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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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