U.S. airline investor George Soros pulled out of the bidding for the privatization of Malev Hungarian Airlines, as the Oct. 20 bidding deadline passed. A spokesman for Hainan Airlines -- in which Soros holds a 14.9% stake -- said Hainan decided against bidding after a comprehensive analysis of Malev's restructuring plans. Soros was understood to have considered investing in Malev through Hainan. Last week, Austrian Airlines said it was no longer interested in buying Malev ...

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