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Old 27th Mar 2021, 12:04
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Join Date: Oct 2007
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Cool Announcement

To all those who bailed us out last year: Thank you for doing so.
We are spending your investment wisely, we’ve reduced the amount we’re burning per month to HKD1.2 billion a month since January.
Errr... if it wasn’t for the quarantine thingy..
Well, because of that, we’re back burning HKD1.9 billion a month again, probably more next month. But don’t worry because the vaccine will sort it all out...... soooooon.
Until that happens, can we have a bit more please.....
Much appreciate it.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 10:10
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It wasn't a bail out, it was a loan with an interest rate increasing after 3 years, reason why CX CEO said the loan will be paid within 3 years.
Of course CX will be unable to pay, the government will give more money and the loan will be converted to government owned shares the airline becoming government property.
If Swire accepts to lose Cathay Pacific without a fight it should be a smooth transition however I believe they will try to cut cost as much as they can to delay that loss of control.
Good luck !
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 06:50
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Difference between “bail-out” and a “Loan” in this case:

Bailout = Is that if the loan was not made, the company would cease operations

Loan = Money lent to prevent the company from ceasing operations
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 18:05
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Actually what it was is a "Bailout Loan".. A loan given to an entity to prevent said company from ceasing operations with repayment terms looking identical to those of a "bailout" and most likely simply forestalling the eventual demise/sale of the company which will leave the taxpayers of Hong Kong on the hook for the entire amount and the "corporate" entities involved shoving the cash into "their" bank accounts.. "Asian Values"😳
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