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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  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...

  3. March 28, 2014

    Diageo targets China and India in management shake-up

    Diageo, the London-based owner of Johnnie Walker scotch and Smirnoff vodka, has shaken up its management team in a move that...

  4. October 17, 2013

    Emerging markets weakness weighs on Diageo

    Emerging markets weakness weighed on Diageo, the world’s largest spirits group, and its French rival Rémy Cointreau, but UK...

  5. July 19, 2013

    London’s FTSE falls as miners weaken

    Companies with defensive properties were in vogue in London on Friday, as riskier stocks lost their appeal after the...

  6. June 26, 2013

    Brazil’s protesters turn slogans into protest songs

    Office workers huddle at their windows, peering down in disbelief. Thousands of protesters are marching along São Paulo’s...

  7. May 7, 2013

    Wait almost over for Diageo’s chief executive in waiting

    Ivan Menezes, 53, was anointed successor to take up the reins at Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, in March last year...

  8. April 18, 2013

    Diageo shares dip as growth disappoints

    Diageo, the world’s largest distiller, reported weaker-than-expected third-quarter sales growth on Thursday amid challenging...

  9. March 11, 2013

    Diageo overhauls its supply chain

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, is devolving supply chain operations to country level as emerging markets account for...

  10. January 31, 2013

    Barclays case could rattle bigwigs

    Barclays’ shady past always threatens to overshadow the bright vision of the future envisaged by Antony Jenkins. The UK...

  11. January 31, 2013

    Diageo price rises offset Europe weakness

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, is to launch its own tequila brand after failing to clinch a deal with the family...

  12. beyondbrics

    December 14, 2012

    Africa: whisky's new frontier

    From its distilleries in deepest Scotland, Diageo has got one eye on Africa. The world’s biggest drinks company has been...

  13. October 17, 2012

    Diageo reports Asia sales slowdown

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by revenues, has reported a slowdown in sales in Asia in the past quarter – becoming...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 17, 2012

    Diageo: spirited growth in EMs

    Diageo, the drinks producer behind brands such as Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, is booming in emerging markets. Q1 sales...

  15. September 25, 2012

    Diageo – an Indian dram

    Black Dog whisky and White Mischief vodka could soon be part of Diageo’s portfolio if it succeeds in buying a stake in...

  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 21, 2012

    Diageo's $5,000 Johnnie Walker going down well in China

    Burberry may be having trouble peddling its trenchcoats and totes on the mainland these days, but that does not necessarily...

  18. August 23, 2012

    Diageo – spirited performance

    Scotch on the rocks? On the contrary: it is doing very nicely. Full-year results from Diageo suggest that the world cannot...

  19. June 6, 2012

    Groups’ investment in distilleries brings jobs

    Whisky is having a moment. The world’s two biggest spirits groups, Diageo and France’s Pernod Ricard, are both ramping up...

  20. June 6, 2012

    Diageo to invest £1bn in Scotch whisky

    Diageo is set to invest more than £1bn over five years in Scotch whisky production, unveiling plans to build up to two new...

  21. May 28, 2012

    Pru’s uninspired hire faces tough task

    Paul Manduca, the non-executive director who at one point led Prudential’s search for a chairman, is to take the job...

  22. May 28, 2012

    Diageo in $450m deal for cachaça maker

    Diageo is to pay $450m for a Brazilian maker of cachaça, the sugarcane-derived liquor, as it continues its drive to source...

  23. beyondbrics

    May 28, 2012

    Brazil: Diageo buys into national spirit

    With the World Cup and Olympics heading for Brazil in the next four years, it looks an opportune time to buy into Brazil’s...

  24. May 27, 2012

    Diageo faces José Cuervo struggle

    There is a knack to harvesting agave, says Ismael. Silhouetted against Mexico’s mid-morning sun, the life-long employee of...

  25. May 9, 2012

    BrewDog bites back at Diageo’s tactics

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, was on the receiving end of a torrent of wrath on Twitter after blocking an award to...

  26. March 28, 2012

    Case study: Diageo’s Africa finance chief discusses opportunities abroad

    Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka and the world’s biggest distiller by revenues, is a...

  27. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2012

    Diageo: the long view on baijiu

    When it comes to selling things that take years to mature – like premium cognacs or Scotch whiskies – it pays to take the...

  28. February 9, 2012

    Diageo cautious despite boost in sales

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by revenues, surpassed its own medium-term growth targets in the first half – despite...

  29. beyondbrics

    January 19, 2012

    Brazil: Britain sends in the royals

    William Hague’s secret weapon in his charm offensive in Brazil this week? Prince Harry. Speaking at the governor’s palace in...

  30. October 27, 2011

    Case study: Diageo

    The story: After a series of mergers, demergers and acquisitions, the management of Diageo, the conglomerate formed by the...

  31. October 19, 2011

    Diageo beats expectations with sales up 9%

    Diageo, the world’s biggest spirits group, impressed analysts by pulling off organic net sales growth of 9 per cent in the...

  32. October 16, 2011

    Tough times present Diageo with a challenge

    Diageo chose a bold moment to break with tradition and provide investors with medium-term guidance. Since late August, when...

  33. August 26, 2011

    Brewers signal mixed profit expectations

    In a mixed week for the drinks industry, some have been left drowning their sorrows while others are toasting success....

  34. beyondbrics

    August 25, 2011

    Diageo: selling (lots of) scotch in Brazil

    Diageo on Thursday reported strong annual results and disclosed the bill for the acquisitions it made in the year to June in...

  35. August 25, 2011

    FTSE loses gains after US jobs data

    Returning worries about the global economic recovery wiped out gains on London’s equities markets on Thursday, as US...

  36. August 25, 2011

    Emerging markets growth cheers Diageo

    Diageo has broken with tradition to set bold medium-term targets for growth – underlining confidence at the world’s biggest...

  37. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2011

    Diageo to settle with SEC over bribery

    Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, has agreed to pay $16m to resolve US allegations that it bribed government...

  38. July 27, 2011

    Diageo to settle Asian bribery allegations

    Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, has agreed to pay $16m to resolve US allegations that it bribed government...

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