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Brewer AB InBev's Asia business files for Hong Kong listing

HONG KONG, May 10 (Reuters) - Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Ltd, the Asia business of the world's largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, filed on Friday a draft prospectus with the Hong Kong stock exchange for an initial public offering of its shares.

Belgium-based AB InBev, whose beers include Stella Artois and Budweiser, said on Tuesday that it was considering listing a minority stake in its Asian operations to create a separate business.

The company did not mention the financial details of the offering in the draft prospectus.

AB InBev's Asia-Pacific region, whose main markets are China and Australia, last year made up 18 percent of group volume and 14 percent of underlying operating profit. Its revenues were $8.47 billion. (Reporting by Sumeet Chatterjee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)