In the spotlight - Rising costs of raw materials

Rising raw material costs have been a feature of numerous companies' results over the past few months. As Jessica Harvey writes, some companies have been able to bolster themselves against this trend by hedging. The longer the rising cost pressures persist, however the more difficult the situation will become while companies prepare to find out how consumers will react to the inevitable rises in retail prices.

In the spotlight – Rising costs, hiding in hedges

6 December 2007

Rising raw material costs have been a feature of numerous companies' results over the past few months. As Jessica Harvey writes, some companies have been able to bolster themselves against this trend by hedging. The longer the rising cost pressures persist, however the more difficult the situation will become while companies prepare to find out how consumers will react to the inevitable rises in retail prices.

JAPAN: Asahi Breweries follows Kirin in raising retail prices

30 November 2007

Asahi Breweries is following other Japanese beer makers in raising its retail prices on the back of higher commodity costs.

US: A-B set fair for 2007 despite cost pressures

29 November 2007

Anheuser-Busch has reaffirmed its full-year earnings per share growth despite the rising costs of commodities.

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