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Aung San Suu Kyi: iconic Burmese opposition leader and chair of Burma's National League for Democracy

Burma now awash with Sprite as well as Coca-Cola Light

By Ben Bouckley

The Coca-Cola Company has relaunched Coca-Cola onto the Burmese market, while Coca-Cola Light and Sprite are also now available, as it works to found a bottling venture with a local soft drinks firm.

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

By Ben Bouckley

Pernod Ricard admits that the effects of a hefty 2012 French VAT hike on spirits has ‘severely affected’ the fortunes of key brand Ricard and other aniseed spirits with 45%+ ABV.

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Coca-Cola Amatil tries premium beer goggles for size...

By Ben Bouckley

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is one step closer to re-entering the Australian premium beer market, after announcing plans to lend JV the Australian Beer Company AUS $46m, as it leverages its sales and distribution muscle.

Star Turkish turn boosts Diageo spirits

Star Turkish turn boosts Diageo spirits

By Ben Bouckley

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh says his firm’s H1 top line sales growth was driven by “real momentum” in emerging markets such as Turkey, a star performer following his firm’s acquisition of Mey İçki.

Eurozone debt crisis rocks Coca-Cola Hellenic

Eurozone debt crisis rocks Coca-Cola Hellenic

By Ben Bouckley

Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) has warned that it expects to lose €55m due on its 2012 EBIT due to adverse currency movements, specifically the weakness of the euro against the US dollar.

One of Wahaha's product ranges

Chinese drinks firm partners Nottingham University

By Rod Addy

Chinese soft drinks manufacturer Wahaha has signed a deal with the UK’s Nottingham University to collaborate on research and development covering areas including bioenergy, food technology and electric motors.

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