* RBA signals daunting hurdle for another cut to interest rates
TOKYO, Feb 21 A resort hosting casinos in Japan could cost up to $10 billion to build, Las Vegas Sands Corp's chief said, as the casino operator looks to win operating rights in what is widely expected to become the world's second-biggest casino market.
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* Asia equities retain upbeat mood from European and US sessions
SEOUL, Feb 22 South Korea's finance minister said on Wednesday he will seek a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, during the upcoming Group of 20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors.
WASHINGTON, Feb 21 A trade association representing General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp , Volkswagen AG and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.
NEW YORK, Feb 21 Construction activities in New York City will last for seven years as Amtrak builds its multibillion-dollar train tunnel underneath the Hudson River, an official said late on Tuesday, disclosing how long disruptions will likely last in a part of Manhattan already jammed up by massive real estate development.
TOKYO, Feb 22 Japanese stocks edged down on Wednesday morning in choppy trade as a pause in the dollar's rise against the yen kept investors on the sidelines as they awaited the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting for clues for interest rate hikes.
TOKYO, Feb 22 Melco Crown Entertainment is ready to outspend rival casino operators to build a Japanese casino, its chief said on Wednesday, a day after Las Vegas Sands Corp put a price tag of up to $10 billion on a facility in Japan.
* JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, HSBC selected as lead underwriters-WSJ
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but will leave protections in place for immigrants known as "dreamers" who entered the United States illegally as children, according to official guidelines released on Tuesday.