Malaysia. Halal Beer – Is There Such A Thing?

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Ask any Muslim whether drinking beer is haram (prohibited), and their answer will be an obvious ‘yes’, due to the high alcohol content in the beverage that is intoxicating. The same goes with all Muslims living in Malaysia, ask them the same question, and they too are well aware that the substance is haram. (more…)

Vietnam. 3 billion-liter beer market attracts more foreign breweries

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A series of new beer brands have appeared in the domestic market recently. Many brewery groups are planning to jump into Vietnam’s promising market with 3 billion liters of beer consumed every year.

A report from Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam, a market survey firm, showed that an annual two-digit growth rate has been maintained in the Vietnamese market for many years, which is much higher than the six percent growth rate of the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market. (more…)

Contraband beer and liquor seized in Malaysia

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More than 530,000 litres of smuggled alcohol have been removed from Malaysia’s Selangor district as Custom officers clamp down on Malaysia’s illicit alcohol market. (more…)

Vietnam. Who is the most profitable beer maker?

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VietNamNet Bridge – Sabeco and Habeco, the two largest Vietnamese breweries, made VND5.3 trillion in pretax profit in 2014. However, the figure was still far below that earned by VBL, the distributor of Heineken, Tiger and Biere-Larue. (more…)

NürnbergMesse economic engine is buzzing

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2015/2016 double financial year with record turnover: 195 million Euro forecast for 2015 and “250 plus X” for 2016

Go-ahead given for the next major investment in the new Hall 3C worth 70 million Euro

ifo Study: exhibition company secures 15,000 jobs and generates annual purchasing power effects worth billions (more…)