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How beer sales reflect global economy

SABMiller, the world's second-biggest brewer, met expectations with a 12% rise in first-half profit, and said strong growth in Africa and Latin America should continue.

SABMiller, the world's second-biggest brewer, met expectations with a 12% rise in first-half profit, and said strong growth in Africa and Latin America should continue.

Robust demand in emerging markets accounts for around two thirds of group sales.

Jeremy Howell reports.