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Casino king Stanley Ho: the man who built the gambling hub of Macau

26 May 2020

HONG KONG Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died on Tuesday at the age of 98.

Casino king Stanley Ho: the man who built the gambling hub of Macau

26 May 2020

HONG KONG Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died on Tuesday at the age of 98.

RPT-FOCUS-Pandemic-hit Macau casinos look to play the long game with cash pile

01 May 2020

HONG KONG, April 30 Light on debt and cash rich, Macau's Galaxy Entertainment is bleeding $3 million daily in operating cost as the coronavirus crisis upends its casino business. Such a jolt could sink most companies - a risk not taken lightly by global policymakers who have delivered various measures over the past two months to help cushion corporate losses.

Pandemic-hit Macau casinos look to play the long game with cash pile

30 Apr 2020

HONG KONG Light on debt and cash rich, Macau's Galaxy Entertainment is bleeding $3 million daily in operating cost as the coronavirus crisis upends its casino business.

Asia pivots towards plants for protein as coronavirus stirs meat safety fears

22 Apr 2020

HONG KONG Demand for plant-based protein foods is surging in Asia, suppliers say, as suspicion over possible links between wild animal meat and the new coronavirus drives some consumers, particularly in Hong Kong and mainland China, to rethink diets.

Almost all bets are off: casino capitals Macau, Las Vegas slammed by virus

02 Apr 2020

HONG KONG The vast, glitzy gaming halls of Macau are open, but thousands of baccarat tables are empty. The world's biggest gambling hub has barred entry to most travellers and hotels are being used to isolate new arrivals in case they have been infected by coronavirus.

'Unprecedented' mental health issues seen in Hong Kong amid virus fears

03 Mar 2020

HONG KONG As Hong Kong tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, medical experts say many in the Asian financial hub are reeling from increased anxiety and an unprecedented level of mental health issues. | Video

Only masked punters: Macau casinos reopen after coronavirus suspension

19 Feb 2020

HONG KONG/MACAU Casinos in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, reopen on Thursday after being closed for two weeks because of the coronavirus epidemic, but all punters and croupiers will have to wear a mask at the tables. | Video

Only masked punters: Macau casinos reopen after coronavirus suspension

19 Feb 2020

HONG KONG/MACAU Casinos in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, reopen on Thursday after being closed for two weeks because of the coronavirus epidemic, but all punters and croupiers will have to wear a mask at the tables.

World News

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns.