Danish brewer Carlsberg A/S reported first-half profit that beat analysts’ estimates as the Tuborg maker reduced costs and cut debt, following in the wake of larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev NV. Earnings before interest, taxes and one-time items rose 20 percent to 4.13 billion kroner ($652 million), the Copenhagen-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Analysts expected 3.82 billion kroner.
Carlsberg is aiming to cut as much as 2 billion kroner of costs by the end of this year to defend against an enlarged and more profitable rival following the combination of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and SABMiller Plc. Earlier this month, AB InBev merged its Russia and Ukraine business with that of Turkey’s Anadolu Efes, heaping pressure on Carlsberg’s operations in Russia, where the Danish brewer controls more than a third of beer sales.
London - Pernod Ricard suffered a cyberattack this week at its London office, forcing some UK employees of the French distiller to turn in their computers to be checked for infection, people familiar with the matter said. While London appears to have been most affected, other sites may have been targeted as well, said one of the people, who did not want to be identified discussing private information.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".