Globe Telecom, PLDT Communications: Philippine Stocks Preview

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index rose 1 percent to 4,550.53, an all-time high.

Globe Telecom Inc. (GLO) : The Philippines’ second- largest telecommunications company said first-half results will show the company “sustained momentum” and that it continues to grow “despite intense competition,” it said in an e-mailed invitation to its Aug. 9 media briefing for its first-half results. The stock was unchanged at 959 pesos.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (TEL) : The nation’s largest telecommunications company will announce its second-quarter results in a press briefing in Manila today. The stock was unchanged at 2,400 pesos.

PLDT Communications and Energy Ventures Inc. (PCEV) : The unit of Philippine Long Distance reported first-half net income declined to 853 million pesos from 872 million pesos a year earlier. The company derives its earnings mainly from its investment in Manila Electric Co. (MER PM). The stock rose 4.7 percent to 6.20 pesos.

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