If any more cracks appear in their bid to buy Qantas, the Airline Partners Australia consortium members may have to put the deal back in the hangar for an overhaul. Yesterday the airline's shares fell from a high of A$5.29 ($4.13) to close at A$5.23 despite a buyout offer of $5.60. However, that slide is not as great as that of APA principal investor Allco Equity Partners (34%), whose shares were valued at A$4.49 on Dec. 12 but closed at A$3.89 yesterday. Allco Finance Group (11%) shares are ...

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