Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., the Macau casino operator founded by billionaire Lui Che Woo, posted a 29 percent increase in first-quarter earnings and said it is seeing signs of improved demand from high-stake gamblers.
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a record for the eighth time in nine days, amid improving confidence in the world’s largest economy. Industrial metals fell on concern about China’s growth.
Chinese stocks rallied in New York, led by E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc., after better-than- estimated earnings from companies including WuXi PharmaTech Cayman Inc. boosted the outlook for corporate profits.
The 33,000 containers handled at JadeWeserPort since Germany’s only deepwater docks opened for business in September are a far cry from the annual 2.7 million forecast when state governments embarked on the 1 billion-euro ($1.3 billion) project a decade ago.