Archive for February, 2018

MGM Cotai arrives late to Macau party

February 21, 2018

Two years behind schedule and still incomplete, US$3.4 billion MGM Cotai opened February 13 to mixed reviews.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

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Muslim comic stands up for tolerance, diversity

February 18, 2018

Indonesia’s first hijabi standup comedian Sakdiyah Ma’ruf brings tolerance center stage as host of the United Journalists for Diversity (SEJUK) Awards Gala in Jakarta next month. It’s Ma’ruf’s latest effort to combat extremism and promote tolerance through humor.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Steve Wynn still looms over Wynn Resorts

February 14, 2018

Despite resigning as chairman and CEO Steve Wynn remains a big part of Wynn Resorts. A tentative agreement giving Elaine Wynn control of her shares exchanges one uncertainty about the company’s future for others.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Saipan billionaire casino owner doubles down

February 11, 2018

Imperial Pacific International’s casino in US Pacific Territory Saipan has reported more player debt than revenue and faces an August deadline to finish its beachfront hotel. Its shares have fallen by a third over the past year, and majority owner Cui Lijie lost her place of Forbes Asia’s Hong Kong Rich List. Nevertheless, Cui has bought another 119 million more shares this year.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Wynn leaves company with his name on it

February 7, 2018

Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn decides the company would be better off without him. In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, Wynn stepped down as chairman and CEO of the company with his name all over it.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Writing China from different angles

February 6, 2018

Chinese writers Jung Chang and Lijia Zhang view today’s China through unique lenses. Beyond her famed family chronicle Wild Swans, Chang has written controversial biographies of Mao Zedong and Dowager Empress Cixi and plans to complete this making of modern China trilogy next year with a volume on the early 20th century republican revolutionaries.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.


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