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June 30, 2014
17:11 EDTLVSLas Vegas Sands says Macau court dismisses AAEC claims
In a regulatory filing, Las Vegas Sands said as previously disclosed by Las Vegas Sands, on January 19, 2012, Asian American Entertainment Corporation, Limited, AAEC, filed a claim with the Macau Judicial Court against the following subsidiaries of the company: Venetian Macau Limited, LVS (Nevada) International Holdings, Las Vegas Sands, and Venetian Casino Resort and LVSLLC. The claim is for 3.0 billion patacas, approximately $375.7M at exchange rates in effect on June 25 as compensation for damages resulting from the alleged breach of agreements entered into between AAEC and the defendants for their joint presentation of a bid in response to the public tender held by the Macau government for the award of gaming concessions at the end of 2001. On September 23, 2013, the U.S. Defendants filed a motion with the Macau Second Instance Court, seeking recognition and enforcement of a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in a prior similar action filed by AAEC, given on April 10, 2009, the effect of which would be to dismiss AAEC’s claims against the US Defendants.On June 25, 2014, the Macau Court of Second Instance delivered a decision, which gave formal recognition to and allowed enforcement in Macau of the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals, dismissing AAEC’s claims against the US Defendants. AAEC has ten days in which to appeal the decision. Subject to any appeal, the US Defendants intend to apply to the Macau Court of First Instance to dismiss AAEC’s claims in full. Venetian Macau Limited had previously been removed as a party to the action. On June 25, the Macau Court of Second Instance delivered a decision, which gave formal recognition to and allowed enforcement in Macau of the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals, dismissing AAEC’s claims against the US Defendants. AAEC has ten days in which to appeal the decision. Subject to any appeal, the US Defendants intend to apply to the Macau Court of First Instance to dismiss AAEC’s claims in full. Venetian Macau Limited had previously been removed as a party to the action.
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July 2, 2015
12:11 EDTLVSJPMorgan says Macau view largely unchanged after visa news, June numbers
JPMorgan views Macau's gaming revenue for June as modestly positive given that it was down less than the prior month and better than Street expectations. The firm also said the visa policy easing news was a surprising, but welcome, development, but that its view on the Macau names was largely unchanged following the news.
11:16 EDTLVSUBS 'constructive' on Macau names after restrictions eased
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08:29 EDTLVSUBS shifts from cautious stance on Macau gaming after policy change
UBS said it is taking a more constructive stance on of Macau gaming names sector as it believes the recent visa policy change lowers fears on further local tightening. The firm also cited the lowered risk of large scale downgrades in the sector and valuations that support the sector, though it noted that larger upside depends on an earnings upgrade cycle. UBS said it is unattractive to take a negative sector position given the backdrop. Publicly traded companies in the Macau gaming space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Melco Crown (MPEL) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).
July 1, 2015
10:05 EDTLVSLas Vegas Sands breaks out, levels to watch
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06:48 EDTLVSMacau reports June casino revenue down 36.2% to 17.36B patacas
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June 30, 2015
15:17 EDTLVSMacau visa change does not signal a change in policy, says Wells Fargo
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12:50 EDTLVSMacau transit visa rules reversed, signal end of tightening, says BofA/Merrill
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12:44 EDTLVSMacau appears to re-lengthen visas to 7 days, says Brean Capital
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June 26, 2015
09:32 EDTLVSNevada reports May Statewide gaming win up 3.33% to $1.0B
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