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08 Dec - 09 Dec 2005
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €116.50-118.50 0.85%
6rw Barley €103.50-105.50 0.95%

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Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis.
Average malt market prices are estimated on FOB Antwerp basis.
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
China: InBev has won the bid for one of China’s largest brewers, Fujian Sedrin Brewery... Click here

Australia: Slap in the face to Lion Nathan in unanimous Coopers’ vote... Click here

Japan: Liberal Democratic Party plans including beer-like drinks in the same tax category as beer... Click here

World: Positive tendencies of beer sales for January-September 2005... Click here

Latvia: Latvia increased its imports of beer by 103% in the first 6 months of 2005... Click here

EU: Malt export licence bookings decreased by 18% for Jul-Nov 2005... Click here

Australia: 3 million tonnes of the barley crop will be of malting quality, analysts estimated... Click here

USA: Malting & feed barley varieties register rise in their prices... Click here

Slovenia: Hops Industry: history and nowadays... Click here

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Belgium: Duvel Moortgat is to build a 900,000 hl brewery in Belgium ...More Info

Mercosur: Mercosur countries will have an even S/D balance of malting barley ...More Info

Australia: Demystifying WA’s ‘price advantage’ for graingrowers ...More Info

India: Kingfisher to label beer bootless with anti-AIDS message ...More Info

Australia: Coopers accuses Lion Nathan of intimidation in takeover bid ...More Info

Ukraine: Sarmat brewery registers rise in its beer production and sales ...More Info

Russia: Cargill Acquires Grain Elevator in Voronezh, Russia ...More Info

Australia: South Australian barley crop above average ...More Info

Australia: Lion Nathan asks from Coopers considering independent expert's view on Lion's $310 per share offer ...More Info

USA: Cargill limited president retires ...More Info

Ghana: Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited to be to hold Annual General Meeting after court throws out suit ...More Info

Japan: Kirin Brewery to get a better rating ...More Info

China: New head of Heineken confirms Heineken’s joint-venture is looking at Fujian Sedrin brewery ...More Info

UK: Overview of 2005 for SABMiller brewery ...More Info

Belgium: Analysts about InBev’s plans to close Hoegaarden brewery ...More Info

USA: Barley markets still last week, malting barley continues being in good demand ...More Info

India: Indian beer market is growing at a rate of 7.5% per annum ...More Info

USA: Pittsburgh Brewing has filled for bankruptcy ...More Info

USA: Farm prices to have improved slightly in November 2005 ...More Info

UK: Laurence Danon to join the Diageo Board ...More Info

USA: Cargill Limited appoints new president ...More Info

Australia: Tasmanian businesswoman to invent paper from beer ...More Info

Brewery News

2 China: InBev has won the bid for one of China’s largest brewers, Fujian Sedrin Brewery

The beer giant InBev has won a bidding war with some of its global rivals and is set to pay about $750 million to ...
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0 Australia: Slap in the face to Lion Nathan in unanimous Coopers’ vote

Coopers shareholders have sent a strong message to Lion Nathan with a unanimous vote in favour of a share buyback scheme at an Extraordinary General Meeting in Adelaide on December 7 , Coopers announced the same day

More than 95% of the shares eligible to vote participated in today’s meeting.
Shareholders voted 1,187,210 to nil in favour of amending the constitution to clarify that the shares purchased under the buyback did not have to go through the pre-emptive rights schedule.

A second vote to approve the buyback went 1,186,210 to nil.
Under the approved buyback, up to 15% of Coopers shares will be purchased at $260 this financial year with further annual buybacks of between 2.5% and 5% over the next five years.

Coopers Managing Director, Dr Tim Cooper, said the result was very pleasing.

“Our shareholders have shown overwhelming support for the capital management program proposed by Directors,” he said.
“It provides shareholders with liquidity options for their shares while maintaining an appropriate capital structure and gearing level for the Company.”

Shareholders have been given until January 13, 2006 to decide whether to take part in the buyback.

Dr Cooper said Coopers shareholders were looking forward to next week’s EGM, ...
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2 Japan: Liberal Democratic Party plans including beer-like drinks in the same tax category as beer

The Japanese Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel plans to cut the number of liquor tax categories to four from the current 10, putting beer-like ...
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2 World: Positive tendencies of beer sales for January-September 2005

Most beer sales news was positive lately. Country statistics for January/September 2005:

Poland + 6.3 %, Czech Republic + 2.5 %, Finland + 3.5 ...
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2 Latvia: Latvia increased its imports of beer by 103% in the first 6 months of 2005

In the first half 2005, the amount of imported beer has grown by 103 % y-o-y, according to State Revenue Service. Imported beers are ...
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Malt News

2 EU: Malt export licence bookings decreased by 18% for Jul-Nov 2005

EU malt export licence bookings from July 1 – November 29 were 855,000 tonnes, 190,000 tonnes or 18 % less than a year ago. ...
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Barley News

2 Australia: 3 million tonnes of the barley crop will be of malting quality, analysts estimated

After a late start good rainfalls and mild spring temperatures provided an optimal finish to the barley cropping season.

Analyst’s estimates range from 8.0 ...
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0 USA: Malting & feed barley varieties register rise in their prices

Even though barley prices have increased a bit in the last two weeks, the overall average price for this marketing year has been low enough to see farmers collecting loan deficiency payments on over half of the 2005 barley crop, according to the Farm & Ranch report of December 8.

Barley producers have collected $26 million in LDPs covering about 55 percent of the crop as of November 9, 2005, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS). The average payment rate for the 2005 LDPs has been 22 cents a bushel. As a comparison, in 2004, 82 percent of the crop eventually received an LDP payment. The average rate last year was 35 cents a bushel, with $80 million being paid out.

With the barley harvest completed in the U.S.A , the latest crop report did not indicate any change in the nation's barley harvest, however revised harvest reports from the EU-25 indicated higher yields than earlier expected, boosting the total crop by 0.5 million tons to 53.0 million tons. To somewhat balance this out, barley production in China is expected to decline by 0.3 million tons from the previous estimate to 2.8 million tons.

In looking at the ...
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Hops News

0 Slovenia: Hops Industry: history and nowadays

Hops have been cultivated in Slovenia for centuries. It is known that in 1156 hops were grown on the land of Bishop Nititabanorum de Lonca near Skofja Loka, according to Slovenian Hop Industry Association. The real beginning of hops growing in Slovenia and the Savinja valley was in 1870. At that time the most suitable variety for growing was a variety called Wuertenberg. 1886 is an important year for our (South Styrian) hops growing industry, namely that was the year when the growers Mr. Haupt and Mr. Hausenbiechler made their first experiments with the variety ‘Golding’. Trial crops were successful and hop growing spread its roots in the Savinja valley. The conditions in the valley were excellent for ‘Golding’ and the quality of crops could be compared to with that of all world producers. It was therefore not difficult to find a market for the crops. ‘Golding’ took the place of the Wuertenberg variety, which was later on - in 1928 - completely destroyed due to a downy mildew.

Nowadays, leading hops growing areas in Slovenia are the Savinja valley (Zalec), the Drava valley (Radlje), and the Sava valley (Brezice).

Hops produced in the Savinja valley are well known all over ...
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