A glance at most recent profit figures for eight of Asia's biggest airlines, according to Barre International Ltd., and its forecasts for the future based on a survey of more than 1,000 stock brokers.

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ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS

_Net loss, fiscal 1998: $39 million.

_Forecast, fiscal 1999: $42 million loss.

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CHINA AIRLINES (Taiwan)

_Net profit, fiscal 1997: $74 million.

_Forecast, fiscal 1998: $3 million profit.

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JAPAN AIRLINES

_Net loss, fiscal 1998: minus $462 million.

_Forecast, fiscal 1999: $26 million.

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KOREAN AIR

_Net loss,fiscal 1997: $753 million.

_Forecast, fiscal 1998: $139 million loss.

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MALAYSIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM

_Net loss, fiscal 1998: $68 million.

_Forecast, fiscal 1999: $88 million loss.

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QANTAS AIRWAYS (Australia)

_Net profit, fiscal 1997: $149 million.

_Forecast, fiscal 1998: $168 million profit.

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES

_Net profit, fiscal 1998: $788 million.

_Forecast, fiscal 1999: $494 million profit.

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THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL

_Net profit, fiscal 1997: $50 million.

_Forecast, fiscal 1998: $250 million loss.