News from Euromonitor

General Mills Posts Solid Profit Growth in the US but International Sales Remain Worrying

by September 23rd, 2015

General Mills has recently announced its first fiscal quarter results revealing net revenue growth of 4% in constant-currency basis and profit growth of 20%, one the highest rates in its recent history. Profit growth came off the back the aggressive cost-cutting measures including trimming the workforce, closure of underperforming manufacturing facilities and ousting of extraneous […]

SABMiller and A-B InBev in Merger Talks

by September 16th, 2015

The topic of potential consolidation in global beer resurfaced this morning with the news that A-B InBev and SABMiller are in merger talks. Euromonitor’s initial reaction on the possible merger of the two world’s biggest brewers – picked up and quoted across trade and business media worldwide – is voiced by Spiros Malandrakis, Senior Alcoholic […]

Причины и риски девальвации в Казахстане

by August 31st, 2015

Национальный банк Казахстана объявил о переходе к политике инфляционного таргетирования и плавающего валютного курса, что мгновенно привело к более чем 20%-ому обесцениванию тенге по отношению к доллару США. Каковы причины, потенциальные цели и риски девальвации? Об этом смотрите в нашем видео. The National Bank of Kazakhstan has announced the transition to a policy of inflation […]

Liberty Interactive Media Acquires Zulily

by August 17th, 2015

On 17 August 2015, Liberty Interactive Media, which owns the homeshopping brand, QVC, announced that it would acquire internet retailer, Zulily Inc, for US$2.4 billion.  With the homeshopping channel dying, this is an attempt for Liberty Interactive Media to stay relevant for the long term.  Similar moves in the travel industry, though, indicate that this […]

The Rumour Mill Keeps Turning – Will Starwood Go Intercontinental?

by July 30th, 2015

Starwood Hotels and Resorts’s future is still uncertain, and while possible acquisition suitors have come and gone, the industry still believes that eventually some M&A developments will happen. In May I discussed what a takeover by Wyndham Worldwide would look like, but concluded that neither company would gain strategically in terms of geographical coverage from a takeover. […]