Cider is now cool, says The Sunday Telegraph, reporting that shares in C&C Group, which makes Magners cider, have soared six fold to Eu12.6. On Wednesday the company is expected to report full-year earnings of Eu206m, up 73% on the previous year. Expansion into new territories is planned. The US could follow launches in Barcelona and Munich. There are also rumours that the company could announce plans to return between Eu150m and Eu180m to shareholders via a buyback programme. The Sunday Telegraph 06/05/07 (Business) page 9