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THE world ap­pears to be drown­ing its sor­rows in a bid to lift the eco­nomic gloom, if first-quar­ter re­sults from Pernod Ri­card yes­ter­day are any guide. The French drinks gi­ant re­ported a 13 per cent sales rise to £1.4bil­lion in the three months to Septem­ber. Its Per­rier-Jouet cham­pagne en­joyed a 29 per cent leap; Glen­livet whisky rose 27 per cent; Jame­son whiskey 17 per cent and Mumm cham­pagne went up 16 per cent.

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