Due to slowing growth in Europe Carlsberg A/S said it’s seeking acquisition opportunities in Asia, including China. The beermaker is aiming to boost investment in China both organically and through acquisitions, the CEO said, without disclosing possible targets. The Danish company last year increased its ownership of its Indian unit, and expanded its partnership with Chongqing Brewery Co. (600132) in western China. China’s beer market will grow 6 percent to 7 percent annually over the next two to three years, said Rasmussen, who’s in Beijing to attend the European Union-China summit starting tomorrow. Retail beer sales in China, the world’s most populous nation, may have risen to 360 billion yuan ($57 billion) in 2011, according to researcher Euromonitor International.
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