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  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Qatar Airways said Friday it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, deepening wealthy Qatar's business ties to Europe and intensifying competition with the airline's fast-growing Gulf rivals. "It makes sense for us to work more closely together in the near term and we look forward...

  • *IAG would operate Aer Lingus as separate brand. DUBLIN, Jan 27- The board of Irish airline Aer Lingus has recommended an improved 1.36- billion-euro takeover offer from the owner of British Airways which now must sooth government concerns to win shareholder approval. Aer Lingus said its recommendation is subject to being satisfied with how IAG proposes to...

  • DUBLIN— Aer Lingus said Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish national airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign acquisition nine years after its privatization. The government, which retained a 25.1 percent share when it privatized Aer Lingus in 2006, opposed Ryanair's ambitions and has...

  • Aer Lingus recommends $1.5 bln offer from BA-owner IAG Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:13 AM ET

    DUBLIN, Jan 27- Aer Lingus's board has recommended an improved 1.36 billion-euro takeover offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group, the Irish airline said on Tuesday. The new proposal by the owner of British Airways, its third in six weeks, is worth 2.55 euros per share, up from a previous 2.40 euros, and includes a cash offer of 2.50 per euros share and a...

  • DUBLIN— Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is considering the proposal. Instead, Aer Lingus said acceptance of IAG's all-cash offer would require "irrevocable commitments" from the two biggest shareholders: rival budget carrier...

  • DUBLIN, Jan 20- Airlines enjoying a $100 billion windfall from lower oil prices this year are being urged not to let up on cost controls which helped them survive the recent oil price boom. Gerry Laderman, treasurer at United Continental Holdings, said that if oil prices stayed low, airlines could find themselves generating more cash than they expected.

  • Aer Lingus, Ryanair extending hedging position into 2016. SINGAPORE/ BERLIN, Jan 14- Global airlines, looking to lock in huge savings, are preparing to hedge more jet fuel to fix prices as they bet a slide in crude oil to six-year lows may peter out near $40 a barrel. In Europe, airlines such as Aer Lingus and Ryanair are aiming to take advantage of the low oil prices to...

  • LONDON, Jan 9- The owner of British Airways said on Friday that Aer Lingus had rejected a revised takeover approach valuing the Irish airline at 2.40 euros per share. Aer Lingus said in December it had rejected a takeover approach from its larger rival, which is keen to gain control of its highly coveted runway slots at London's Heathrow Airport.

  • *Euro STOXX 50 down 3.7 pct. LONDON, Jan 5- European equities fell sharply in choppy trading on Monday, with concerns over Greece's future in the euro zone and a steep drop in prices of crude oil and copper hurting financial and commodities stocks the most. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 fell 3.7 percent, the biggest one-day percentage drop since late 2011....

  • *Euro STOXX 50 down 3.1 pct, biggest one-day drop since Oct. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 fell 3.1 percent, the biggest one-day percentage drop since October, while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.9 percent to 1,336.94 points by 1535 GMT. Benchmark indexes in London, Frankfurt and Paris were down 1.5 to 2.6 percent.

  • European shares slip on Greek political uncertainty Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:11 AM ET

    With political uncertainty in Greece rattling markets before elections later this month, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said the German government wanted Greece to stay in the euro zone. The Jan. 25 election in Greece could vault the left-wing Syriza party into power, raising the risk of a sovereign default and severe losses for the European Central...

  • Greek jitters weigh on European shares Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:34 AM ET

    *Luxottica and airline Ryanair hit all-time highs. Political uncertainty in Greece was firmly in the spotlight ahead of elections later this month, as German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said the German government wanted Greece to stay in the euro zone. The Jan. 25 election in Greece could vault the left-wing Syriza party into power, raising the risk of a...

  • Can IAG’s bid for Aer Lingus get off the ground? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:17 AM ET

    With players like IAG, the Irish government, and Ryanair this could be one of the more entertaining bid battles of recent time.

  • *IAG keen on Aer Lingus's slots at London's Heathrow Airport. *Aer Lingus shareholders include Ryanair, Irish government. LONDON/ DUBLIN, Dec 18- Aer Lingus has rejected a takeover approach from the owner of British Airways, which is keen to gain control of the Irish airline's slots at London's Heathrow Airport.

  • LONDON, Dec 18- Shares in Irish airline Aer Lingus surged higher on Thursday, as the Financial Times reported that British Airways-owner International Consolidated Airlines Group was considering a takeover bid. Buying Aer Lingus would give IAG additional slots at Heathrow Airport, the main British Airways hub in London which is operating close to its...

  • *Q4 pretax profit before one-off items 789 mln SEK. STOCKHOLM, Dec 18- Scandinavian airline SAS launched a new round of savings in the face of fierce competition as it posted a bigger-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday on the back of cost cuts. SAS, 50 percent owned by Sweden, Denmark and Norway, has in recent years carried out a series of...

  • LODZ, Poland, Dec 14- The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business. Poland is not the only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights. Poland received 615.7 million euros in EU support for airports between...

  • PARIS, Dec 5- Europe's Airbus sold 248 jets in November, but remained behind Boeing as both planemakers accelerated towards what could be a tight finish to their annual order race. November's Airbus sales included a total of 120 A320-family aircraft to three unidentified customers. In total, Airbus won 1,328 total orders between January and November, company...

  • Europe ends over 1% lower after Draghi disappoints Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    European markets closed lower on Thursday after ECB President Mario Draghi's press conference disappointed investors hoping for more stimulus.

  • European shares near seven-year highs ahead of ECB Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 4- European stocks rose on Thursday, with a benchmark index hovering near a seven-year high, helped by expectations the European Central Bank will embark on a sovereign bond-buying program in coming months to boost the economy. "The ECB will probably launch a quantitative easing program at some point," said Patrick Mange, head of emerging markets...