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AirAsia Sweeps Low-Cost Airline Awards , Affirms Its Reputation At Global Stage

PARIS - AirAsia Group has again been named as the 'World's Best Low-Cost Airline 2017' for nine years in a row at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards held at Musee de l'Air et de l' Espace Le Bourget Airport, France.

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AirAsia's Fintech Platform Will Be Ready In Three Months

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.

PARIS - AirAsia Group Bhd is waiting for approval from Bank Negara Malaysia for its new financial technology (fintech) programme, which is expected to be launched in three months' time, said AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.

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JAL To Offer Free Wi-Fi On Domestic Flights Indefinitely

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines (JAL) said Tuesday it will continue providing free in-flight Wi-Fi wireless Internet access for domestic-flight customers indefinitely after the current free Wi-Fi campaign expires at the end of August, Japan's Jiji Press reported.

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China Regulator Welcomes MSCI Inclusion Of 'A' Shares

China's stock market regulator said on Wednesday it appreciated the decision by MSCI to include Chinese shares in its emerging markets index and pledged to improve rules and mechanisms to expedite foreign investment in Chinese shares.

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Dollar Edges Down From Highs As Oil Slides, Pound Stuck Near Two-Month Low

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TOKYO: The dollar edged back from one-month highs against a basket of currencies early on Wednesday as a tumble in crude oil prices pushed down U.S. yields, while the pound wobbled near a two-month low after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney shot down hopes of a British interest rate hike.

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Ford To Export Focus Car From China To U.S. In 2019: Executive

Ford Motor Co (F.N) will export the next-generation Focus compact car from China to North America in 2019, rather than from Mexico as earlier planned, the company said on Tuesday.

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Tim Hortons Franchisees Launch $500M Class-Action Suit Against Parent Company

A group of Tim Hortons franchisees have been complaining about the chain's new owners since earlier this year.

A group of Tim Hortons franchisees have launched a $500-million class-action lawsuit against the parent company for mismanagement of the brand, accusing the chain's owners of making it harder for them to stay in business.

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Russia Says Informed About Recall Of Nearly 7,000 Nissan Cars

Pic: ReutersJapanese automaker Nissan Motor Co is recalling 6,944 Nissan Murano Z51 cars sold in Russia between June 2013 and November 2016, Russia's standards agency, Rosstandart, said on Tuesday.

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Qatar Petroleum Announces New Fuel-Oil Bunkering Solutions

DOHA -- Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced that fuel-oil bunkering solutions for all vessels calling on Qatari ports has been made available as of Monday, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

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Barclays, Former Bosses, Charged Over 2008 Qatar Fundraising

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Barclays (BARC.L) and four former senior executives have been criminally charged in a high-profile UK investigation into undisclosed payments to Qatari investors during a 12 billion pound ($15.4 billion) emergency fund raising in 2008.

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