P505 Teletext 505 Oct30 21:00:00    ———————  ————————————————  BA GOES FOR LOOSER ALLIANCE British Airways is to settle for a looser alliance with American Airlines rather than accept terms proposed by European competition authorities. A BA spokesman said the airline could not accepted demands to immediately give up 267 weekly slots at Heathrow to make room for competition. The decision closes the door on hope that Britain and hte US might agree to a new open skies trade pact. ——————————————————————————————————————— Share index 510 Market report 517 I.T.JOBS? - CONTRACT OR PERMANENT see p631 Next FTSE Popshares Company news