Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods
BRUSSELS, Oct 7 - Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, launched an improved offer for SABMiller on Wednesday, offering just over 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) for its largest rival to extend its reach into Africa and other markets.
* Investors back new CEO, balance sheet a worry (Adds reaction)
** SABMiller up more than 3 pct in strong volumes & 5th top FTSE bluechip gainer after Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's largest brewer, raises its cash offer for SAB to £42.15/shr
Oct 7 - Diageo Plc, the world's largest spirits company, said it had sold its stakes in Jamaican brewer Desnoes & Geddes Ltd (D&G) and Malaysian beer producer Guinness Anchor Bhd to Heineken NV.
BANGKOK, Oct 7 - Thailand's military government on Wednesday defended its labour record after a global labour union with 50 million members filed a complaint against the country.
No related earnings announcements are currently scheduled within the next 7 days.