Issue: January 29, 2015   (Archive)
Thursday, January 29, 2015   



Banknote spill bonanza lands two in court
Two men were charged with theft yesterday after a HK$52.5 million cash spill in Wan Chai on Christmas Eve.

More wheelchair cabs set to take road
Up to 200 taxis capable of carrying passengers in wheelchairs will be on the streets by the end of this year.

Miff at new dent to male pride in lovers' tiff
A snapshot of a man kneeling in front of a woman, believed to be his girlfriend, in a Yuen Long mall has gone viral.

Six held as cops bust home burglar gangs
Two burglary gangs who raided village houses and flats in the New Territories have been smashed with the arrests of six people.

Luxury homes become sales focus
Sales of luxury homes are picking up and more projects are expected to launch after the Lunar New Year holiday.

Slower loan growth for local banks
Total loans rendered by local banks rose just 12.7 percent last year from 2013, with trade finance slipping 1.4 percent, Hong Kong Monetary Authority data showed yesterday.

A little extra in the pay packet
Hong Kong employees will be given bonuses equivalent to 1.56 months of their salary in the lunar year, up 8 percent from a year back, a survey by HR Business Solutions Asia has found.

Rogue agents on rise
Complaints about new home sales practices jumped nearly 30 percent in 2014 from a year earlier, as more agents illegally lent money to prospective buyers for registering intent to buy in a bid to stimulate market response, the Estate Agents Authority said yesterday.

Apple calls it right
Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season and strong sales in China, although the US remained the top iPhone market.

Mainland growth target set to be 7pc
China plans to cut its growth target to around 7 percent in 2015, its lowest goal in 11 years, sources said.



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