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Crop 2005
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
China: InBev acquires 100% ownership of K.K.... Click here

Netherlands: European Commission accuses 4 Dutch brewers for breaching EU competition rules... Click here

Turkey: Anadolu Efes announced its financial statements for 1H 2005 according to IFRS... Click here

Australia: Coopers Brewery's board unanimously rejects Lion Nathan’s bid... Click here

East Africa: East African Breweries sees growth in dividends... Click here

Japan: As beer sales are dropping, brewers fight over "chuhai” drink... Click here

UK: Concerns over the takeover of Crisp Maltings Group by Ragleth... Click here

Russia: Ochakovo Brewery has launched its second malting plant... Click here

Taiwan: First US barley purchase by Taiwan in four years... Click here

Lithuania: Overview on 2005 barley harvest... Click here

World: Alpha acid content in hops crop 2004... Click here

More News
Czech Republic: Interbrew Central European Holding buys out the minority stock of Pivovary Staropramen ...more info

UK: CAMRA calls Greene King brewery to reconsider closing its Ridleys Brewery ...more info

Australia: Coopers fills an application to Australian Takeovers Panel concerning Lion Nathan’s affair ...more info

Netherlands: Heineken acknowledges EC objection & refrains provisionally from comments ...more info

Russia: Vena Brewery reports increased sales for the first half of 2005 ...more info

USA: Idaho’s barley market trends ...more info

Japan: Asahi breweries withdrawing cans from market because of wrong labelling ...more info

Australia: Coopers advises strongly shareholders to take no action regarding Lion Nathan’s proposal ...more info

Thailand: Thai Beverages makes an IPO filling to Securities & Exchange Commission ...more info

USA: Heineken USA promises minimum $250,000 to hurricane Katrina relief efforts ...more info

Russia: Future trends of Baltica in Rostov region ...more info

UK: Budvar deploys a “10 commandments of the righteous brewer” campaign ...more info

Australia: ABB Grain appoints new General Manager, Trading ...more info

Russia: Baltika will take a decision concerning compromise deal for rebel shareholders ...more info

East Africa: EABL imports new fermentation vessels for Ruaraka plant ...more info

Scotland: Barley yields rated as average to very bad ...more info

Russia: Pension Fund visits Krasnoyarsk Pikra brewery ...more info

Singapore: Carlsberg Singapore to have new managing director ...more info

USA: Molson Coors renews its sponsorship deal with the National Football League ...more info

Brewery News

0 China: InBev acquires 100% ownership of K.K.

InBev S.A. announced on September 2 that it has acquired the remaining 30% interest in K.K.'s brewing activities, located in the Zhejiang Province in China. This transaction enhances InBev's position in the province -where InBev holds a 50% market share- and represents a further step in InBev's move to consolidate and strengthen its position in China.

InBev acquired a 70% stake of the K.K. brewing activities in April 2003. The K.K. breweries are located in the city of Ningbo, 200 km south of Shanghai. KK is a leading brewer in the Province of Zhejiang and holds an 80% market share in the city of Ningbo, the second largest harbour in China, after Shanghai.

K.K.'s breweries have a capacity of 3 million hl and produced 2.7 million hl in 2004. The company's main brands are K® and Zizhulin®, the leading standard lagers, and the premium brands K.K.® and One Week®. K.K.'s brewing operations include two breweries in Ningbo and Zhoushan, and one bottling line in Yuyao.

The cost of acquiring 100% blended ownership of the company represents an EV/EBITDA multiple of 4.1x and an Enterprise Value per hectoliter capacity of 18.4 USD. The total consideration is 61.5 million USD.

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2 Netherlands: European Commission accuses 4 Dutch brewers for breaching EU competition rules

The brewers Heineken, Grolsch, Bavaria and the Dutch branch of Belgium's Interbrew are suspected by the European Commission of having breached European Union competition ...

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2 Turkey: Anadolu Efes announced its financial statements for 1H 2005 according to IFRS

Anadolu Efes, the holding company of Efes Beverage Group’s, announced its financial statements for 1H 2005 prepared in accordance with IFRS. In H12005 the ...

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2 Australia: Coopers Brewery's board unanimously rejects Lion Nathan’s bid

Australian takeover target Coopers Brewery announced on August 6 that its directors unanimously rejected a hostile A$352 million ($271 million) bid from Australia's second-largest ...

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2 East Africa: East African Breweries sees growth in dividends

With EABL last week reporting a 22 per cent increase in pre-tax profit of Sh8.6 billion on revenues of Sh34.8 billion, many investors are ...

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2 Japan: As beer sales are dropping, brewers fight over "chuhai” drink

Japanese brewers are aggressively competing to sell canned shochu drinks with low alcohol content known as "chuhai" to deal with declining beer sales, Kyodo ...

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Malt News

1 UK: Concerns over the takeover of Crisp Maltings Group by Ragleth

The owner of UK's leading maltster, the Crisp Maltings Group, expressed worries on September 4, that the takeover of the 115-year-old business would lead to job cuts.

The chief executive of holding company Ragleth David Thompson, who came to purchase the Crisp Maltings Group from owner the Anglia Maltings Group on September 31, said there were no plans to change the business in any way.

Mr. Thompson said “There are no proposals to change the business, we are simply replacing one holding company with another. We hope the company continues to expand on its potential”
Ragleth was “delighted” to acquire the prestigious maltings, which is known for its high-quality malt.

Together with the Great Ryburgh maltings, Ragleth has acquired the three other maltings which make up the Crisp Maltings Group - one at Ditchingham near Bungay, and two more dedicated whisky maltings in Scotland.

Crisp Maltings Group runs as well a haulage business to support its operations. In total the group employs just under 300 people. In 2003 parent company Anglia Maltings reported an operating profit of GBP3.6m and a turnover of GBP51.9m.

2 Russia: Ochakovo Brewery has launched its second malting plant

One of the biggest Russian breweries, ZAO Ochakovo, based in Moscow, has announced it launched on September 2 its second malting plant in Russia. ...

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Barley News

0 Taiwan: First US barley purchase by Taiwan in four years

Last week 30 TMT of US barley were sold to Taiwan which represents the first US barley purchase by Taiwan in 4 years, according to Idaho Barley Comission. Taiwan imported a total of 140 TMT of barley in Calendar year 2004 about 60 to 70 TMT malting barley, with most of it supplied by Australia.

So far this year, the Taiwan Barley Products Industry Association has purchased 80 TMT of barley- 50 TMT from Australia and 30 TMT from the US.

The Canadian Wheat Board says Canada will have a large barley export program over the next month, including 177 TMT of feed barley (possibly headed to Japan and/or Saudi Arabia) and 132 TMT malting barley (most likely destined for China).

2 Lithuania: Overview on 2005 barley harvest

Barley sowing in Lithuania was completed around two weeks later than normal, but the ensuing Summer was quite favourable for plant development and harvesting ...

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Hops News

2 World: Alpha acid content in hops crop 2004

With the 2004 hop harvest, the percentage shares of the world market, which had been disrupted by the unusually dry weather conditions in Europe ...

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Finland and Sweden Barley Harvest

Barley Price Evolution

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