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World 22 Jan 2016 | 9:14 AM

Pop star Mariah Carey engaged to Australian mogul James Packer

Sydney (AFP) - US pop star Mariah Carey and Australian casino tycoon James Packer are engaged to be married, according to friends who said Friday they were over the moon for the lovebirds.

Business 30 May 2019 | 1:26 PM

Billionaire James Packer to sell 20% stake in Crown Resorts to Melco

HONG KONG/BENGALURU: Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd said on Thursday it would buy a 20% stake in Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd from casino mogul James Packer for A$1.76 billion ($1.22 billion), just months after Wynn Resorts withdrew its offer to buy Crown.

Corporate News 20 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Billionaire James Packer quits 22 boards, deepens corporate withdrawal

SYDNEY: Billionaire James Packer has resigned 22 Australian company directorships in the last few weeks and no longer holds any board seat in his home country, corporate records show, signalling his almost full retreat from public business life.

Business 29 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

James Packer takes over from Kerry

James Packer grew up the son of Australia's richest man, who built a media and casino empire valued at US$8.2bil (RM31.1bil).

Business 22 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Billionaire Packer quits Crown due to mental illness

SYDNEY: Billionaire James Packer quit the board of his casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd due to mental health issues, the latest turn in a turbulent private and business life that’s seen his overseas gaming empire unravel.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2014 | 9:45 AM

Mogul Packer in 'fist fight' with Nine Network chief

SYDNEY, May 05, 2014 (AFP) - Billionaire gambling tycoon James Packer has reportedly been captured in a vicious punch-up at Bondi Beach with his former best man, the head of Australia's Nine Network, sparking a bidding war for the photos.

AseanPlus News 22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 AM

Australian mogul Packer gives away $188 million

SYDNEY, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Billionaire James Packer, one of Australia's richest men, on Tuesday announced he was setting up a philanthropic foundation to give away Aus$200 million (US$188 million).

AseanPlus News 21 Dec 2015 | 2:59 AM

Billionaire Packer resigns as Crown Resorts director

Sydney (AFP) - Australian mogul James Packer resigned Monday from the day-to-day running of Crown Resorts but said he will remain involved with the global casino operator in a senior executive role.

Sri Lanka 18 Oct 2013 | 10:39 AM

Australia's Packer confirms Sri Lanka casino plans

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian tycoon James Packer on Friday said he plans to pump Aus$400 million (US$384 million) into a five-star gambling resort in Sri Lanka, cashing in on the country's tourism potential.

Business 16 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Packer reins in casino empire plans after China crackdown

SYDNEY: Casino billionaire James Packer scrapped plans for a gambling empire spanning the world’s largest gaming markets after a clampdown by authorities in China and unpredictable returns in Macau.