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Carlsberg has started construction on a major new brewery in southern China as it targets an annual 15m-hectolitre capacity in the country by 2015.

Anheuser-Busch InBev will cancel its sponsorship of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong at the end of this year, the company has confirmed to just-drinks today (17 October). 

Proposals to make the payment of European Union (EU) subsidies to wine growers easier have been released by the European Commission today (12 October), as part of a major tabling of reforms to the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Heineken's CEO, Jean-Francois van Boxmeer, has said that the brewer still has room to increase sales in Europe, despite beer consumption declines in many countries.

Anheuser-Busch InBev and PepsiCo have agreed to jointly purchase indirect goods and services in the US, from technology hardware to travel.

Carlsberg has said it is cutting back on short-term investment because of financial market instability.

Carlsberg and Heineken have confirmed that they are in early discussions to look to acquire Scottish & Newcastle.

Politicians in Ukraine have reportedly called for tighter controls on wine sold in the country after claims from Moscow that Moldovan wine was finding its way into Russia via the former Soviet republic.

Pernod Ricard has confirmed press reports claiming that it is to sell the Cusenier unit.

Diageo believes its sales in Venezuela are set to rise.

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