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Cathay Pacific posts annual loss of $161 million, biggest in nine years


(Reuters) - Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd posted on Wednesday its biggest annual loss in nine years as fierce competition from mainland Chinese and Middle Eastern rivals exacerbated problems with overcapacity.It logged a net loss of HK$1.26 billion ($160.69 million) for 2017, wider than last year's loss of HK$575 million but smaller than an average estimate of HK$2.15 billion drawn from 11 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.It reported an attributable profit of HK$792 million in the second half, helped by an improving cargo market, which helped offset its first half loss of HK$2.05 ...

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 10:42 IST