The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission gave the green light to Airline Partners Australia's proposed A$11.1 billion ($8.74 billion) buyout of Qantas. ACCC Chairman Graeme Samuel said yesterday that there were some potential issues but "there was no likely substantial lessening of competition in each of these cases, having regard to restrictions on related party transactions under the [APA] consortium and the level of competition in the relevant markets." The key issue was the ...

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