Diageo has opted for total control of its tequila destiny rather than a fight for second place in Irish whiskey, according to Euromonitor International's Jeremy Cunnington.

Suntory’s move for Beam “is not the end of it by any means”, leading drinks analyst Jeremy Cunnington of Euromonitor International has told DI.

Emerging markets will continue to drive alcoholic drinks volume and value growth in 2012, according to Euromonitor International.

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For about six hours in early October the world was brought to a standstill. However, it wasn’t the outbreak of a global pandemic that spread panic, but the simultaneous crash of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.

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