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Business 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A free lunch is no way to reward shareholders

MY commentary last Friday, I>Investors should pay more attention to dividends,/Istruck a chord of discontent among some readers who rang up or wrote in to express their unhappiness that Malaysian companies are too stingy when paying dividends.

Business 24 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tabcorp ups ante in Aussie gaming battle

Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, Australia's largest gaming group, increased its offer for rival Tab Ltd to A$2.03bil yesterday, but failed to top a competing bid that has hit a regulatory hurdle.

Business 01 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Amid ‘Apprentice’ success, Trump’s casinos in trouble

While Donald Trump basks in the popularity of his runaway hit reality TV show, 'The Apprentice,'' the auditors for his Atlantic City casino property are raising alarms over the financier's real-life debt load.

Business 18 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Four-decade monopoly in Macau's gaming industry

A Las Vegas tycoon raised the stakes in Macau's gambling industry Tuesday with a new casino that brought competition to the tiny enclave's top business for the first time in more than 40 years.

Business 10 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

PBL revamps its senior management

Kerry Packer's Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL) on Wednesday revamped its senior management, with the head of media operations taking over as chief executive as the group fights to buy Perth's Burswood casino.

Business 16 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Gaming operations set to expand in Asia

MAJOR expansion plans are brewing in Asia's gaming industry as many start to realise what a huge source of income gaming is.

Business 16 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Impact of more casino industries on the region

THE opening of more casino industries in the Asian region will present more opportunities for operators to expand but it could also pose a threat to their existing businesses due to increased competition, according to GK Goh Research.

Business 16 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Macau has the world’s fastest growing economy

It must be quite a struggle for the Singapore Government to have to come to a decision on whether it should allow an integrated casino resort to be developed on the island republic.

Business 13 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Australian carrier Virgin Blue exits talks on budget airline in Macau

Australian carrier Virgin Blue has withdrawn from talks about setting up a low-cost airline in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, a company involved in the proposal said Friday.

Business 23 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ho bets on Chinese recipe for Macau casino

Lawrence Ho, son of gaming billionaire Stanley Ho, is betting that his understanding of Chinese gamblers will help a planned US$1bil underwater casino fend off new entrants in Macau such as Las Vegas Sands Corp.