Cans of Anheuser-Busch Bud Light brand beer sits in a warehouse at Brewers Distributing  in Peoria, Illinois. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the maker of Beck’s and Corona beer, reported third-quarter profit growth that fell short of analysts’ expectations, weighed d(...)

The prospect of more mergers and acquisitions fuelled a rally among brewers, after the Wall Street Journal reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev, which produced Budweiser beer, was talking to banks about financing a possible $122 billion bid for SABMiller. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed today, after their first weekly slide in more than a month, as disappointing Chinese economic data and concern (...)

Dutch brewer Heineken has rebuffed an approach by larger rival SABMiller about a potential takeover, on the grounds that its controlling shareholder intends to keep the company independent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Dutch brewer Heineken has rebuffed an approach by larger rival SABMiller about a potential takeover, on the grounds that its controlling shareholder i(...)

 Neymar (shirtless) of Brazil and Fred celebnrate after the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A preliminary round match between Cameroon and Brazil. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

MONDAY, JUNE 23rd 16.55 What a weekend! Pick your highlight: Costa Rica bidding cal-ciao to England with victory over the Azzurri? Ghana (...)

Diageo, the world’s biggest spirits company as well as the maker of Guinness and Red Stripe beers, posted a 3.1 per cent rise in sales for its first quarter to September 30th

China’s crackdown on corruption, and with it luxury gift-giving, has again hit quarterly sales of spirits, European drinks groups Diageo and Remy Coin(...)