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  1. March 4, 2014

    Eastern Europe-linked stocks lead rally

    Europe’s equity markets staged a relief rally on Tuesday, after Russia ordered troops “involved in military exercises” to...

  2. February 19, 2014

    Carlsberg: cheap beer

    For years Carlsberg has been the cheap, flavourless part of the global brewing sector. While rivals such as SABMiller and AB...

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  1. February 19, 2014

    Carlsberg optimistic as Asian strength outweighs Russian weakness

    Carlsberg struck a cautiously optimistic tone for this year after the Danish brewer surprised investors with strong growth...

  2. February 19, 2014

    European stocks dip as banks fall

    Europe’s main equities indices slipped back in early trade on Wednesday, but losses were marginal and the leaders were...

  3. January 22, 2014

    Companies urged to disclose how quickly they pay bills

    Businesses should publish how quickly they pay their suppliers, the UK’s largest employer group has said, in an admission...

  4. January 13, 2014

    Five German brewers fined €106.5m for price-fixing

    It is one of Germany’s best-known exports. But for the locals, the national pastime of drinking beer has been costing rather...

  5. November 13, 2013

    Carlsberg looks to Asia for takeover targets

    Carlsberg is scouring Asia for acquisition targets after a change to its main shareholder’s charter boosted the Danish...

  6. October 25, 2013

    Carlsberg Foundation looks to change charter to pursue deals

    The Carlsberg Foundation, which controls Carlsberg, the world’s fourth-largest beer maker by sales, is seeking approval to...

  7. October 23, 2013

    Heineken hit by emerging market slowdown

    Shares in Heineken dropped sharply on Wednesday after the world’s third-largest brewer lowered its full-year profit outlook...

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    October 23, 2013

    Heineken's profit warning: all about EM

    Is Russia the world’s toughest beer market? It’s beginning to look that way, after Heineken said on Tuesday it would see a...

  9. October 10, 2013

    Carlsberg spreads bets beyond Russian beer drinkers

    Ending a tradition that goes back into the mists of Russian history, President Vladimir Putin’s government swallowed hard at...

  10. October 6, 2013

    Nils Andersen, CEO, AP Møller-Maersk

    When the Majestic Maersk, the latest ship from AP Møller-Maersk, docked in Copenhagen in late September, nearly 250,000...

  11. August 22, 2013

    Ahold buoyant on hopes for its excess cash

    Ahold led on pan-European indices after the Dutch retailer reported forecast-beating profits and hinted at the possibility...

  12. August 21, 2013

    Heineken v Carlsberg

    What’s your tipple? One of the oldest corporate games of compare-and-contrast concerns Heineken and Carlsberg. The Dutch and...

  13. August 14, 2013

    Subsea 7 rebounds after record orders

    Subsea 7 led pan-European indices higher after revealing record orders and forecasting strong profits ahead. The Oslo-listed...

  14. July 31, 2013

    Anheuser-Busch InBev lifted by premium brands

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, topped profit expectations as beer drinkers drank fewer pints but upgraded...

  15. July 15, 2013

    Real estate deal lifts Commerzbank shares

    Commerzbank climbed after selling a portfolio of UK commercial real estate assets to US bank Wells Fargo and Lone Star, the...

  16. July 11, 2013

    Heineken boosted by Finnish drinks deal

    Deal news boosted Heineken, with investors welcoming a move by the world’s third-biggest brewer to offload its Finnish...

  17. July 11, 2013

    Royal Unibrew bolsters position with acquisition of Hartwall

    Royal Unibrew cemented its position as the Nordic region’s second-biggest brewer by buying Heineken’s Finnish business for...

  18. June 11, 2013

    Credit Suisse appoints first woman to lead UK M&A

    Credit Suisse has appointed Madelaine McTernan to lead its UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A) business – the first woman to...

  19. May 23, 2013

    SABMiller: EM boost

    If SABMiller were a beer it would be in a bottle with a fancy label. That is because exposure to emerging markets –...

  20. May 23, 2013

    Inside Business: Glass half-empty at Heineken

    It is not only Heineken that seeks to refresh parts of the world other beers cannot reach. Every global brewer has this aim....

  21. May 6, 2013

    Bavaria’s mix of tradition and innovation

    The story Founded in 1680, Netherlands-based Bavaria is one of Europe’s oldest family-owned beer producers. It has a...

  22. March 4, 2013

    Carlsberg in Chongqing takeover offer

    Carlsberg is ramping up its bet on China, just weeks after issuing a profit warning on the back of falling share in Russia,...

  23. February 22, 2013

    Letter from Lex: seeking animal spirits

    The funny thing about all the deals going on at the moment is that everyone is saying they do not prove that animal spirits...

  24. February 18, 2013

    Carlsberg: fools Russian

    There is always one that gets carried away at a party. But for Carlsberg all of its shareholders were overdoing it. Shares...

  25. February 18, 2013

    Natixis soars on special dividend hopes

    Shares in French investment bank Natixis soared on Monday after it announced the sale of its stake in the regional savings...

  26. February 18, 2013

    Carlsberg hit by slowing demand

    Carlsberg dropped its medium-term regional profit targets and issued cautious guidance for this year, sending shares in the...

  27. January 17, 2013

    American hangover for AB InBev

    AB InBev is not having a great January. Any joy the brewer might have felt after raising $4bn of debt at rates as low as 0.8...

  28. January 2, 2013

    Carlsberg - trouble with brewskis

    Sore heads woke up on new year’s day in Russia to new restrictions on beer sales. No more booze runs after 11pm and the...

  29. December 28, 2012

    Craft beers – a touch of glass

    Do you know your Blue Moon from your Tin Man, or your Goose Island from your Mad River? Big brewers are betting that the...

  30. December 27, 2012

    Norway sheds light on ‘dark’ beer market

    Anders Røed is in a difficult position for a marketing manager: he is not allowed to advertise on television, in newspapers...

  31. November 7, 2012

    Nordic groups to slash headcount

    Three of the biggest companies in the Nordic region on Wednesday announced plans to slash thousands of jobs in a further...

  32. November 7, 2012

    Carlsberg enjoys turnround in Russia

    Carlsberg provided further evidence that it has turned the corner in its critical Russian market as the Danish brewer...

  33. October 9, 2012

    ST-Ericsson move lifts STMicroelectronics

    Confirmation that STMicroelectronics is exploring “strategic options” for its lossmaking ST-Ericsson arm triggered buying of...

  34. September 28, 2012

    Carlsberg agrees tie-up with Singha

    Carlsberg has signed up to a joint venture with Thailand’s Singha as the Danish brewer seeks to expand in fast-growing Asia...

  35. September 27, 2012

    Carlsberg: Trouble brewing in Russia

    Deep in the bowels of Carlsberg’s city-centre brewery in Copenhagen, not far from the tunnels where resistance fighters hid...

  36. September 27, 2012

    Carlsberg bets on Russia with Baltika move

    Carlsberg’s announcement in February that it was offering to buy the minority stake in Russian brewer Baltika that it did...

  37. September 26, 2012

    Barley price increase adds to brewing costs

    Beer vendors who deliberately short-change their customers at the annual Oktoberfest festival in Munich are the normal...

  38. September 18, 2012

    Swedish Match drives gains in tobacco

    Investors sold out of European banks and bought into cigarette and alcohol stocks, seeking to protect recent gains as risk...

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