India’s commerce minister said he will meet with a delegation of Middle-Eastern airlines on Jan. 31, lending weight to industry speculation that Etihad Airways is close to buying a 24% stake in Jet Airways (India) Ltd. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma says,” I can’t speak for them [Etihad officials], but they are meeting me on Jan. 31; then we will talk about it in detail.” He did not disclose the agenda of the meeting, however. Earlier in the day, Sharma held bilateral ...

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