Beer production in Kazakhstan to decrease by 3.3% in 2015

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According to data of the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the production of beer in the Republic of Kazakhstan has decreased by 3.3% to 47.394 million decalitres by the end of 2015. Despite the reduction, this dynamics is better than in Russia (-5%), Ukraine (-20%), Belarus (-6%) and China (-4%). (more…)

China. CR Snow to sell 1168.3 mln liters of beer in 2015

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In 2015, beer sales of the company China Resources Breweries (Holdings) amounted to 1168.3 million liters. This is 1.34% less than in the previous year. At the same time the brewery’s turnover  grew by 0.98% to HK$ 34.82 billion.
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India. UBL plans to launch Kingfisher Buzz in all major cities by December

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Beer maker United Breweries is looking to introduce its recently launched malt-based ready-to -drink (RTD) beverage ‘Kingfisher Buzz’ in all major cities of the country by this year-end.

Kingfisher Buzz is currently available in two flavours – berry and lychee — in Mumbai, Pune and Thane.

The company plans to add more flavours to expand its portfolio in the segment. (more…)

Beer shipped from China’s coast to Tibet by train

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For the first time, a cargo train loaded with over 1,000 tonnes of beer of a major Chinese brand has left for Lhasa, capital of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region ahead of a major festival, the state media reported. (more…)

India. Wilful defaulters case…UB, Mallya seek legal representation

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United Breweries (Holdings) Ltd. and its Chairman Vijay Mallya on Friday approached the Delhi High Court, seeking legal representation at a hearing before a State Bank of India (SBI) panel where they would need to explain why they should not be declared wilful defaulters, reports a business daily. (more…)

Why British beer is huge in China

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If imitation is a sure sign of popularity, David Cameron must wish he was Xi Jinping. When cameras filmed the Chinese leader enjoying a pint of Greene King IPA beer with the British prime minister during his state visit to the UK in October, consumers back home rushed out to do the same. (more…)

India. Select FMCG shares trade weak; HUL, Dabur, Colgate hit 52-week low

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Shares of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies were trading lower in an otherwise firm market with prominent stocks like Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Dabur India, Colgate-Palmolive (India) and United Breweries from the index hit their respective 52-week lows on the BSE in intra-day trade. (more…)