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Jagdish Kumar

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Beer category set for healthy growth in India - forecast 19 January 2017

The beer industry is well-placed to capitalise on rising incomes for India citizens, according to recently-released research, with the category poised to enjoy strong growth in the country in the years ahead.

Will India be the next country to impose a levy on sugared soft drinks?India mulls soft drinks sugar tax 14 April 2016

The Indian Government is weighing up the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, as diabetes and obesity rates in the country increase.

Heineken now owns a 43% holding in India's United BreweriesHeineken appoints equity sales company, as United Breweries stake hits 43% 7 April 2016

Heineken has appointed equity sales specialist JM Financial in India, as it continues to increase its stake in the country's beer market leader, United Breweries.

United Breweries kicks off production at Pacific Spirits former Rajasthan site 15 March 2016

United Breweries has begun production at its recently-purchased facility in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Yes Bank sells off United Breweries' shares worth US$116m 4 January 2016

Indian private bank Yes Bank has offloaded its 3% holding in United Breweries.

Tata Global Beverages said Ghosh will be the new CEO at its Starbucks JV Tata Global Beverages switches Starbucks JV head 4 January 2016

Tata Global Beverages has appointed Sumi Ghosh as the new CEO of its Indian joint venture with Starbucks.

United Spirits is the majority shareholder in Pioneer DistilleriesUnited Spirits to guarantee loan of US$15m to Pioneer Distilleries 11 December 2015

Diageo's United Spirits division is set to act as corporate guarantor for a US$15m loan to Pioneer Distilleries.

Heineken now owns 42.22% of United BreweriesHeineken edges towards United Breweries majority 30 November 2015

Heineken has bought another bank of shares in United Breweries, as the European brewer inches towards securing majority control of India’s market leader.

Diageo owns 54.78% of United SpiritsUB Group to sell residual stake in United Spirits 13 November 2015

The UB Group is set to offload its remaining holding in Diageo-controlled United Spirits, a source has told just-drinks.

United Breweries has strengthened its beer market leadership in IndiaUnited Breweries ups market share in India 8 September 2015

India's beer market leader United Breweries has further increased its share in the country, according to figures released earlier this month.

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