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SINGAPORE/ CANBERRA, June 27- Rolls-Royce Plc failed to identify a defect that caused one of its engines to explode on a Qantas Airways Ltd aircraft carrying more than 400 people over Indonesia three years ago, an Australian safety regulator found.
JAKARTA, June 21- Military planes water-bombed Indonesian forest fires that worsened on Friday and blanketed neighbouring Singapore in record levels of hazardous smog for a third straight day in one of Southeast Asia's worst air-pollution crises.
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.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Monday after Wall Street hit a five-year high in the previous session as strong economic data buoyed sentiment.
Japan's two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, the latest in a series of incidents to heighten safety concerns over a plane many see as the future of commercial aviation.
A cyclone approaching Australia's northwest coast that forced miners to shut down key iron ore export terminals and offshore oilfields has intensified into a category four storm, the second-highest level, and will strengthen over the weekend.
Cash-rich Singapore Airlines will likely need acquisitions or more partnerships as it reshapes its strategy to tap into the fast growing Asian markets and to counter stiff competition from Middle Eastern carriers.
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*Singapore Airlines buys 10 pct Virgin stake for $108 mln. MELBOURNE, Oct 30- Singapore Airlines Ltd will buy a 10 percent stake in Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd for A $105 million, stepping up its competition with rival Qantas Airways Ltd in the lucrative Australian market.
*Singapore Airlines seen gaining exposure with 10 pct Virgin stake. MELBOURNE, Oct 30- Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd said alliance partner Singapore Airlines will buy a 10 percent stake for A $105 million, helping it compete with Qantas Airways in the lucrative Australian market.
MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday, with miners boosted by a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.
CANBERRA, Oct 9- Qantas Airways Ltd's chief executive said he was confident Australian regulators would approve a proposed alliance with Dubai's Emirates. Australia's biggest airline announced a 10- year alliance with Emirates last month that is currently under evaluation by the competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday on a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.
MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares eked out a 0.1 percent gain early on Tuesday, with support from higher iron ore prices countered by concerns about the global growth outlook after the IMF cut its economic forecasts for the second time since April.
CANBERRA, Oct 9- Australian shares are likely to lack strong direction early on Tuesday, with support from higher iron ore prices and an improvement in China's services sector countered by losses in copper prices and concerns about the global growth outlook.
NEW YORK-- Qatar Airways is joining an alliance of airlines including American Airlines, British Airways and nine other carriers that coordinate routes and allow passengers to earn frequent flier miles on each other's flights.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-- Rapidly expanding Gulf carrier Etihad Airways has agreed to jointly market some of its flights with Air France-KLM in what could be the beginning of a larger strategic alliance, the airlines said Monday.
NARITA, Japan-- Japan has a reputation for loving expensive things like overpriced real estate, gourmet melons and luxury brands. Ticket prices are plunging by about half, to 16,000 yen trips to the southwestern resort island of Okinawa or a 5,000 yen hop to Seoul.