Ryanair increased its stake in Aer Lingus to 25.2% from 19.2%, which brings the LCC's holding in the recently privatized national carrier on a par with the 25.4% held by the Irish government. Ryanair said yesterday that it bought just under 32 million shares Tuesday for about €87.4 million ($114.9 million), or an average price per share of €2.75. Its takeover bid for Aer Lingus, launched on Oct. 5, is set at €2.80 per share. Deadline for the bid is Dec. 4. Thus far, the ...

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