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  1. September 15, 2014

    SABMiller’s Heineken approach pumps up takeover talk

    With a history stretching back 150 years, Heineken describes itself as “a proud, independent global brewer”. SABMiller, its...

  2. September 15, 2014

    US beer brewers boosted by bid activity

    Beer brewers were buoyed on Monday by prospects of industry-wide consolidation following Heineken’s rejection of a takeover...

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  1. September 15, 2014

    Beer: drinking competition

    It must be handy, knowing what shareholders want without having to, say, ask them. Heineken, as instructed by its founding...

  2. FT Alphaville

    September 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The Fed can take its time, if it wants to: By most accounts — the musings of Wall...

  3. September 15, 2014

    SABMiller tops FTSE on takeover talk

    SABMiller, the UK brewer, topped the FTSE 100 on Monday as bid speculation resurfaced after it made a failed attempt to take...

  4. September 14, 2014

    SABMiller rebuffed by Heineken

    SABMiller has considered a possible combination with rival beer maker Heineken, in a deal that would have brought together...

  5. August 6, 2014

    Molson Coors delivers beer cheer

    Molson Coors stood out among the US consumer companies to report earnings for the second quarter, as the brewer defied the...

  6. 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...

  7. June 27, 2014

    Artisan food: Irish start-ups

    If the apocryphal Irish pub has fiddle players, old cart wheels and flat-capped drinkers, the real thing will almost...

  8. 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...

  9. March 27, 2014

    Heineken immerses itself in theatre to woo social media

    Eric Brody was meeting his best friend for a drink at a Manhattan hotel on a recent Tuesday evening when he suddenly found...

  10. March 20, 2014

    Activists force companies out of comfort zone amid consumer shift

    Companies face surge in activism Brewers wrapped themselves in the rainbow colours of gay pride instead of the emerald green...

  11. March 17, 2014

    Guinness withdraws from New York St Patrick’s day parade

    Guinness became the latest brewer to drop sponsorship of St Patrick’s day celebrations in the US amid growing criticism of...

  12. February 12, 2014

    Heineken forecasts a better year ahead

    Heineken, the Dutch brewer, reported a soberingly slow performance in 2013, but gave some cheer to investors by forecasting...

  13. January 21, 2014

    African Farming: Global companies help boost small farms

    Every day, boats laden with rice wind their way along the Congo river, travelling the 1,700km that separate Kisangani in the...

  14. beyondbrics

    December 11, 2013

    Heineken: top dog at UB - what now for Mallya?

    Once the self-proclaimed “King of Good Times”, flamboyant Indian bmillionaire tycoon Vijay Mallya has seen his airline...

  15. December 5, 2013

    Heineken seeks to tap Mexico's premium beer market

    Heineken, which bills itself as “the world’s most international brewer”, is stepping up its drive into the premium beer...

  16. November 1, 2013

    Beer market steams ahead in Africa

    It was a sweltering Friday afternoon in March, and the Blessing Restaurant on the sleeper train from Lagos to Kano,...

  17. November 1, 2013

    Drinks groups scent opportunities brewing in Africa

    In only eight weeks Diageo, the world’s largest drinks group by sales, set up and launched a beer made of cassava, a local...

  18. beyondbrics

    October 30, 2013

    Ethiopia private equity: where Schulze goes, others follow

    Addis Ababa: hello PE When I heard about the US investor, Gabriel Schulze, who’d gone out on a limb and started up...

  19. October 25, 2013

    Week in Review, October 26

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Dark clouds in London London lies in...

  20. October 23, 2013

    Heineken: down in one?

    If only alcohol were the answer to Heineken’s problems. On Wednesday the Dutch brewer warned that its profits would fall...

  21. 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...

  22. beyondbrics

    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...

  23. October 20, 2013

    Heineken chief set to get a taste of rural England

    Jean-François van Boxmeer, chairman and chief executive of Heineken International, will get a taste of rural England when he...

  24. 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...

  25. beyondbrics

    October 9, 2013

    EM headwinds to sweep through Q3 earnings season

    It was only two paragraphs long. But the fallout from a surprise sales warning issued by Unilever last week was anything but...

  26. September 27, 2013

    Heineken sewn up in Chinese trademark tangle

    China became the world’s copycatting centre by faking everything from Louis Vuitton bags and PhD diplomas to Apple stores....

  27. August 23, 2013

    Ahold rises on buoyant profits

    Earnings newsflow slowed this week, but Ahold was among the best performers on a weaker Eurofirst index after the Dutch...

  28. 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...

  29. August 21, 2013

    Eurofirst slips to three-day losing streak

    European markets ended lower for a third consecutive day, marking the FTSE Eurofirst 300’s longest losing streak in two...

  30. 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...

  31. August 21, 2013

    Heineken and Carlsberg face up to need for innovation

    The brewing industry has been dominated in recent years by a race to globalise, with the top brewers hungrily acquiring...

  32. August 18, 2013

    Companies diary: August 19 – August 25

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  33. 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...

  34. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2013

    Thai Life: what will Vanich do next?

    Vanich Chaiyawan Thai billionaires have been flexing their financial muscles this past 12 months. The names of Dhanin...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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