China's big three airlines--Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines--expect to post first-half profits thanks largely to "continuous growth of the domestic market" and the appreciation of the yuan. China Southern yesterday said it expected a reversal from its CNY835 million ($110.4 million) loss in the year-ago semester, while earlier this week Air China said in a filing with the Shanghai Stock Exchange that it expected to report a profit more than 20 times greater than ...

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