Boosted by a domestic market that "did better than expected," Air China reported a CNY2.82 billion ($411.8 million) profit in the first six months of 2009 under IFRS, more than double the restated CNY1.05 billion earned in the year-ago semester. The result implies second-quarter earnings of CNY1.84 billion based on its first-quarter profit of CNY981.2 million (ATWOnline, April 17) and is significantly higher than the figure forecast last month, when it said it expected a 50% year-over-year ...

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