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Virgin Australia welcomes new Chinese stakeholders with cash call

Brisbane-based carrier plans to sell new stock at 21 Australian cents apiece for every share already owned

Sydney

VIRGIN Australia Holdings Ltd, backed by five airlines, asked its shareholders for A$852 million (S$853.6 million) in fresh capital, just days after two Chinese conglomerates agreed to buy almost a third of the company.

The Brisbane-based carrier plans to sell new stock at