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Dec 9 (Reuters) - Philippines' SM Investments Corp
* Says will issue next tranche of retail bonds in first half 2017
* SM is allowed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell up to 50 billion pesos ($1 billion) retail bonds in 3 years.
* Retail bonds to help finance the 85 billion pesos capital spending next year for property, banking and retail businesses Further company coverage: ($1 = 49.7650 Philippine pesos) (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales)