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AirAsia leases more planes from ICBC-The Edge

AirAsia Bhd is adding three more aircraft to its operating fleet by leasing them from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC).

The lease term will start in the fourth quarter of the year and last for 12 years, said AirAsia's chief executive officer Aireen Omar.

"We decided to lease from ICBC because Airbus was not able to bring forward all our required orders. We need more aircraft to sustain our growth and rising demand," she told The Edge Financial Daily over a telephone interview.


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After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.