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Asia economies show signs of life

China’s manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace in nine years in July, while manufacturing indicators in several other key Asian economies also showed signs of improvement after the Covid-19 slump. 
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Melco’s Studio City stake edges higher

Melco International Resorts & Entertainment’s holding in the company that owns the Studio City Resort in Macau has edged higher following a recent share transaction.
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Genting HK delays deliveries, cuts costs 

Genting HK said it’s delaying the delivery of two new ships by about a year and cutting other costs to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Air travel passengers down 99.7 percent year-on-year

Commercial flights into the Macau International Airport has fallen 94.2 percent year-on-year to only 350 in June, according to data from the Statistics and...

Macau GGR down 94.5 percent in July

As expected, Macau has turned in another grim report on total GGR for the month of July, down 94.5 percent from the previous year. Total...

ARF adds top crime fighters to anti illegal betting taskforce

The Asian Racing Federation has added two top law enforcement officials to its Anti-illegal Betting Taskforce to strengthen its efforts to protect global racing integrity.

Macau hotel occupancy down by nearly 78 percent in June

The 109 hotels and guesthouses that were open for business in June collectively recorded a 77.6 percent year-on-year fall in occupancy, according to new...

Border easing a positive step, but limited impact on GGR

The latest border easings between China and Macau are a positive step but will have limited impact on gross gambling revenue, analysts said.
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China lottery figures fall 41.7 percent in H1

Sales in China’s two state lotteries dropped 41.7 percent in the first half, with the Sports Lottery faring worse than the Welfare Lottery.

SJM doesn’t expect revenue recovery in 2020

SJM Holdings said it doesn’t expect its revenues to return to their pre-crisis levels this year and at present it’s not possible to predict how long the Covid-19 pandemic will continue to affect its business.

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