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The rocky road ahead for AB InBev and SABMiller 11 Nov 2015

The biggest deal in the history of the drinks industry has been given the green light, as Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up the US$107.3bn takeover of SABMiller. But, the road ahead looks rocky, with competition issues, market tussles and potentially more divestment in the coming months.

A-B InBev Q3 & YTD by region - Focus 30 Oct 2015

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a drop in Q3 and year-to-date net profits and sales, although the company saw sales rise in organic terms. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in its global regions: 

Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland 16 Sep 2014

Although the Scottish Government's initiative to put a minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol has been referred to the European Court of Justice, some members of Scotland's alcohol industry are backing the initiative to tackle alcohol harm in the country.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q1 Performance by Region 7 May 2014

Earlier today (7 May), Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a rise in first-quarter group sales, but net profits were dragged down by higher finance costs. Here just-drinks takes a look at the brewer's performance in its global markets:

just The Preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD 29 Oct 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev reports its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Thursday (31 October). Here just-drinks takes a look at the Leuven-headquartered group's fortunes in the last quarter.

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AB InBev takes on Belgium's Bosteels Brewery 8 Sep 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed that Belgian brewery Bosteels is to join its European portfolio.

EU probes AB InBev in Belgium 30 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is cooperating with the European Union after authorities launched a probe into possible anti-trust breaches in Belgium.

Key markets drag for AB InBev FY 25 Feb 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has warned that China and Brazil will remain under pressure in 2016 as the two countries, along with the US, dragged full-year performance.

EC gives Ball Corp conditional okay for Rexam buy 18 Jan 2016

Ball Corp has been granted conditional clearance by the European Commission for the proposed takeover of its drinks packaging rival, Rexam.

AB InBev “disappointed” over Belgian tax ruling 12 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is considering its options after the European Union ruled that a Belgian Government-run tax scheme that it is part of is illegal.

EU Court of Justice steers away from MUP 23 Dec 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that member states should consider "less restrictive tax measures" before deciding on minimum unit pricing (MUP) to combat alcohol misuse.

Digital marketing rules to cause EU headache 3 Nov 2015

Digital marketing will be a regulatory “battleground” in the next few years as the European Union attempts to deal with its implications for alcohol, the head of SpiritsEurope has said.

European brewery numbers continue to rise 3 Nov 2015

The European Union has seen the number of breweries rise again in 2014 – doubling the number six years earlier.

Belgian excise hike riles spirits industry 2 Nov 2015

Authorities in Belgium have raised the rate of excise tax on alcohol in the country, drawing the ire of spirits producers.

AB InBev profits drop in Q3, YTD 30 Oct 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has seen reported profits drop in its third quarter, dragging the year-to-date down.