BRIEF-Kirin CEO: deflationary trend continues in beer and soft drinks market
Aug 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Kirin Holdings Co Chief Executive Officer Yoshinori Isozaki says in interview:
* Deflationary trend continues in beer and soft drinks market
* Will review strategic merit of Brazil operation after recovering its profitability
* Interested in raising its 48 percent stake in Philippine's San Miguel Brewery Inc
* Aims for at least 9 percent return on equity (ROE) in 2018 versus about 7 percent it projects for 2015 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Taiga Uranaka and Ritsuko Shimizu)
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