Strong quarter for Las Vegas Sands

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands, owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, yesterday said fourth-quarter earnings rose 35.8 per cent from a year ago, helped by a strong performance in China. Fourth-quarter net income rose to $434.8m, while earnings per share rose 35.9 per cent to 53 cents from 39 cents a year earlier. Revenues rose 20.9 per cent to $3.08bn.