Aviation Partners Australia declared its bid for Qantas dead late yesterday but at the same time said it was leaving the door open for another attempt in four months. "Given the majority shareholder support for APA's proposal, APA is exploring a number of alternatives, including the possibility of making a renewed offer for Qantas," the consortium said. Trading in the carrier's shares was suspended Monday amid a growing uproar over the international wheeling and dealing in its shares that ...

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