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Currency rates
Equities of largest breweries
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28 August - 30 August 2006
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €X  X
6rw Barley €X  X
2rs Malt €267.0-269.0  4.28%
6rw Malt €244.0-246.0  1.45%
Crop 2007
2rs Barley €133.0-135.0  3.10%
6rw Barley €112.0-114.0  1.80%
2rs Malt €274.5-276.5  3.39%
6rw Malt €248.5-250.5  2.89%

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
Australia: Foster’s net profit increased 26.8% for 1H 2006... Click here

China: Tsingtao Brewery profits increased by 22.5% in 1H 2006... Click here

Peru: SABMiller plc announces $102 million investment in Peru... Click here

USA: Gambrinus’ shipments of Corona dropped 5%, rival Barton increased imports by 16%... Click here

Mexico: Grupo Modelo-Constellation Brands joint venture received HSR clearance to import and market in USA and Guam through 2016... Click here

Czech Republic: Malt production increased 2% year-on-year in 1H 2006... Click here

World: Export perspectives for barley are comparatively favourable, forecasts rank to 5.1-5.2 million t... Click here

UK: Barley exports sank by 29% reaching 612,054 t... Click here

USA: Hops were under less stress in USA than in Europe... Click here

More News
EU: Barley production forecasted to decline down to 55.1 million t ... More Info

Australia: Foster's shares surged over 9% after reports said InBev, SABMiller may consider take over bids ... More Info

Sweden: Spendrups Bryggeri AB reports 1H 2006 operating result of SEK27 million ... More Info

Australia & Brazil: Coopers Brewery begins exports to Brazil ... More Info

Ukraine: Barley prices are US$122-125/t FOB in Black Sea ports ... More Info

China: Tsingtao Brewery unveiled plans to build new CHY300 million plant in Shandong ... More Info

Kenya: East Africa Breweries annual profit boosted by 13% on stronger regional economic growth ... More Info

Ukraine: Barley crop forecasts decreased by 1% ... More Info

Malaysia: Experts predict a 10-13% tax increment for the brewery sector ... More Info

Australia: Foster's announce US$200 million on-market share buy-back ... More Info

Hong Kong: Tsingtao Brewery shares trading suspended ... More Info

India: United Breweries Ltd earns a net profit of Rs27.53 crore for April-June 2006 ... More Info

USA: Barley exports of 1,400 t were reported for the week ended August 20 ... More Info

China: Tsingtao chairman Li Guirong welcomes competition on the domestic beer market and eyes larger exports ... More Info

Russia: Scottish &Newcastle Russian brewery merger moves closer, shareholders approve Baltika deal ... More Info

UK: Barley grower reported average yield of 7.5t/ha in Wiltshire ... More Info

India: SABMILLER to focus on Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh as part of its growth plans ... More Info

USA: “Heineken Star Award” to honor smoothest champions in US Open history ... More Info

Australia: Kym Chapman has retired from business centre manager at ABB Grain, reins handed to newcomer Steve Dean ... More Info

Canada: Molson-Coors Brewing Co.’s director pleads guilty to lesser charge of driving while ability impaired ... More Info

China: Tsingtao Brewery has fallen into the trap of price war hurting its ranking ... More Info

Finland: Jacobsen Original Dark Lager and Jacobsen Bramley Wit now available in Finland ... More Info

Nigeria: Sona Breweries Plc seeks concession on can importation ... More Info

Mongolia: Asia Pacific Brewery appointments new financial manager with MCS-APB joint venture ... More Info

Australia: Adelaide businessman John Bastian joins ABB Grain Export board ... More Info

USA: Saint Arnold Brewing to reintroduce seasonal award winning Saint Arnold Oktoberfest ... More Info

Brewery News

2 Australia: Foster’s net profit increased 26.8% for 1H 2006

Foster’s Group Limited released August 29 its Preliminary Final Report for 1H of 2006 (figures in US$ unless stated). The company said Group’s ...
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2 China: Tsingtao Brewery profits increased by 22.5% in 1H 2006

Tsingtao Brewery, the largest beer maker in China, posted a 22.5 percent rise in first-half earnings August 28 as surging sales in the fast-growing ...
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2 Peru: SABMiller plc announces $102 million investment in Peru

SABMiller plc, one of the world’s leading brewers, announced August 25 that its Peruvian subsidiary Backus and Johnston will invest US$102 million in infrastructural ...
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2 USA: Gambrinus’ shipments of Corona dropped 5%, rival Barton increased imports by 16%

The shortage of Corona Extra and Corona Light has created a "dire situation" where the No. 1 import is losing tens of thousands of ...
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2 Mexico: Grupo Modelo-Constellation Brands joint venture received HSR clearance to import and market in USA and Guam through 2016

Grupo Modelo, S.A. de C. V., Mexico's leading company in the brewing, distribution and sale of beer, and Constellation Brands, Inc. , a leading ...
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Malt News

2 Czech Republic: Malt production increased 2% year-on-year in 1H 2006

According to the Czech Beer and Malt Association statement of August 24, Czech malt houses raised output in the first half of 2006 by ...
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Barley News

2 World: Export perspectives for barley are comparatively favourable, forecasts rank to 5.1-5.2 million t

Barley export perspectives are quite favorable. Barley production forecasts for EU and Australia have been substantially decreased amid drought, UkrAgroConsult released in its Grain ...
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2 UK: Barley exports sank by 29% reaching 612,054 t

Barley exports in 2005/06 MY dropped by 29% to 612,054 thousand tons, ProAgro-News released August 28. Shipments of barley to Spain, the main destination ...
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Hops News

2 USA: Hops were under less stress in USA than in Europe

The latter half of July brought with it above average temperatures on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States, this slowed ...
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Scientific Digest
Transformation Of Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Using The Wheat Puroindoline Gene by Yusuke Odake

Feed and malting barley are major crops in Montana. Harrington, a two-rowed spring malting barley variety, is the most cultivated variety in the state. Barley was the last of the world’s major cereals for which transformation methods were developed because in vitro-cultured barley rapidly loses regeneration ability or gives rise to albino plants during selection for transformed tissue. Previous research used the variety Golden Promise because it regenerates well under research conditions, though it is not commercially used. Transformation could be an important method to improve varieties in North American barley cultivars. The puroindoline proteins (PINA and PINB) can be isolated from wheat endosperm and are basic cysteine and tryptophan-rich proteins that might play a role in defense against pathogens. The puroindolines show antifungal activity both in vitro and in vivo. Milk stage seeds were harvested to obtain embryos. Embryos were placed on induction media [2.5 mg/L 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 0.01 mg/L 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP)] for 12 to 51days until calli formed. The biolistic method was chosen for transmitting the gene of interest into the calli, using a Biolistic PDS-1000/He Particle Delivery System (BioRad, Hercules, CA) with 900 psi rupture disks. Approximately 4,500 calli were bombarded with two plasmids; pinA driven by the maize ubiquitin promoter (Ubi1) which is expressed constitutively, and the hygromycin phosphotransferase (hph), which confers hygromycin B resistance and is driven by the CaMV 35S promoter for selection. The bombarded calli were selected on medium containing 30 mg/L Hygromycin B for 9 to 21 days, and subcultured to intermediate medium (1.0mg/L 2,4-D and 0.5 mg/L BAP), followed by regeneration media (1.0-3.0 mg/L BAP). Thirty hygromycin B resistant calli regenerated and 5 died in magenta box. Thirty five putative transgenic plants derived from 25 calli grew in soil and were harvested. Some plants tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tested positive with primers for pinA and hph. Southern blots were performed to detect the presence of hph in T1 barley genomic DNA but were negative. Northern blots performed to detect the presence of pinA and hph transcribed RNA in the T1leaf tissue were also negative, showing that no stably transformed plants were obtained.
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Table of the week

World Barley Supply And Demand

Graph of the week
Vietnam Beer Production

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GBBF Great British Beer Festival
IHGC Hop tour
10th International Berlin Beer Festival 2006
Toronto’s Festival of Beer is Canada’s premier beer festival
Agrokomplex 2006 , Slovakia. International Fair of Agriculture and Food Industry
Midwest Specialty Grains Conference, Minneapolis.
Bank Holiday Weekend and International Beer Festival , UK.
Northern Crops Institute Course 2006 Barley Malt Quality Evaluation

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8th BELGIAN BEER WEEKEND The Belgian Brewers’ association
World of Food China - 2006. International Exhibition and Conference for the Food
Beverages - 2006,Belgorod, Russia.Specialized exhibition.
CHINA BREW & BEVERAGE International Brew and Beverage Processing Technology and Equipment
International Brewery and Soft Drinks Industry Exhibition
Riga Food 2006.
The Great Canadian Beer Festival
2nd Bruxellensis Festival
Jean De Clerck Chair XII: Flavours in Beer , a post academic training
Fine Food Australia. Australia's largest exhibition for the food and beverage industry...
TecnoBebida Latin America International Exhibition of Technologies for the Beverage Industry
EXPO Food & Drinks - 2006, Armenia. The 4th Interhational specialized exhibition.
AtyrauFood - 2006, Kazakhstan.5-th North-Caspian Regional Exhibition
Munich Oktoberfest.The world's biggest beer festival.
World Grains Summit: Foods and Beverages San Francisco, California U.S.A.
International Beer Competition 2006 Japan.
FoodWeek Uzbekistan - 2006.11th Annual International Exhibition of Food and Drinks.
Northern Crops Institute Course 2006 Grain Procurement Management for Importers
World Food Moscow - 2006.The 15th International exhibition "All world of food".
The 15 AllUkrainiane forum of food-processing industry - 2006.
Great American Beer Festival® September 28 - 30, 2006.
Farmer of Kazakhstan - 2006.The 4th Kazakhstan international exhibition.

October 2006:
International Beer Summit 2006, Japan.
World Beer Festival, USA
Food And Beverages, Novi Sad Fair, Serbia & Montenegro.
MBAA Brewing and Malting Science Course
Lighthouse International Beer Festival, USA.
Belgian Beer Festival. website:www.beerfestival.be
Belgian Beer Fest - Sunday Brunch, USA.
World Food Ukraine / Ingredients Ukraine International Food and Drinks Exhibition

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