Cathay Pacific's acquisition of Dragonair and its routes into mainland China appeared imminent yesterday as trading in the Hong Kong-listed shares of Cathay, Air China, China National Aviation Co., CITIC Pacific and Swire Pacific was suspended for a third consecutive day, according to press reports. CITIC MD Henry Fan told reporters he expected an official announcement to come by today. Cathay already holds 17.8% of Dragonair and reportedly will pay approximately HK$8 billion ($1 billion) in ...

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