Asia-Pacific airlines cut fuel surcharges

Passenger fares are unlikely to drop in some instances

Fears grow for free speech in South Korea

Critics say government is using increasingly heavy-handed tactics

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Finland must consider loosening grip on Finnair, says CEO

IAG’s bid for Aer Lingus underscores need for ownership debate

Workers at a Vedanta smelting plant in Kitwe in Zambia

Zambia’s copper belt reels as price falls

Businesses sacrifice margins and fear job losses

Marubeni in $1bn writedown as oil slumps

Japanese trading house also hit by impairment charges on Gavilon

Mahindra to treble solar energy investment

Indian group seeking to capitalise on Modi’s manufacturing push

Malaysia Airlines plays down hack attack

Carrier hit by twin tragedies last year insists customer data secure

Gold Fields House at Sydney's Circular Quay viewed from the railway station
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Wanda earmarks $1bn for Australia site

Chinese developer snaps up landmark Sydney Harbour property

China to forge new markets for its output

Infrastructure investment in poorer countries to create markets

Qualcomm chip. The company is contesting an anti-trust case brought by Chinese authorities
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China: Monopoly position

Architect of Beijing’s antitrust laws says they are being used in a turf war between regulators

China buying more iPhones than US

Turning point highlights shifting power balance in smartphone market

China’s international lending has limits

Venezuela holds mirror to Beijing’s state-to-state financing model

Technology does not possess divine right

Silicon Valley needs to engage with democratic governments

BBVA boosts capital with Chinese deal

Spanish lender sells stake in China Citic Bank for €1.46bn

Price fears rise over mobile merger

Hutchison Whampoa union with Telefónica will slash competition

Li Ning’s fall is a cautionary tale

Fortunes of brand China may depend on not repeating its errors

Alibaba founder Ma aims for 2bn customers

Plan to expand ecommerce platform to small businesses worldwide

Kia blames Russia for 54% profit fall

Drop in shipments and rouble exchange rate hit performance

Kepcorp bids to take Keppel Land private

Property subsidiary offered up to S$3.6bn

Sony seeks delay releasing full results

Japanese group says computer systems are not fully restored


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