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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. December 21, 2013

      Court overrules Diageo’s Indian share purchase

      Diageo’s efforts to develop its presence in India’s large and growing whisky market face a major hurdle with an Indian court...

    2. 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...

    3. November 8, 2013

      United Breweries loses its fizz

      United Breweries, the maker of India’s Kingfisher Beer, has swung to a second-quarter loss, weighed down by a swath of...

    4. August 12, 2013

      Creditors slap competing claims on Kingfisher Airlines

      Indian banks owed about $1.4bn by Kingfisher Airlines have taped a notice on its headquarters, claiming the building was to...

    5. beyondbrics

      July 12, 2013

      India's 'King of Good Times' faces takeover talk

      Shares in Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers (Mangalore Chemicals) hit a record high on Thursday, soaring 10 per cent to...

    6. beyondbrics

      July 5, 2013

      Diageo: will 25.02 per cent of United Spirits be enough?

      Full enough? After an eight-month, three-step investment process, Diageo, the world’s largest distiller, has declared itself...

    7. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2013

      India: UB shares rally (mysteriously) on Heineken holding reshuffle

      There’s nowt as queer as folk – or in this case Mumbai investors. Shares in United Breweries rallied a full 6.3 per cent on...

    8. April 10, 2013

      Diageo / United Spirits: small tipple

      You know the scenario. You check into an exotic overseas destination only to find that, while it is pretty nice, it is not...

    9. April 5, 2013

      Diageo rejects raising United Spirits bid

      Diageo is unlikely to increase its holding in Indian group United Spirits after it opted not to raise the price for its...

    10. March 31, 2013

      Fight looms over United Spirits cash

      A legal dogfight looms over part of the £1.3bn cash Diageo is paying for United Spirits, the Indian drinks group owned by...

    11. beyondbrics

      February 13, 2013

      End of the line for Kingfisher Airlines?

      Luxurious homes around the world, highly collectable cars, a stud farm, some very classy yachts famous for their “king sized...

    12. November 9, 2012

      Diageo – passage to India

      A marriage of convenience or the start of a long-term relationship? Diageo shareholders will be hoping for the latter as...

    13. beyondbrics

      November 9, 2012

      Diageo's lifeline: will it save Kingfisher?

      It looks like Vijay Mallya may finally have been thrown a lifeline for his embattled Kingfisher Airlines. But will it be...

    14. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2012

      Kingfisher: pin-ups before payments

      In 2007, the NDTV Good Times channel was launched as a joint venture between Delhi broadcaster NDTV and United Breweries,...

    15. beyondbrics

      September 28, 2012

      United Sprits downgrade adds pressure to Diageo sale

      For the better part of a year, rumours have floated that billionaire Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya was on the verge of...

    16. September 25, 2012

      Libor: BBA does the decent thing

      How English. A chair. A table. A glass of whisky. Beside it, a smoking revolver. Members of the British Bankers’ Association...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2012

      Diageo/Mallya: deal or no deal?

      embed1 What’s going on in the so-called negotiations between Indian entrepreneur Vijay Mallya and Diageo over Diageo...

    18. beyondbrics

      September 24, 2012

      Mallya unlikely to have "good times" at AGMs

      The annual general meetings of Indian companies are, by and large, fairly uncontroversial affairs (unless you are, say,...

    19. beyondbrics

      July 27, 2012

      Corporate watch: whisky's number 1 weighs up expansion

      The Indian producer of the world’s number-one selling whisky, Officer’s Choice, has a few things to mull over. One of which...

    20. beyondbrics

      July 19, 2012

      Cricketers: the latest victims of Kingfisher's woes

      The woes of Vijay Mallya’s many employees are well known. The pilots of his Kingfisher Airlines regularly go on strike over...

    21. June 12, 2012

      Mallya battles to keep Kingfisher flying

      News that Vijay Mallya’s struggling Kingfisher Airlines has suffered yet another record loss causes hardly a ripple any...

    22. May 30, 2012

      United Spirits profits hit by India taxes

      United Spirits, the drinks group owned by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, said profits in the first three months of 2012...

    23. beyondbrics

      March 29, 2012

      Mallya: good money after bad?

      Why would you sell a large stake in a  very profitable drinks company in one of the world’s biggest markets? If you are...

    24. March 28, 2012

      Heineken set to gain control of UB

      Vijay Mallya, the Indian billionaire, is close to selling a 13 per cent stake in United Breweries to Heineken that would...

    25. November 18, 2011

      Mallya strives to keep Kingfisher flying

      Vijay Mallya was not wearing his usual diamond stud earring when he emerged from a private meeting room at a members-only...

    26. November 17, 2011

      RBI warns over bias in bank system

      The Reserve Bank of India has warned of deep imbalances in the country’s banking system saying that capital is being...

    27. November 15, 2011

      Kingfisher tailspin reflects government failure

      Vijay Mallya is a man who is easily ridiculed. A flashy billionaire, he wears diamond studs in his ears and is known as...

    28. October 4, 2011

      Indian airlines lose altitude in price war

      India’s private airlines began the year optimistically, as soaring passenger numbers raised hopes that profits were finally...

    29. beyondbrics

      July 22, 2011

      India: fancy a pint? At that price, I’ll have vodka

      Price-sensitive Indian customers are hard to win and harder to keep. Despite rising disposable incomes they respond quickly...

    30. April 12, 2011

      SABMiller in $39.5m Indian tax fight

      SABMiller has become the latest London-listed company to clash with Indian regulators after New Delhi demanded payment of...

    31. January 16, 2011

      Shackleton’s whisky heads home

      Sir Ernest Shackleton and team members in Antarctica Three bottles of Mackinlay’s Scotch whisky, abandoned in Antarctica a...

    32. August 31, 2010

      Tipu tiger sale brings out Indian inheritance

      He was one of the first Indian rulers to embrace the tiger as a symbol of power. He was also one of the British empire’s...

    33. January 12, 2010

      Group moves into Latin America

      Jean-François van Boxmeer, chief executive of Heineken, is not exaggerating when he defines the Dutch brewer's purchase of...

    34. January 11, 2010

      Late developer gains access to new market

      Jean-François van Boxmeer, Heineken chief executive, is not exaggerating when he defines the Dutch brewer’s purchase of the...

    35. December 8, 2009

      Heineken set to build Indian presence after settling UB dispute

      Heineken has settled a legal dispute with India's powerful drinks baron Vijay Mallya , paving the way for the Dutch brewer...

    36. December 7, 2009

      Heineken to build Indian presence

      Heineken has settled a legal dispute with India’s powerful drinks baron Vijay Mallya, paving the way for the Dutch brewer to...

    37. October 5, 2009

      Dalmore’s spirits raised by £10,000 bottle

      While distillers worry about the prospect of minimum alcohol prices for the whisky industry, a rare vintage single malt goes...

    38. October 5, 2009

      Dalmore's spirits raised by Sirius at £10,000 a bottle

      While distillers worry about the prospect of minimum alcohol prices for the whisky industry, a rare vintage single malt...

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