A Heineken lager beer is seen in Singapore in this June 21, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Thomas White
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Dutch brewing giant Heineken said Monday that profits jumped by a quarter in 2017, thanks to higher sales of its premium beer across all regions.Heineken said in a statement that its net profit rose by 25.6 percent to 1.93 billion euros ($2.4 billion) last year on a 5.3 percent increase in sales to 21.9 billion euros.Founded in the 19th century, Heineken produces and sells more than 250 brands including Desperados tequila-flavored beer, Sol, John Smith's and Strongbow cider and employs about 80,000 people in 70 countries around the world.
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