Japan liquor businesses turn to non-alcoholic drinks to attract Gen Z
The popularity of low- and non-alcoholic drinks has risen worldwide, accelerated by the pandemic, which led many people to be more health conscious.
Drinkers, smokers seek respite from gloom by trading up
The trend contributes to a pattern of affluent consumers spending big on luxury items following the Covid-19 pandemic.
UK Tories mired in new scandal over MP’s drunken behaviour
Numerous reports say Tory MP Chris Pincher has been accused of groping two men in front of others at the private members Carlton Club in central London, prompting complaints to the Conservative party.
Indonesia bar chain shut after blasphemy charges over drinks promotion
The drinks promotion at the 'Holywings' chain prompted a police investigation after complaints by religious groups.
Indonesian police arrest 6 for ‘blasphemy’ over bar promotion
Several youth organisations reported the management to police for allegedly committing blasphemy, while other groups threatened to raid the bar chain's locations.
Singapore firms charged over exporting drinks to North Korea
The company 123 Holdings was charged with supplying alcoholic drinks on five occasions to North Korea, transported via China, between November 2016 and July 2017.
Britons’ boozing skyrockets during lockdown, study shows
The problem drinking is now affecting around a quarter of adult men and 10% of women.
Nothing wrong with Muda members drinking, says Syed Saddiq
He says Muda is a multiracial party formed on the basis of tolerance.
Alcohol and gaming more complex than PAS makes out
Buying lottery tickets does not mean a person has a gambling problem, and moderate drinking does not make one addicted.
Banning sale of liquor might backfire, experts warn
They say the focus should be on curbing excessive drinking, not drinking in general.
Timah manufacturer to consider change of name for whiskey
This follows a meeting between company representatives and ministers.
Saudi Arabia megacity project flirts with major taboo of alcohol
Unlike other Gulf countries where foreigners can have at least limited legal access to alcohol, a blanket ban remains in the kingdom, which hosts Islam's holiest sites.