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Fresh update on "macau" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"Became dot com slash SY EP O'Brien was seeing a bit of a bounce back on markets today compared to what we saw yesterday We are but we have a couple of markets trending lower The hexing index is down about 7 tenths of a percent tech stocks under pressure in Hong Kong and the Cosby has turned lower It opened higher and was really in good company with most of the other markets solidly in the green but at the moment training down about 12 points That's about four tenths of 1% But investors have set aside some of the worst fears about the new coronavirus variant And they're taking just a somewhat more positive tack today You see the nikkei up 314 points again of 1.1% Similar gains in Sydney there with the ASX 200 up 81 points And around some of the other markets like in Taiwan the tyre X is up 9 tenths of a percent and we see the straight times index is flat in the moment As mentioned a little bit of a stumble in Hong Kong A couple of interesting stories won the all three of the PMI readings that we got The manufacturing the non manufacturing and the composite were all in positive territory The manufacturing just by a sliver up at 50.1 but the estimate was actually for a reading of 49.7 so most investors would probably take a reasonably positive outlook on that The CSI 300 is up just a tenth of 1% The Shanghai composite is up about four tenths of a percent One of the big stories of the day sun city one of the junket operators in Macau is trading down 41% Its CEO is arrested over the weekend Mister waiting to see exactly what the charges are but there's been a crackdown now on gambling especially online gambling in China Some of the other Macau gaming names are doing okay sands was up one and a half percent galaxy was up almost 1% wind was slightly lower The yield on the ten year treasury 1.51% and right now dalian one 1371 Paul to you Jay Powell says the coronavirus variant poses risks to both sides of the fed's mandate to achieve stable prices and maximum employment This is according to prepared testimony released a day ahead of his appearance before the Senate banking committee We've got more on Pao's comments from Bloomberg's Kathleen Hayes On the one hand he's looking at the labor market If you're more concerned about the virus you may not be willing to go to work in person and there's been a lot of talk about labor market shortages because people do need to stay at home and in fact they can supply you said supply chain disruptions He sees more ground cover to reach maximum employment He does see factors pushing up inflation to incur well into next year but it still sounds more like his transitory Be patient wait for them to come back down He'll get a lot of questions on this tomorrow In brief text pal also didn't discuss the possibility of changing the pace of tapering asset purchases pal will appear before a Senate panel with treasury secretary Janet Yellen tomorrow That's a ten a.m. Wall Street time and we'll be carrying that live right here on blue McGregor Brian And coming up we'll have our guest Hans Getty founder and CEO of HG research helping us take a look at markets and what he expects from the fed Well Jack Dorsey is stepping down as CEO of Twitter ending a 6 year run at the helm He will be replaced by the company's chief technology officer Parag agrawal Bloomberg's Tom Giles tells us the reasons behind the move today Look at the impact that Dorsey has had yes It's a very influential social media platform that so many of us use so many world leaders celebrities athletes et cetera The problem is when you look at their growth when you look at the stock price has really underperformed the peer group which is led by Facebook I mean Facebook has had the problems of its own even so Twitter is underperformed that they've really missed out on a lot of the growth that you've seen elsewhere in social media And that is Bloomberg's Tom Giles with us Twitter said that Jack Dorsey would stay on the board of the company until 2022 at the time his term expires He will also remain head of the digital payments company square Doesn't have anything to do with Twitter but it's been a very odd arrangement that Jack Dorsey has been CEO of both companies The stock Twitter traded down 2.7% during the regular session but it did bump up a little under 1% in after hours Paul All right thanks Brian Asian nations now changing their travel plan agendas.
Fresh update on "macau" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"In Los Angeles Asian equities are pretty solidly higher although we're slipping a little bit in Hong Kong but most of the other markets faring reasonably well today investors setting aside some fears and some of the buyers on the dip have come in after the big heavy selling on Friday That was all attached to this new coronavirus variant We also had some official data out in China today The manufacturing PMI rose to 50.1 He was the first time in three months that he had talked 50 meaning it was in the expansionary mode the estimate of 49.7 The non manufacturing or services cage fell slightly but was still positive at 52.3 In some market action sun city shares dropping about 44% this morning and that is after investors fell to the company's business would be hit pretty hard by the arrest of its CEO Alvin chow And we don't still know exactly what the charges will be but that company sun city is a chunk of operator bringing investors to the Macau gaming tables Sans is actually up one and a half percent now The galaxy is up 0.8% The wind is trading down 0.4% The dollar is trading slightly weaker dollar yen one 1374 The offshore Chinese currency strong at 6 37 70 against the rebound WTI crude is tracking up 1.3% The number $70 88 cents and the yield on the ten year treasury 1.51% And that is a Bloomberg business flash For a news.
Fresh update on "macau" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"Bloomberg daybreak Asia And it is 9 30 a.m. in Hong Kong and here in Singapore as we see markets in Hong Kong and China open up We've got the hang thing up a tenth of 1% China CSI 300 up two tenths of 1% and sun city plunging in Hong Kong after the CEO was arrested by Macau police Let's get to some of the other top stories of the day Jack Dorsey stepping down as CEO of Twitter ending a 6 year run at the helm He'll be replaced by chief technology officer parag agrawal Under Dorsey Twitter's user base which was once shrinking has been growing steadily for years However the company hasn't delivered the same kind of returns as peers like snap and Facebook owner met at platforms Twitter stock has climbed 67% since 2015 meta stock up 260% in that same period Bloomberg's mandate Singh tells us the impact of today's move I think overall it's a net positive for the stock at least given when you compare Twitter to all the other social media platforms It certainly undervalued as a company that has gone consistent level of engagement It's a really important real estate on the Internet And they just haven't done well in terms of monetizing that engagement Seeing also said having one man be the CEO of two companies wasn't very effective Now Dorsey will remain head of the digital payments company square and Twitter also said Dorsey will stay on the board of Twitter until his term expires in 2022 Will Goldman Sachs is adding new employee benefits including higher retirement contributions We get the story from Bloomberg's Charlie peles It's all part of a package of changes aimed at addressing worker burnout The additional perks include paid leave for miscarriages more paid leave for the death of an immediate family member and a 6 week unpaid sabbatical for long-term employees this according to an internal memo that was seen by Bloomberg news Other changes include boosting retirement matching contributions for U.S. employees to 6% of total compensation and increase of 2% In New York Charlie pallets Bloomberg daybreak Asia San city shares a plunge 37% off to the arrest of CO Alvin chow the arrest could signal the end of a $2.2 billion market Sunset accounted for more than 40% of Macau's junket market or about 15% of the city's gaming revenue in 2019 The junket network channel is about three quarters of Macau's roughly $3 billion in annual VIP gaming revenue It does this by bringing Chinese punters on trips to the territory Without junkets Macau casinos could suffer a 34% decline in gaming revenue on an 8% drop in profit this according to Bloomberg intelligence Sun city's casino gaming rooms when you empty this past weekend we're told Ponte's didn't want to be associated with Macau's biggest junket operator Let's get over to Brian Curtis now for a check of market Brian Well in addition to that big drop of more than 37% in sun city we also have the Macau gaming stocks weaker although not like anything similar to yesterday where they were down between 6 and 10% just looking at wind now trading down just about a half of 1% And indeed that is a story though that will reverberate around the gaming companies for probably many days to come until it becomes clear exactly what the authorities are planning to do Well we mentioned that economic sentiment has improved in China We're not seeing huge outperformance in equities this morning even with a better print on the PMI than was expected The CSI 300 is trading up about two tenths of 1% The Shanghai composite is also up about a quarter of 1% Banks hang index is negative It's down a quarter of a percent Well most of the other markets are positive today Some quite positive The nikkei of two two 5 for instance is up 346 points That's the gain of 1.2% And the ASX 200 in Sydney is up 1.2% as well It just seems like investors are taking a little bit more cautious view towards some of the aggressive selling we saw on Friday all tied to the omicron variant of the coronavirus It had people extremely nervous on Friday especially as many governments were acting quickly to shut down borders It seems that some of the policymakers have moderated since then and the markets have certainly done So we've got gains like the tie acts in Taiwan up more than 1% a 176 points It costs me was higher but it's trading flat to slightly lower The straight's times index up about two tenths of a percent Currencies pretty steady although the Bloomberg dollar spot index is now down about a tenth of a percent dollar yen is at one 1377 and the yield on the ten year treasury 1.51% 35 minutes past the hour Jules back to you Thank you Brian time for glove when you.
Fresh update on "macau" discussed on CNBC's Fast Money
"Welcome back to fast money, casino socks taking a hit on reports of illegal gambling operations and money laundering in Macau. Let's get to contessa brewer who's got the details on this contessa. And most of those stocks were an improvement over when this market first opened this morning. The CEO of Macau's biggest junket operator sun city was arrested on cross border gambling charges, allegedly involving cryptocurrency. Shares of MGM China sans China and wind Macau immediately took a steep dive. You can see them down. MGM China actually fell well, maybe you're not seeing that. But they felt like 10%. And then when the markets opened here, as I said, the casino stocks took a hit, but then rebounded. Why would that be? Let me tell you, junkets are the VIP segment, right? That's organized gambling for high rollers. That segment has been under pressure for years. According to Bernstein analysts, the junket business is in decline and will never return to its future scale in Macau. That's a quote from their note today. Here's the numbers laid out by Deutsche Bank today. In 2013, the VIP segment generated 29.8 billion in gaming revenue. The mass market was about half that. And then came the junket crackdown in 2014 by 2019, the junkets brought in less than half of the total gaming revenue in Macau with some of those players that had been in junkets, turning to premium mass. Deutsche Bank estimates in 2023, a decade from what I just showed you, the mass segment will bring in twice as much as the VIP segment. So a total reversal. The company insiders I spoke with today kind of shrugged about this arrest of a junket boss. They say the more pressing concern is the autocrane coronavirus variant and the impact that might have on visitation restrictions in Macau, because as you know, Melissa, they're nowhere near bounced back. Thank you, contessa brewer. Throw in a JPMorgan number. And that's an estimate of one point. One to 4% of operators earnings in 2023 will be from the VIP segment. So a shrinking part of the puzzles contest had highlighted at the same time, crackdowns in Chinatown. I mean, that's just part of the risk in this trade here that doesn't end. Yeah, you have both kind of headwinds coming at you right here on that headline. I think great reporting by contestants because I think the trend here on VIP versus mass is what it is. I think there is concern that this is singling out, but also going after folks using different types of headlines to really just attack the sector and possibly reissue licenses. I don't think that's what's going on here. And I do think if you're an investor and believe this is just about travel mobility, this is a great trade. And I've been clear on Vegas and I'm sideways on this trade mostly through options. I do believe the story here is of a company that's got a lot of cash being very opportunistic, well positioned in Southeast Asia, not necessarily all in Hong Kong and in Macau. I think this is really a story. Most casinos that don't even have big brother in China are running into this kind of a headwind. It's travel mobility. That's an opportunity to me. Yeah, Grasso, you're taking the casino operators, particularly the ones in cow. Yeah, so obviously the variant is the major headwind. Does your for them? Just when you start to think that they can get their footing below them, you get hit with another variant. So it used to be either you played MGM in the states or you played the leaning towards Macau there. And even MGM is going to get hit with the variant as well. So I think you have to really be cautious over playing Macau. I don't think that you could dive in just yet because the variant is a major headwind and we don't know how this is going to shake out, but I would take a dabble in MGM because I think that will clear up sooner rather than later. Coming up, a Disney downer.
Fresh update on "macau" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe
"And the 6 30 a.m. here London a very good morning I'm Carolina Hepburn Well England is bringing back masks PCR testing for all UK arrivals this week because of the omic von variant We also have a G 7 health ministers meeting and present Biden giving an update on the U.S. response So we're focused on omicron also the European CPI data is going to be very important for markets which actually are a bit becalmed This Monday morning not nearly as frenzied as on a Friday Let me give you an update then of where we are So in terms of futures this morning very much more positive we are up by 1.3% for U.S. stock 50 futures S&P 500 immune is also gaining 8 tenths of 1% In the bond market so we gain four basis points for U.S. yields on the tenure at one spot 5 one 9 so we are retracing that 16 basis point plunge that we saw Friday Also in the FX space again a switch around ready the Swiss franc yur in the yen retreating the round rebounding and the dollar also rising this morning just slightly stronger on the Bloomberg dollar spot index Oil is up 4.6% for WTI crude features at 71.28 and just in terms of the Asian markets there was still a bit risk off The Niko two two 5 down by 1.6% this morning But perhaps this also has to do with Japan's very tough actions premier kashida announcing an entry bound for all new foreign visitors because otherwise around this coronavirus strain Let's go to our top stories now and give you more details on this Investors are weighing the risks from the new omicron COVID variant which put markets into a tailspin on Friday health experts in South Africa where it was originally detected said that omega appeared to cause only mild symptoms but the World Health Organization has warned that more data is needed to determine The severity of the disease the UK government will convene an urgent meeting of group of 7 health ministers today to discuss the latest developments And tougher pandemic rules come into effect this week in the UK as I mentioned as at least three cases of omic fun have been detected here So PCR tests will be required for travelers and masks will be compulsory in shops in England from tomorrow and they're being encouraged in communal areas such as secondary schools from today But doctor Chan nagpur from the British medical association thinks that the rules are inconsistent It doesn't make logical sense that they should only apply on public transport and shops You could be wearing a mask on a train ten minutes later be in a hairdresser where the headrest is not wearing a mask breathing over you and potentially infecting you So that's from the BMA this morning Well the opposition Labor Party likely to back the extra restrictions when they go before parliament later today In other market moves though this morning Macau casino stocks have tumbled after the arrest of the head of the world's biggest junket operator Macau police said that sunk to CEO Alvin qiao was detained after confessing to establishing overseas gambling platforms and carrying out illegal virtual betting activities JPMorgan and city say that the arrest will hurt investor sentiment towards the industry although they played down the impact on casino earnings So that on Macau casino stocks this morning Well let's go to one of our top interviews this morning as the threat of COVID rears its head again How has the pandemic shaped the UK's workforce That was the subject of Bloomberg's Westminster's special on Friday where we explored how employment has changed and actually pretty surprising ways in Britain more young female workers younger and older men dropping out of the workforce in the reverse of what you see happens in recessions Now you imports and I spoke to Tony Wilson the director of the institute for employment studies about their research I asked him how hard hit younger workers have actually been compared to older ones here So yeah a research and actually a whole range of your search and analysis as well It's pretty clearly that young people were hit among the hardest of any group in the late market during the crisis itself So during 2020 And the reason for that aren't massively surprising I mean this is recessions and big labor market shocks tend to hit young people harder because employers tend to stop recruiting and young people are more likely to be looking for works in other groups at any point in time And also they often lay off people who may start in most recently And again young people tend to pay more likely to be they sort of last in first out redundancies But really importantly obviously the crisis hit particularly hard in the sorts of industries that young people work in like hospitality like retail but also things like children's care so a lot of them got up to your consensus a lot of their nursery closed down during a pandemic So I mean they earlier months and that hit young women in particular So that was last year was really really difficult for young people Thankfully a lot of people went into education and they've got sheltered out They're sort of ridden out of the pandemic by staying in education But we're seeing even now although jobs are recovering and they are recovering to young people too As I report showing this really big issues here around quality of work access to work in the longer term effects the pandemic had on young people Yeah Yes Mental health I mean that has hit young people very hard but it's also hit others of course lots of people have suffered Worries about career about pay around access to good jobs How much of that do you think could be temporary Well I mean I think we will have to pay it will be And I think obviously about the kind of future of work And in this little here and now we are seeing obviously we have really tight labor market The Titus Lake market we think that we are analysis suggested labor market and at least 50 years That is going to push firms Hopefully in a positive way we'll be pushing firms to look to make work more secure And more permanent rather than temporary work gives people more more control over the hours that they work they're more flexibility and shift they do Also we're here a lot of fans that are focusing much more on induction for example and on the job training and much more on how they retain people and work too All those things is a medium term will be if they stick will be really beneficial for young people in particular But in the short term we were really surprised by some of the findings here We had three fifths saying that the pandemic had affected their confidence in looking for work Half saying that the pandemic had been packed on how they valued the quality of work in other words that is even more important for them now And the figures are mental health work concerning Again well over half he said that mental health the mental health and impact on their ability to access good quality work And we're really surprised by that And I do think something that the employers need to be really conscious of that this isn't just the kind of snowflake generation phenomenon This is young people who have been really difficult We need to try to recognize that and support that as best we can in.
Murkowski announces reelection bid, setting up battle with Trump
"Republican senator Lisa Murkowski announces she'll seek reelection the Alaska lawmaker repeatedly is bumped heads with former president trump and even voted to convict trump in his second impeachment trial trump endorsed one of Murkowski's leading opponents Kelly chip bokeh in June and in July the Alaska Republican state Central Committee and tours Joe Baca after Macau skis impeachment vote the Makowsky reelection bid will be closely watched nationally as trump has focused his political efforts on punishing his political opponents my
"macau" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
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Tonio Liuzzi on His F1 Career
"Today i'm joined by two special guests. The first italian driver who started his home pre five times between two thousand six and two thousand eleven in three different teams for going onto rice in twelve endurance. Championship super-g t on formula e v antonio While concern you drank your mess You i'm the second-guessed jonathan. Oh boy who covered. Tony are in formula one at the time And i guess the first time you would have been counted him would be back in two thousand and two macau pre. Yeah i think so. I mean high high tiny macau macau. I've done we'll try to help with coach times but tried to just to kind of meet a lot of the the young rising hotshots coming up and remember much of two thousand and two i think. At the time tonio beat michael schumacher that karting world championship. Macau such a such a big race. Although it wasn't one of his one of his best we can in terms results is always a great great experience race. In macau isn't i think he's one of the race. You can never forget the management the once and it was really shocking experience. 'cause michael is a really unique circuit. I was coming from Wait betty seasoning from what the german former the and whenever after macau and they said the circuit as a while was reading. Grandma goes you can expected to dugan southie like that because there's no more nicole in comparison do my cow that can be For the ball goes. Mcconnell is really unique is really scanty when you're driving with a former foam tree that these much slower than a foam once by taft It wasn't incredible experiences. I was lucky that we can cause in for session. Also sabido many steak because they wanted to offer that acting the first session and Michael the the The the let me do it. Because i i guess the i manage blue there for station in this white or the remaining as was climbing up in terms of speed
Texas Legislature Takes up Contentious Voting Bills in Special Session
"Special session. And with that sound, the taxes special legislative session kicked off this week in Austin. It comes several weeks after Texas House Democrats staged a walkout to defeat bills that would have overhauled the state's election laws. Bell REFORM BORDER security, Social Media censorship are among the priority items. But the elections, voting rights advocates in Texas and nationwide or laser focused on the election. Security bills. League of Women voters, Texas President Gracia Mean says The GOP led voting bills create more barriers for voters who are already disenfranchised, but says the fact that Republicans walked back. Some of the proposal is a start. My hope is that people in power in the Legislature, especially in the house, or more thoughtful about every aspect of that bill, Although there are some changes, Shamin urges Texans to pay attention So many people voted in their 2020 elections. We all enjoy our freedom to vote and we have to really Watch and be careful that this new voting log doesn't impact our freedom to vote. Republican consulted Matt Macau YAK ways In In this case, you're going to have a major national debate in Texas on election integrity. From July 8th to August eight. It is going to be a circus, and I think Texas should be aware of that, and I wouldn't rely on rhetoric. I looked at the actual bill what it actually does, whether there was a problem at all everyone becomes their own conclusion, but it supports the Texas understand what this law does and what it doesn't do. So what is in the revised bills lives in a governor Dan Patrick says the new version of Senate Bill seven won't revive changes to Sunday voting or wording that would have made it easier for judges to overturn elections. The Texas House election bill posted Wednesday night had many similar provisions to SB seven. The bill would ban drive through voting and require early voting to happen between six a.m. and 10 p.m.. It will require counties with at least 55,000 people to hold the most early voting hours, which would cover more counties than the current 100,000 per person floor for those hours. The bill has some ID requirements for melon voting,
S14E15 Tanks Crash Clash - burst 10
"For this week and that's all episode fifteen. Thanks very much for listening. Join us next week when we'll be discussing the one button challenge from foster talk. Live twenty twenty one in the meantime. If you'd like get in touch with us you can email show at macau's dot org. Hey you can come chat with us. Live can your area at to pass slash telegram
"macau" Discussed on The Lazarus Heist
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"macau" Discussed on The Lazarus Heist
"Did i at least for a while. Search for death in is valley. Wherever you get your podcasts. Now let's return to the lazarus heist kuala lumpur airport malaysia. Nine in the morning twenty. Fifteen an remarkable looking man is using the self checking kiosk for a flight to macau a woman bumps into him in quickly smear something across his face and as the man back in confusion another woman darts in and rubs a cloth over his mouth and then both women walkaway very calmly and no one seems to notice. The whole thing takes less than five seconds. The man feel. Something's wrong goes. the police. security staff lead him to the airport health clinic by the time he gets there. He's dragging his feet. He's sweating see. Tv shows him slumped in a seat barely conscious within two hours. He's dead. It would later emerge that this man was traveling. North korean diplomatic passport with the name. Kim chore. Now let me tell you. This is a name. That's so common. That i think of. It is the north korean equivalent of john smith. The malaysian authorities go to inform north korea's embassy of the death of one of citizens. But it seems they make a mistake. Instead the call the south koreans and from the hair the news leaks photos of the dead man slumped in a chair in an airport clinic. Shoot around the world and it soon becomes clear who he really was kim jong nam with days of the attack. The malaysian police captured the two women responsible. They tell an incredible story. They both wanted to break into show business and said they were approached by japanese man with a very tempting offer to work on a youtube. Crank show they did. A few stunts spraying liquid unsuspecting victims. And then the japanese man gave them new assignment. Go to kuala lumpur airport spray. Some liquid on a guy's face. It'll be captured on camera just a bit of fun. They thought in fact it was an assassination so separately. These two liquids are harmless but if you layer them you get the axe. The most toxic nerve agent ever created. It's a chemical weapon can disable the nervous system in minutes and toxicology reports. Reveal it was. Vx that killed kim jong-nam the two women are eventually released. One had her murder charge dismissed. The other pleaded guilty to a lesser charge malaysian authorities had quickly discovered. The women were alone but the airport studying the cc tv footage police spotted four north. Koreans were on the ground at the time of the attack. They flew out of the country shortly after taking a circuitous airline route which investigators say was designed to avoid any airspace where the planes could be forced down so that the men could be apprehended within days. The malaysian police were pointing fingers at north korea. An angry response from the regime which firmly denied any involvement in the incident sparked a massive diplomatic row at one point north korea band malaysian citizens. From leaving its territory. A malaysia reacted by banning. The north koreans from leaving malaysia. Up until this point the two companies have been on pretty good terms. So here's an intriguing question. If kim jong nam was assassinated by north korean agents. Why didn't they do it in macau where he lived and where. North korea has long established links. Why do it in malaysia and risk alienating one of its few international friends some say it's because north korea didn't want to upset its main ally china which now controls macau and has tightened its grip on the city. Mike chinoy says north korea has scaled back. Its operations there. It's beijing running the show. So the north koreans i think have to be mindful of that. You know they don't wanna wear out any welcome. So where does this leave gal and dingy you. The to casino junket organizers. Who helped launder fifty million dollars. Allegedly on behalf of north korea. They had so many links in macau work. What happened to the pats on importantly what happened to the money. Allan katz is the financial journalist. Who's been on that trial and so did you get to guaranteeing themselves. No we did. Not and the reason is that it didn't actually end very well for them. The last we heard of guaranteeing that they'd helped organize the gambling sessions in manila where bangladesh bank stolen money was laundered. Then quit town. What happened next. They got away scot-free from philippines but they reappeared in china and barely twenty seventeen both had been arrested and the other thing that was on about it was the when they were taking galloway. His wife asked one of the policemen you know. Where should i tell the lawyer to call to try to either. Get him out on bail or to follow up on this and the police said to her. Oh don't bother calling and that's a very odd responsible because china's actually quite a big believer in lawyers a country. It's worth noting that around the time. The dow ending of arrested relations between north korea and china are getting a little tense. And that's because in the months preceding their arrest. Kim jong un of north korea had been ramping up the testing of ballistic missiles. And i do remember that. Around this time. We started to see signs that china was poised to crack down on north korea. They wanted to stop this nuclear development. So could this be part of the reason why gallivanting are arrested. Still don't know really why they were arrested. Someone decided that what they've been doing appears to have decided what they were doing in the philippines was possible. They could have been involved in other projects also not to someone's liking but there'd be quite a coincidence. It's not just the money melting through the cracks. It's the people to this is how it goes in a scheme like this. Each of the players performs their function the crime and then fades into the shadows. Just like the chinese gambling organizers cowan ding garlanding had a specific job to do which was to lot of the money through the casinos and get the money out of the philippines. Likely back to macau. They were good enough job that they laundered the money and it became untraceable. But that was. I think we're their job ended. So the person who would then be getting the money from if it was in macau to north korea would have been a different set of people will happen to the fifty million dollars. Truth is we don't know so many people we've interviewed for this series presented so much evidence incriminating north korea. There's no doubt in their minds that the money was stolen by the pyongyang regime. But here's the thing in order for the money to be used by north korea. It doesn't necessarily alive in north korea if you gain money through illicit activity abroad and you use that money in a foreign bank to purchase what the regime needs in the country. There's no need to repatriate the money. Stephanie client albright served on a un panel tasked with detailing violations of un sanctions on north korea. It's a job. She says got harder and harder over the years their reports keep getting longer than the last one was more than four hundred pages north korea. It's like a cat and mouse game. They're always a bit ahead and the resolutions are always trying to catch up so in the case of the bangladesh bank money one likely scenario. Is that the fifty million dollars. Guaranteeing back to macau was spent that or nearby to buy goods that were then shipped back to north korea luxury goods for the elites like the tv sets. Mike chinoy sobbing loaded onto a plane. Rolex watches perhaps even the mercedes benz. I saw so young young and remember. It wasn't just about wooing the elites the regime was also looking.
"macau" Discussed on The Lazarus Heist
"macau" Discussed on The Lazarus Heist
"Commercial dark arts and that became it's raising d'etre gold bullion trading was illegal and the rest of the world it was done in macau prostitution was legal in macau smuggling was huge in macau. All these things were specialties. In macau mohammed cohen is a former longtime macau resident. He's also casino expert and editor at large of inside asian gaming magazine and of course the biggest public dark arts that they capitalize on was gambling leading the city to become the biggest casino market in the world. Five times bigger than the vegas strip in a bad year to put that in perspective in two thousand nine hundred nine hundred vegas strip generated under seven billion dollars macau thirty five billion today. Macau's the only place in china where casinos are allowed and where asia's nouveau riche. Go to indulge. Their vices has a long history of shady dealings macau kind of evokes the casablanca from the humphrey bogart movie especially before the portuguese. Handed it back to china. The portuguese administration in macau was notoriously incompetent inefficient and corrupt. And basically anything went. This is mike chinoy. he was. Cnn's correspondent based in hong kong. For many years mikhail was part of his be and he covered. China's version of the mafia called the triads so triad gangsters. We're very visible and very active. I remember in the mid late nineties. There was a gangland war between rival triad factions. Because you'd wake up and there'd be somebody else got bumped off outside a casino. When macau was handed back to china at the turn of millennium beijing government essentially told triads the sort themselves out and they became more discreet. Those gangs but muhammed cohen says organized. Crime never went away because macau's massive gambling in industry created a need folate in china. There's no legal recourse for collecting a gambling dak. So if you want to collect the gambling that you have to do it through extralegal means which may mean dealing with organized crime to have somebody come threaten the data and things like that but macau isn't just a three wheeling casino mecca with the murky past. It's a key link connecting the isolated state of north korea with the outside world. It's no coincidence that we've investigated north korea's suspected crimes so many of the threads of our story converge on macau and his gambling dens. And there's one character encapsulates every element of the story north korea macau gambling and coin. It's time for the incredible story of kim jong. Now as you might guess from his name. Kim jong was born into the ruling kim family. The eldest son of leader kim jong-il and a north korean actress and while north korea was poor. Kim jong nam was raised like a prince diplomats. Were order to buy diamond. Watches gold plated guns even a miniature cadillac for him. He was dressed up. In the uniform of a high-ranking martial and general were ordered to salute him all according to a cousin who was raised in the palace with him but later defected to south korea but instead of keeping him in pyongyang. Kim jong il sent his eldest son off to moscow and geneva to be educated and this gave him a of the outside world and when he returned the name. Kim jong nam began appearing in state media. And he's we're sure signs that he was being prepared for leadership but he reached for fun and each day for freedom and that would be his downfall in two thousand and one by then he was married and a father. Kim joel now fancy taking his son to tokyo disneyland trying to fly under the radar not literally used a fake. Id a dominican republic passport. A chinese name that translates into fat bad. Kim jong nam was quite a corporate guy. Honestly we're not making this up. Japanese authorities spotted the fate and arrested kim jong nam. The incident went public and was hugely embarrassing. For the north koreans. All here was the presumed future communist leader of the country chasing a big dose of capitalist. Fun time in disneyland of all places. So kim jong nam went into self exile. He's believed to a set his wife and son up to live in beijing but he ended up moving with his mistress and their children to guess where that's right macau and the fact that he ended up macau. It's no coincidence. So there is a track record going back. Several decades of north korea using macau as important base for a variety of illicit activities as well as being. Cnn's correspondent in hong kong. Mike chinoy visited korea several times. We even had dinner together there once at his hotel when he was there to run in the pyongyang marathon. So he's familiar with north korea. And macau he says that. Starting in the nineteen seventies the north koreans began to set up a series of trading companies in macao staffed ostensibly by business people but most of them had diplomatic passports. The most important was called the zok long trading company and it had an office in this kind of grubby concrete building on the surface. It was just doing conventional trading. You know robber ginseng and so on. But it was also an organization that was responsible for buying and shipping luxury goods to pyongyang for the use of the elite tv sets hennessy. Cognac fresh fruit stuff like that. So at one point. Kim jong il was hennessy's number one buyer of cognac. He racked up a tab of eight hundred thousand dollars per year in the one thousand nine hundred and actually confirmed this amazing detail with hennessy. It's not that he was drinking at all himself to be clear but he was doling it out to his court and the military to keep him happy. The north korean airline air koryo for a few years had a regular flight from macau pyongyang and remember with my camera crew and sitting on a hillside overlooking macau airport. And you could just see boxes that were clearly you know forty nine inch television sets and god knows what else we're being loaded on for the flight back to pyongyang but this front company wasn't just shipping luxury goods in north korea. It was also helping out with the country's criminal schemes. Those super bowls from episode three the fake one hundred dollar bills several Executives were actually arrested after they deposited counterfeit us dollar notes at a bank in macau pulled the banco delta asia and All of the people who arrest carried diplomatic passports so they just left macau and never went to trial and long remained in business. Put the links between macau. North korea aren't just financial. The north koreans also used macau as a place where intelligence operatives could be trained in essentially to pass for not being north korean. The most notable example came in nineteen thousand nine hundred seven just before south korea was due to host the olympics that was a horrific event. Whatever happened to kale flight. Eight five eight happened so quickly that the pilots didn't have time to send an emergency. Mayday message has crashed somewhere. Over southeast asia with one hundred fifteen people on board concludes waiting anxiously at so airport was the friends and relatives had probably been victims of attendance to tack.
"macau" Discussed on The Lazarus Heist
"Nine. The macau connection manila capital of the philippines. It's march twenty sixteen and on the second floor of an imposing government building as big wood-paneled loom inside about fifty. People are seated in a square facing off against each other. The atmosphere is tense. News cameras roll journalists pens twitch. There's someone constantly popping about giving of bottles of cold water for. That's helping keep the temperature. Down the philippines senate is trying to get to the bottom of how eighty one million dollars was laundered through the country's banks and casinos. It's a grinding frustrating process. The committee is grilling everyone. And everyone is passing the buck. The witnesses keep contradicting one. Another and themselves chairman teofisto. Guingona is running out of patience hearing after hearing after hearing. You have contradicted yourself and remind you. I think you're facing a lot of problems. I don't think you should up to your problems. By giving false testimony and then a key witness breaks his silence and he drops a name swap. Fargo saw go. Yeah it takes a little while to get that name white soi war go of slog. Oh so those for the record. The family name should be the one that we usually go by. Go all g. a. Oh okay how shula. And he also gives another name. Ding juicer being fishy. She usually people. The man testifying is wrong. We heard about him in a previous episode. He was the filipino. chinese casino. operator who gave back the sixty million dollars stolen bangladesh. Bank money that he did it up with charges against him with virtually dropped but at the committee hearing. He's under pressure to explain how he ended up involved in this whole thing these two chinese nationals cow ending he says are the brains behind the laundering of the eighty one million dollars stolen from the bangladesh bank. They're the ones who opened the fake accounts to receive the stolen money. And he says they're the ones who laundered the cash through casinos before disappearing thousands of miles away a financial journalist in the us is listening to the hearing and it is put up. This is just the lead. He's been looking for the thing that struck me as soon as this hack happened was okay. How are they going to get the money so tracking. That part of the crime was what really interesting. Allen counts works for bloomberg news where he had a financial investigations team for alan. Kim jong testimony leaves many questions as it does answers. Well it seems odd. Does that like if you have allegedly north korean hacking group going after money in bangladesh. Moving through the new york fed to the philippines. Where do these chinese guys come into this. Like what what are they doing there and why so to get it with a colleague. Alan starts to slowly piece together. What he can on these men counting china's cut his fair share of officialdom so they managed to find all sorts of corporal ports property records company documents birth registrations the even track down their friends and family who agree to speak to them. A one thing quickly becomes clear. Gow on not cyber geniuses. According to those close to them gal was basically computer. Illiterate and ding was such technologies. He needed help posting selfies when he went out and hiking trips. But allan katz says this wouldn't have mattered. The lazarus group had their own people to do the hack but they're not involved necessarily in or not skilled necessarily even in how to actually learn to the morning. Get back into the real world. Other people are skilled in that side of things. People like al ending. Cow was the hard man in this big in the chinese illegal gambling. World to china does not allow casinos but he ran illegal casinos in china and he was known as a wealthy man so one summer according to court documents thugs working for how beat up a group of men whom they mistook for another gang. That had robbed them. The victims turned out to include. Police and gal found himself serving an eighteen month prison sentence and like cow. Ding was also a big wheel in the casino world and doing definitely made good money from this. He and his wife ended up buying this big mansion and in fact there were robbed at one point and they had more than six hundred thousand dollars worth of items stolen from their house and that included two swiss watches a kilo of gold but they also had about twenty thousand dollars in cash at the house. I don't know about you. But i certainly don't have that kind of money. Laundering illegal. gambling operations was cow and dings main. Business couldn't cats as research so they were used to moving large sums of money on behalf of other people and that's the point was moving money for other people whether it's illegal or not garlanding. Were another key part of the bangladesh bank heist. They knew how to move things without leaving a trace like cash and themselves. They managed to leave the philippines with fifty million. Us dollars without leaving any record. So where did they go with the money. It turns out before the hag both cow ending based in the same chinese city macau. It's a city like no other through which we enter into the dangerous world of organized crime. How does it operate who runs this world. And what is the link between macau and north korea. Could this be where the heists money trail leads back to the regime. I've been to macau and it's absolutely fascinating. It's this slice of old europe in new asia with beautiful crumbling. Colonial architecture dates back to the seventeenth century knicks din with that hustle and bustle of modern day china. So you go from bumping your way through chinese seafood markets. They're teaming with all kinds of fish can't even begin to name to kicking back with a glass of vino verde under the shade of palm trees to escape that tropical heat. And if you want people go to macau for verde it's because the city used to be a booming trading outpost for the portuguese but things started going downhill when hong kong emerged as better deep water port and started eating macau's lunch so what was macau to do macau got.
"macau" Discussed on The Lazarus Heist
"We'd just finished putting together the previous episode of this series. When i got unexcited text at seven. Am from our producer. Still saying that. Dashiki suzuki is willing to talk to us. You heard about. Tadashi sasaki in the last episode. He's the guy who was working with this reluctant charity. The one that was lined up to receive twenty million dollars a stolen bangladesh bank money that transaction got reversed because of a one letter spelling error when we started researching this. I didn't even think that the dash is a real person. I thought it was a fake persona. Set up the trick the charity into accepting the money it turns out not only is he real he now wants to have a zoom call with us so the day after we released episode eight self speaking to them. It's the first on record interview. He's ever done one hundred zero. Hello yes we have an interpreter here. Who can visit speaking japanese. Who can speak japanese too. Yes so. I will ask the questions in english so far. All we had was an email from tadashi sasaki denying knowing anything about the incident but on a zoom call. He told us he was involved. Is actually pretty chatty about details when by romy unwinding clue. mo- All the ottawa sasaki. San says he's a businessman. He's director of a company selling second hand cars to myanmar and he does some business consulting. Can you talk us through what you remember from being in sri lanka de cholera. This not on your own. No about ga city young. Mrs sake tells us that back in two thousand fourteen. He's in japan. He's approached by a fellow japanese with an unusual request. Does he know anyone who could receive a large amount of money from a bank. In switzerland using a particular niche type of money transfer system called a depository transfer check and the amount they were planning to transfer one believable bustling show. that's right about one billion euros which is more than a billion. Us dollars so mr psyche was asked to help with the transfer of over a billion dollars. The hackers who broke into bangladesh bank were originally trying to transfer a billion dollars. Perhaps the original plan was to transfer all the money varsha lanka and that make sense because think for the hassle. They had transferring via the philippines. Most of their transactions got reversed. They had to launder it through the casinos and they had to pay people off. It sounds so much easier to me if they could just have sent it all to a three lankan bank. One billion euros is more than one billion dollars. Did not think that this was very suspicious. That is a huge amount of money. Must among kicking yes. He says but he claims that at the time he didn't understand the intricacies of the international financial system. Sasaki son says he was just thinking. If this goes well. I'll make a lot of money. What were you told about what this money from. Switzerland was four guy key sense. They didn't explain what it was for. Just that it was some kind of investment. Mrs psyches told if he helps out with the transfer he'll a one percent fee which may not sound like great but from a billion dollars. That's millions the kinda some little set you up for life. What kind of what. We all want money. He says he also says he thought the swiss bank looked reputable and he just assumed that they had all the relevant checks in place. So mr kiosks around an another japanese acquaintance puts him in touch with a man in sri lanka who can help with his transfer but when he gets to sri lanka. Mrs akis told the money isn't going direct to a recipient but needs to go via charity instead. The charity will get to keep thirty percent. The recipient gets west minus the fee for mr sasaki and the others helping out with the transfer. I know moving giant amount of cash like this fiber charity is a massive red flag for money laundering. Something sasaki seemingly missed charity. That ends up involved in. This is of course the shallot foundation run by charlotte pereira. She's the sri lankan woman you heard in the last episode dagano humvees maybe consumer misaki says he met delicate in sri lanka and even the bank with her. They were trying to get the bank to receive the billion dollars via this depository transfer check system. But sasaki says the bank couldn't make it work. And i'm not surprised at that. I spoke to a money laundering expert. He told me that these depository transfer checks are pretty old fashioned way of transferring funds. And they're also a big money laundering concern for example unlike normal checks. These ones don't even carry signature so it's really hard for investigators to track who authorized the payment. Sasaki says that when he realized the transfer couldn't happen he left sri lanka. And that was that. That's not how shall like tells it. She tells police that he later contacted her. About the transfer which was now no longer a billion but the much smaller some of twenty million. Us dollars why did the hackers boza making that twenty million dollar transfer to sri lanka. We don't know maybe they needed to pay some people off. And as we know the transfer was reversed so the money never went through. So what happens. Is someone asks you to find someone who can receive money in a particular way. You go to sri lanka to meet somebody. You don't know there's going to be a billion dollars transferred from a swiss bank account and you're going to receive one percent of this and at no stage. Did you ask questions about how legitimate this walls are. You still fit to be. A director of a company took donal Sasaki says that. Yes if i did have some doubts about whether it was legitimate or not but that he trusted the back to have a system.
The Chinese Immigrants Who Built America
"Workers did not come sir haphazardly. From around the entire country of china they came ninety percent maybe even more from a relatively small area four counties in southern china near hong kong near macau in the early eighteen hundreds. This area was rife with conflict civil wars between different ethnic groups. The opium wars waged by the british. People could even watch the battles on sea. Between the chinese and british forces from the shoreline and in this war-torn region word began to spread about an opportunity in a particular region of the united states notion of california being go mountain became embedded and became legendary. They heard the glorious stories of wealth from just going over there and picking up gold nuggets in the streams of california soon. Many young men from this region set out for california a lot of them intended to one day. Come home sometimes. They were married. Just before say ritz. Leave because their parents wanted to make sure that they return but once they got to california there were some who were very eager and homesick and wanted to return. They had wise or sweethearts back in china and they wanted to be with them or with their parents. Others were much not so philly hill. And i so conventional but liked the money that they got in the united states the latitude or freedom. Young men van -joyed in the wild west there is lots of opium there is prostitution and there was work to be had including prospecting for gold. Which though ching notes it's draped in romanticism. Now was difficult dangerous. Work it involved moving earth using explosives and when the gold rush was winding down. Many chinese immigrants use that experience to find other work opportunities irrigation systems road systems acquiesced systems said a lot of infrastructure work and when it comes to infrastructure work there was no bigger project at the time than the transcontinental railroad. Maybe no bigger project
CIA Analyst Turned Reiki Energy Healer With Jessica Brodkin
"Well can to another podcast episode of macabre charge russia's two day we learn a little bit about reiki energy healing as modality for wellness and to connect to source hands on energy healing is an ancient healing modality. Gone as far back to end. Yeshua ben yosef was taught how to do it by his teachers in his childhood buddhist monastery. It was rediscovered in the twentieth century by japanese buddhist monk dr macau you sui whom taught it to the world today i bring former. Cia analysts jessica. Brought ken who made a career change into being a successful reiki energy healing practitioner. and with that jessica. welcome to merkava chaka's inky for having me. Oh you look real. Yes you'll live babar's you have fabulous marian hair there. We'll talk about that a little bit later so before we discuss your work and it's fascinating by the way. Can you tell us your story for how you got into this. In the first place you started off in cia. I did yes. I started off I started working there. When i was twenty two so right out of college and then i when i was twenty six. I had debilitating migraines where i would have And would have debilitating migraines and sort of pseudo seizures regularly. And i was not able to work and i passed out in front of a friend and He waved his hands over me. And i woke up and my pain was gone and i was like what are you doing. And he's like. I'm doing reiki and i'm like i have no idea what that is not see work with you at the in the cia. Okay just a friend from From high school from growing up and And i went back to this was in new york and went back to washington dc. Where i was living. I found a practitioner. And i started going to healings all the time and And that's how that's how. I became a recipient and then around nine years ago around the age of thirty. I i kind of had a breakdown again and my sister had chronic illness and she motivated me to to heal her. I sent i I sent she lived in my house. She lives in miami. So she's in miami and i I sent my healer to distance on her. And it didn't work. And i was like let me try and then i was able to do it over the phone and I found out that i was able to help her nice. And then it got all the training in the certifications but But really. When i learned i really was just And then later years later found that this that my relatives have been doing this for generations. And i had no idea what are you. Let's unpack some of this. So your sister had what was the ailment that she was having ulcerative colitis. Okay what is that again. it's It's a the colon that has shared a lot of pain so i felt motivated by her. Now she and then i just started practicing my friends who were interested. And where did you learn when i initially learned. I initially channelled which. I don't tell a lot of people that but i initially channelled and then i went. And how did you learn to channel is just come naturally. Okay so I had a mental breakdown. When i was thirty years old and i started seeing spirits in the woods where it was living and i thought it was schizophrenic and i went to the doctor and i said am i schizophrenic. And she said no She's like you're having a spiritual awakening. This is what my psychiatrist told
JRPG Report Episode 144 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Black First Details - burst 02
"Hello friends welcome back to the show. This is the g. rpg. Report episode one hundred and forty five little bit weird this week and we knew it was going to be with christmas eve falling on our normal release date and of course christmas the next day and there must situation My little girl's birthday being the day after christmas so yeah we get a bang bang. Bang three a craziness there. Obviously just mitt that there was really no time to reporter Record a podcast. Even before christmas was just too hectic so We're recording this on saturday. The twenty seventh just a couple days left in twenty twenty. Goodbye rents But we've got a lot of cool things to talk about today. I kinda wanna wrap up all the stuff that we've missed as it's been nine days since our last pockets. No i'm sorry that's not even right. That is fuzzy. Math is been eleven days since our last podcast. So we've got a few things to go over That have popped off. Since then. And i wanna kinda look look forward to sometime this week. Mean jordan are going to get together and kind of talk about What games we really loud from. Twenty twenty maybe even discussed some Game of the year options and then look forward to twenty twenty one as Right off the bat. We got a bunch of games coming out in the beginning of the first the new year. We got to tell you rods two. You've got bravely default to you've got he's nine And the newly Confirmed for some of five strikers. Just a name The the big big ones I'm sure there'll be others. That will be unfortunately lost in the in the way. So we're going to record that sometime this week and In lieu of any news breaking. I may just make that part of the normal podcast unsure on that. But let's get into it. I hope you guys had a wonderful christmas holiday I didn't have any games that i particularly wanted that. We're already out. So i just kind of asked Asked the parents for Email confirmation that beginning Today risa to when it comes out on january twenty six that was cool and i did end up much too. Many of your delight. Hopefully i'm finally going to take a dive into these series. I picked up. Yee's eight for only twenty dollars on the ps story. I could not refuse as the physical version just refuses to ever go down in price so i figured this was by far the best opportunity. Get in on. What many consider to be a very very good. Jr pg and at some point. I'll be playing. It don't really know when that's going to be but that's enough rambling We did have fell. Calm day Twenty twenty winter addition and we got a few tidbits of information about the new legend of heroes. Toddle kiro no koseki if you notice the thumbnail for this Podcast are the two newest main characters is a third as well but these They dig use some high-rise resolution images of the to unsure why the third one was kind of like ashaari pow We'll get you later but still no names for these two characters but we do have a bit of information stuff. You see that image. There's a couple other on our facebook and twitter feed of those two characters while they are. I say have that trails feel to them. I do kind of agree with what president condo said last time that at mediate Glance they don't appear to be trails characters. And i believe that lies in the fact that they are from calvert So they're going to look a little bit different and we'll talk about that in just a little bit. These illustrations were drawn by katsumi. Nama and the other characters are from alcom. Like i said the character's names were not announced to this game is coming out sometime in twenty twenty one in japan so those were the images. There were some other ones as well. If you'd like to see all those. I did put up a slide show video on our youtube channel. So you can check those out if you don't feel like clicking through pictures of via the website here is what we do know and i will just read this to you as this is the about for the new age of heroes karoo new koseki beyond the blue sky ahead of flashing light a land. A dawning resides cuba. There's no spoilers going on in here. This is all preliminary stuff in the news story arc. So we don't have to worry about that type of stuff the ladder this latter half of the trails. There is about to begin. The setting moved to the calvert republic in two thousand and twenty one foul calm release. Legend heroes kernigan the latest entering the trail serious as its fortieth anniversary rumors of work. The calvert nation is a multi ethnic nation experiencing unprecedented economic growth. Brought about by post war reparations. In a corner of the capital of a huge nation were immigration issues bringing about political instability. Okay well maybe. There are some spoilers in here okay. let's just get to the best. I'm sorry i read that. And i didn't think about it until just now okay. The command style action time bow system. You didn't previous trails. Titles has been revamped and that's going to set up an from a couple people. Let's just see what they said. Seamlessly transitioned from action oriented field battles to turn based commands battle to turn based command battle systems while making use of the unique elements the sixth generation combat or meant would try to pronounce his last time. I'm not sure how it is x. I f. r. x. i. p. h. a. z. Feel in a ballots to evolve from the previous trails titles. Okay so what does that mean. I don't. I don't know i really don't know how to had say seamlessly transition from action oriented field battles to turn based command battle systems I i mean obviously there's a bit of an extra element when you strike the enemies on the field in order to go into the turn based battle i. I need to see this in action to really know what they're even beginning to talk about would just have to wait and see You will feature many elements you laws. It's setting including a topics system which enabled together until such topics by communicating with. Mpc's out towns tra- gate situations in your favor when you act as a spray gun and that is the The character it's basically a detective. But they're calling them spring and alignment flame system. In which characters three alignments great and chaotic fluctuate depending on your own style influencing various status allies and adversaries and even scenario developments please look forward to allege heroes lowest entrance toasters depicted enrich expression by thumbs new original ingen. So that's that's pretty cool Here's what how they set up the situation and I get. I don't wanna get too much into this. The to emit the two people that you see in the image the one is the one call the speaker those are they say sometimes detective somedays negotiators and other days as bounty hunters. They're up for any job from any client. That's pretty cool And then the other one is Say to be a school girl wearing uniform. Prestigious school visits a rundown building located in old town in cowards capital. So that's the setting that's beginning of it. You can check out those images. Like i said there's a third character in the images as well with the two swords on his back and some long hair but we don't have any details. There is a battle scene that shows what looks like to be a craft or an art powering up but that from that snippet it does look to be turn based. So don't i'm so confused as to what to make. But i'm certainly excited about this one. But the lack of details and the promise of something new is leading to some question marks popping up. And i don't necessarily love that idea but it is what it is and until we learn a little bit more. It's just going to be speculation Unfortunately though that wasn't the only bit of information. And i'm sure we'll have a bunch more but Foul calm day twenty twenty winter. Also let us know about and this is not really affecting us as much. But they did. Say that a hatch marco koseki which is the one before this one and after cold steel four Clouded leopard entertainment will release a switch. Pc esteemed version of the game Sometime in summer. Twenty twenty one in japan in asia. I'm nearly positive. That's the same company that handled The transition for coastal three and four to the top of my head. So i came out for. Ps four in japan on august twenty seventh. So you know nearly a year later. They're talking summer to get that Switch pc version now. It handles the asian side of this and i s america handles the translation available. At least they have for the past two games In the cold still series in the west still no confirmation that that translation is ongoing. That have to assume that it is unless it's being handled by other parties I mean exceed did do the first two trills of cold steel games but at imagine that they are going to do this hedge amari as well and as soon as i hear something about that it will happen. It's certainly a good thing that this is happening and It could lead to a speedier at least for these games in the west. But like i said still no information on unfortunately. The last thing that they talked about was not briefly. Mentioned this last time the natto. noca- seki game. That is coming out in japan for For playstation four. This was the old Two thousand twelve least. Psp action rpg though some new details and images kinda showing the ps p version versus the Ps four version of it They're sent opposites gonna run at sixty frames per second on. Ps four with more vibrant graphics. Not being obviously these are things that you'd want to have updated from an old old system user interface options One thing that i thought was very interesting. And i'm not to say what they say. This game is not connected to the trails game. However the main character's name is now utah herschel now you trails players especially cold. Steel will know towa. Her last name is hershal So what they're they say there's no connection but then there's a connection is the protagonist and a boy from that island who attends and academy in saint elise. Those aren't you know aren't names that i recognized the from the trails series so it is very very interesting and i would be would like to know what that connection is at kind of read through it. You can read through the tales. Like i said before i am lower on the percentage scale To say of this game was actually going to make it over here or not. I if i if you say your day is gonna come today out outs. Action say no but would just have to wait and see. The original game did not look super impressive. So this isn't a game that i'm all that excited about to begin with but we'll have to. We'll just have to wait and see if that indeed happens for a lot of switch owners the next. Gop g they will more than likely be picking up is going to be bravely default to gain closer and closer to that february twenty. Sixth rolled wide release date friend square annex released new trailer for it albeit in japanese and have still not seen an english version of this yet so it talks all well. Supposedly it talks about wiz walt. The country established by those mejia's. They did it themselves to studies. The magic research institute But the the real kicker with this one and you can see it. Is this places overgrown. It looks like it was built kind of in the middle of it are on top of a giant tree. And there's just this tree just going right up through entire town is really cool again Trailer is how long was trailer of about three and a half minutes. Like i said in japanese so you can't really tell what's going on but it is kind of cool to see some of the visuals in action Four it but if you're elected shake those game out for yourself you can check out the demo for it It is now live on the east shop and One who feels the demo before its release will even pick up one hundred mine. Intendo platinum points here is the Short official description of the demo experienced the games at risk and reward system character strategy and stunning visuals in the latest braley default to final demo in this demo. The games four men characters are already other journey with jobson abilities at their disposal. I downloaded this. The other night. as if getting the switch away from my kid was hard enough with minecraft previously The kid did pretty good for Christmas and her birthday. And i now had to contend with her own copy of animal crossing so she and my wife can play two switches and who copies of animal crossing so they can will each other's islands. I know she also got the Spyro trilogy which. I really enjoyed those games growing up. So i can't wait to play those with her and relive those moments and she picked up mario maker to so. I'm not seeing that switch for a while. Maybe once she goes to sleep. If i don't have anything to play eck fired that demo. I would like to see how it is shaping up as will If you've got some free time and you're looking for d'you monster hunter rise. There are to say ten videos in total. Let's do a little no here. One two three four seven eight nine ten eleven twelve. There's twelve total. So i check. They were they were released in two packs. I take them all and made them into six long. Because it only about a minute minute long. So if you're one to check out some of the different weapons they go into monster hunter rise. You can do that going from Things like the switch axe gun lance hammer sorted shield heavy light bogue gun. Land is long swords and even the hunting horn. You check all those out over on our youtube channel. J rpg report dot com. You can also see a new second official trailer for the action. Rpg magnum lord Still no western released on this one yet. It is coming out in japan on march. The eighteenth for playstation four and switch said. This is the second trailer for the game. It looks pretty cool. I do hope that they bring this one. Over is from publisher. D three Developer felicia quite heard of them before. But still no word on it. I really hope they bring this over because it does pretty fun but yeah nothing Nothing quite yet. i'll go over some of these ones. That are just videos. There's a fifteen minutes of new footage from christ tales. This is previewing the present and future game play of it Remember this game got pushed back to early. Twenty twenty one. That's just the winner that don't into it's been Hit with a couple delays here lately. Not sure how much. Everything's pandemic related at this point but how much they just wanna fine tune things in. How much is really needed to make this work. Obviously you're doing with a system of past present and future while stuff can go wrong and working Just the way that you would like it to work New genesis the fantasy star online. To almost say reboot but definitely the new version of there is the opening movie for it and you should probably check this out. If we're looking at over fifty minutes of new footage as well mostly the character creation for its but this opening movie You know typically when you see these opening movies. They're using a pre rendered scenes. This was actually created using parts of the in game graphics. Engine which looks amazing Definitely if you're looking forward to this you should check it out sometime in twenty twenty. One is the release date Four it but again. This is one of those. Well not one of those but this is the faa gain. That i'm kind of just don't understand why it's not on playstation four. In the west it is in japan. But you've got to either play on xbox or on pc here in the west doesn't make a ton of sense but there's just things like that in this world that we gotta kinda get used to them. I guess we got three bits of sky news this week. i is. You can check out the fourth official trailer for six defiance of destiny I believe there's an english. There's an english version for this out. Now you can check it out. There was originally came out. There was just a japanese version but the english version shows off of really cool voices that they've got for the game. They got some good voice. Talent in this one in Very fitting for the series especially the little reincarnated pug services is awesome It's about seven or review of the game If you are curious about what's going on in this one changes that they've made this series. You will definitely want to check it out. Of course it doesn't come out in the west until summer. Twenty twenty one. Japan is going to get it in right about a month on january. The twenty eighth The other day actually. This was on christmas eve that this news broke New punchy released some new information screenshots for the game featuring and i hope i get these names right la haro aetna and flown Those were the original characters from the original the sky and they are saying that Basically once you beat the game you can Play a scenario with these original characters in it so kind of a you know. They're not in the main game this something post post content but the fact that they're in their would open the door to other characters popping up from other games as well. So that's a cool thing The world inside of an item. I m worlds have mended. Detailed in this article on worlds are divided into several fours slash layers and the items level increases with every four. That you clear says weapons become stronger as they level up. You can clear there either. Worlds to power them up once. An item is leveled up. You can get the same item at the same level from then on pretty cool feature of the sky series all these images i took input into a slide show. You can check that out on our youtube channel so you can dispatch companions into item worlds to research them. There's a new team attack system with up to ten characters in it. That's a pretty cool feature. New enemies were detailed There's a new horsemen. That's pretty crazy. So here's the Previous protagonist Oh here we go says not only will hear from. Our doctors appear the protagonist in heroines of the sky. Two three four and five will also appear in three d. The protagonist and heroines wilburs as downloadable content sometime after the launch of disguise six. So there's a from the sky to or i don't know in timika these pronunciations. I'm at risk of offending people. I understand how they're supposed to be pronounced So yeah they're gonna add them in there as as post content deal see. That's the type of thing. Like i would think you'd be okay with paying for because that's obviously not a part of disguise six. They are previous games characters in new content. So take how you feel about. Dlc that is that's one thing i think is is no k To do speaking of all those previous disguised characters they are all assembled in the rpg. Mobile game And we got news from bolt chain games that they will release worldwide the mobile version the sky arc in spring. Twenty twenty one Unless you're in these countries in the no fast if you are but we are a western primarily focused podcasts. So you're not going to get in china taiwan hong kong macau singapore malaysia or korea Sorry don't i don't know why maybe that is. Just it's gonna come out later. Maybe there's some rules preventing that From happening if we're interested in getting it on a closed beta for the game. They will have one for canada. Brazil australia and the philippines sometime in january so really happy to see this thing go worldwide. There was a global announced trailer for it This came back It came back in march of twenty nineteen in japan. Had a whole bunch of issues with it and It was de definitely the this game was deadly responsible for some financial hardships for nippon ichi. And they finally got up. Right obviously gotta writes the point. Now they're really to bring this thing out worldwide As far as the gotcha game or not. I don't know if i recall. I think it was paid game. But i should probably ended up before speaking about it. But i'm sure there's elements in there but hopefully this is a Not another one of those kind of like. We've we've like. We've got enough of those already know ankara today. So in place of it you get one last plea for listener support We've had a few people signed up for but really not a whole lot of response so I kind of said you guys. I would do this to the year. See what we got and move forward I would love to have listener support. Not have the need for ads but it is just a reality of life and we may just see what that happens. If i get a bunch outpouring of support here after listening to this. I may reconsider. But at this point at least in the a few few adds to offset the cost of Of the time spent during the podcast hope to understand and hope you are okay with that excited much. Rather have just you guys Do that and not have to worry about. It would wait and see so you. Click on the link right below this episode. Either through anchor. John daly greatly. Appreciate it. And i don't have the read ads. You don't have to listen to him. That just seems like it'd be the the best thing for both of them If you're looking forward to to see how to say these things seal thurs. Dx and the They were supposed to come on japan on february twenty eighth. they have been delayed until march fourth. Twenty twenty one in japan. So if and when a western. What's going to happen for that. it's now going to be About five weeks later. I would to guess based on This delay these games Were from chloe tecmo and gusts so yeah just a little bit of Delay they save for further quality improvements. The games will be available for. Ps four switch and pcv steam win. They are released whenever that is sort. Online alsatian lakers got version one point to update it is now available and it adds a simone's ancient apostles story of course over various user interface online system battle improvements bugs fixed in addition to those two that new ancient apostles. The reaper of the woods. These are the first in a series of free additional stories. So yeah if you've been playing this game and you want some new content. You can get that for free. Always happy when they decide to do that. Company manhattan people interesting name for a game. Company will release an ios android version of us six. The arc of nepotism in twenty twenty one. The company announced again. Sorry if i got that name or wrong the us titles loves to make imprint answerable words all the time Remember not long ago. We got word. There's gonna be a mobile version of us eight This may just be the next in the line that are going to have a mobile versions for For all the used titles are no further information at this point or was announced. Just this is going to be happening. Of course this is in Is in japan so kind a like. he's eight version. No word if that's gonna be coming to the west and to be quite fair no no word if it's In the west either speaking of Ios android versions of games the alliance hd the alliance alive hd remastered will becoming too often android an early winter. Twenty twenty one in japan. You can already get this game for. Ps four switch or pc much better version of it perhaps it's a little bit cheaper On the mobile platform but still no word of a western release for that mobile platform. So if you want to get this game and you've got one of those consoles or pc. I would say it's that's going to be your Best version of it. One last mobile thing to announce and i will hush about it. Because i know you guys love it so much command action. rpg near reincarnation will launch for and android on february eighteenth. Twenty twenty one in japan. Post your square. Inex- developer apple bought announced. There will be a near on amata in game. Collaboration featuring characters to be nine s and a two day and date with the games launch course that is in japan only No information listed here about the worst and inversion. I'm pretty sure this one's coming to the west but Don't know exactly when that's going to happen. Speaker of near autumn mata total worldwide shipments in digital sales have exceeded five million according to square inex-. That's an awesome awesome plateaued to have reached and kudos to them for that. I believe that is one of many reasons why we are getting the new near game coming out or re rematch. Whatever you wanna call it of that new one coming at a replicant here soon. That's another game to start saving. Your opinion is four and hopefully build a buy. All these games coming out here in the near future. I've got one last. You talk about with you guys again. probably wouldn't talk with jordan about our game of the years for twenty twenty four to twenty twenty one. The next podcast. I am still trying to get through. Colts deal for Often not had time to play here lately. I think just hit or maybe just shy of one hundred hour mark. So i've still got a good thirty to forty hours to go hopefully make it in time to Play roz a two day one but we have to wait and see that game just keeps on keeps on going but Going to be is going to be tough. I'm really going to have to search my feelings. That i think is flowing anything to if it's going to be found pacers. Seven remastered or a remake rather or four. It's it's really tough there. There's my heart says one thing amonte says another and there's different things to have to consider overall ought to make that final decision here real soon on what that What was looking forward to our thoughts here are coming out this week on. Kyle duncan beckett. This just insane twenty twenty year but looking forward to twenty twenty one famitsu has gone and interviewed a bunch of creator interviews and one hundred and ten of them to be precise al shift to here and try to find the big ones but right off the bat. The biggest one to me is from atlas and so They've got three different people. The first one is Crater takata and his keyword was think outside. The box is what's new is says so about sonoma say five. We are working hard on development to make it an even better product. You'll be waiting a little while longer. Please look forward to it. from trader wada his keywords carrying out my original intentions. What's new is my project has been steadily in the works. Thanks to everyone. The persona series will celebrate its twenty fifth anniversary. We have exciting plans in the works. So plead look forward to it. Love those things and hopefully something comes of it. Here is the Big one that we've not heard about in a wall and this is from a shimano is keyword. Silence his ambition for twenty one with last year's nobody Causing swift changed the world. All we can do now is can you. To focus on our work. Our title and development is going to an important face and we want to face it in an head on in order to deliver interesting gameplay to the world. What's new here we go. I'd like to announce the title will develop we're developing as soon as possible we previously created contemporary dramas but plea look forward to the quote fantasy. Rpg in quote. We're taking on next there. It is guys we heard about this. Rpg from alice many years ago and then come plead and silence for years. It's still a thing. I didn't think it was. I honestly thought it was one of those projects that kind of just died on the vine right like sound like a good idea. But we've still got persona. We're still got shimagami ten. Say what do we need another. I p for well they still have it. And maybe we're finally going to get a look at it. Obviously this is going to be next generation. Made that's what they were planning the whole time. And my hearing this. I personally think. Obviously as mt five comes i i think this game may be going next and then percent of six. Just my just my feeling on the matter. I may be wrong. But i wouldn't mind seen we've gotten you know we got persona. We got royal. We could maybe use something different in new. So i think that is an incredible Not really an announcement but certainly something that We've been waiting a long time to hear a thing about gung-ho online entertainment. they did the remakes for granted. They not or handle that one They say they're developing a new console title. They hoped to announce able to enough that. Some time This year so i think that's kind of cool. I'm trying to go through. Obviously this is all japanese craters. All genres of games So i am really looking forward to it or not. I'm sorry i was reading. There's going through here. See what is jr related and what is not You got a lot of them that are that are not so here is from a side games. too cocky. His keyword adamant his ambition is iot announce even if it's only a tease an original new title for console that had been developed with my colleagues in my new work environment and nothing but the highest confidence in it. What's new what did you think of the end of the year. Grambling fantasy link announcement the grand blue team. I think we've been able to showcase its solid and high quality single player gameplay appeal falling twenty nineteen multiplayer showing so please continue to the forward to it. thought that they they said they announced that really will launch twenty two so twenty be important that they focus on belmont here square inex- from who says keyword is bravely for the second year in a row. Who that's funny ambitions. I hope fought to success. And that i can prepare for the next one don. Oh and influences weather. It's third or three. I don't know that's fascinating again. I haven't read through all of these. Some kind of reacting as i'm reading the that's very cool. Obviously you would anticipate if this is successful that there would be a bravely the third or bravely default three that remains to be seen Qatar say the story will connect. He says what's new feature fanfest. Seven developments are in preparation. But please wait a little while longer for details. Saito says keyword is near. He says i'm working on here for a little longer. And then there's also babylon's fallen a completely new title. He says i'm pretty busy Fujimoto says changeless nece. That was a word dragon. Quest will announce celebrate its thirty fifth anniversary so hoped to be able to announce something. I can't imagine they don't announce funnel or drain quest twelve in. Its thirty fifth anniversary year. How could they not right. And that's all they're doing is announcing it put. You're putting a logo and anna. Once the end of it it's really you have to at least do that You shot us it. Nope in mind twenty. Twenty one will be the busiest year of my career. I'd like to make a year which i can deliver surprise and excitement to gamers and players will also paying attention to my health. He says please look forward to verse. Nelson sure both five fourteen and sixteen as well. So that's that's interesting Poor guy he's going to be It's going to be busy. So here's president condo from foul com. He's as keyword is turning point in two thousand twenty one foul to major milestone of its fortieth anniversary naturally. Would we should always aim for rejuvenation regardless of turning points occasions. Like this are important. So i'd like to use this opportunity to review our current development methods and systems. I wanted to increase the number of development lines and staff in the cabin. So we've already expanded and reformed we await the applications for those interested in development fell com much much needed president condo. You guys need you guys. Needed just expand like crazy. You really got to kind of get in step with some of the other companies. We love your work but you need to invest a little bit. And so. That's i'm happy to i'm happy to hear that To say the least let's see. Is there anything else to rpg related. I don't think so no. I didn't say anything there. I didn't see a hundred and ten people. So maybe there's a new one coming over. This one was This article came out just a few hours ago. So maybe will be some more reported on the next podcast. I would love to know what you guys are looking forward to most into twenty twenty one Obviously there's a few things there could be. We know we know. Graham fancy rethink is twenty twenty. Two nine percent sure tells arrives going to be tween twenty two. Don't even say sixteen is not coming out in twenty one okay. Neither is remake part two so those the big ones. I think we're going to kind of let go for a little while. But we've got some great games coming out we're gonna talk all about what is for sure coming out on that next podcast and look back at what's happened so far. Have you guys had an awesome christmas convert to a new year. We'll do a new year. Podcast i think thursdays okay. Things are a little bit different right now like next week the kids out of school but then going virtual the week after so as if live can get crazier become a teacher as well right. You guys are all feeling that strain The parents out there as well and his can't just get one bit of for for too long. That would be too easy so anyway. I will talk to you guys here next week. Hopefully it's on thursday but We'll just have to wait and see what works out. Best for all of us. Enjoy whatever jaffe effigies got for christmas or if you're still playing through a game you already had and i see us here very soon. My name is james fisher for the gop report. Thank you so much for this thing. Each and every week until next time get back out there and level up.
China restricts US official travel to Hong Kong
"Some U. S. officials are now being restricted by China from traveling to Hong Kong the move comes in retaliation to similar measures imposed on Chinese individuals by Washington China's foreign ministry has announced that US diplomatic passport holders visiting Hong Kong in nearby Macau will temporarily no longer receive visa entry privileges these restrictions on what China's foreign ministry spokesman described as reciprocal sanctions the reference is most likely to US sanctions the ball certain Chinese and Hong Kong officials from traveling to the U. S. the US ban targeted those who had a role in imposing a crackdown on free speech and opposition political activity in Hong Kong China sees U. S. actions as an attempt to interfere in China's internal affairs and undermining China's core interests I'm Karen Thomas
China condemns opposition resignations as a 'farce,' challenge to authority
"China has condemned the mass resignation of pro democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong as a blatant challenge to the authorities. Their action followed The expulsion of four other lawmakers under new rules imposed by Beijing are China correspondent Stephen McDonald reports on the last day inside the Legislative Council Pro democracy politicians of being handing in their official resignations in protest at the dismissal of four of their colleagues by Hong Kong's later Carrie Lam from the building second floor. A banner was unfold by one of them to crying, the chief executive for corrupting the city. Beijing is now empowered her administration to dismiss any opposition politician deemed to be showing insufficient loyalty to the motherland. Chinese government's representatives in the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office warned resigning politicians against begging for outside intervention or offering encouragement for radical
The Hippie Trail Killer Charles Sobhraj
"Nineteen seventy four, thirty year, old Charles Sobhraj had an international rap sheet that would make any con artists blush. He committed grand theft auto and France smuggled black vehicles into Bombay oath thousands to Macau's casinos and robbed a jewelry store and telly. Perhaps. Worst of all Charles tricked his half brother Andre into switching places with him abandoning him to eighteen years of hard labor. Charles was a manipulator of the highest order and he was only shot just getting started after his escape from a Turkish prison. Charles made his way back to Southeast Asia from there, he concocted a scheme to con people out of their money and identities. Charles, stationed himself along the HIPPIE trail, a tourist laden road between Thailand and Turkey because he was half Indian and half Vietnamese he easily blended in and could pose a helpful local. He often claimed to be a gem dealer or photographer and offered his services to help guide Western tourists. Once he gained their trust, he robbed them blind or convinced them to smuggle precious gems for him. For over a year Charles Rome to Southeast Asia perfecting his scams and in May of nineteen seventy five, he was in northern India carrying out his usual scheme on some French tourists when he met a young Canadian woman who would change everything. Twenty, nine year old marie-andree. Leclair was French Canadian and had never traveled outside of her country. But when she arrived in India, she was delighted to meet a man who introduced himself as a long goatee. Along was really Charles who used his fluency in French to Charles Marie and convince her he was a famous photographer. Charles Pursued Marie suddenly at first coming across us a mysterious rogue adventurer then to Marie, it seemed like he wasn't entirely interested. So of course, she fell head over heels in love with him. When her vacation eventually came to a close Charles asked her to stay and travel with him through Thailand but Marie used she had a life back home in Canada once in Quebec. However, Marie couldn't stop thinking about the mysterious along she wondered if she should have prolonged her travels and as she felt the weight of regret, a slew of love letters from her dashing prints made up her mind. Convinced. He was the one Marie flew back to meet Charles in. August of Nineteen, seventy five. She was completely devoted to him and completely unaware of his criminal past or his criminal present for that matter. That Fall Charles Marie were in Thailand spending time in the coastal town of Taya. But when they met a young Australian couple Charles knew it was the perfect opportunity to test Marie devotion to him. He Convinced Marie to help him drug their coconut milk when the tourists were knocked out Charles and Marie stole all of their belongings and ran by the time. The Australians Awoke Charles. Marie were Long Gone
Is NYC on its deathbed?
"Last month executives from more than one hundred and sixty of New York City's largest employers, banks, and law firms, sports, leagues, and Real Estate Developers sent a letter to the Mayor Bill De Blasio. They warned that his poor management of the pandemic was threatening long-term damage. There is widespread anxiety the wrote over public safety cleanliness and other quality of life issues that are contributing to deteriorating conditions in commercial districts and neighborhoods across the five boroughs. The five boroughs of New York. City to see you know are the Bronx Manhattan Brooklyn Queens and Staten Island. Also just so you know Bill de Blasio is Democrat who even before the pandemic was almost comically unpopular. We don't need to get into the details, but if you want to read up on him, just do a search for de Blasio that's DB L. A. S.. and. Then arrogant or hypocrite even schmuck. Considered this campaign ad from a fellow Democrat. The less bill de Blasio is the worst mayor in the history of new. York. City and that is. Rose. Congressman. You don't sound very happy about that. Blacks Rose Macau. Grossman now you and I happen to know each other a little bit through a family connection. My son, has worked on your campaign in in your office in DC. Do you saw me swear to not let that relationship influence this interview I solemnly swear rose represents new. York's eleventh district historically the only congressional district in the city, the votes Republican it includes all of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn one of the highest rates of unionization of any district in America cops firemen. Teachers. Nurses. First. Responders Sanitation Workers, folks who we just recently started calling essential workers but quite frankly, they were always essential like every member of the House of Representatives rose is up for re election in. I don't care about politics my friend. Not Right now. On employment skyrocketing the economy in disarray people fearful further. Fearful. For their future of their families the time to be thinking about how to help people making government finally work again, people are so disgusted with their government that's on the left, the middle and the right. You recently said there is no reason that every single teacher in New York City should not be tested at least every other day as far as I know that's not even close to happening. It's not happening because a failure of leadership a failure of imagination nobody has confidence in this city right now there's no plan there's no solidarity. There's no resources with a system of pool testing with a system with New York City is acting almost as if it is a venture capitalist, it comes to figuring out the most innovative ways to beat the pandemic investing in them early on with private partnerships and then dramatically scaling them. There's no reason we couldn't be testing every single teacher every other day we asked Mayor de Blasio for an interview but he declined there are at least two reasons why in political circles de Blasio is considered particularly unskilled last year he spent a lot of time outside the city for president even though he had virtually no constituency. He's also managed to annoy the one person a New York City mayor can't afford to annoy the governor of New York Andrew Cuomo. New York mayors have a history of acting like the most powerful person in one of the most important cities in the world which to be honest it's not entirely inaccurate. A lot of the city's leverage runs through Albany the state capital what we need, and what this has not done is we need someone who's willing to exist in reality. Guess what if you want the city the prosper you need the governor. If you want the city to prosper, you shouldn't be at tagging housing them. You should be working with him but as Max rose season, the Basel Administration was failing New York long before covid hit in some ways the mayor and his administration took up a new form of laissez faire economics where they said well, we don't have to invest in the future of this city because people have to stay here, people will need to stay here. People will always come here and build their businesses. We don't have to do anything. Well, that's of course, not the case this is a competitive country and it is a competitive world. During the pandemic New York City's been competing with neighbors like New Jersey and Connecticut, and New York suburbs also Florida and Arizona in Nashville Austin those at least are a few of the places that some New Yorkers have fled to. But how many? The truth is no one really knows yet. Pre pandemic the city's population was eight point three million. The New York Times analyzing cell phone data from that four hundred, twenty thousand people had left the city between March and may most of them wealthier residents with a second home. But that measurement has an obvious limitation leaving the city with your cellphone doesn't mean you won't return especially if you own your home since right now is not the easiest time to sell a New York apartment. Here's another probably better metric since March, roughly two, hundred, fifty, thousand New Yorkers have filed with the post office to change their mailing address. That's about double the number from the same period last year. So that suggests roughly one hundred and twenty-five thousand higher than normal outflows that goes with a significant decline also hard to measure in the number of people moving into new. York. Still in a city of eight point, three million, this doesn't seem to qualify as a mass exodus. To. Get a slightly finer greened look at population outflow. We called up Nancy Wu I'm an economist at St Easy where I look at the trends about real estate and then create analyses to tell stories about the data street easy is listing service used by landlords and renters, buyers, and sellers and real estate agents. It manages a pretty impressive database. I have access to all of the market data on the sales and the rentals listings in the universe of real estate listings in New York, city and what has seen since the. So Manhattan rental inventory as of July there's been thirty seven thousand listings on the market that is a sixty five percent growth from last July and how about in say Queens and Queens you should now has two point, two, million people whereas Manhattan has only one point six, million in Queens there six, thousand, six, hundred listings on the market, and that's a twenty six percent increase from last July. So inventory grew everywhere when looking at the borough level but grew way more Manhattan. So that's some rental data. What about home sales in July? There's thirty seven percent fewer Manhattan. That went into contracts than in the same month last year there's largely been a fast forwarding of the natural attrition of the City so New Yorkers were planning on moving to the suburbs within one to two years are doing. So now instead so these New Yorkers are taking advantage of the low mortgage rates to move to the suburbs. So that's another hint that the outflow may not be as apocalyptic as some people think at least not yet that may be more of a one time acceleration of constant trend. Although of course, those outflows are usually countered by inflows will keep moving into New York. There are a lot of reasons to suspect not particularly in the short term, the city is diminished and it remains relatively expensive especially housing although that too is changing at least a bit in Manhattan rents fell by three percents year over year since last July that's the biggest decline we've seen since agree recession when rents fell ten percent but Wu says, we may be seeing only the beginning of this trend we do expect Manhattan rents could fall by more than ten percent because there's a lot of factors where the pandemic has more impact on rents than the great recession did. That may be especially true for two reasons. The first is that a recovery from pandemic is likely even more uncertain than recovery from a financial crash. The second is that the pandemic isn't done doing its damage on the economy just last week, we saw tens of thousands of new layoffs and furloughs announced by firms like Disney and united and American Airlines and even when jobs aren't based in New York City, there is a trickle down effect on the financial services and banking industries here on consulting and accounting firms on commercial real estate and the hospitality sector. A recent audit by the New York State Comptroller reported that over the next year between the third and a half of New York City's restaurants and bars may close permanently.
"macau" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"Accompanies it to a certain extent because high roller gamblers, they're not going to the clubs. You know they're going to spend money in the casinos, which is why you have these huge casinos here. and. They're going to spend money on escorts and. They're not going into the clubs to pay fifty dollars for a drink. And look for someone. If you go into the casino floor. You'RE GONNA walk around there. You're going to see a tremendous amount of girls. That are standing next to guys gambling. Yes. When you look at the guy and you look at the girl compete very obvious. They not together they're get there but they're not together you know yeah like their escorts and. I do want to mention I don't know if you will mention but a lot of the women that do come up. There are generally from like Southeast Asia or they're from a country where the dollar is not necessarily strong in their country, they will go onto. Macau Hong Kong where their dollar is much stronger and they will basically do their thing for a couple of months, and then for the rest of the year they come back super-rich. Yeah. So I've got some friends that you know when I met them I didn't know that their escorts or I'm going to say called himself escorts but by density. Is it okay so he may be you know more than me. Any sandbagging mother. You know what? Why don't you just finish this by yourself? You live there. But no, I've met some and a you're hanging out with them for maybe four hours in the you don't even know yours hanging out and drinks. You know socializing. And then made me two o'clock or so rows around and suddenly they're oh, by the way I'm such such per hour but let's go to your place also say, Hey, you wanna go hang out in another or this or let's go to your place. Yes, I've I've seen that inflection elite in it's the best trip ever because you're getting drinks you're having a great time and it's like two o'clock rolls around and then you're like, oh, it's over like owing to take this girl home and then and then they're like. Well, I'm actually an escort. So if you WanNa take me home, this is how much it's GONNA cost. So the the real you end like that it's a gamble for them but I went when I was over there and when I saw it yeah it definitely works. Because they really winter you have like A. Minute obviously don't have an emotional connection if something just met but you have this like emotional connection with them to where They..
"macau" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"We're not thinking anyone to speak to us. Ma'am the third time. She looks over psych mask have a mask where it's an elevator. and Said Oh sorry like on the maps. So stuff like that still happens here is just much more rare and it's obviously a much older generation that's concerned about it got. That's like one time out of you know I don't even know how many times we got in the elevator without mass. No one says anything. Partly because they don't want to be confrontational or early because they don't care it's hard to say, yeah, it seems like they're pretty passive over there when I visited there kind of minding their own business. And everybody walks so fast over there. Do you feel like the speed of your walking has increased dramatically? Being over there. I. Don't know I feel like. Be because I don't think. Faster like when I was over there because everybody just walks so fast. It's hard to say I guess when I'm walking with the young she'll always tell me to slow down. So maybe I've gotten the habit of washing faster. But I know that I hate walking behind people even if they're going at the same speed, meanwhile speed up to be in front of them. But then there's always someone in front of them. So it's constantly speeding up in passing. Anywhere, I'm going plus it's like eighty ninety to one hundred percent humidity here all the time. So if I walk if I WANNA get inside. Something Yeah and then pouring swept at a time I, get a divorce so. Just. Come become used to. Just being drenched in sweat all the time like changed my shirt three four times a day. So. So how I I mean I've been over there as well but you know the nightlife, the partying the food and everything are a bunch of amazing things over in Macau and Hong Kong as well. What else? Can you tell the crowd? That is a? A good reason for them to come and visit. You know what's funny. I told a friend. So I went to I was here for a while back to the states for a summer or something a couple years ago. And one of my friends was coming over here during the time when I was gone, which was stupid. And it was kind of traveling world news going to be in Hong Kong. And based on my experience from what I knew over time I'm like, yeah. Go to Macau Day maybe a night you'll have a good time. and. I was like, yeah, if you have any questions message me. And I message from people that I knew. Friend? That's. Coming. into. This. Area. He does know anything. So if I shoot you a message guys WanNa, hang out with him, take him out or something. Yeah I'll do it. and. Then he comes. Message me. And he? Goes to Hong Kong then he comes to Macau and I don't hear from him. Like a month later maybe longer. Member but I was talking to my other friends who had talked to him. He's like, yeah, my friend I'M NOT GONNA say his name but Like. Hey Hastened Macau was the worst experience you ever. I was like, well, what do means you said there's nothing to do. In her nothing to do with like the gambling capital of the world I mean there's nothing to do like he couldn't find anything to do. So I guess if you just randomly show up here and you don't do any research. You're not. Time. Maybe because. Macau is really focused on gamble. And Arnie Damn. Well. You would think gambling partying companies gamble you would think that..
"macau" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"And and and on. Do you believe that if he? What do you think the reaction would be let's just say there is a similar George George Floyd. Incident over in say Hong Kong Macau Taipa or just anywhere in that general region. Do you feel like there would be. The same reaction in that country versus the US. No. I, mean to get that same situation here would be almost impossible anyway. Because you don't. You don't have the same. You have completely different environments. You know you have. You got police officers. Are trained to do something one. I am. I absolutely support. place one, hundred percent I think their job is nearly impossible. I would not want to do it at all, but there's also some problems with the system that encourages the that. Encourages them to make arrests. Give tickets do these sort of things because it's a business. Everything has turned into a business news. That's why a prompt we have the news everything's about getting income. Reaching your quotas so that the next year you get more money, all these things that incentivize people to make sure that they get arrested at one. So I can't say a whole lot about here because I don't know if they have the same incentive structure going on. So it's hard for me to tell. You know if you if you look at the shootings around the world from police violence involving police, the US has a significant higher amount shootings than other places and that can be. Any number of reasons. And people can say the cops are bad but the fact is. If. You tell someone. If you walk into Room A. That guy has a fifty fifty chance of having a gun that will kill you. You walk into room be there's a basically a five percent chance that guy has a gun to kill him. You're going to end up with more violence in the first room. Then the second group, it's very. This is very obvious I think in the US has a lot of guns in their in society and I absolutely support the second amendment. But the fact is it just does raise the intensity of the situation, the anxiety of the police officer who wants to go home to his family. So it's just a very different situation and you're never gonNA run across the citizen here very very rarely ever you're to run across a citizen that has a gun at home or at gun in their car or gun on them or any sort of weapon for that matter it's just a different situation. so if it did happen. It it would just be completely different especially. The report comes out that the person is on all kinds of drugs and whatnot up. How much would go public? I just don't think that situation happen but. Deep. Government kind of the suppresses some of the news kind of for the greater good for. In their opinion for the greater good to not have a social disturbance and riots and things like that. Do you feel like in some ways that the culture over there or the government over there suppresses those kinds of stories so there's not that much divide. Do get s cover out of getting out. If. It's good or bad know obviously it's interesting enjoyed. Yeah. It just it's very it's very different and. You know it's like those you know a conversation are maybe didn't have his you've studied business in university. Greg..
"macau" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"Between McCowan, Typo it's completely different. If you go over from the Macau side, it's much older that was slow the land that was already there from my best understanding. And most of Typo in the coach trip with casinos and stuff. This is all brought in lamb. So you know like Dubai brings in all the land and creates their own islands. It's similar to that towards. Yes. Constantly doing construction bringing in their homeland and they're building on top though. So yeah when I I remember flying in and there is literally just areas of sand just everywhere and they're basically making islands they are expanding so much. Because there is such a high demand for gambling. You know for these eastern countries, you're getting Russians middle Easterns Turkish e everything. And even I don't know if does mainland China allow gambling. and Shanghai or something like that something that's something I. Don't know ton about unfortunately I I'm sure that they would I don't understand why they wouldn't. You know pretty much anything that brings. Currency to the Chinese government, which is most of their big businesses and stuff is owned by the government. So again, imagine why they would not do it but technically I don't know I just know that Macau's the hub for her. And I guarantee you China really wants to get their hands on Macau and Taipa. Just because of all the income that's being generated through there. But. I think even with the restrictive is going on with supposed to be the One Country Two Systems. I sing from my understanding that Macau is pretty much completely under the control of China and that's why. You don't really see the same sort of riots and stuff that you've seen in Hong Kong, because Macau is more subservient. I. Guess like they're they're they're more pro China Macau maybe as population so much smaller. I'm nine Charlie. Sure why but there's you know I. Know a lot of Chinese people here. They. Don't. They don't have the same Views, towards China that..
"macau" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"Something like that they are supposed to return to China. And so there's the skepticism what's going to happen at that point although I think we're seeing now what's going to happen before that point? Since Hong Kong's kind of a model of what's going on. So. Yeah I don't remember your original question but. The transition like just what was it like? Yeah. So I wrote the Journal. And I remember I was very shocked. 'cause I'd never been anywhere and I showed up here thinking I'm going to a third world country where everything's underdeveloped. And I show up and. It was you know mccullers, Vegas of Asia. I. Think One of their casinos does eleven times the revenue of a biggest combined. Yes. Yeah and so it's just it's a huge hot zone for in the hotels eighty huge if you look at the MGM stand over in. Vegas compared to. You know the when are you know whatever that's over there? They're ridiculously huge. Yeah. It's insane. So usually get everybody from the east side because there's not really many gambling areas on the east side of the world than you know has a there might be some or a little bit of gambling but not nearly. To the extent of what Macau is. Macao definitely, the hub, and so if the US you of what is it fifty million or billion or something people you know you have billions of people over here yeah and so you know Macau is the hot spot that they all come to. It's just it's just ridiculous obviously now it's down for sure but. The number now for people in general no and I don't maintain erupt to you but there is a north and east side and the northern side is kind of the older Macau area were. It has just some of the older CONC- casinos and the southern part when you crossed the bridge and go down south of the island in the type area, there are the more newly developed..
US diplomat in Hong Kong says security law use a 'tragedy'
"Diplomat in Hong Kong says it's a tragedy to use the semiautonomous Chinese territories New National security law to chip away at fundamental freedoms there. And create an atmosphere of coercion and self censorship. The U. S consul general to Hong Kong and Macau says Hong Kong's success has been because of its openness and that the U. S will do everything it can to maintain that.
Why Casino Stocks Dropped Like a Rock on Thursday
"Casino stocks getting rocked in today's market selloff. Let's CONTESSA brewer for the breakdown high contessa. Either Joe Yeah Wind gave investors some intra quarter color, and it was pretty dark. Though neighbouring Guangdong Province anticipates allowing students and teachers to begin traveling to Macau tourists have not been allowed back so here we are three months after casinos reopened over there corona virus closures and wins losing about two million dollars per day in Macau alone. It just reopened Las Vegas one week ago and Massachusetts is still closed now. Las Vegas Sands to would be experiencing a failure to launch in Macau because of a lack of visitation and its most profitable single property Marina Bay, Sands Singapore is not allowed to reopen. Reopen yet LAS VEGAS SANDS MAKES UP only about ten percent of its revenues. In the US rising Kobe, cases, following states reopening worries about recession and unemployment, maybe tampering down some of that enthusiasm that we saw driving shares higher over the last month. Triple digit gains in some cases the laggards of this day are MGM Resorts Down Thirteen Percent Penn Eldorado CEO told me yesterday. He's feeling a lot of phone calls regarding the merger with Caesar's following the implosion of that Simon Taubman deal. He told me quote. We are still one hundred percent moving forward and expect late June early July Close
Family says Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98
"Macau casino tycoon Stanley ho is dead at the age of ninety eight considered the father of modern gambling in China he was also Macau's richest person a lavish Spender and dashing ballroom dancer he secured a four decade monopoly on casinos and parlayed his home advantage to build the empire that still dominated the industry after it open to foreign companies in two thousand two wielding great influence both in Macau and neighboring Hong Kong his daughter said he died Tuesday his long eventful life track the ebb and flow of southern China's
Macau gambling king Stanley Ho dies aged 98
"The man nicknamed the king of gambling Stanley ho has died at the age of ninety eight Hong Kong born businessman investor and philanthropist run a casino impala in Macau for decades having won a government monopoly from the then Portuguese colony the end Kleve has now become the world's gambling capital Stanley who love dancing and one of his instructors became his fourth and final
Family says Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98
"The man nicknamed the king of gambling Stanley ho has died at the age of ninety eight hello Hong Kong born businessman investor and philanthropist run a casino and Paul in Macau for decades having won a government monopoly from the then Portuguese colony the N. clave has now become the world's gambling capital certainly has a lot of dancing and one of his instructors became his fourth and final
China Abandons Growth Target for Year as Coronavirus Disrupts Economy
"China's annual session of parliament has begun with a warning that the country is facing immense economic challenges because of the coronavirus prime yet Likud Chung told a whole of nearly three thousand delegates that he wouldn't announce a growth target for twenty twenty the gathering is the most important political events of the year attention has been diverted from China's response to the pandemic buy a new national security low G. to be imposed on Hong Kong in his speech Mr Lee insisted that the territory would remain autonomous one juror you must comprehensively and accurately implement the one country two systems in Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong Macau people ruling the council policies with a high degree of autonomy of establishment proved the legal system I mean forced mechanism of the special administrative region maintain national security and implement the constitutional responsibility the legislation could see demonstrate his face charges including sedition and treason China hopes the law will stop a repeat of last year's widespread protests in the territory what is being criticized by pro democracy politicians who say it will end Hong Kong's special status Emily Lau is a former member of the Legislative Council I think at the end of one country two systems whereby in the old the Chinese government promised Britain and the international community after the handle their ninety seven Hong Kong people can continue to enjoy a free lifestyle freedoms rule for all personal safety which do not exist in mainland
"macau" Discussed on 600 WREC
"People that talk about state children's they cherish what out they had a bad day it might be she morning taking him and him alone to let the baby she's doing to her diet okay my much more regular meetings like the day and that every every two hours there will be and I have to go hello okay and I had to pick that laid out and have one of my children come and name to get off the phone and that is that gonna have they do at their house if you have a word for one arm go up in a house they automatically assume you I've been there steal everything and the thing about it is they don't I don't know it they'll have nothing worth stealing and I do not come they have to stay here I come to the work when I used to do out there I have had some job I have Waltham job I've been the five from five to mow down the most people to fill out an application for a I tried to work that he does nursing home and all the people got on my nerves I was them at ask act come over here and do this here and come rub this on me and just hit Macau light out of time when I tell you I'll bet and that's both a too much due to the fact of the statue of limitations.
Why Casino Stocks Dropped
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