Cebu Air, Jollibee Foods, San Miguel: Philippine Stocks Preview

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index declined 0.1 percent to 4,299.47.

Cebu Air Inc. (CEB) : The Southeast Asian nation’s largest budget carrier bought back 80,000 shares yesterday at 70 pesos each, a stock-exchange filing showed. The stock fell 2 percent to 70 pesos, its biggest percentage decline since Oct. 3.

Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) : A unit of the country’s largest restaurant operator agreed to sell coffee and gelato business Caffe Ti-Amo to CafeFrance Corp. for about 20 million pesos in a transaction that will be completed on Nov. 30, Jollibee said in a disclosure to the stock exchange today. The stock gained 0.1 percent to 88.65 pesos.

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) : The plan by the Philippines’ largest company by sales to purchase 65 percent of Esso Malaysia Bhd has been approved by the Malaysian government with conditions, according to a stock exchange disclosure by Esso. San Miguel gained 0.7 percent to 126.70 pesos.

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