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    1. July 21, 2015

      Tony Fernandes loses Asia Tune Hotels partner

      Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian entrepreneur behind AirAsia, has suffered a setback to his budget hotel business, which...

    2. July 3, 2015

      Jakarta warns AirAsia affiliate over negative equity

      The Indonesian affiliate of AirAsia, the low-cost carrier, has four weeks to raise new equity or risk withdrawal of its...

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    1. June 28, 2015

      AirAsia CEO pledges to prove airline’s critics wrong

      A catastrophic crash at his Indonesian airline, the relegation of his English football team, an embarrassing exit from...

    2. June 17, 2015

      AirAsia shares fall on questions about accounting and cash flow

      Shares in AirAsia fell almost 7 per cent on Wednesday amid investor concern over analysts’ reports that have questioned...

    3. March 2, 2015

      Queens Park Rangers owners write off £60m in loans

      Air Asia tycoon Tony Fernandes and steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal have written off loans worth £60m to Queens Park...

    4. February 19, 2015

      Concerns persist over Asean economic bloc

      When Google recently tried to move some engineers urgently from Malaysia to Thailand, the search engine titan hit a...

    5. February 3, 2015

      Harry Redknapp quits Queen’s Park Rangers

      Struggling Premier League football team Queen’s Park Rangers has been left to seek another manager, following Harry...

    6. January 28, 2015

      Chief executives spread their wings as fledgling tweeters

      When AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared on a trip from Surabaya to Singapore last month, the company’s chief executive,...

    7. January 13, 2015

      Divers recover second black box from doomed AirAsia flight QZ8501

      Divers have retrieved the second black box from an AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea late last month,...

    8. January 12, 2015

      Crash upsets AirAsia’s Indonesia ambitions

      AirAsia founder and chief executive Tony Fernandes has struggled to make headway in Indonesia — one of the world’s...

    9. January 7, 2015

      Divers find tail of doomed AirAsia Flight QZ8501

      Tail section of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 found Divers from Indonesia’s search and rescue agency have located the tail of...

    10. January 6, 2015

      Dark clouds mar the skies above Southeast Asia

      Tony Fernandes, the chief executive of AirAsia, has not been able to think about growing his business in recent weeks....

    11. December 31, 2014

      AirAsia flight QZ8501: recovery suspended due to bad weather

      Bad weather suspends AirAsia jet search Stormy weather forced authorities to suspend efforts to search for wreckage,...

    12. December 30, 2014

      AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Search teams find debris and bodies

      AirAsia jet search — Day 3 Indonesian search and rescue teams looking for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, which...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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 –...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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