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  1. It's not just cars and beer- companies team up to share some German ingenuity

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen When it comes to cars and malt beer, Germany has some of the best to offer. So when German jeweller Wellendorff and watchmaker A. Lange & S?hne came to town, they were keen to promote some of the nation's other products. A luncheon the companies co-hosted at the Grand Hyatt's Pool House on Friday featured everything German- from the brands on display ...

  2. Tsingtao and Japan's Suntory in beer venture

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So Charlotte.so@scmp.com Tsingtao Brewery and Japanese beverage company Suntory have agreed to jointly produce and sell beer in eastern China. With their home market shrinking, Japanese brewers have been looking to expand in China, the world's biggest beer market with an annual consumption of 45 million kilolitres in 2010, twice that of the United States. ...

  3. Kingway stock soars on rumours of asset sale

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... beer, also wanted to expand its 35-strong brewery portfolio on the mainland through acquisitions, an analyst said. ...

  4. Beijing Enterprises to invest in beer, utilities

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... executive Zhang Honghai said discussions on taking over regional breweries on the mainland were under way to extend the distribution and capacity of the group's flagship, Yanjing Beer. 'We position our beer brands at the upper market segment,' Zhang said. 'But the high-end segment is getting more and more competitive.' The group aimed to boost capacity at its breweries ...

  5. Lower beer prices spreading to bars

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The brewery industry has already passed on the savings from the elimination of the 20 per cent beer duty to supermarkets and convenience stores and is now working with bars and restaurants to adjust prices. Members of the Hong Kong Beer Coalition started issuing new price lists after the government announced wine and beer duties would be abolished. The coalition represents ...

  6. Drinkers losing out on duty cut, says beer group

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Beer companies have reduced prices by an average only 10 to 20 HK cents a 330ml can, less than the maximum of 29 HK cents they are meant to pass on to consumers, the Beer ... and Grocery Association. These savings are less than the maximum 29 HK cent reduction in average duties quoted by the government that beer companies are supposed to pass on to consumers. That saving ...

  7. Make that two beers - on the Octopus

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Consumers will be able to lighten the cash load soon by paying for bar tabs and takeaways with their Octopus cards. The Octopus Cards company, which has 13.5 million cards in circulation, plans to launch a portable reader at certain outlets to expand its ...

  8. SABMiller stirs mainland beer battle with its own brew

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau SABMiller will introduce Miller Genuine Draft beer on the mainland next year as it refines a strategy that has emphasised the acquisition of local brands rather than ... to be preparing a counter-offer for Harbin Brewery. Last week, SABMiller financial director Jonathan Kirby said the company would focus on developing CRB's Snow beer into a national brand. ...

  9. Cheers for beer and wine but not for spirits

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly and Dennis Eng The halving of taxes on beer and wine will be a boon for the tourism, restaurant and wine trades, say alcohol and catering industry insiders. Financial ... I was a bit surprised that the financial secretary, who is renowned for his love of wine, would change wine and beer duties but leave spirits untouched. It's a matter of fairness,' Mr de ...

  10. Beer power-brokers out to bag another deal

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir The same individuals behind the world's first hostile takeover battle for a mainland firm, Harbin Brewery Group, have swapped beer and politics for ladies' handbags. Barely 12 months ago, Peter Lo, Peter Jeva Au and David Sun titillated Hong Kong's equity market with a racy takeover battle that pitted two international beer giants against each other. ...




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