Issue: February 01, 2015   (Archive)
Sunday, February 1, 2015   

Weak Asian currencies hurt tourist numbers
The number of travelers from East Asian countries coming to Hong Kong has dropped sharply as regional currencies weaken against the US dollar.

Asylum seeker dies in village blaze
Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Sri Lankan, Sivarasa Sivatharan, believed to be an asylum seeker and whose body was found inside a burned-out tin house in Yuen Long.

Incentive to have more kids built into budget
Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun- wah is expected to increase the basic child allowance by 10 percent as well as raise allowances for bigger families of three and more children.

For in-flight meals, best buys are online
In-flight meals need not take a big bite out of your holiday pocket money. Just preorder online.

'Accident' verdict on missing plane
Malaysia last night formally declared missing flight MH370 an "accident" and its passengers and crew presumed dead - a step that opens the door for compensation payments but which was met with skepticism by distraught relatives.

Cash-grab man's luck runs out
Luck ran out yesterday for the first defendant to face justice for taking part in a mad free-for-all for HK$52.5 million in cash spilled on a Wan Chai street.

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