Unstructured Finance

Adelson splashes the pot in Asia

November 30, 2009

Sands China’s weak debut in Hong Kong - a first-day drop of 10 percent – was the fourth-worst launch on that market this year, but came as little shock to analysts who were betting against the Asian gambling play. Rival Wynn Macau is down 5 percent since listing in October.

Wynn’s sure thing in China

October 9, 2009

Nobody ever got poor betting on Chinese demand for gambling, though the big players in Macau have seen a few busted flushes along the way. With more than a billion fatalists eager to hit the tables, and only one place to do it (Macau is China’s only legal gambling venue), it’s not hard to see the case that Wynn Macau and Las Vegas Sands are making for Hong Kong investors. It’s the same story Hong Kong and Macau magnate Stanley Ho has made for decades.

DealZone Daily

October 9, 2009

On a quiet day for deals, worth noting that Royal Bank of Canada joins the growing queue of prospective buyers of a wealth management business. Read the exclusive Reuters story here. On a larger scale, Wynn Macau‘s┬ástrong┬ádebut in Hong Kong ups the ante for Europe, where bookbuilding for the IPO of Poland’s PGE starts next week. For more deal-related news from Reuters, click here.