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SAirGroup plans to boost its holding in Sabena from 49.5% to 62.5% by acquiring a 12.75% stake from the Belgian government investment agency SFI, according to a Sabena spokesman. The move is pending ratification of an air transport accord, expected by the end of 2000, between the EU and Switzerland that would assure Sabena retains its EU airline status despite a majority holding by SAirGroup. …

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