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Beer deal could fuel a round of M&A in China

Bottles of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV Budweiser, right, and SABMiller Miller brand beer are arranged for a photograph in a cooler in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

BIG Beer's most monstrous deal yet could fuel an overdue round of M&A in China. If Anheuser-Busch InBev can swallow US$90 billion rival SABMiller, complete with its 49 per cent stake in Chinese market leader CR Snow, others in the Middle Kingdom may seek tie-ups. Alternatively Snow's other