Foster’s Value Falls to Lowest Since SABMiller Offer

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The gap between the market value of Foster’s Group Ltd. (FGL) and SABMiller Plc (SAB)’s rejected A$9.5 billion ($10.1 billion) takeover bid has almost halved as speculation of a higher offer fades. (more…)

China Resources/SABMiller JV buys breweries from Heineken

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China Resources Enterprise Ltd said on Wednesday that its joint venture with SABMiller , the world’s No. 2 brewer, has bought stakes in two beer makers in China from Heineken for 870 million yuan ($134.42 million) to cement its leading position in the country. (more…)

The Most Promising Dividends in Brewers

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Dividend payers deserve a berth in any long-term stock portfolio. But seemingly attractive dividend yields are not always as fetching as they may appear. Let’s see which companies in the brewing industry offer the most promising dividends. (more…)

The Czechs and their beer

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Czechs love beer. They consume 160 liters per year each, making them No. 1 – ahead of Germany and even Belgium.
What is the connection between this huge beer consumption and the national identity of Czechs? (more…)

Drinkability in ‘session’

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This is a promising development. One trend that I’ve been hoping for – lower-alcohol craft beers – seems like it’s beginning to take hold. These are not quite “session beers,’’ by strict definition – that’s an old British classification for beers with less than 4 percent alcohol by volume – but because it’s all but impossible to find good craft beers with such low ABV in this country, these new lower-alcohol brews are being loosely called session beers. (Beer connoisseurs argue about this phrase all the time online.) (more…)