Heineken is buying the Syabar Brewing Company in Belarus for an undisclosed sum. The deal gives Heineken control over the country's second-biggest brewer Bobrov. The largest, Krinitsa, is owned by the state. According to Heineken, which has been building its presence in Eastern Europe to offset slower growth in the West and America, the market in Belarus is growing at a double-digit rate. The Times 29/12/07 page 54 The Daily Telegraph 29/12/07 page 36 The Guardian 29/12/07 page 44