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    Diageo PLC

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    1,970

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    -52.50 / -2.60%

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    +8.24%

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  1. January 29, 2015

    Rio’s Mongolian wrangle prefigures bigger fight over smaller spoils

    Mongolians do not always do what foreigners think they should. The warriors of Genghis Khan pinged arrows from a distance at...

  2. January 29, 2015

    Diageo’s first-half profits sink 23%

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, is still suffering from the hangover of a slowdown in emerging markets, but was more...

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  1. January 16, 2015

    Auditors: Shopping around

    Twenty years together is a long commitment to walk away from. Nearly 60 per cent of British marriages last that long. But...

  2. January 12, 2015

    Pensions under pressure after Tesco’s £250m cost-cutting measures

    Tesco’s plans to close its salary-linked pension scheme will put renewed pressure on the handful of large employers still...

  3. January 11, 2015

    Diageo wins India United Spirits vote

    Diageo has scored an important victory in India with minority shareholder approval for its local subsidiary, United Spirits,...

  4. December 23, 2014

    Drinks industry: Low spirits

    The Spotted Pig, a Michelin star gastropub in New York’s trendy west Village, is heaving. The walls, adorned with enough pig...

  5. December 23, 2014

    Vodka: in need of a shot

    Guests around? Time to open the drinks cabinet and dust off those exotic bottles that have been lurking at the back for...

  6. December 18, 2014

    Ecclestone back on F1 board

    Bernie Ecclestone has retained his position as Formula One chief executive and worked his way back on to the F1 board, but...

  7. December 17, 2014

    Diageo drops as sales disappoint

    Diageo was a laggard on Wednesday as investors took fright at a cautious update on its largest business. The Smirnoff maker...

  8. December 16, 2014

    Premium whisky brands increasing in popularity among Shanghai’s growing elite

    The drinks business is not the only industry affected by Beijing’s anti-extravagance campaign: sales of everything from...

  9. December 16, 2014

    Beckham helps kick-off promotion for Haig Club single grain whisky

    Grain whisky is the unsung hero of Scotland’s spirits industry, usually relegated to a quiet role as a core constituent of...

  10. December 16, 2014

    Diageo’s David Gates: Building brands bar by bar and street by street

    “When I first joined Diageo in 1991, I didn’t join the pension plan because I didn’t expect to be here long enough,” recalls...

  11. December 16, 2014

    Ecclestone wins battle for control of F1

    Bernie Ecclestone has won his battle to retain control of Formula One after ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh walked away...

  12. December 8, 2014

    Wearable tech and cars boost demand

    “Exciting new experiences, right on your wrist.” That was the promise made by Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide...

  13. December 4, 2014

    Global Brands Group: Beckham on board

    The sharp suit. The knowing look. The glass of whisky held loosely in the right hand. David Beckham’s advert for Haig Club...

  14. December 4, 2014

    Indian companies facing wave of shareholder activism

    Diageo is the latest in a string of companies to feel the force of investor displeasure in India, as the country experiences...

  15. December 3, 2014

    Ex-Diageo chief Paul Walsh lined up to be F1 chairman

    Ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh is being lined up to become chairman of the Formula One board, a move that could signal...

  16. December 1, 2014

    Diageo ‘disappointed’ at United Spirits vote

    Diageo said it was “surprised and disappointed” that minority shareholders in its United Spirits subsidiary had rejected a...

  17. November 27, 2014

    Rémy: Cointreau-cyclical

    Perhaps it is the dichroic effect. The decanter made for Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition is coated...

  18. November 25, 2014

    Eurosceptic parties harm recovery, chief executives warn

    Chief executives at Europe’s largest companies have warned that rising support for eurosceptic political parties is...

  19. November 24, 2014

    Innovation that succeeds by exploiting the past creatively

    If you have ever attended an innovation conference, you will be familiar with consultants’ graphs that show how, say, the...

  20. November 20, 2014

    Drinks groups push for inclusion in simplified India tax system

    Global companies in India’s alcoholic drinks sector are lobbying to avoid exclusion from a proposed goods and services tax,...

  21. November 20, 2014

    KPMG laps up McLaren’s F1-style analytics

    McLaren Group has signed an alliance with KPMG to apply the same predictive analytics and technology it does to its Formula...

  22. November 7, 2014

    The Queen’s wine merchants

    Two or three times a year I spend a morning beneath Buckingham Palace with the chairmen of Britain’s two oldest wine...

  23. November 4, 2014

    Philippines tycoon’s whisky deal highlights thirst for new markets

    If Andrew Tan has his way, the Philippine business tycoon will soon be offering drinkers in Scottish pubs a nip of...

  24. November 3, 2014

    Diageo shuffles the bottles in vain effort to strengthen its cocktail

    Kids swap football cards in the play ground. Drinks businesses swap booze brands. Diageo has exchanged Irish tipple...

  25. November 3, 2014

    Diageo takes a shot with Don Julio tequila

    Diageo has filled a tequila-sized hole in its drinks cabinet after swapping its mainstream Bushmills Irish whiskey brand for...

  26. October 31, 2014

    Indian creditor banks move in on Vijay Mallya’s Goa mansion

    Indian banks owed money by Vijay Mallya’s failed Kingfisher Airlines are preparing to seize the liquor baron’s prized Goa...

  27. October 16, 2014

    Diageo aims to reverse China fortunes with new whisky

    Images of David Beckham clutching a tumbler of Haig Club, a new scotch, will be seen in China next month when Diageo, the...

  28. October 16, 2014

    Diageo sales dip 1.7% amid fierce competition

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, reflected the tough competition in its core whisky and vodka businesses by reporting...

  29. October 12, 2014

    SABMiller and Diageo search for growth

    The heads of two of the UK’s biggest companies have a drinks problem – how to find growth. Alan Clark at SABMiller, the...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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