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BRIEF-Sailun Jinyu sees 2014 net profit up 50-60 pct, faces US anti-dumping duties on tyre products  

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Sailun Jinyu Group Co Ltd * Says expects 2014 net profit to rise 50-60 percent y/y versus net profit of 244.9 million yuan ($39.32 million) * Says U.S. imposes preliminary anti-dumping duties of 29.01 percent on its tyre products Source text in Chinese:; Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2279 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)...More

UK 2014 car production rises to highest since 2007  

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - British car production rose to its highest level since 2007 last year, up 1.2 percent to 1.528 million cars, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said on Friday. The growth was driven by strong domestic demand, as exports fell slightly, something SMMT Chief Executive Mike Hawes blamed on a weaker than expected recovery in the euro zone and elsewhere....More

BRIEF-China's Dongfeng Auto sees 2014 net profit more than doubling on cost control  

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Dongfeng Automobile Co Ltd * Says expects 2014 net profit to rise about 179 percent y/y versus net profit of 50.2 million yuan ($8.06 million) year ago Source text in Chinese: Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2277 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)...More

BRIEF-KTM AG says FY turnover up 20.7 pct to 864.6 mln euros  

Jan 23 (Reuters) - KTM AG : * FY turnover: 864.6 million euros ($979.5 million) (+ 20.7 percent) * FY EBIT: more than 75 million euros (+37 percent) * Expects another increase in sales for fiscal 2015 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 0.8827 euros) (Gdynia Newsroom)...More

French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 23  

PARIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region's markets or individual stocks. THALES French defence electronics group Thales TCFP.PA said on Friday its naval defence and energy unit DCNS should post a 2014 net loss of around 300 million euros ($340 million) in 2014, which would make a negative contribution of around 100 million euros to Thales's 2014 earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)....More

TABLE-SPK -9-MTH group results  

Jan 23 (Reuters)- SPK Corp CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (in billions of yen unless specified) 9 months ended 9 months ended Yearto Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Mar 31, 2015 LATEST YEAR-AGO LATEST RESULTS RESULTS FORECAST Sales 28.16 25.56 37.00 (+10.2 pct) (+3.5 pct) (+5.2 pct) Operating 1.10 956 mln...More

Kia Motors says to lift year-end dividend by over 40 pct  

SEOUL, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Kia Motors Corp said on Friday that it would increase its year-end 2014 dividend by over 40 percent, joining sister company Hyundai Motor in raising payouts to investors concerned about slowing growth. Kia Motors said it would pay a dividend of 1,000 won ($1) each common share held, compared with 700 won at the end of 2013. ($1 = 1,083.8000 won) (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Miral Fahmy)...More

BRIEF-Kia Motors may export cars from Russia due to market slowdown - CFO  

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Kia Motors Corp * CFO says plans to export vehicles from Russia if market weakness persists * CFO says to raise vehicle prices in Russia, cut shipments to Russia this year * CFO says will continue to consider building new factories in emerging markets Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin)...More

Kia Q4 Net Profit Down 54% as Russia Market Stagnates  

Kia posted a fourth-quarter net profit of 436 billion won, down from 949 billion won prior-year, a day after sister company Hyundai reported a 19% decline in net profit for the period....More

Kia Motors Q4 net profit 436 bln won vs 794 bln analyst view  

SEOUL, Jan 23 (Reuters) - South Korea's Kia Motors Corp posted a 54 percent fall in quarterly net profit on Thursday, missing analyst estimates, as a plunge in the rouble pulled down income earned in Russia where Hyundai-Kia rank second. Kia, a sister company of Hyundai Motor Co, posted fourth-quarter net profit of 436 billion won ($402.10 million), versus the 949 billion won of a year earlier and 794 billion won average estimate of 20 analysts polled by Reuters....More
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