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Tatas and its nominee Directors to take majority stake in AirAsia India

S Ramadorai, Ratan Tata, Tony Fernandes and Mitu Chandilya with AirAsia staff

Tata Sons Limited and its nominated Directors Mr. S. Ramadorai (Chairman) and Mr. R. Venkataramanan, have together entered in to an agreement to take over the stake of Arun Bhatia promoted Telestra Tradeplace Limited in Air Asia India Limited, to gain a majority stake in the airline. Air Asia India is a joint venture promoted by Tony Fernandes promoted AirAsia …

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Ethiad Airways increases stake in Virgin Australia to 19.9 percent

By BA Staff Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, confirmed its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings had reached 19.9%. This follows a series of on-market purchases of Virgin Australia shares over recent weeks. The Abu Dhabi-based airline now holds more than 515 million shares in the airline. At 19.9%, Etihad Airways has reached the threshold …

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Jetihad deal finally clears FIPB, but still has long way to go

by Devesh Agarwal The 24% stake sale by India’s Jet Airways to Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has been finally cleared by India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), albeit with conditions, after the share holder agreement (SHA) was changed to incorporate the apprehensions of the government of India. One of the conditions imposed by the FIBP requires prior Government approval before …

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Your opinion: Question of the week: Is Jet Airways too financially weak? What should existing investors do?

by Devesh Agarwal Majority of Jet’s A330 fleet parked at New Delhi’s IGI airport In what is not a very uncommon development, The Economic Times reports, India’s financial markets’ watchdog, the Securities Exchange Board of India, better known as SEBI, has written to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), the approver of FDI proposals, expressing concern on the agreement to …

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Have your say: Question of the week: Will the Jet Etihad deal fructify? Will Jet survive?

by Devesh Agarwal We welcome your feedback and comments on the Jet-Etihad deal. Without a doubt the humongous increase in seat capacity offered to the Abu Dhabi government by India has some quid-pro-qua links to the Jetihad deal. There is also talk that the bilaterals seat increase was to pacify the UAE government after their telecom company allegedly lost over …

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Analysis: Will Jetihad lop-sided deal favouring Etihad be corrected or be an eye-wash?

by Devesh Agarwal Last week’s deferral by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) of the proposal of Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways to buy a 24% stake in Jet Airways has brought to light how the middle-eastern carrier will have an equal or higher say in the functioning of Jet despite owning just 24%. The deferral has also shed light …

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