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  1. September 19, 2014

    Whisky producers voice worries about devolution

    Scotch whisky producers raised a dram to “stability” following Scotland’s vote to remain part of the UK but voiced caution...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Eckxit could trigger Brexit and disaster for City

    British business has always given opportunities to ambitious Scots and been strengthened by their efforts. Lombard’s...

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  1. The Business of Whisky

    Whisky producers are responding to an expected increase in worldwide demand...
  2. Latin American Brands

    An economy of $6tn and a 600m population entice multinationals on the hunt for fresh m...
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  1. September 15, 2014

    Lex Live on brewer M&A...

    See you at 1pm (London time) on Monday, when Lex will be discussing brewer M&A in one of our new open-note formats on this...

  2. September 8, 2014

    William Grant swallows up Drambuie

    Scottish distiller William Grant & Sons swallowed up Drambuie, the whisky-based liqueur, saying it aimed to bring a new...

  3. September 5, 2014

    Bear market for gilts the next big move

    The last time the FTSE 100 index was at this level, St Tony was in Number 10, boring old stocks like Unilever and Diageo...

  4. September 4, 2014

    HP failed to break free of English incubus

    Dispiritingly, some women newscasters have employment contracts containing a form of “material adverse change clause”. “If...

  5. September 4, 2014

    Diageo’s emerging market woes deepen

    Diageo’s emerging markets headache worsened after United Spirits, the Indian drinks company it controls posted a Rs44bn...

  6. September 3, 2014

    Pernod Ricard steps up Russia exports

    Pernod Ricard, producer of Absolut vodka and Chivas Regal whisky, is ramping up exports of its brands to Russia in...

  7. FT Alphaville

    September 1, 2014

    King of good times a wilful defaulter, according to sources in the know

    And if you don’t believe United Bank of India about the first bit, just browse through F1-owning drink mogul Vijay Mallya’s...

  8. August 5, 2014

    United Spirits results delayed over loan to former parent

    United Spirits, the Indian liquor group recently acquired by the UK’s Diageo, has been unable to finalise its results for...

  9. August 1, 2014

    Strong pound wipes more than £1bn off profits of big UK companies

    When the International Monetary Fund warned this week that the pound was overvalued, a chorus of agreement would have been...

  10. August 1, 2014

    Diageo chief vows to stay the course

    Ivan Menezes has been dusting off a chart he keeps on Latin America, showing 20 years of rollercoaster economic cycles. The...

  11. July 31, 2014

    Investor, by their writedowns so shall you know them

    You can tell a lot about a company by its exceptionals. The extent to which businesses recognise these recurrent one-offs in...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2014

    Do you really want to open this can of trust-breachy worms?

    You can’t shake everything up at once. Some sensible paragraphs from Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s China team who are...

  13. July 31, 2014

    Diageo profits hit after writedown in baijiu spirit business

    Diageo, the world’s biggest spirits group, reported an 11 per cent drop in full-year net profit as it bore the brunt of the...

  14. July 30, 2014

    Challenges for business in Scottish independence, says Barclays

    A vote for Scottish independence in September’s referendum could have a modestly negative impact on the UK stock market,...

  15. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks rose, with a gauge of Chinese shares in Hong Kong heading toward a bull market, while Treasuries and...

  16. July 27, 2014

    UK profit warnings surge in first half

    British-listed companies have issued more profit warnings this year than in any first-half since 2011 – highlighting the...

  17. July 27, 2014

    Diageo to write down Chinese spirit stake

    Diageo, the world’s biggest spirits maker, is to write down the value of its majority stake in its troubled premium Chinese...

  18. July 11, 2014

    Taste for premium tipple drives second UK gin craze

    Inside a small garage at the end of a row of squat houses in west London’s Chiswick, five-year-old Prudence is hard at work....

  19. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2014

    Guest post: MNCs betting big on India

    By Sunil Sanghai of HSBC The days of hot and smart money are over. An increasing number of long-term foreign investors are...

  20. July 7, 2014

    SABMiller to sell out of African hotel and casino group Tsogo Sun

    SABMiller is to boost its war chest by about $1.1bn by disposing of its near-40 per cent stake in Tsogo Sun, the South...

  21. June 30, 2014

    Brewer M&A: coke problem

    Seven years ago Dill talked to Sage about a joint bid for Saffron. Or, to drop the deal banker code names: Diageo talked to...

  22. June 27, 2014

    Diageo bounces on SAB poison pill theory

    Diageo bounced off a seven-week low on Friday as theories revived that it might be a poison pill for SABMiller. SAB has...

  23. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE CAMP AV – THE FULL LINE UP – and there’s more being listed all the time! Last chance to...

  24. June 20, 2014

    Diageo poised to take control of India’s United Spirits

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by sales, is poised to take control of United Spirits after an open tender offer...

  25. May 30, 2014

    Corporate citizens of the world owe fealty to us all

    The head of a British multinational declared this week that he opposed the idea of companies that exist “somewhere in the...

  26. May 21, 2014

    Sale of Drambuie to tap thirst for heritage brands

    Drambuie, the Scottish liqueur that kept up the spirits of Bonnie Prince Charlie, is to be sold for the first time in a...

  27. May 20, 2014

    Conscience and the business of addiction

    For the cynical entrepreneur, the perfect business is one that sells a legal, high-margin, addictive product. To my...

  28. May 9, 2014

    United Spirits to sell Whyte & Mackay scotch whisky to Emperador

    India’s United Spirits is to sell its Whyte & Mackay scotch whisky to Emperador, the Philippines-based brandy group headed...

  29. April 24, 2014

    Diageo overhauls corporate brokers

    UK spirits company Diageo has overhauled its corporate broking relationships, appointing Morgan Stanley and Bank of America...

  30. April 18, 2014

    Week in Review, April 19

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Citi beats estimates as costs of Mexico...

  31. April 18, 2014

    Singapore uncorks Asia wine hub potential

    Singapore is muscling in on Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s hottest wine market. A growing number of wealthy collectors and...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE China’s FX grip is not what it seems: Izzy cites HSBC research which notices that the...

  33. April 17, 2014

    Diageo and Rémy lower Europe’s spirits

    Diageo fell sharply and to the bottom of the FTSE 100 on Thursday after reporting weaker than expected quarterly sales and a...

  34. April 17, 2014

    China ‘gifting’ crackdown takes toll on Diageo and Rémy Cointreau

    The Chinese government’s crackdown on ostentatious consumption by officials has taken a heavy toll on sales of cognac and...

  35. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    Infosys kicked off earnings season on Tuesday morning and inflation numbers were released later in the day, putting the...

  36. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Ukraine raises rates to defend economy | US President Barack Obama warns Vladimir Putin of his ‘grave...

  37. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE A brief history of M&A: Dan cites SocGen on the new wave of M&A driven by a need to cut...

  38. April 15, 2014

    Existential angst for Imperial Tobacco

    Imperial Tobacco plans to close a Nantes factory best-known for producing Gauloises, cigarettes that once imbued the most...

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