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News Corp. stepped up the pressure on its 50% partner in Ansett, Air New Zealand, with Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch warning that the asking price for his group's 50% stake had climbed sharply. In an interview in News Corp.'s The Australian newspaper, Murdoch indicated the Ansett shareholding could be worth up to A$l billion ($642 million) given the carrier's improving financial condition. …

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