SINGAPORE, Oct 24- During Singapore's full moon festival last month, employer John Kong was focused more on cost-cutting than celebrating. Not sending his clients traditional mooncake gift packages saved him S $14,000, and his 60 workers at building materials supplier M Metal Pte Ltd didn't get a pay rise either. Having grown at a break-neck pace that...
*Shares fall as much as 4.7 pct, stock top FTSE 100 loser. Sept 27- Heating and plumbing products supplier Wolseley plans to close just over 10 percent of its UK branches in response to tough competition and weak trading, it said on Tuesday, a move that could lead to up to 800 job losses and create a more U.S.-focused firm. Wolseley, which makes about 80 percent of its...
Aug 29- Building supplies maker USG Corp said it would sell its distribution unit, L&W Supply Corp, to roofing supplier ABC Supply Co Inc for $670 million, as the company looks to cut debt and focus on its high-return gypsum and ceiling businesses. The distribution business accounted for about 38 percent of Chicago- based USG's total sales of $3.78 billion in 2015..
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