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Booming Macau holds polls but slim prospects for democrats

The Chinese gambling enclave of Macau heads to the polls on Sunday, with democrats expected to make little headway against pro-Beijing candidates riding a wave of support thanks to a booming economy and generous handouts. The city of 590,000 has been transformed by the casino industry which is now the world's biggest, overtaking Las Vegas in revenues and employing some 23 percent of the total workforce.

Hong Kong's competitiveness ranking falls within China

Hong Kong's competitiveness has fallen among fast-growing regional Chinese economic hubs, according to an annual ranking released Tuesday by a China-based think tank. Hong Kong ranked fifth on the 2013 Chinese Province and City Competitiveness List, among 27 provinces and autonomous regions, four municipalities, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Guangdong Province topped the list, followed by Jiangsu, Shandong and Zhejiang provinces, according to the China Institute of City Competitiveness.

Pandas in Vegas as Asian firms chase Chinese cash abroad

By Emily Kaiser and Farah Master SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, March 7 (Reuters) - Malaysian casino operator Genting Bhd envisions red and gold pagodas and a panda exhibit on the 87-acre plot of Las Vegas land it bought this week, a new gambling playground for rich Chinese moving their money overseas.

Hong Kong shares rebound after holiday, property climbs

* HSI rises 0.9 pct, H-shares up 1.5 pct * Chinese property sector rebounds from last week's losses * Macau gambling stocks climb after record daily visitors HONG KONG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares rose in holiday-thinned trade on Thursday, with the Chinese property sector strong as the market rebounded from its deepest loss since November last week.

Hong Kong shares slip further from 21-mth high, China mixed

* HSI -0.4 pct, H-shares -0.5 pct, CSI300 +0.5 pct * Beta plays down as twin China PMI diverges again * China agricultural stocks lifted by policy signals * Wynn Macau hit by parent's earnings disappointment By Clement Tan HONG KONG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares extended a retreat from a 21-month high on Friday, dragged down by growth-sensitive stocks after an official survey of manufacturing activity in China disappointed expectations.

Hong Kong, China shares slide as official PMI underwhelms

(Updates to mid-morning) * HSI -0.4 pct, H-shares -0.7 pct, CSI300 -0.3 pct * Cyclicals slide after China's official January PMI disappoints * Wynn Macau down after parent's underwhelming earnings By Clement Tan HONG KONG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Hong Kong and China shares slipped on Friday after official data for manufacturing activity in the world's second-largest economy came in below expectations for a nine-month high.

Hong Kong shares may rise ahead of China official PMI

HONG KONG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares could start higher on Friday, ahead of the release of data that is likely to show China's economy expanded at its fastest pace in nine months. The median forecast of 14 economists polled by Reuters put China's official purchasing managers index (PMI) at 50.9 for January, up from December's 50.6.
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