Asahi   and Thai Beverage, the maker of Chang beer, were notified this week that they had qualified for the next round of bidding in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s  €2.5 billion auction of the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands. Photograph: Tim Wimborne/Reuters

Japan’s biggest brewer and a Thai rival are competing with at least four private equity firms to buy the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands from(...)

Beer labels sit in a machine before attachment to bottles at the Pilsner Urquell brewery, operated by SABMiller. Photograph: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

SABMiller showed that not all European consumer-goods companies are being stunted by a slowdown in emerging markets as it reported better than expecte(...)

Anheuser-Busch InBev is selling $46 billion (€42 billion) of bonds to finance its takeover of SABMiller, setting up what is likely to be the biggest c(...)

Google was among the companies to see their tax records revealed in Australia. Photograph: EPA

Australian tax authorities on Thursday took the unprecedented step of publishing the records of hundreds of companies, including Google and Apple, whi(...)

SABMiller owns a large number of brands including Peroni and Grolsch

Anheuser-BuschInBev is looking to sell SABMiller’s Grolsch and Peroni brands in what it said was a bid to address potential EU antitrust concerns over(...)

Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, is set to merge with Irish-based Allergan, the maker of Botox

Pfizer and Allergan were racing to put the finishing touches to the biggest healthcare deal in history on Sunday afternoon, as the pair prepare to unv(...)

Commuters make their way to work in the La Défense business district in Paris on Monday. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Image of the week: La Défense This stark image is of commuters making their way to work in the La Défense business district of Paris on Monday,(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook speaking at the Philosophical Society in  Trinity College Dublin last week. Photograph: Eric Luke

Marriage equality is set to attract more investment into Ireland, Apple chief executive Tim Cook has told the Sunday Independent. “It will lead to man(...)

  Accelerated performance: SABMiller,  maker of beers such as Peroni and Grolsch, said  underlying revenue rose  6 per cent in the second quarter and beverage volume was up 2 per cent from the prior year. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Demand for higher-priced beers helped SABMiller to report a pick-up in quarterly underlying sales despite currency headwinds, a day after it formally (...)

Paddy Power added 3 per cent to finish at €111. Photograph: Bloomberg

European stocks climbed amid deal activity and earnings reports, resuming a rally that had stalled earlier this week. Equity markets shrugged off mix(...)