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Analysis - SABMiller faces Colombia challenge 14 Nov 2014

With markets as varied as SABMiller's, there's always going to be a few bad eggs in quarterly results. Yesterday's first-half statement was no different, with China and Australia marked out as the problem pupils. Latin America, in contrast, behaved impeccably with the region boosting sales by 4% and EBITDA by a healthy 7%.

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EU attacks Colombia over imported spirits tax rate 25 Aug 2016

The European Union (EU) has called on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to establish a disputes panel to consider its claim that Colombia is breaking global trade rules over the country's alleged "discriminatory treatment" of imported spirits.


CCU to start Colombia brewery construction 17 Feb 2016

South American drinks company Compania Cervecerias Unidas has said construction of its Colombia brewery is scheduled to start in the first half of this year.


Molson Coors to launch Coors Light in Colombia 22 Jan 2016

Molson Coors has lined up the roll-out of its Coors Light brand in Colombia.


Drinks industry backs EU tax talks with Colombia 13 Jan 2016

The drinks trade has welcomed a European Union request that would see the World Trade Organisation tackle Colombia over what is perceived as being unfair taxation.


A-B InBev snaps up Bogotá Beer Co in Colombia 6 May 2015

The Latin American unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev has made a move into the craft beer category in Colombia through the purchase of Bogotá Beer Co.


CCU gets green light for Colombia beer JV 12 Feb 2015

Financial regulators in Colombia have waved through a deal allowing private conglomerate Postobón and Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU) to brew and sell Heineken's brands in the South American country, according to reports.


Diageo opens Colombia airport store 20 Nov 2014

Diageo has launched a store exclusively for its own brands in Colombia's main international airport.


CCU to launch in Colombia beer market 11 Nov 2014

CCU, the Chilean drinks firm, is set to launch into the Colombian beer market after signing a joint-venture deal with private conglomerate Postobón.


SABMiller names new Bavaria chief 9 Sep 2013

SABMiller has appointed a new president of its Colombian brewing subsidiary, Bavaria.


Coca-Cola unveils ice bottle for Colombian beaches 12 Jul 2013

Coca-Cola Co has released a bottle for its trademark brand made entirely out of ice.