BEER MONEY: The Dutch brewer Heineken NV said a measure of profitability rose more than 10 percent in the third quarter on a mix of cost savings, volume growth in Asia and Africa and price increases. It did not provide figures and the measure cited excludes exceptional items and amortization costs.
REVENUE MIXED: The maker of Amstel and Murphy's beers said revenue rose 13 percent due to its $7.8 billion acquisition in April of Mexican beer maker Femsa. But revenue from operations excluding new acquisitions slipped 2.1 percent.
THE OUTLOOK: Heineken repeated forecasts for adjusted profits to rise at least 10 percent for 2010.