China is failing to carry out its pledges to liberalize its economy and open its markets to foreign companies, said the European Union, which accused the Asian nation of protectionism to prop up its domestic industry.
Co. will make a further announcement if and when appropriate, John Clarke, a spokesman for Heineken, said in an e-mail response to questions. * “Heineken has noted ThaiBev’s latest announcement. The company will review the content carefully and has no further comment to make at this time,” Clarke said.
Heineken NV, the world’s third- largest brewer, is in talks with Fraser & Neave Ltd. about raising its offer for the rest of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd., said three people with knowledge of the matter.
Fraser & Neave Ltd. rose above Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s offer price as investors speculated that the Singapore-based company may attract a higher bid and Heineken NV considered its next step in a two-month battle to gain control of F&N’s beer business.