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January 11, 2013
10:42 EDTMPELTaiwan probes illegal money transfers for use in Macau casinos
Taiwanese prosecutors in the Taipei district said yesterday they were investigating an unnamed firm they suspected of circumventing forex rules to carry out huge money transfers for use in Macau casinos, according to report from, citing the AFP. Prosecutors declined to identify the firm, but Wells Fargo said in a note to investors this morning that press reports suggest MCE International, a subsidiary of Melco Crown (MPEL), may be one company in question. Wells analyst Cameron McKnight said any weakness in Melco shares following the news of the investigation would present a buying opportunity, as the probe may not be may not be specific to gaming or to Melco Crown. McKnight said Melco may report strong Q4 results when it announces earnings in early February and kept an Outperform rating on shares. Melco Crown declined 36c, or about 1.9%, to $18.70 in morning trading.
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November 17, 2015
10:41 EDTMPELMacau sees gaming revenue slump continuing, Bloomberg says
Macau's chief executive Fernando Chui is targeting casino revenue of $25B in 2016 about half of what it took in last year, says Bloomberg. Macau's gaming revenue fell for 17th straight month in October as China's economy slows and efforts to curb corruption continue, Bloomberg added. Publicly traded companies in the space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Melco Crown (MPEL). Reference Link

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