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Lloyds Banking Group rose as investors digested news the government had reduced its stake in the bailed-out bank to just below 7 per cent. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

European shares rose on Tuesday, boosted by a rally in Italy’s biggest bank UniCredit on plans to bolster its balance sheet, possibly averting another(...)

AB InBev will now be responsible for the sale and trade marketing of C&C’s cider portfolio, including Magners.

C&C Group , the Bulmers/Magners cidermaker, is on the lookout for more contract brewing business after it expanded its Irish and UK agreements wit(...)

Eugene Murtagh,  group chairman of Kingspan: the insulation supplier ended the week on a positive note, rising nearly 1 per cent to €21.85. Kingspan shares were hammered earlier this week on foot of supply fears regarding one of its key components.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Weak corporate results weighed on European shares on Friday, while choppy trading in banking shares took away some of the sector’s recent gains. Earni(...)

Kegs of  beer made by Anheuser-Busch InBev: its stocks gained 1 per cent on reports that most investors in beer maker SABMiller  support AB InBev’s takeover offer. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

European stocks edged higher towards the end of Tuesday’s session as better-than-expected data from the other side of the Atlantic helped the market, (...)

Chairman Paul Coulson has indicated that, post-flotation, Ardagh plans to divert some its earnings into paying down its debts

Less than year after shelving plans to float part of its business on the New York Stock Exchange, packaging giant Ardagh is planning a second tilt at (...)

The SABMiller board  recommended shareholders accept the Belgian brewer’s all-cash offer of £45 a share valuing the London-listed firm at around £79 billion (€92bn). Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

A UK court has backed a bid to split SABMiller’s shareholders into two groups ahead of a vote on its £79 billion (€92bn) takeover by Budweiser brewer (...)

Heineken’s adjusted earnings before interest and taxation rose 12.6 per cent to €1.71 billion in the first half of the year. Photograph: Tim Chong/Reuters

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, reported profit that beat analyst estimates in the first half and reiterated its forecast for year-on-yea(...)

China has approved AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller on condition InBev fulfils its commitment to sell SABMiller’s stake in Chinese beer CR Snow. Photograph: Getty Images

Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev on Friday cleared a major hurdle towards its takeover of SABMiller with regulatory approval from China, leaving the acquis(...)

Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its takeover offer for rival SABMiller after the sharp fall in sterling triggered by the Brexit vote

Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its takeover offer for rival SABMiller after the sharp fall in sterling triggered by the Brexit vo(...)

C&C Group: Sterling’s weakness has lowered the cost of takeover targets and the group may win new brewing contracts. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Drinks maker C&C, which generates almost half its profits in the UK, has found silver linings in Brexit. Sterling’s weakness has lowered the cost (...)

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