Heineken has offered $6 billion to buy Asia Pacific Breweries, which makes Tiger beer. Their giant bid was meant to elbow out a play by a billionaire from Thailand and get a stronger hold on the Southeast Asian market.
So-called 'energy drinks' are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the drinks business. And now the Wall Street Journal reports that Coca-Cola toyed with spending $14 billion for one brand -- Monster Energy. Coke denies any deal.