Cyclical Consumer Goods
BANGKOK, Nov 27 - Philippine shares hit the lowest in nearly two weeks on Thursday after the country posted slower economic growth in the third quarter while most other indexes in Southeast Asia snapped rising streaks as energy related stocks fell in line with declining global oil prices. The Philippine economy slowed to its weakest pace in more than five years in the third quarter, hurt by a decline in public spending and farm output and signalling a longer-than-expected pause in
Nov 27 - British pub owner and brewer Marston's Plc said it expected to dispose of another 200 pubs over the next 12 months as it focuses on establishments that feature food as a way to attract more women, families and older customers.
NEW YORK, Nov 27 - Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is known for turning her signature wrap dress into a fashion empire and in her memoir, "The Woman I Wanted to Be," she describes how she did it.
LONDON, Nov 27 - Luxury handbag maker Mulberry has lured Johnny Coca from France's Celine to be its creative director, tasked with revitalising a British brand that has faltered in recent years.
ABU DHABI, Nov 27 - Negotiations to implement a $40 billion scheme for one million new homes in Egypt have been slowed by board changes at the Dubai-based contractor Arabtec Holding, Egypt's housing minister said on Thursday.
KATHMANDU - South Asian nations will sign a deal on Thursday to create a seamless electricity grid, Nepal's foreign minister said, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit that had been overshadowed by hostilities between India and Pakistan.