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Comment - Spirits - How Cognac Views the China Storm 28 Jul 15

Ian Buxton

Ian Buxton has just returned from Cognac. Much as he expected to see a gloomy fug over the region, he was surprised by the upbeat air among its spirits producers.


Diageo maintains that its beer business - led by Guinness - is vital to its spirits growth prospects in AfricaEditor's Viewpoint - Has Diageo added Beer to its 'Non-Core' List? 28 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Diageo's exit from its beer joint-venture in South Africa and Namibia comes at the same time as observers are considering what else the company defines as non-core to its business. The move suggests to many – and, initially, to me also – that beer is next on the group's non-core list.


just the Facts - Diageo, Heineken and Namibian Breweries Ltd in South Africa and Namibia 28 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Diageo and Heineken announced the dissolution of their joint venture in South Africa and Namibia with Namibian Breweries Ltd (NBL). Here are the full details behind the transaction.


Diageo will release its full year results on ThursdayDiageo Q4 & FY - Preview 27 Jul 15

Lucy Britner

On Thursday (30 July), Diageo will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final quarter, the three months to the end of June:


Analysts said the US was a US flies the flag for Coca-Cola Co - Analysis 27 Jul 15

Lucy Britner

The star-spangled banner is a shining beacon for the Coca-Cola Co, as analysts hail the US in an otherwise-challenging environment for the company.


Remy Cointreau is in the first quarter of a five-year strategic planTechnically speaking: Remy Cointreau inspires cautious optimism - Analysis 27 Jul 15

Lucy Britner

“Technical factors” formed the caveat to analysts’ notes following a challenging first quarter for Remy Cointreau.


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