Number of passengers carried by the Group in August went up by 3.4 percent to 10.1 million. The load factor for the passenger aircraft climbed by 1.6 percentage points to 85.4 percent (previous year: 83.8 percent).
Boston Properties has entered into a binding purchase and sale agreement to sell a 45% interest in the ground leasehold interest and related tax credits in Times Square Tower to an affiliate of Norges Bank for $684 million in cash.
Groupon announced the acquisition of last-minute travel app Blink, bolstering its rapidly growing Groupon Getaways travel business. The Madrid-based Blink works with more than 2,000 hotel partners in eight European countries.
First Solar and Belectric Holding announced the launch of a joint venture that will realize solar energy projects on three continents. The joint venture, PV Projects GmbH & Co. KG, is based in Germany.
Dangote Industries is entering a loan agreement with a consortium of local and international banks totalling $3.3 billion to construct the biggest petroleum oil refinery and petrochemical plants in Nigeria.
Italy and the European Commission have agreed that Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena will have to carry out a larger-than-expected capital hike, cut costs and reduce its large government bond holdings in order to win a EU green light for state aid.