packer crown

Tel Aviv resident James Packer was probably sweating on who will win today's presidential election in the Philippines, fretting about his stuttering Asian expansion strategy that, not so very long ago, looked for all the world like a stroke of genius. But why bother?

Richer than both the current Prime Minster and Kevin Rudd’s wife put together, Packer didn't need to keep busting a gut in Asia, where the tables, for once, were loaded against him.