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(...)

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(...)