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Base Currency: US Dollar
on January 24, 2014
      1 EUR = 1.3607 USD
1 EUR = 0.8203 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5145 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5471 AUD
1 EUR = 141.6930 JPY
1 EUR = 3.2418 BRL
1 EUR = 46.3603 RUB
1 EUR = 8.3069 CNY
      1 USD = 0.7350 EUR
1 USD = 0.6028 GBP
1 USD = 1.1130 CAD
1 USD = 1.1369 AUD
1 USD = 104.1350 JPY
1 USD = 2.3824 BRL
1 USD = 34.0699 RUB
1 USD = 6.1047 CNY

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Type Crop 2013 Crop 2014
2rs Barley 177.00-179.00 - 187.00-189.00 -
6rw Barley 171.00-173.00 - 178.00-180.00 -
2rs Malt 369.00-371.00 - 379.50-381.50 -
6rw Malt 361.50-363.50 - 368.50-370.50 -
Feed Barley 155.00-157.00down0.64% nq 

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Brewery news World: Swallowing SABMiller may be too difficult for AB InBev - analysts ...Click here
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Brewery news USA: As brewing giants push craft beer, mass-market brands suffer ...Click here
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Whisky news UK & India: Diageo challenges Karnataka High Court decision to declare United Breweries stake sale void ...Click here
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These Days in Business History

January 23
1932 The Reconstruction Finance Corp. is created under a law signed today by Pres. Herbert Hoover
1849 Patent granted for an envelope-making machine
1991 World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait

January 24
1902 Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA
1935 1st canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," is sold by Kruger Brewing Co
1984 Apple Computer Inc unveil its Macintosh personal computer

January 25
1853 Basic financial disclosure becomes mandatory for all companies seeking to list their stock for trading on the New York Stock & Exchange Board.
1919 Founding of League of Nations
1959 First transcontinental commercial jet flight (LA to NY for $301)

January 26
1871 US income tax repealed
1886 Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
1921 Akio Morita, the co-founder of Sony Corp., is born in Nagoya, Japan


World Beer Cup 2014
World Beer Cup 2014 key dates:
-Call for Entries: Oct. 28, 2013-Nov. 1, 2013
-Judging: April 7-8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado
-Gala Awards Ceremony: April 11, 2014 in Denver, Colorado

January 2014:
18-22: RHEX - Rimini Horeca Expo 2014 (Rimini, Italy)

February 2014:
19-22: National Winter Ales Festival 2014 (Derby, UK)

March 2014:
12-15: Brazilian Beer Festival (Blumenau, Brazil)
18-19: Food and Drink Technology Africa 2014 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
23-28: IBD Convention - Asia Pacific Section (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

April 2014:
07-08: World Beer Cup 2014 (Denver, USA)
08-11: Craft Brewers Conference 2014 (Denver, USA)
13-17: Trends in Brewing 2014 (Ghent, Belgium)
22-24: Pivovar (Brewer) 2014 (Moscow, Russia)

26-27: Zythos Beer Festival 2014 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2014:
21-24: Pivo (Beer) 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
22-24: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2014 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

June 2014:
11-15: Mondial de la Biere 2014 (Montreal, Canada)

August 2014:
12-16: Great British Beer Festival 2014 (London, UK)

September 2014:
08-11: Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2014 - IBD Scottish Section (Glasgow, UK)
25-27: Drink Technology India 2014 (Mumbai, India)

October 2014:
13-16: China Brew and Beverage 2014 (Beijing, China)

November 2014:
11-13: Brau Beviale 2014 (Nuremberg, Germany)
12-14: Vietbrew 2014 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

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Brewery newsWorld: Swallowing SABMiller may be too difficult for AB InBev - analysts
The Wall Street Journal gave new life earlier this week to the oft-speculated rumor that Anheuser-Busch InBev might acquire rival SABMiller in what would ...More info on site

Brewery newsAustralia: Carlton United Brewery closes Warnervale brewery in NSW
Carlton United Brewery has closed its Warnervale Bluetongue Brewery and 64 workers will be unemployed by the end of the year, Daily Telegraph reported ...More info on site

Brewery news South Korea: New laws finally allow small brewers to expand sales
The smell of fresh paint lingers at the renovated Vaneheim microbrewery in northeast Seoul, a sign of owner Kim Jung Ha’s optimism after a decade of struggling with the economics of South Korea’s lopsided beer market, Bloomberg reported on January 24.

Under revisions to alcohol laws announced by the finance ministry on January 23, house brewers like Kim will be allowed to distribute their beer through other bars and restaurants for the first time, while paying a lower rate of tax. The changes are expected to bring more competition to a $1.3 billion beer market that grew 6 percent in 2013 and is dominated by Hite Jinro Co. and Oriental Brewery Co., re-acquired this week by the world’s biggest beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.

The changes come as President Park Geun Hye begins her second year in office promising a more “creative” economy that supports small- and medium-sized companies.

“The past 10 years have been a process of bitter learning,” Kim, a 34-year-old who studied both culinary arts and business in college, said last month at Vaneheim, which has seating for 110 people on wooden tables with a window allowing customers to see the polished metal brewing tanks. “Although it’s a small and ...More info on site

Brewery news World: SABMiller Africa Executive’s view of M&A prospects
Opportunities for mergers have become far fewer but bigger, SABMiller Africa's managing director said in an interview on January 22 on the margins of the World Economic Forum, according to Wall Street Journal.

While Mark Bowman didn’t want to weigh in on speculation that SABMiller – the world’s second-largest brewer by sales – could be a takeover target for the world’s No. 1, Anheuser-Busch InBev, he noted the main issue in the beer industry now was “whether bigger players will start consuming each other.”

In Africa, where Mr. Bowman oversees SABMiller’s operations, acquisition prospects are slim, he said, but more options could be found in Asia.

For the first time at SAB, Africa contributed more to profit than Europe in the most recent financial year. The continent’s beer consumption is growing faster than that of any other region, but the drink remains a luxury for most Africans, Mr. Bowman said.

SABMiller owns a 20% stake in the African beer operations of France’s Castel Group, a closely held family company. Mr. Bowman said it was up to Castel to decide whether it wants to sell those operations, but he added he hoped SABMiller would be a “natural candidate” if the smaller company did decide to ...More info on site

Brewery newsUSA: As brewing giants push craft beer, mass-market brands suffer
Goose Island is the new Bud. So are Shock Top and ZiegenBock. And Leinenkugel’s and Blue Moon, for that matter, could be called the ...More info on site

Brewery news South Sudan: SABMiller keeps brewing at half capacity in troubled South Sudan
When the brewery shuts down, that's when you really need to start worrying. Any Africa hack will tell you that from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to Sierra Leone, even when war is at its worst, breweries continue to operate, Mail & Guardian reported on January 24.

The crisis in South Sudan that started on December 15 has compelled embassies and nongovernmental organisations to evacuate staff and travel warnings have been issued for foreigners to leave the country immediately. According to the United Nations, more than 500,000 people have been forced to flee their homes and thousands have been killed because of the fighting.

But the South African- and United Kingdom-based SABMiller seems destined to follow in the footsteps of brave African producers that make sure villages across Africa get their beer, regardless of the circumstances. It's not going to be easy, however.

Established in 2009 and expanded during the euphoria of independence for South Sudan in 2011, the brewery remains the only manufacturer in the country's fledgling capital Juba, according to its spokesperson, Nigel Fairbrass.

When violence broke out at the end of last year, 53 SABMiller expatriates were evacuated to South Africa, the UK and Uganda and the brewery ...More info on site

Brewery news Nigeria: SABMiller to increase investment in brewery expansion in Nigeria
SABMiller said on January 23 that it will be increasing its investment in its Nigerian subsidiary, Intafact Beverages Ltd, with a further USD110 million in order to triple capacity at its Onitsha brewery, according to London South East.

Brewing giant SABMiller made an initial investment of over USD100 million in the Onitsha brewery, in the largest single investment in Anambra State for almost 20 years, it said.

The company said that following growth and the success of its 'Hero Lager' product, an additional USD110 million will be pumped into the brewery to triple its current annual capacity from 700,000 to 2.1 million hectolitres. The brewery already directly employs 300 local people and the investment will lead to the creation of a further 400 direct jobs.

Simon Harvey, SABMiller Nigeria Managing Director, said, "We have made significant investments over the past five years in Nigeria and this announcement demonstrates our ongoing commitment in the country."

The capacity expansion work has begun, said SABMiller, and is set to complete in the first quarter of 2015.

The brewery will continue to produce brands including Hero Lager, Castle Milk Stout and non-alcoholic malt beverages Grand Malt and Beta Malt.

Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsGermany: Barley and malt exports up in July-November 2013
The German statistics office reported on January 23 that Germany exported 6.3 mln t of grain from July to November 2013 which is up ...More info on site

Barley newsUK: Scottish maltsters in increasing need of malting barley from England
Increasing amounts of malting barley are being imported by Scottish maltsters from England, BBC reported on January 24.

The recession-busting success of the drinks firms ...More info on site

WhiskyWhisky News Whisky

Whisky news UK & India: Diageo challenges Karnataka High Court decision to declare United Breweries stake sale void
United Breweries Limited (UB) and Diageo have challenged the decision of a Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court (HC) setting aside the sale of 6.96% stake in United Spirits Limited (USL) held by UB to Diageo, Bar & Bench reported on January 22.

When the matter was heard on January 20 by a Division Bench of Justices AK Patnaik and Ibrahim Kalifulla, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi represented Diageo while Senior Counsel Harish Salve appeared for UB. Senior Advocate TR Andhyarujina appeared for a consortium of creditors.

The sale of equity shares by UB to Diageo was initially approved by a single judge Bench of the HC. Subsequently, in a plea by the creditors of the UB, the sale was declared void by a Division Bench of the HC on the ground of improper valuation of shares and lack of bona fides as winding up petition against UB was pending admission.

Both Diageo and UB have claimed that the permission of sale of assets by the single judge pending admission of a winding up suit is the correct law and the Division Bench has erred in holding that the same was without jurisdiction.

Diageo has contended that as per Section 536 (2) of the ...More info on site

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