Focus - Russia's Colourful Beer Market

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Russia's beer market has generated way more than its fair share of headlines in 2010. Here's why.

Comment - Heineken hit hardest by Russia's beer tax hike

18 August 2010

Heineken has emerged as the immediate loser from Russia's three-fold tax rise on beer and is expected to report market share decline in its half-year results next week.

Comment - First Half Sets the Scene for Carlsberg's 2010

17 August 2010

At first sight, Carlsberg would appear to have enjoyed a bumper first half of 2010. Upon delivering a whopping 57% leap in net profits for the period, the Denmark-based company went on to double its earnings guidance for the full-year. It would appear, then, that there is currently nothing rotten in the state of Denmark. But, is the future really as bright as Carlsberg suggests?

GLOBAL: Brewers tumble on Russia grain ban

6 August 2010

Shares in the world's largest brewers, including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken and SABMiller, have dropped amid fears that they face higher costs following Russia's decision to ban grain exports.

RUSSIA: Tax hike hits beer production - report

20 July 2010

Russian breweries produced less beer in the first half of 2010 due to a Government tax rise, according to a report.

RUSSIA: Beer tax resistance ends in failure

5 January 2010

Russia's Government has driven through its plan to triple excise tax on beer, despite fierce opposition from brewers.

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