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’(...)

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(...)