Malaysia Property News is a free resource website sharing Daily Property News & information about Property in Malaysia, which related to, Property Market, Property Investment, Commercial Property , Hot Properties Malaysia, Real Estate, Retail Shop, Business Park, Condominium Malaysia, Terraces & Apartment Malaysia, Houses, Residence, Resort and many more.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Las Vegas Sands to stop parts of Macau project

MACAU: Las Vegas Sands said yesterday it was halting part of its huge development in the gambling haven of Macau due to trouble accessing credit amid the global financial crisis.

The firm, which operates two casinos in Macau including the giant Venetian, said in a statement that work on parts of a US$12 billion (US$1 = RM3.58) resort and casino development on a reclaimed strip of land - called the Cotai Strip - would be stopped.

"Sites five and six on the Cotai Strip will be temporarily suspended until conditions in the capital markets improve," the Las Vegas-based firm said in a statement.

It said it would continue to seek financing that would allow it to complete the project, which includes a 1,800-room Sheraton hotel and three casinos.

"Our temporary suspension programme will enable us to recommence development in an efficient fashion, should sufficient capital to complete phase one of our development plans become available on reasonable terms," the statement said.
It said work on the Four Seasons private apartments in Macau and its Marina Bay Sands project in Singapore would continue.

The company, whose US-listed share price has plummeted from US$148 last October to around US$8 this month on worries about its debt burden, said it was "in the process of" raising an additional US$2 billion in funding commitments.

The firm has invested heavily in Macau, spending US$2.4 billion on the giant Venetian casino-resort.

Its aggressive expansion in the United States and abroad and the credit crunch have left Las Vegas Sands struggling to service its US$10 debt.


No comments: