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Qatar Airways buys Cathay Pacific stake for $662 million

Deal would help it gain a foothold in the world's second-biggest aviation market


Qatar Airways agreed to acquire a stake in Cathay Pacific Airways, a deal that would help it gain a foothold in the world’s second-biggest aviation market.The Middle Eastern carrier will buy 9.6 per cent of Cathay from Hong Kong-based Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd and related companies for HK$5.16 billion ($662 million), according to a filing to the city’s stock exchange Monday. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, confirming the deal, said the investment “further supports Qatar Airways investment strategy.” When completed, the purchase, the first ever ...

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First Published: Tue, November 07 2017. 02:38 IST