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Competition hurts profits at Singapore Airlines

9 May 2012 Last updated at 02:21 BST

Competition from Gulf airlines and budget carries are hurting profits at Singapore Airlines, the world's second-largest carrier.

Later on Wednesday it's due to report a large fall in profits for the first three months of this year.

Higher fuel prices are also eating into profit margins, as the BBC's Sharanjit Leyl reports.