The night China announced it would ease some of its most controversial coronavirus controls, Shanghai resident Yu Yuan immediately booked a high-speed train ticket to Beijing for a New Year's trip.
PHNOM PENH: Capital A, the parent of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia, plans to launch a new airline in Cambodia with a domestic partner as it resumes expansion plans put on hold during the pandemic, its chief executive said on Friday.
The Investor Confidence Index (ICI) returned to the bullish zone last month amid optimism over the recovery of tourism and the domestic economy, but uncertainties related to US interest rate policy and global Covid-19 infections are still weighing on the outlook.
The November trading range for the SET Index was between 1,610 and 1,640 points, in line with expectations. The peak for the month was 1,640.03 while the nadir was 1,610.75. The overall investment mood and tone were quite bearish due to a lack of catalysts for the market.
The global aviation industry is expected to finally end years of losses with a net profit of US$4.7 billion in 2023, but Asia-Pacific airlines will have to wait a lot longer for their balance sheets to recover, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).