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  • Fortescue Metals Group's Cloudbreak operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    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.

  • Cashed-Up Singapore Airlines Plots Asia Expansion Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 12:46 AM ET

    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.

  • Ice Class: Day Tours of Antarctica Onboard a 747 Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
    Antarctica Flights/Croydon Travel offering day-trip flights to Antarctica.

    Think you can't visit Antarctica in a day? Think again as one company offers day tours onboard a 747.

  • *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.

  • Iron ore rally lifts Australia shares to 14-mth high Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:49 AM ET

    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.

  • Australia shares edge up 0.1 pct, miners firm Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Qatar Airways joins airlines alliance Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    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.

  • Gulf airline Etihad partners with Air France-KLM Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:51 AM ET

    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.

  • Low-cost flying arrives in luxury-loving Japan Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Low cost flying arrives in luxury loving Japan Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:16 AM ET

    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.

  • PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - Oct 3 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:05 PM ET

    WELLINGTON, Oct 3- Following are some of the lead stories from New Zealand metropolitan newspapers on Wednesday. Xero shares near high as sales double: Xero shares surged to within sight of its highest level yesterday after the cloud accounting company said half-year sales were on track to double.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australian shares rallied 1 percent on Tuesday to their highest close in five months after the central bank cut its main cash rate in a bid to bolster growth in the face of weak commodity prices and global uncertainty.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 2- Australian shares advanced 0.5 percent on Tuesday, with investors on tenterhooks ahead of a central bank rate decision and resources stocks helped by stronger-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data.

  • Oct 2- Qantas Airways Ltd:. *Qantas Group- freight joint ventures with Australia post. *Says agreement to sell its 50 per cent stake in startrack to Australia post.

  • Relearning to Fly at Japan Airlines Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:26 PM ET
    Japan Airlines

    Japan Airlines’s initial public offering could be a monster affair. Analysts estimate that the airline could raise up to $8.8 billion in the offering, making it the biggest anywhere in the world since Facebook listed in May, the New York Times reports.

  • Nikkei Edges Lower After Wednesday's Surge Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:43 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei average edged lower on Thursday, after posting the biggest jump in two months the day before, as worries over an escalation of violence in Egypt nudged investors towards safer assets, offsetting strong U.S. jobs data.