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    1. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Asian airlines welcome oil price slump but rue overcapacity

      For Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, the recent fall in the price of oil was an early Christmas present. By the end of the...

    2. October 21, 2014

      Cargiant and Queens Park Rangers battle to build thousands of London homes

      Two businesses have unveiled rival plans to build thousands of homes on the last big undeveloped site in London – even...

    Special Reports

    1. Special Report: The Business of Formula One 2012

      Divers’ championship: Vettel claims third straight world title Picture slideshow: Ima...
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    1. October 20, 2014

      Caterham F1 carmaker goes into administration

      The maker of the Caterham Formula One car has fallen into administration, threatening the future of the racing franchise....

    2. October 18, 2014

      Tune Group to invest £200m in UK budget hotels

      AirAsia entrepreneur Tony Fernandes is ploughing £200m into the fast-growing and highly competitive UK budget hotels market....

    3. October 2, 2014

      AirAsia chief says rival’s restructuring will benefit his carrier

      Tony Fernandes, the chief executive of Kuala Lumpur-listed AirAsia, Asia’s largest low-cost airline, has welcomed a planned...

    4. September 8, 2014

      Asean chiefs fear rising protectionism

      The chief executives of some of the biggest companies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have warned that...

    5. September 5, 2014

      Landowner blocks QPR’s stadium goal

      Tony Fernandes faces a formidable obstacle to his vision for a new stadium for Queen’s Park Rangers, as the Malaysian...

    6. August 19, 2014

      AirAsia has ‘no interest’ in Japan’s Skymark

      Tony Fernandes, founder and chief executive of AirAsia, has dismissed as “rubbish” a Japanese media report that his...

    7. July 15, 2014

      AirAsia X to buy 50 Airbus A330 Neo planes

      Airbus has secured AirAsia X as the launch partner for its new long-range passenger jet, with Asia’s largest low-cost...

    8. July 2, 2014

      AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes ends Formula One excursion

      Tony Fernandes has sold his struggling Caterham motor racing team to an unnamed consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern...

    9. June 26, 2014

      Rakuten and AirAsia plan low-cost carrier

      Shares in AirAsia, the region’s largest no-frills carrier, and Rakuten, Japan’s biggest online retailer, rose on Thursday on...

    10. February 27, 2014

      Asia budget airlines: no flying profits

      When he wasn’t giving away flights to the Maldives over Twitter, AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes found time on Thursday to...

    11. February 12, 2014

      Ambitious VietJet highlights capacity worries

      Vietnamese low-cost airline VietJetAir achieved notoriety shortly after its launch when it was fined by the country’s...

    12. February 10, 2014

      Low-cost airlines stake claims for supremacy in southeast Asia

      The airline industry is no stranger to personality-driven battles. Now, two southeast Asian heavyweights are facing off, as...

    13. February 10, 2014

      Optimism about aviation markets tempered by Asian jitters

      Asia’s growing middle classes and their desire to travel are making the region home to some of the world’s fastest expanding...

    14. December 16, 2013

      Asia’s budget airlines seek collaboration

      Four low-cost Asian airlines have unveiled a range of deals in a sign that intense competition and overcapacity is forcing...

    15. December 6, 2013

      Asia’s secret millionaires

      Banks in southeast Asia are limbering up for a protracted tussle with their Swiss and US rivals for a slice of the growing...

    16. November 12, 2013

      Indonesian demand for flights still sky high

      Offering 19 direct flights every day between Jakarta, the capital, and Medan, the biggest city on the resource-rich island...

    17. November 12, 2013

      Asia’s budget airlines hit turbulence

      “The People of India deserve to fly. Everyone should be able to fly,” Tony Fernandes, owner of AirAsia, tweeted recently....

    18. October 8, 2013

      Singapore Girl is facing a bumpy ride

      Singapore Girl is flying into turbulence. For years the advertising icon of Singapore Airlines – a stewardess dressed in a...

    19. September 26, 2013

      AirAsia India gains clearance for future Indian take-off

      AirAsia, the low-cost carrier started by Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian entrepreneur, has moved a step closer to taking off...

    20. September 19, 2013

      Tata to set up new Indian carrier with Singapore Airlines

      India’s Tata Group, the tea-to-telecoms conglomerate, and Singapore Airlines announced on Thursday plans to set up a new...

    21. June 25, 2013

      AirAsia abandons Japanese venture with ANA

      AirAsia, the Malaysia-based no-frills carrier, has admitted defeat in a two-year attempt to break into Japan’s low-cost...

    22. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2013

      AirAsia in India: all dressed up with no place to fly

      Talk about trying to run before you can walk – or in this case, fly. AirAsia is on the hunt for some tall, outgoing – and in...

    23. March 18, 2013

      Airbus wins $24bn Lion Air order

      Airbus achieved a coup on Monday by winning a $24bn order for more than 200 passenger jets from Lion Air, the fast-growing...

    24. beyondbrics

      March 6, 2013

      AirAsia/India: a done deal

      Though AirAsia’s flamboyant chief executive, Tony Fernandes, seemed to have taken it for granted, it’s a groundbreaking...

    25. beyondbrics

      February 22, 2013

      India: AirAsia's lukewarm welcome

      When New Delhi decided last September to permit foreign airlines to own up to 49 per cent of domestic Indian carriers, the...

    26. February 21, 2013

      Foreign airlines see beyond clouds in India

      India’s private airlines were once seen as a bright symbol of their country’s modernisation, as their rapid expansion...

    27. February 20, 2013

      AirAsia and Tata to set up Indian airline

      AirAsia and Tata Group have jointly announced plans to establish a domestic Indian airline to capitalise on the country’s...

    28. beyondbrics

      February 20, 2013

      Tata: back in the air

      Source: Tata Sons JRD Tata (pictured) is known as the man who ran India’s largest conglomerate for 53 years. He was also the...

    29. beyondbrics

      February 11, 2013

      [video] Asean progress provides a boost

      Air Asia has moved its headquarters to Jakarta. Chief executive Tony Fernandes talks to the FT’s Ben Bland about running a...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 11, 2013

      Indian aviation: choose your partners

      “Malaysian beauty in search of an Indian partner to start a family with.” “Impoverished Indian gentleman with a battered...

    31. beyondbrics

      January 3, 2013

      Further reading: earning for learning

      Thursday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: the high price of education is lowering the South Korean birth rate; an...

    32. January 2, 2013

      AirAsia hopes Lion Air will lose its roar

      Such is the pulling power of AirAsia that when it places a new aircraft order with Airbus, it is not just the chief...

    33. December 13, 2012

      Cameron seeks to allay Airbus fears

      David Cameron has sought to allay concerns that the UK could see its role within Europe’s leading aerospace group downgraded...

    34. November 15, 2012

      Fernandes wants faster route to car sales

      Tony Fernandes sits in the back of a Paris taxi and delivers a frank assessment of his Caterham Formula One team. “We blew...

    35. beyondbrics

      September 13, 2012

      Malindo: new airline in busy skies

      At the launch of an Indonesian-Malaysian airline in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week, Najib Razak, the Malaysian prime...

    36. July 1, 2012

      Budget airlines bank on Indonesian boom

      Tony Fernandes, the flamboyant Malaysian founder of Asia’s biggest budget airline by fleet size, has never met Liana...

    37. May 11, 2012

      Contrasting football clubs fight to stay up

      Lakshmi Mittal and Eddie Davies have never met. But on Sunday, they will be locked in a cut-throat struggle for Premier...

    38. April 13, 2012

      Small teams chase big dreams

      Two races into their third season in Formula One, and the Caterham, Marussia and HRT teams are still looking for their first...

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