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Saturday 12 October 2013
Commodity and mining giant Glencore Xstrata is constantly on the lookout for new assets to add to its coffers and the City bought into news yesterday it was in talks with Brazil’s Vale over a nickel mine joint venture.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
The former chief executive of Diageo had amassed a shares and pension retirement fund of more than £46m when he stepped down this summer.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Britons are splashing out on upmarket spirits like Ciroc vodka — a favoured tipple of Prince Harry — even as Guinness sales struggle, the world’s biggest drinks company said today.
Saturday 20 April 2013
Russell Lynch discovers Diageo is spreading the word about Johnnie Walker in the world’s second-biggest economy
Saturday 17 November 2012
A fraud case considered vital as part of Brazil's drive to clear up corruption ahead of hosting the 2014 World Cup and the Olympics two years later has been resolved in Jersey.
Saturday 10 November 2012
The drinks giant Diageo has finally agreed to acquire a controlling stake in United Spirits for nearly £1.3bn, growing its presence in India massively and ending months of speculation.
Teenage girl in critical condition after being swept into violent seas during game of 'wave dodging'
Tuesday 05 June 2012
A teenage girl was in a critical condition in hospital tonight after being swept into violent seas during an apparent game of wave dodging.
Thursday 01 March 2012
Diageo, the drinks giant behind Guinness and Smirnoff, has promoted Ivan Menezes to chief operating officer, fuelling speculation that its chief executive Paul Walsh may be edging towards the end of his Diageo career.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
What's this I hear about the drinks boss Paul Walsh quitting?
Saturday 03 September 2011
There's nothing like oysters and champagne to make you feel like a million dollars – but thankfully you no longer need to have millions to enjoy them. London restaurant Plateau is currently offering half a dozen Colchester rock oysters with a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne for just £15. Available at any time of day, they can be savoured in the romantic setting of the restaurant bar or – if the weather's nice – the Johnnie Walker terrace, overlooking Canary Wharf.
Friday 26 August 2011
The drinks giant Diageo hailed its performance in emerging markets yesterday after profits rose despite sales of Guinness falling again in Europe.
Friday 26 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
Four forty-something friends take off for a whisky-drinking winter weekend on the Scottish island of Islay: single-malt connoisseur Adam, who dreams of opening his own distillery; über-hedonist banker Roddy, who practically breathes cocaine; straight man Ethan, and sensitive Luke. The boys not only fall out among themselves, but also run into trouble with the locals. Roddy cops off with a barmaid; Adam entertains tender feelings for a distillery guide who is the ex-wife of a brutal and corrupt copper. What starts as a drink-and-drugs soaked piece of superior lad-lit turns into a ferocious thriller reminiscent of Straw Dogs. The characterisation is a little broad, but you won't want to stop reading. It also makes you thirst for whisky.
Friday 05 August 2011
In a wretched week for DVD releases, raise a glass to this delightful Ealing comedy from 1949.
Sunday 24 July 2011
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales