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Etihad expects to seal Alitalia deal soon, with job cuts in tow

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 06:00

[ROME] The chief executive of Etihad Airways said a deal to acquire nearly half of Alitalia could be wrapped up this month but warned that cuts would be needed to make the loss-making carrier profitable, prompting opposition from Italy's largest union. Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad plans to buy