Qantas and Emirates raise hopes of a code-sharing deal, while Dulux Group draws an Alesco deadline.

Much of the national business media – including this column – have focused on the ability of Qantas Airways to secure a jointly-owned, premium Asian-based carrier. But the airline's entire international business is in trouble and Qantas’s relations with Emirates are reportedly warming, setting up the possibility of code-sharing deal. Meanwhile, Dulux Group has listed the time at which the paint will dry on its bid for Alesco Corporation. Elsewhere, Aurora Oil & Gas is speaking to its lawyers over the Eureka Energy bid, Toro Energy has won a crucial endorsement for a uranium mine in WA and Suncorp-Metway is joining the bond bash.

Qantas Airways, Emirates



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