InBev will cut up to 45 jobs at its global headquarters in Leuven after completing consultation talks with employees.

The world's largest brewer by volume has been looking at streamlining its head office operations since closing the merger between Interbrew and AmBev last year.

InBev said the move would lead to up to 45 people - from around 400 positions - being made redundant.

The brewer said one-off costs from the restructuring would be around EUR10m (US$11.8m) but added that the revamp would boost profits by around EUR9m a year.