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Friday 10 April 2009
Cadbury fell behind last night after Goldman Sachs, mindful of the "green shoots" that have been spotted in various parts of the economy in recent weeks, advised investors to switch out of the defensive food and beverages sector.
Tuesday 24 February 2009
The Forum of Private Business has criticised two of the world’s largest drinks companies for changing their payment terms with smaller suppliers.
Saturday 21 February 2009
Sunday 08 February 2009
Rolls-Royce, the aerospace giant led by Sir John Rose, is expected to buck the credit crunch with bumper results on Thursday.
Monday 19 January 2009
Monday 10 November 2008
Johnnie wasn’t well. Really, quite yellow. He was old, but this is one business where age is quality. Still, after 180 years he was going downhill pretty fast and the prognosis was bad.
Friday 29 August 2008
Global drinks giant Diageo lowered its growth forecast yesterday against a background of rising costs and a slowing global economy, as it delivered flat full-year pre-tax profits.
Tuesday 26 August 2008
Imperial Energy, the Russia-focused oil and gas explorer and producer, is due to report interim results this week and, with up to three predators on the prowl, investors are likely to look beyond the numbers for any news about progress in the race to acquire the company.
Monday 11 August 2008
Regular readers will remember that I wrote about a sexy fake viral showing a bottle of Guinness in the midst of a group sex session.
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Monday 04 August 2008
So, there's a woman. We know it's a woman because we can just see her long tousled hair. And she's definitely got a woman's back: beautifully curvy, and naked. Well, naked except for a bottle of Guinness.
Thursday 19 June 2008
Thursday 27 March 2008
The end of the Xstrata-Vale saga drew much attention yesterday, sparking speculation about Vale's next move and, notably, refocusing minds on the Anglo-Swiss miner's predatory streak.
Thursday 14 February 2008
Drinks giant Diageo today toasted a return to growth for Guinness in the UK and Ireland. The company said the turnaround of the iconic pint in a declining beer market followed a major advertising push in the second half of 2007.
Monday 11 February 2008
Diageo, the drinks giant behind some of the most iconic brands in the business, including Johnnie Walker whisky, Guinness and Baileys Irish cream, is due to publish its first-half results on Thursday. It has been a busy couple of weeks for the company: soon after swallowing Californian wine maker Rosenblum Cellars for $105m (£53m), Diageo paid $900m for half of Ketel One, the Netherlands-based premium vodka brand. Ketel, which sells more than half of its 1.9 million 12-bottle cases in the United States, will sit well beside the company's current collection of mass market and premium vodka.
Thursday 07 February 2008
Diageo, the world's biggest drinks maker, has abandoned its pursuit of Sweden's Absolut Vodka after buying into its Dutch rival, the vodka brand Ketel One.
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