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Skymark Airlines shares soared Tuesday after a report said Malaysia's AirAsia was eyeing the struggling Japanese carrier, but both firms dismissed the story, with AirAsia's chief executive saying he had "never seen such rubbish". 

An airliner of Japan's Skymark Airlines takes off from Tokyo's Haneda airport on Tuesday. (AFP photo)

The Tokyo-listed stock jumped 27.77% to finish at 230 yen, its maximum allowable single-day gain, on the report in Japan's leading Nikkei business daily.

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