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Round-Up -The ICAP Digest - July

2 Aug 2012

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, will look at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.

ASIA: Coca-Cola Co eyes Fraser & Neave drinks unit as shares suspended - report

2 Aug 2012

The Coca-Cola Co is considering making a bid for Fraser & Neave's (F&N) soft drinks and dairy unit, according to reports.

ASIA: ThaiBev gets regulatory waiver over Fraser & Neave move

1 Aug 2012

ThaiBev has been granted a waiver from getting shareholders' approval to complete its purchase of a 22% stake in Fraser & Neave.

ASIA: Heineken extends Asia Pacific Breweries offer deadline

27 Jul 2012

Heineken has agreed to give Fraser & Neave (F&N) an extra week to consider its SGD5.1bn (US$4.07bn) offer to take full control of Asia Pacific Breweries (APB).

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

27 Jul 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

NETHERLANDS: Heineken launches EUR1.75bn notes

27 Jul 2012

Heineken has secured a EUR1.75bn (US$2.15bn) cash injection through the placement of two sets of notes on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

CHINA: SABMiller best placed for China beer surge - analyst

24 Jul 2012

China will account for around 40% of global beer volume growth in the next four years, with SABMiller best placed to take advantage, according to analysts.

ASIA: Kirin eyes offer for Asia Pacific Breweries - report

23 Jul 2012

Kirin Holdings is considering launching its own bid for Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), according to reports.

ASIA: Heineken bids US$4.07bn to take full control of Asia Pacific Breweries

20 Jul 2012

Heineken has made a bid to take full control of Asia Pacific Breweries by offering to buy its joint venture partner Fraser and Neave's stake for SGD5.1bn (US$4.07bn).

ASIA: Fraser & Neave "considering" Heineken's Asia Pacific Breweries bid

20 Jul 2012

Fraser & Neave (F&N) has said it is "considering" an offer from Heineken for its 50% stake in Asia Pacific Breweries, but there is "no certainty" a deal will be done.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

20 Jul 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

ASIA: ThaiBev agrees to buy 22% stake in Fraser and Neave

19 Jul 2012

ThaiBev has agreed to buy a 22% stake in Singapore conglomerate Fraser and Neave (F&N) for SGD2.78bn (US$2.21bn), the company has announced.

Comment - Will Heineken move to protect its Tiger?

18 Jul 2012

Few thrive on uncertainty, particularly businesses. Dutch brewer Heineken must be feeling that pressure currently, as negotiations take place over a deal involving its joint venture, Asia Pacific Breweries (APB).

ASIA: ThaiBev confirms talks over Fraser and Neave stake buy

18 Jul 2012

ThaiBev, the sister company of TCC Group, has confirmed it is in talks to acquire a stake in Fraser and Neave and its subsidiary, Asia Pacific Breweries.

ASIA: Asia Pacific Breweries break-up threat in wake of deal - analyst

18 Jul 2012

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), the joint venture between Heineken and Fraser and Neave, could face being broken up if another brewer gains a stake, an analyst has warned.

ASIA: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corps in talks to sell Fraser and Neave stake

17 Jul 2012

A mystery bidder has made an offer to buy Oversea-Chinese Banking Corps (OCBC) and Great Eastern Holdings' (GEH) combined stake in Fraser and Neave and Asia Pacific Breweries.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

13 Jul 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

MONGOLIA: Asia Pacific Breweries goes “multi-beverage” with vodka JV

11 Jul 2012

Asia Pacific Breweries is set to enter the Mongolian vodka market through a JV with Grandkhaan Holdings in the country.

SINGAPORE: Asia Pacific Breweries Jiangsu Dafuhao deal hits further snag

22 Feb 2012

Asia Pacific Breweries faces a further delay in disentangling itself from Jiangsu Dafuhao after the Chinese brewer's controlling shareholder filed legal action to prevent a stake sale.

Comment - Kingway Brewery Gets Pick of the Bunch

14 Feb 2012

Kingway's controlling shareholder, state-owned GDH, is set to profit from growing rivalry among multinational brewers in China.

SINGAPORE: Asia Pacific Breweries toasts Vietnam in Q1

14 Feb 2012

Higher beer prices and strong consumer demand in Vietnam helped Asia Pacific Breweries to post rises in sales and profits in its first fiscal quarter.

CHINA: Kingway Brewery bid speculation grows

10 Feb 2012

SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev won't say whether they will bid for Kingway Brewery's assets, but both have been named as two of several parties interested in the Chinese brewer.

Comment - SABMiller, CR Snow To Get Second Bite at Kingway?

27 Jan 2012

SABMiller's Chinese joint-venture, CR Snow Breweries, could get a second chance to dig its claws into Kingway Brewery and mount a stronger challenge to Tsingtao in the country's Guangdong province.

SINGAPORE: Fraser & Neave predicts "challenging year" - report

18 Jan 2012

Fraser & Neave Holdings (F&N) has said it expects this year to be challenging for the firm following the end of its partnership with The Coca-Cola Co, according to reports.

Comment - Five Reasons Why Foster's Group Fell

5 Dec 2011

Last week, we bade farewell to Foster's Group as SABMiller closed its acquisition of the Australian brewer. Although the beer sector's thirst for consolidation has been relentless, Foster's also contributed strongly to its own downfall. Here, just-drinks identifies five key factors that led to the brewer's sale to SABMiller.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

11 Nov 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

SINGAPORE: Asia Pacific Breweries hails "robust sales" for FY performance

10 Nov 2011

Asia Pacific Breweries has highlighted healthy sales in Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka as driving its full-year.

Comment - Fraser & Neave Ready to Spread its Wings

7 Oct 2011

A change of CEO and the end of its 75-year partnership with The Coca-Cola Co, could signal a change of direction for Fraser & Neave (F&N) and the boost it needs to push further into the Asean region.

CHINA: Kingway Brewery Holdings sees H1 profits plunge

30 Aug 2011

High production costs and fresh tax charges have seen Kingway Brewery Holdings report an 84% slide in net profits for its fiscal half-year.

just The Preview - Heineken H1 & Q2

23 Aug 2011

Heineken will report its second-quarter and half-year results tomorrow (24 August). Here, just-drinks brings you the highs and lows for the company in its most recent fiscal quarter.








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