a crackdown on illegal gambling on World Cup football matches, with police seizing nearly $10m (£6.5m), Interpol said.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Senior Taiwanese politicians were among a crowd of 20,000 attending the funeral of one of the island's most prominent mafia bosses yesterday.
Thursday 04 March 2010
- 1 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 2 Turning up the voice of America
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant