India. Vijay Mallya may step down as United Breweries chairman

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Vijay Mallya is likely to step down as chairman of United Breweries, being automatically disqualified in line with the market regulator’s notification barring wilful defaulters from holding board positions in listed companies. Controlling stakeholder Heiniken and the board of directors will meet soon in this regard to identify a successor, said people aware of the matter. (more…)

India. UBHL seeks a month’s time to file results due to Vijay Mallya cases

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UBHL has sought a month’s time to file last fiscal’s results citing “uncertainties” resulting from ongoing cases against its Chairman Vijay Mallya in the Supreme Court and Debt Recovery Tribunal over the Rs 9,000 crore dues owed by its defunct group firm Kingfisher Airlines to lenders. (more…)

India. United Breweries looks to grow 5-6% in FY17

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Though margins are under pressure, this is just an aberration for United Breweries Limited, said Shekhar Ramamurthy, MD of the company. He is of the view that pressure in barley prices may continue to exist going forward. (more…)