Qantas captain flies into risky tenure territory

QANTAS is keeping its capable captain a while longer.


StanChart's makeover still has a long way to go

THE Standard Chartered makeover is barely halfway there.


M&As can bring relief to Asia's crowded skies

THERE is hope for Asia's crowded skies. In much of the region, too many carriers, with too many planes, charging too little have left the industry on its knees, and put price controls back on the agenda. Consolidation offers a better fix. With Indonesia's state-owned Garuda taking over...


Australia's A$15b telco deal dials up high hopes

A TELECOM deal Down Under is dialling up high hopes. TPG Telecom and a Vodafone Hutchison joint venture are uniting to create a A$15 billion (S$10.9 billion) competitor in the cutthroat market. The merger reduces chances of a price war and investors are implying hefty synergies can be achieved....


Malaysia's China reset imagines Byte and Road

MAHATHIR Mohamad may have a compromise for China: the Byte and Road. His first visit to the People's Republic since being elected prime minister in May began not in Beijing or Shanghai, but rather Alibaba's hometown of Hangzhou, and has included a new-energy deal with carmaker Geely....


Grab cashes up for a bigger taxi fight

GRAB is arming itself for a long fight. The ride-hailing firm won one big battle earlier this year when it pushed US giant Uber out of South-east Asia. Much of its latest US$1 billion funding round will be spent in Indonesia, where the Singapore-based group is up against homegrown rival Go-Jek....