Cathay Pacific Airways abruptly backed away yesterday from its proposed bid to buy a stake in China Eastern Airlines that could have trumped the share sale agreement between CEA and Singapore Airlines. SIA and its parent Temasek earlier this month agreed to purchase 15.7% and 8.3% stakes respectively in CEA but the deal has not yet been approved by CEA shareholders (ATWOnline, Sept. 5). Cathay on Friday requested the suspension of trading of its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange ...

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