Cees’t Hart steered FrieslandCampina through a large merger and substantial growth in Asia, a key area for Carlsberg. Photograph: Marcel Antonisse/EPA

Danish brewer Carlsberg named a new chief executive yesterday and warned that problems in Russia and Ukraine would weigh on earnings again this year.D(...)

European stocks declined from a seven-year high amid talks on Greece’s bailout terms. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped 0.2 per cent to 376.35 at 8:(...)

Investors fear that PM Alexis Tsipras and his new government’s anti-austerity stance will jeopardise liquidity. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed as companies led by the Nordic region’s Nordea Bank and Sweden’s Electrolux advanced on positive earnings reports(...)

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(...)

SABMiller is a target for its rival Heineken

Poor summer weather in China hit SABMiller’s lager sales in the second quarter, though higher prices and a jump in soft drink sales helped boost reven(...)

A climate change activist prepares for a demonstration in New York. Photograph: Reuters / Adrees Latif
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139 Number of calories in a 330ml can of Coca-Cola. 20% Percentage cut in calorie consumption via soft drinks being targeted in the US over the next d(...)

Despite the Heineken family’s  stance – it said it wanted to “preserve the heritage and identity of Heineken as an independent company” – it could come under pressure from other shareholders not to reject a future approach so swiftly. Photograph: Reuters/Stephen Hird

With a history stretching back 150 years, Heineken describes itself as “a proud, independent global brewer”. SABMiller, its bigger British rival, w(...)

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(...)

Ryanair and Aer Lingus were dragged down in a sector-wide slide in airline stock linked to Germany’s Lufthansa lowering of its profit forecast earlier in the week.

European stocks were little changed yesterday despite poor retail sales and jobs data from the US, while oil prices hit a three-month peak on escalat(...)