WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives had reached a deal on tax reform legislation. Asked by reporters, if an agreement had been reached in negotiations to hammer out differences between two competing tax bills, Hatch said: “We have. I think we have a deal.” Hatch said it was more than just an agreement in principle."House and Senate reach deal on U.S. tax legislation: Hatch"
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s AirAsia Bhd hopes to reach a deal on the sale of its aircraft leasing unit by March, its group chief executive said on Wednesday, as the budget carrier seeks funds to return to shareholders. Tony Fernandes, who built AirAsia into the region’s biggest budget airline from a two-plane operation a decade ago, has been looking to sell stakes in non-flying businesses to pay special dividends. Talks have been underway for more…"Malaysia’s AirAsia says leasing unit deal should be finalised by March"