Vicky Melbourne, head of industrials, property and consumer for South Asia and Southeast Asia at Fitch Ratings, talks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the impact of Covid-19 on the credit profile of the region’s operators.
Jurisdictions benefiting from local support will continue to outperform in the first half of next year, with destination markets such as Singapore, Macau and Las Vegas, likely to begin a faster pace of recovery in the second half once vaccines become more widely available, Fitch Ratings said.
If the IR policy delays have created a threat to Yokohama’s plans that are primarily political, the deepest concerns for Osaka arguably relate to its effect on transportation infrastructure to the man-made island of Yumeshima.
Singapore’s two integrated resorts surprised analysts with the strength of their most recent results, despite higher entry fees for locals and a lack of international travel.
A “heightened risk of severe regulatory action” has prompted Fitch Ratings to put Crown Resorts on credit watch negative for a potential ratings downgrade.
In early July, the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan made amendments to the current gambling law. The new legislation was signed by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev.
Darang Candra, director of Southeast Asia for Niko Partners speaks with Asia Gaming Brief asia editor Felix Ng about...
A seminar held at the Jeju Tourism Organization building offered a debate and a rich discussion about the best means of boosting the island’s casino industry, both in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and in the face of its long-term challenges.
The indicators are lining up and pointing to a positive future for Macau, however, without the improvement of visa processing in China, the recovery is likely to continue at its current steady pace.
This week's "By The Numb3rs" by Asia Gaming Brief comes just after the announcement of Pfizer and Moderna's covid-19 vaccine, which is now nearing the end of its stage 3 clinical trials - complete with promising results.
It’s one step backward and one step forward for South Korea’s gaming industry this week or, in another framing, bad news in the north and good news in the south.
News on Saturday that Singapore and Hong Kong will not be launching their anticipated travel bubble due to a spike of new Covid-19 cases in the Chinese territory has highlighted once again the fragile nature of business planning in the era of the pandemic.