Diageo PLC



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  1. April 20, 2016

    Mexican tax leaves top-end tequila makers reeling

    Luxury tequila, a smooth sip that can retail for a few hundred dollars a bottle, is driving growth in the world’s...

  2. April 15, 2016

    Vijay Mallya’s Indian passport suspended

    Drinks baron Vijay Mallya’s passport has been suspended by the Indian government after the once high-flying tycoon...

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  1. The Business of Formula One

    A chaotic bout of rule changes is an extreme example of the dysfunctionality currently...
  2. The Business of Whisky

    After a decade of strong growth - in which producers invested in new distilleries or e...
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  1. April 7, 2016

    Indian banks reject Vijay Mallya’s debt plan

    Indian banks have rejected an offer by Vijay Mallya, the erstwhile liquor baron, to settle the country’s most...

  2. Fast FT

    March 23, 2016

    Former Standard Life chief Nish joins HSBC's board

    The former chief executive of Standard Life, David Nish, is joining HSBC as a non-executive director in the latest of...

  3. March 15, 2016

    Campari to buy Grand Marnier amid thirst for classic cocktails

    Italy’s Gruppo Campari has agreed to buy the Grand Marnier group in a deal that gives the French distiller an equity...

  4. Fast FT

    March 11, 2016

    'Rubbish': Indian drinks boss denies he has 'absconded'

    Indian drinks mogul Vijay Mallya has tweeted that he has “not absconded” amid reports he was in the UK having fled...

  5. FT Alphaville

    March 11, 2016

    King of Good Times is having a Bad Time and wants you to know about it

    Vijay Mallya — your King of Good Times — has taken to Twitter to attack his attackers, who questioned his motives for...

  6. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2016

    Have you seen this King of Good Times?

    He, Vijay Mallya, is the one on the left. The liquor baron and also the one without the hat. Who isn’t Enrique...

  7. March 4, 2016

    Triumphs and disappointments in the world of shares

    Small-caps or large-caps? Regular FT Money readers will certainly know where my heart lies. But even dyed-in-the-wool...

  8. Fast FT

    March 2, 2016

    Intertek swings to heavy loss amid oil pain

    Intertek, which tests and certifies products ranging from shoes to pharmaceuticals, slumped to a heavy loss in 2015 as...

  9. February 28, 2016

    Diageo/United Spirits: warning signs

    Road signs in the Indian Himalayas inform drivers: “After whisky, driving risky." Diageo, the UK-listed beverages...

  10. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2016

    Paying off the King of Good Times

    Who could have seen this coming? From the FT’s Amy Kazmin: Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, has agreed to...

  11. February 26, 2016

    Diageo pays $75m to Vijay Mallya to step down from United Spirits

    Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, has agreed to pay $75m to Vijay Mallya to step down as chairman of United...

  12. Fast FT

    February 25, 2016

    Diageo to pay Vijay Mallya $75m as he quits USL

    Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, has agreed to pay $75m (£53m) to Indian tycoon, Vijay Mallya, in a deal...

  13. Fast FT

    February 10, 2016

    Heineken flags volatile year but sticks to guidance

    It could be a volatile year, but Heineken still expects you to be drinking up as it reported annual results roughly in...

  14. Fast FT

    January 29, 2016

    Former Diageo CEO to chair parent of Lord Coe's sports group

    Paul Walsh, the former chief executive of drinks maker Diageo, has become chairman of Chime Communications, the...

  15. January 28, 2016

    City regulators have put in teeth but it won’t make them sharper

    It is hard for a City regulator to look as if it is ahead of the game when it is so often caught behind it. On Thursday...

  16. January 28, 2016

    Diageo delivers mixed results as shake-up continues

    Diageo, the world’s largest spirits group by sales, launched apple-flavoured Cîroc vodka in the US five weeks ago. The...

  17. Fast FT

    January 28, 2016

    Opening Quote: Babcock's CEO retires

    Diageo is upbeat, despite a writedown for its Brazilian liquor business, Babcock’s CEO is retiring, Jimmy Choo shoe...

  18. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2016

    FT Opening Quote

    Diageo is upbeat, despite a writedown for its Brazilian liquor business, Babcock’s CEO is retiring, Jimmy Choo shoe...

  19. Fast FT

    January 28, 2016

    Diageo sales improve, profit takes a hit from FX

    Some positive signs that a lengthy hangover at Diageo is starting to clear, although the spirits and beer company...

  20. January 7, 2016

    Slaughter and May elects new senior partner

    UK law firm Slaughter and May has elected Steve Cooke, a mergers and acquisitions heavyweight, as its senior partner as...

  21. December 27, 2015

    Guinness goes alcohol-free in Indonesia

    Diageo has been forced to change tack in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country with the introduction of...

  22. December 19, 2015

    Distillers try to keep one step ahead of the counterfeiters

    It causes poisoning in eastern Europe. In South Africans, nearly 3 litres of contraband is drunk a year. It features...

  23. December 19, 2015

    Deep pockets, hardwork and entrepreneurial spirit necessary

    The map of Scotch malt whisky distilleries has a new location — Glasgow. The recently formed Glasgow Distillery Company...

  24. December 19, 2015

    The growing taste for an old-fashioned cocktail

    To make a Priory Sour, barmen at London’s Zetter Townhouse infuse Rittenhouse 100 rye whiskey with a nut butter which...

  25. December 19, 2015

    Enthusiasm for single malt lifts slowing demand

    The Ardnamurchan whisky distillery sits on a remote sea loch in Scotland’s far west, at a point where the Highlands...

  26. November 30, 2015

    Emperador to buy Beam Suntory brandy business

    Beam Suntory, the US-Japanese distiller, is to sell its Spanish brandy and sherry business to Emperador, the...

  27. November 5, 2015

    Scotch whisky toasts signs of growth after two years’ decline

    After two years of sobering decline, the Scotch whisky industry appears to be preparing to cheer a recovery. Scotch is...

  28. October 14, 2015

    Diageo: wine, wine, wine

    What does a grape say if you step on it? Nothing, it just lets out a little wine. The punchline of that dad joke also...

  29. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Granny-stacking IPO and Japanese smartypants

    Help the aged is today’s theme, with retirement home builder McCarthy & Stone planning a float and a smartypants...

  30. October 14, 2015

    Diageo sells wine business to focus on spirits and beer

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, obtained a shot of extra cash with the sale of most of its wine business to...

  31. October 7, 2015

    Diageo focuses operations with £515m assets sale to Heineken

    Diageo has entered into a three-part asset swap with Heineken that will give the Dutch brewer global distribution...

  32. September 23, 2015

    Diageo sales boost hit by currency weakness

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, said it expected better sales growth this year than last but that the hit to...

  33. September 23, 2015

    A super-premium tequila embodies the celebrity spirit

    For many of us the tequila-fuelled memories of youth are enough to put us off for life. But now, Mexico’s signature...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2015

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, bounced

    You might have heard the speculation. You might have seen it discussed in Markets Live, passim. (We were sceptical.)...

  35. September 4, 2015

    Diageo drifts after merger talk revival

    A revival of Diageo merger speculation helped give traders a distraction from another grim day for the FTSE 100. The...

  36. August 28, 2015

    Pernod Ricard / Diageo: tonic required

    On the rocks, or straight? As you pour a stiff drink after another week of market volatility, spare a thought for the...

  37. July 30, 2015

    Emerging markets downturn prolongs Diageo’s hangover

    Diageo’s chief executive insisted that the world’s biggest distiller by sales was “in the best shape it’s ever been”,...

  38. July 28, 2015

    Royal Mail faces fine for raising barriers to prevent cherry picking

    The last mile is always the hardest. It is particularly so for posties delivering sackloads of snail mail to every...

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