Lex: Anheuser-Busch InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, said reducing its debt pile remained its top priority as it unveiled mixed fourth-quarter results on Thursday. The company behind beer brands Becks and Stella Artois saw volumes slip 0.8 per cent for 2009 compared with a year earlier, with all regions losing ground except Brazil. Neil Buckley analyses the brewer's latest results.