India. Block deal on United Breweries; stock up 1%

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United Breweries gained 1.1% to Rs.852 on BSE. Around 4.5 lakh shares were traded in a single block at Rs. 327.45 on the NSE. Heineken buys additional 21 Lakh shares in United Breweries, as per media reports. (more…)

Russia. The legislators had mercy for craft brewers

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Small companies that produce beer, cider, perry and mead up to 30 thousand hectolitres per year will be exempted from the need to connect to USAIS (Unified State Automated Information System). In spite of state preferences, they had to connect to the accounting system to monitor shipments to distributors. This resulted in a reduction of the market turnover and the closure of manufactures, Russian newspaper “Kommersant” writes. (more…)

India. Goa Minister slammed for approving beer factory

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Goa, on Sunday slammed Goa Industries Minister Mahadev Naik and the State Investment Promotion Board (IPB) for approving a beer factory, a “red category” industry, in Sanguem in south Goa, thereby violating the IPB’s own mandate. (more…)

Heineken aims to be market leader in Myanmar by 2020

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Heineken intends to become the market leader in Myanmar’s beer market by 2020, confident that it can beat local and foreign products in one of the biggest emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region. (more…)

India. Sebi expands probe into UB group firms

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Finding prima facie evidence of non-compliance to various norms including on insider trading and corporate governance, Sebi has widened its probe into dealings of Vijay Mallya-led UB Group, including in its own shares and with UK-based Diageo and other foreign players. (more…)