U.K. stocks closed little changed at an eight-month high amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will expand its asset purchases to provide economic stimulus and a report that showed German investor confidence increased in December.
Diageo Plc, the world’s biggest distiller, expects products including new varieties of Johnnie Walker whisky to drive sales growth in Latin America as it targets emerging middle-class consumers and women.
Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, arrived at the Happy Hearts Fund gala last night as a mariachi band blasted. In one corner, mole and coffee were served, in another, a 9-week-old puma named Zeus jumped around a mockup of his native habitat.
Diageo Plc, the maker of Johnnie Walker Scotch, will buy a 53.4 percent stake in India’s United Spirits Ltd. for 111.7 billion rupees ($2.04 billion) to gain leadership in the world’s largest whiskey-consuming nation.