COPENHAGEN Aug 21 Danish brewer Carlsberg
expects mature Western European markets to remain
challenging next year, chief executive told Reuters on
"I do not think we will see a significant change in the
second half of this year, and not next year either," chief
executive Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen said after the company reported
a second quarter result nearly in line with analysts'
"Even though there are some signs that the economy is
improving, it will take some time before it will influence the
consumer pattern," Rasmussen said.
(Reporting by Teis Jensen)