MARK TWAIN'S FAMOUS REMARK THAT "rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated" brings a smile to Emirates CEO Tim Clark, whose office overlooks an airport that does not seem to know the meaning of the word recession. Just 12 months ago, naysayers were predicting that Emirates would be forced to merge with oil-rich Abu Dubai's Etihad and that the Gulf bubble finally had burst. The problem for those doomsday merchants is they forgot to tell Clark and other airline CEOs in the ...

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