Asahi Group Holdings Ltd (2502.T)
* Asahi Group Holdings Ltd's operating profit likely rose 4 percent in the year ended December - Nikkei
* Asahi Group to spend more than 10 billion yen to expand a group plant and build a logistics center near Gunma prefecture-Nikkei
* Carlsberg said to consider bid for $1.2 billion Tsingtao stake - Bloomberg, citing sources
* Says Asahi Group has not commented on the possibility of selling its tsingtao shares - clarifying media reports
TOKYO Asahi Group Holdings Ltd is open to the possibility of more acquisitions, its chief said, even after Japan's biggest beer maker sealed $10 billion worth of deals to buy European assets from Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV last year.
LONDON Beam Suntory, the world's third-largest spirits company known for Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbons, is to buy a controlling stake in London gin distiller Sipsmith, aiming to cash in on rising demand for craft spirits and gin.
TOKYO/LONDON Asahi Group Holdings will buy a group of eastern European beer brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev for 7.3 billion euros ($7.8 billion), boosting its new presence in the region in the largest overseas beer deal by a Japanese brewer. | Video
PRAGUE/LONDON Japanese brewer Asahi and a consortium led by Swiss investment firm Jacobs Holding have made it onto the shortlist of bidders for SABMiller's eastern European beer brands, sources familiar with the matter said.
PRAGUE/LONDON, Nov 14 Japanese brewer Asahi and a consortium led by Swiss investment firm Jacobs Holding have made it onto the shortlist of bidders for SABMiller's eastern European beer brands, sources familiar with the matter said.
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