World beer market growth to pick up in 2011-Plato

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Growth in the world beer market is set to reach around 2.5 percent this year in a “two-speed” recovery driven by emerging markets, while mature economies are set for more meagre advances, industry research group Plato Logic said on Monday. (more…)

Carlsberg Malaysia half year Profit after tax increases 16.5%

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Carlsberg Malaysia announced Group half year Profit after tax of RM80.6 million, for the period ended 30. June 2011, a growth of 16.5% compared to the same six month period a year ago with revenue of RM752.7 million an increase of 5.6%. Earnings per share for the half year increased to 26.15 sen, compared to 22.46 sen a year ago. (more…)

US beer consumption on decline for fourth year in row

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The Beverage Information Group has reported in its ‘2011 Beer Handbook’ that the US beer industry is showing continuous decline, losing 1.9% to total 2.8 billion cases, for the fourth consecutive year. (more…)

Kirin to issue 70 bln yen in bonds – Nikkei

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Japanese beverage maker Kirin Holdings Co plans to issue straight bonds worth 70 billion yen ($912.4 million) as long-term yields decline in a low interest rate environment, the Nikkei business daily reported today. (more…)