In the Spotlight – Diageo dangles M&A as results disappoint

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Diageo is openly seeking more acquisitions in emerging markets and might even have a pop at Jim Beam, but the bullish talk was not enough to crush investors’ disappointment at the drinks giant’s half-year results. Here, just-drinks examines the market reaction. (more…)

India. United Breweries’ Q3 net up 40 pct

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Vijay Mallya-controlled United Breweries Ltd said its net profit rose by 40.26 per cent to Rs 29.82 crore in the third quarter ended December 31, 2010, over the corresponding period a year ago. (more…)

Budweiser Budvar welcomes today’s standpoint of the Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Community

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?esk? Bud?jovice, 3rd February 2011 – Today, the Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Community Verica Trstenjak has made public the standpoint in the case C-482/09 (preliminary ruling from the Court of Appeal, UK – interpretation of “acquiesced” in the community law and applicability of EU law during the national proceedings in Great Britain). (more…)

Commencement of Discussions for Operational Integration with Pokka Corporation through Reorganization in the Group

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Sapporo Holdings Limited (the “Company”) hereby announces that the board of directors has resolved at a meeting today and the Company has agreed, to commence discussions with Pokka Corporation (“Pokka”), which became an equity-method affiliate of the Company at the end of September 2009, for the operational integration of the two companies through reorganization in groups. (more…)