Brussels — Heineken on Monday missed estimates for first-half profits, as higher packaging costs offset increased beer sales, but the world’s second-largest brewer stuck with its full-year profit growth forecast.

The Dutch maker of Heineken, Europe’s top-selling lager, said operating profit before one-offs would rise by a mid-single-digit percentage in 2019 after a slim 0.3% increase in the January-June period...

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