Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary: airline’s  shares tumbled more than 5 per cent, closing at €12.59. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Early morning losses on Wall Street yesterday weighed on European shares in the afternoon, souring sentiment that had been positive. Data showing an(...)

SABMiller’s brands include Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner Urquell

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, launched an improved offer for SABMiller on Wednesday, offering just over £68 billion ($104 billion(...)

SABMiller’s Miller and Grolsch. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Brewer SABMiller has rejected an “informal” takeover offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev of about $100 billion as being too low, a media report has said, (...)

A tie-up between the owner of Budweiser and Stella Artois and the group behind Peroni and Grolsch would rank as one of the six largest takeovers in history. Photograph: Getty Images

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is exploring a takeover of rival SABMiller in a deal that would create a $275 billion company respon(...)

Paddy Power gained 0.5 per cent, a rise of 52 cent, closing at €100
Potential brewer merger boosts trade
  • Markets
  • September 16, 2015, 20:32

European shares ended higher for a second consecutive session, as news of a possible merger between brewers SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev sent th(...)

Applegreen: service station group’s shares fall another 2 per cent to €4.70

European shares closed generally higher on Tuesday, helped by a positive start at Wall Street. However, shares at German energy firms RWE and E.ON d(...)

Meantime beer: SAB Miller, the world’s second-biggest brewer, has announced its purchase of Meantime brewery to give it a foothold in craft brewing. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

SABMiller is buying Britain’s Meantime Brewing Company, swallowing up one of the pioneers of the country’s craft brewing movement to give the owner of(...)

A worker monitors beer bottles as they move along a conveyor belt on the automated beer bottling plant at SABMiller’s  brewery in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Bloomberg

SABMiller reported full-year profit above analyst expectations as performance picked up in the latter half of the year, but said trading would continu(...)

Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary. Shares in the airline jumped 3.6 per cent to €11.21 yesterday on foot of a 2 per cent reversal in oil prices, which wiped out gains from the previous two sessions. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

World financial markets were unsettled again yesterday amid a week-long sell-off in benchmark government bonds and volatile oil prices. Britain(...)

Germany’s Dax, down 1.9 percent, underperformed the wider market, after a recent sharp rally and as the euro gained against the dollar. Photograph: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

European stocks slipped on Thursday due to Greece’s worsening financial predicament, while euro zone government borrowing costs, including Ireland’(...)