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  1. July 2, 2014

    China Eastern Airlines launches low-cost subsidiary

    China Eastern Airlines has become the first of the country’s big three carriers to launch a budget airline, in a move that...

  2. April 4, 2014

    Investing in China: time to be bold

    Go on, be bold. Buy China. If there can be a consensus contrarian bet, it is increasingly Chinese stocks. This year, even...

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  1. Aerospace 2012

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  1. beyondbrics

    September 12, 2013

    NQ Mobile: it pays to be less Chinese

    “How many Chinese brands can you name?”, a Chinese host asked at the beginning of the WEF session on ‘Rebranding China’. His...

  2. June 16, 2013

    Passenger demand: Frills airline reflects challenge to Chinese carriers

    In China’s state-dominated airlines sector, private carriers are saddled with the least attractive flight routes. So Spring...

  3. May 24, 2013

    China clears Boeing’s Dreamliner for commercial domestic flights

    China has cleared the 787 Dreamliner for commercial flight for the first time, giving Boeing a boost as its prized, but...

  4. April 8, 2013

    China’s airlines: mind the bumps

    On any flight with bad turbulence there is a moment where it stops and you hope that the stomach-lurching is over. Monday’s...

  5. beyondbrics

    April 5, 2013

    Asian airlines & bird flu: don't panic

    embed1 In the bird flu pandemic of a decade ago, airline stocks plunged by up to 30 per cent as travellers scrapped their...

  6. December 30, 2012

    Gatwick chief warns against airport hub

    London should develop three dual-runway airports to solve its aviation capacity challenge and limit the dominance of...

  7. December 21, 2012

    Chinese trail in top CEO rankings

    Top 10 CEO’s Only three chief executives from mainland China make the top 100 in the latest ranking of corporate leaders’...

  8. December 5, 2012

    Nokia in smartphone deal with China

    Nokia has agreed to sell its latest flagship smartphone through China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom operator and the...

  9. September 19, 2012

    JAL makes muted return to stock market

    The relisting of Japan Airlines, the world’s second-biggest IPO this year after Facebook’s, was met by a tepid response from...

  10. August 30, 2012

    JAL to take off with $8.4bn share sale

    Japan Airlines has set a tight pricing range for its initial public offering, in an indication of strong demand among...

  11. August 29, 2012

    Tech stocks lift Asian equity markets

    Technology stocks led Asian indices to modest gains on Wednesday as the region’s smartphone makers appeared to shake off the...

  12. August 8, 2012

    Cathay Pacific – dangerous cargo

    Isn’t Asia supposed to be the one sunny bit in the otherwise cloudy outlook for airlines? Weathermen, as usual, are...

  13. July 29, 2012

    Chinese slowdown becomes painful

    China is in the middle of a decoupling of the worst kind for investors, with economic growth slowing relatively mildly but...

  14. June 11, 2012

    European airlines’ losses put at $1.1bn

    Global airlines are flying into increasing turbulence this year with losses at European carriers set to be nearly twice as...

  15. May 1, 2012

    Little to cheer for China’s frequent fliers

    Of all the things you might want during a lengthy flight delay, bouncy cheerleaders waving white pom-poms in your face are...

  16. April 18, 2012

    Gatwick sets sights on fresh markets

    Gatwick is seeking to become the UK’s main gateway to emerging markets, and is well placed to do so because it does not...

  17. beyondbrics

    March 28, 2012

    China: the next must-have, private jets

    It will come as no surprise that rich Chinese have developed a taste these days for private jets. It is a short step, in...

  18. March 27, 2012

    Chinese airlines hit by dispute over hedging

    A dispute with international banks has cost Chinese airlines dearly as they have been flying for much of the past year...

  19. March 20, 2012

    Chinese oil producers lead Asia lower

    Shares in China fell on Tuesday as oil producers lost ground after crude prices fell overnight on commodity exchanges. The...

  20. March 14, 2012

    Cathay Pacific: cruising altitude

    If it were anyone but an airline warning that 2012 looks “even more challenging than 2011”, listeners might suspect some...

  21. February 13, 2012

    Fuel costs and exchange rates throw Tam into loss

    Brazil’s Tam slumped to a loss last year as Latin America’s biggest international airline by market share was weighed down...

  22. February 13, 2012

    Asia gives aviation sector reasons for cheer

    With western airlines braced for losses in 2012 because of contagion from the euro zone crisis, Asian carriers should...

  23. December 19, 2011

    Gatwick airport attracts Asian airlines

    Gatwick airport is benefiting from a campaign to attract Asian airlines, with Korean Air starting to market thrice-weekly...

  24. November 16, 2011

    Property stocks take heavy toll on Shanghai

    Shanghai shares slumped by the biggest amount for almost two months as property developers led mainland stocks lower on...

  25. FT Alphaville

    September 21, 2011

    Overnight markets: Mixed

    Asian shares were under pressure with investors cautious ahead of the conclusion of the US Federal Reserve’s two-day...

  26. September 18, 2011

    BA faces €50m bill for carbon emissions

    British Airways faces a bill of nearly €50m, the highest of any airline, when carriers around the world are brought into the...

  27. June 27, 2011

    Banks and chipmakers hurt Asian equities

    Asian shares fell as as the prospect of stronger international capital requirements added to pressure on banks while...

  28. June 9, 2011

    Carmakers lead declines on Asian bourses

    Asian shares fell for a sixth consecutive day on Thursday, as persistent concerns about the global economic recovery weighed...

  29. May 15, 2011

    Groups wait for earthquake effect to strike home

    Devastation: the personal cost was immediate but the corporate consequences of the quake are still being played out The...

  30. March 15, 2011

    Airlines start cancelling flights to Tokyo

    European and Asian airlines cancelled flights to Tokyo and international companies chartered aircraft as large as the jumbo...

  31. March 9, 2011

    Fundamentals rule as airline and industrial stocks bounce

    Tokyo stocks led Asia higher while China’s Shanghai Composite breached the 3,000 level for the first time in four months as...

  32. March 8, 2011

    Wall Street rises as oil fears ease

    Boeing gained ground after the group signed a multibillion-dollar deal with two airlines in China while US equities bounced...

  33. March 8, 2011

    Airbus claims US helped Boeing deal

    Airbus lost a large Chinese passenger jet order to US rival Boeing, prompting a senior executive of the European aircraft...

  34. March 2, 2011

    Japanese stocks fall as oil prices surge

    Japanese stocks gave back most of the gains of the previous three sessions as fears of further turmoil in the Middle East...

  35. February 24, 2011

    China plans airport building spree

    China will build another 45 airports over the next five years, the industry regulator said on Thursday, raising fresh...

  36. February 24, 2011

    Indian stocks unnerved by rising commodities prices

    Indian stocks slumped by the most in nearly 16 months on Thursday, as inflation fears deepened over surging costs for oil...

  37. February 23, 2011

    Asian airlines feel effect of oil jump

    Asian stocks sank to their lowest levels of the year as the Libyan turmoil and resultant oil price jump continued to hammer...

  38. January 19, 2011

    Export orders worth $45bn signed

    US and Chinese officials touted a $45bn package of export deals on Wednesday to coincide with the state visit of Hu Jintao,...

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