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U.S.-China tensions a heightening threat to foreign firms in Macau


The steep deterioration in US-China tensions, coupled with the coronavirus outbreak poses serious threats to foreign firms involved in the Macau gamin

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IPI at risk of closing permanently


Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has pleaded to the U.S. District Court for the NMI to stay or suspend proceedings related to a lawsuit filed by P

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Virus exposes China risks


The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted once again how one of the biggest draws for casino investors in Asia can become the largest liability. Operat

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Shuttle bus drivers, casinos workers most at risk of coronavirus


Drivers of shuttle bus services that take tourists from the city’s borders to integrated resorts are at the highest risk of having contracted the co

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Geopolitical risks ahead for US casino ops in Macau: Vickers


Macau’s gaming concessionaires face increased geopolitical risks in 2019, said Steve Vickers, a Hong Kong-based international risk expert in a repor

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US-China trade war bad news for Macau casinos


Any trade war between the US and China could have implications for Macau casino companies, which, according to Steve Vickers and Associates (SVA), sit

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Wynn Macau highlights risks from founder’s departure


In a management analysis and discussion in its annual report, Wynn Macau highlighted the potential risks the company may face from the February resign

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DICJ director talks security, risk mitigation


Mitigating risks and the enhancement of casino security was the focus of the keynote speech delivered by Paulo Martins Chan at the Macao Gaming Show o

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Increased scrutiny posing risk for premium mass segment


Rising scrutiny, transaction limits and other KYC measures relating to UnionPay card use may pose a risk for Macau’s premium mass segment, according

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Chan says Macau at low-risk of attack


Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Paulo Martins Chan says there is a low risk to the city’s casinos, according to po

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No need to panic over Macau policy risks: Bernstein


While recent headlines are a reminder of Macau’s susceptibility to policy risks, the impact is minimal over the long term, said Bernstein in a Tuesd

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Policy changes, RMB risks to Macau: IMF


Macau’s economy will continue to remain at risk to Mainland policy changes, read a report from the IMF. “The economy has now bottomed out and shou

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VIP marketing crackdown a risk to APAC casinos


The arrests of Crown Resorts staff in China underscores the risk associated with global casino operators' Chinese VIP business, said Fitch Ratings in

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Too early to judge impact of new openings


While a number of analysts have made observations on the impact of new properties, Wells Fargo says it’s too early to make any definitive calls. “

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Imperial Pacific assigned B(EXP) rating: Fitch


Fitch Ratings says it expects to assign Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd a Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘B(E

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Studio City wise to buy out minority: Bernstein


Studio City’s slower than expected ramp up has caused some investor concerns on a potential breach of debt covenants, said Bernstein in a note on Mo

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Macau junkets vulnerable to money laundering says U.S. report


The U.S. Department of State in its annual report on money laundering, financial crimes and drugs says that Macau’s junkets present vulnerabilities

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Politics, public opinion and China -- factors shaping Taiwan’s casino policy


While most countries across Asia pose some degree of political risk, Taiwan is perhaps one of the more complex jurisdictions due to its relations with neighbouring China. Domestic politics, public opinion and cross-straits relations may all play a part...

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