The Macau Metro Monitor, September 21, 2011
GAMING TABLES GROWTH LIMIT 'REASONABLE' Macau Daily Times
SJM Holdings executive director Angela Leong On Kei said she is not concerned with the 3% cap on gaming table growth after 2013. Leong said casino operators will be able to cope with government restrictions, but future amendments may be needed depending on market demand. She added that the Macau government should not forget that gaming is Macau's biggest industry.
LAS VEGAS SANDS SAID TO SIGN $3.7 BILLION FIVE-YEAR LOAN TODAY Bloomberg
Sands China is expected to sign a 5-yr $3.7 BN loan today. About 10% of the 5-yr loan was sold in general syndication.
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR AUGUST 2011 DSEC
August CPI increased 6.15% YoY and decreased 0.04% MoM. Price index of Recreation & Culture; and Transport rose by 0.97% YoY and 0.82% MoM upon higher charges for outbound package tours and airfare.
MONTHLY BREAKDOWN OF PASSENGER MOVEMENTS Changi Airport Group
S'pore Changi Airport reported a 11.2% YoY increase in passenger traffic in August. July's growth was 13.6% YoY.
HOTEL GUESTS MADE TO WAIT AT MBS Today Online
A 'system upgrade' caused a three-hour delay as guests were unable to check in. Without disclosing how many guests were affected, the spokesperson added, "We seek the understanding of our guests and regret any inconvenience caused."