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Fortune REIT, Keppel Corp., Unionmet: Singapore Stock Preview

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Singapore’s Straits Times Index lost 0.1 percent to 3,181.15.

Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust (FRT SP): The Hong Kong-based shopping mall operator said fourth-quarter income for distribution increased 11 percent to HK$105.7 million ($13.6 million) from a year ago. The stock was unchanged at HK$4.05.

Keppel Corp. (KEP SP): The world’s biggest builder of oil rigs said net income in the fourth quarter increased 17 percent to S$403 million ($314 million) from a year earlier. Analysts expected profit of S$371.3 million, based on four estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The shares gained 0.7 percent to S$11.34.

SIA Engineering Co. (SIE SP): The aircraft maintenance unit of Singapore Airlines Ltd. (SIA SP) said third-quarter net income increased 7.7 percent to S$60.3 million a year earlier. SIA Engineering fell 0.9 percent to S$4.22.

Unionmet Singapore Ltd. (UMS SP): The producer of indium ingots used in the manufacture of flat panel displays and solar energy batteries said full-year revenue increased to $23.3 million from $9.1 million. Unionmet declined 13 percent to 6.5 Singapore cents.

Youcan Foods International Ltd. (YCAN SP): The ice cream maker said it’s unlikely to report a profit in 2010. The company, which reported a net loss of S$39 million in 2009, did not elaborate. The stock last traded unchanged at 8 Singapore cents.

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