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Travel news headlines for Thursday include a profit warning from Qantas, ice storms in the U.S. and wind warnings in Europe.
Indian shares outperformed on Thursday while the rest of region declined on uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve may taper its stimulus program.
LONDON, Dec 5- European shares looked to be stabilising after three days of sustained selling on Thursday, as focus turned to the European Central Bank's monthly meeting for any sign it is readying further support measures.
SYDNEY, Dec 5- Asian markets were mostly under water on Thursday as persistent speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields globally, while Japanese shares struggled to find their footing after a spill.
*Asian shares subdued after soft Wall St, Nikkei off again. SYDNEY, Dec 5- Asian markets were mostly under water on Thursday as never-ending speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields globally, while Japanese shares struggled to find their footing after a spill.
SYDNEY, Nov 28- The Australian government has flagged allowing majority foreign ownership or increased government support for Qantas Airways Ltd, a move that could shake up the regional aviation sector and make the national carrier a takeover target.
Asian equity markets followed their Wall Street counterparts higher on Thursday, led by a near 2 percent rally in Japanese shares.
*China says monitored flight of the B-52s. *Islands at heart of China territorial dispute with Japan. The defiance from Japan and its ally the United States raises the stakes in a territorial standoff between Beijing and Tokyo over the islands and challenges China to make the next move, experts said.
SYDNEY, Nov 27- Australia's treasurer said the government could lift foreign ownership restrictions or provide government support to Qantas Airways Ltd to allow the airline to compete better against domestic rival Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd, the Australian Financial Review reported on Wednesday.
*No response from China to B-52 bomber flights over new zone. *Islands at heart of China territorial dispute with Japan. The flight did not prompt a response from China, the Pentagon said, and the White House urged Beijing to resolve its dispute with Japan over the islands diplomatically, without resorting to "threats or inflammatory language".
*China seen chipping away at Tokyo's claim to administrative control over area.
SYDNEY, Nov 22- The bad-tempered battle between Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd and Qantas Airways Ltd over Australia's skies is a proxy for increasingly tough regional competition among carriers including ambitious Gulf airlines Etihad and Emirates.
SYDNEY, Nov 21- The bad-tempered battle between Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd and Qantas Airways Ltd over Australia's skies is a proxy for increasingly tough regional competition among carriers including ambitious Gulf airlines Etihad and Emirates.
Asian stocks tracked their U.S. peers lower on Thursday following a slightly less dovish than expected tone from the Federal Reserve.
Asian stocks erased gains on Monday after the latest comments from U.S politicians showed no signs of progress to resolve the budget standoff.
Singapore's project to double its air passenger handling capacity by the mid-2020s is set to extend its lead over neighbors, whose airports are struggling with congestion and construction delays.
Australia's government moved on Tuesday to scrap its carbon tax and bring forward an emissions trading scheme a year earlier than planned.
Asian stocks fell to new lows on Thursday, as sentiment remained vulnerable due to ongoing volatility in Japan's benchmark index, fears of Fed tapering and caution ahead of key central bank meetings in Europe.
Australia's competition regulator has granted Virgin Australia approval to take control of loss-making rival Tiger Australia in a move that will ramp up competition for Qantas Airways.
Australia's flagship carrier Qantas Airways said it has received compensation from Boeing for delays in deliveries of the grounded 787 Dreamliner jet.