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      1 EUR = 1.1358 USD
1 EUR = 0.7784 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4262 CAD
1 EUR = 1.4906 AUD
1 EUR = 122.8400 JPY
1 EUR = 3.9907 BRL
1 EUR = 73.9166 RUB
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1 USD = 1.3126 AUD
1 USD = 109.2100 JPY
1 USD = 3.5102 BRL
1 USD = 65.1133 RUB
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April 29, 2016
Type Crop 2015 Crop 2016
2rs Barley 155.00-157.00 - 175.00-177.00 down0.56%
6rw Barley 142.00-144.00 - 152.00-154.00 -
2rs Malt 343.50-345.50 - 364.50-366.50 down0.34%
6rw Malt 327.50-329.50 - 336.50-338.50 -
Feed Barley 132.00-134.00up0.76% nq 

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Brewery news EU: AB InBev commits to dispose of a number of SABMiller’s leading beer brands in Central and Eastern Europe ...Click here
Brewery news Germany: Total beer output including zero-alcohol brands estimated at 102 mln hl ...Click here
Brewery news Japan: Asahi Group reports decline in net income in Q1 2016 ...Click here
Brewery news Venezuela: Empresas Polar halts beer production as promised ...Click here

Barley news China: Government pursuing drastic change of agricultural policies but malting barley import expected to continue ...Click here
Barley news USA: Barley plantings down to 1.271 mln ha this year ...Click here

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Brewery news Germany: Creative craft brewers facing off against a medieval purity law ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: Lion purchases craft brewer Bay Brewing Co. ...Click here
Barley news UK: Combined wheat and barley exports hit highest monthly level since November 2011 in February ...Click here
Barley news Ukraine: Ukrainian barley exports amount to 75.9 thousand tonnes in March ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: Craft beer arrived in Vietnam not long ago but is quickly gaining more and more popularity ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Carlsberg UK launching premium beer brewed in Sweden ...Click here
Brewery news India: Ireland’s C&C partners with Mahou India to brew several Tennent’s products under licence in India ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

28 April
1686 - 1st volume of Isaac Newton's "Principia" published
1989 - Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money
2001 - Dennis Tito becomes the first space tourist by paying $20 million to fly on a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station

29 April
1813 - Rubber is patented
1910 - The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public
1913 - Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents all-purpose zipper
1953 - The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV
1977 - British Aerospace forms

30 April
1506 - Philip of Bourgondy and England sign trade agreement
1925 - Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity
1939 - NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fairopening day ceremonial address
1939 - NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with Franklin D. Roosevelt at opening of New York World's Fair
1995 - Sun Microsystems launches Java, the universal Internet programming language that brings "white space" and greater interactivity to millions of websites and Internet users

01 May
1876 - The Amsterdam Stock Exchange Association (Vereniging voor de Effectenhandel) is created by 465 Dutch brokers; from now on, only members of the association are allowed to trade on the exchange
1878 - The Tokyo Stock Exchange Co., Ltd., is established, primarily to trade bonds
1925 - The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members
1972 - Economist Milton Friedman rings the opening bell at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to inaugurate the world's first day of trading in foreign-currency futures


World Beer Cup 2016

April 2016:
03-07: Trends in Brewing 2016 (Ghent, Belgium)
07-09: Warsaw Beer Festival 2016 (Warsaw, Poland)
13-15: Siberian Beer 2016 (Novosibirsk, Russia)
15-16: Helsinki Beer Festival 2016 (Helsinki, Finland)
23-24: Zythos Beer Festival 2016 (Leuven, Belgium)
Zythos Beer Festival 2016

May 2016:
03-06: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2016 (Philadelphia, USA)
17-20: Beer (Pivo) 2016 (Sochi, Russia)
18-19: Brewing Equipment and Technology 2016 (Birmingham, UK)
19-21: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2016 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
20-18 June: Great Australian Beer Spectacular (GABS) 2016 (Melbourne - Sydney - Auckland, Australia)
25-29: Latvia Beer Fest 2016 (Riga, Latvia)

June 2016:
08-12: Mondial de la Biere 2016 (Montreal, Canada)
09-11: South Beer Cup 2016 (Curitiba, Brazil)
14-16: Shanghai International Brew & Beverage Manufacturing Technology and Equipment 2016 (Shanghai, China)

July 2016:
02: Beer Boot Camp 2016 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
07-10: Artbeerfest 2016 (Caminha, Portugal)
09: Beer Boot Camp 2016 (Cape Town, South Africa)
13-15: ProPack China 2016 (Shanghai, China)

August 2016:
05-07: The 20th International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
09-13: The Great British Beer Festival 2016 (London, UK)
10-13: Vietfood & Beverage - ProPack 2016 (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
13-17: World Brewing Congress 2016 (Denver, USA)

September 2016:
08-10: Irish Craft Beer Festival 2016 (Dublin, Ireland)
14-15: Food and Drink Technology Africa 2016 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
19-03 October: Oktoberfest 2016 (Munich, Germany)
24-25: Whisky Live Paris 2016 (Paris, France)
26-28: VLB Ibero-American VLB Symposium 2016 (Santiago de Chile, Chile)
28-30: Beer and Soft Drinks Industry - 2016 (Kyiv, Ukraine)
29-01 October: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2016 (Stockholm, Sweden)

October 2016:
06-08: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2016 (Stockholm, Sweden)
06-08: Great American Beer Festival 2016 (Denver, USA)
08-10: Brouwplus 2016 (Antwerp, Belgium)
11-14: China Brew, China Beverage 2016 (Shanghai, China)
21-23: The Finest Spirits & Beer Convention 2016 (Bochum, Germany)

November 2016:
08-10: Brau Beviale 2016 (Nuremberg, Germany)
09-12: Vietfood & Beverage - ProPack 2016 (Hanoi, Vietnam)

December 2016:
15-17: drink technology India 2016 (Mumbai, India)

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Brewery newsEU: AB InBev commits to dispose of a number of SABMiller’s leading beer brands in Central and Eastern Europe
AB InBev has submitted a refreshed package of commitments to the European Commission including the disposal of a number of leading European beer brands, ...More info on site

Brewery newsGermany: Total beer output including zero-alcohol brands estimated at 102 mln hl
A study by Kelch/Hohmann of alcohol-free beer and malt beverage markets puts the 2015 sales at 6.4 mln hl. Therefore the total beer output ...More info on site

Brewery newsJapan: Asahi Group reports decline in net income in Q1 2016
Japan’s Asahi Group said its sales in the first quarter ended March 31 increased by 1.6% yoy to 380,241 mln yen.

Operating income was up ...More info on site

Brewery newsVenezuela: Empresas Polar halts beer production as promised
Venezuela's largest beer maker halted the last of its four production plants on April 29 in a spat with the government over access to ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: Lion purchases craft brewer Bay Brewing Co.
Australia’s Lion, itself owned by Japan’s Kirin Holdings, has announced it's purchasing the Byron Bay Brewing Co, including its range of beers, brewery and hospitality operation, Australian Hospitality Magazine reported on April 29.

Lion has a growing portfolio of craft beers, including Little Creatures, James Squire, White Rabbit, Kosciusko and Knappstein.

Gordon Treanor, craft marketing director at Lion, said “When we were approached by Byron Bay Brewing Co we saw an opportunity to invest in a great local brewery, hospitality operation and craft beer portfolio, with a view to building the business locally and, possibly, in time, sharing these great beers with more people across the country.”

Barry Schadel, owner of Byron Bay Brewing Co, said he feels Lion shares his vision for the company.

“My number one priority was finding a buyer who would continue to invest in the brewery, beers and venue and take the business from strength to strength. Lion has a strong track record of doing this with other craft beers and I know I am leaving Byron Bay Brewing Co in good hands.”

Lion plans to invest in both the brewery and the venue, which includes a bar and restaurant, including a potential refurbishment following the completion of the purchase.

Brewery news Germany: Creative craft brewers facing off against a medieval purity law
Brewing beer is a sacred thing in Germany. And there are rules one must follow. One hugely popular tradition is the Reinheitsgebot, the “beer purity law” that says which ingredients are allowed. This past weekend it turned a sprightly 500 years old — the world’s longest-ruling food law, the German Brewers’ Federation says.

It’s such a big deal that even busy Chancellor Angela Merkel made sure to visit the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt to be seen raising a beer stein for the law’s anniversary, PRI reported on April 27.

But while Merkel and some beer lovers may cherish German purity, the old rules are becoming quite a buzzkill for upstart brewers trying to inject a dose of creative flavor. Some craft beer makers, in effect, are losing the right to call their brews beer at all.

It started with a 1516 decree by Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV. The Reinheitsgebot mandated that beer could only contain water, barley and hops. A later tweak to the law added yeast to the list.

By keeping impurities and additives out, brewers here credit the Reinheitsgebot with the excellent reputation German beer enjoys at home and abroad. Even non-German brewers find much to admire in this medieval statute.

"There's been ...More info on site

Brewery news Vietnam: Craft beer arrived in Vietnam not long ago but is quickly gaining more and more popularity
Craft beer arrived in Vietnam not long ago but has quickly gained popularity here, especially among office workers. It is obvious that the trend is here to stay as it has become an exciting part of the new Vietnamese urban culture, Thanh Nien Daily reported on April 27.

According to market research by digital advertising companies in America, “craft beer” has been one of hottest search topics on the Internet since 2009. Many people have come to love it, but some market analysts were sceptical, saying the beer might not be able to have a long-term success.

Breweries making craft beer have popped up everywhere, originally in Europe, then America and now starting to spread in Asia. Yet the breweries are still operating more like partners than competitors.

Craft beer is a clever combination between traditional ingredients and creative brewing techniques, in which some might find a resemblance to wine production. Each brewery usually comes up with a unique special taste created by their own brewmasters, who help make sure that every brewpub can offer something surprising and delightful.

The definition of craft beer as a product of creativity and flexibility also allows brewpubs to update their beer lists regularly, adding or changing the ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Carlsberg UK launching premium beer brewed in Sweden
Carlsberg UK is to launch a premium beer and craft cider exclusively in the on-trade this spring, available on draught in bars and pubs, Bar Magazine reported on April 27.

Available from May 2, they are Shed Head, a 4.6% ABV American-style pale ale, and Bad Apple, a 5.1% ABV cider from Herefordshire – the first craft cider in Carlsberg UK’s portfolio.

Shed Head is dry hopped using Cascade and Citra hops, brewed in Falkenberg, Sweden and imported to the UK. The beer is balanced perfectly with bitterness and tropical fruit aromas to provide refreshment and deliver on flavour.

It joins Carlsberg UK’s popular Backyard Brewery range, alongside Lawn Mower and Bee 17, which have both been available in 330ml can format in the UK since 2014.

David Scott, marketing director at Carlsberg UK said: “As the craft beer revolution goes from strength-to-strength, we are delighted to introduce Shed Head, a new premium craft beer packed full of flavour that we know beer-drinkers will love.”

Citing CGA Strategy figures, he added: “Pale ales are one of the fastest-growing styles of beer, representing almost one in three craft beer sales so now is the perfect time to launch Shed Head to the on-trade, supported by an ...More info on site

Brewery news India: Ireland’s C&C partners with Mahou India to brew several Tennent’s products under licence in India
Drinks group C&C has announced a new partnership deal with Mahou India, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spanish brewing major Mahou San Miguel, RTE.ie reported on April 28.

The deal comes as the company continues to ramp up its international expansion in Asia-Pacific and marks its third strategic partnership in the recent months.

C&C and Spanish-headquartered Mahou San Miguel have reached a deal to brew several Tennent’s products under licence in India.

Initially Tennent's and Mahou India will launch Tennent's Whisky Oak Aged Beer and Tennent's IPA, the first authentic Indian Pale Ale, to be brewed in India.

C&C said that the country is a rapidly growing beer market.

"The deal strengthens Tennent’s presence in India, and we hope it allows for participation in the spectacular growth and premiumisation of the Indian Beer Market," commented Joris Brams, Managing Director of C&C Group’s International Division.

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsChina: Government pursuing drastic change of agricultural policies but malting barley import expected to continue
China pursues a drastic change of its agricultural policies, H. M. Gauger GmbH said in their April report.

The country is reported to hold ...More info on site

Barley newsUSA: Barley plantings down to 1.271 mln ha this year
Barley is a specialty crop in the U.S. After last year's bumper crop there was too much barley for the malting industry, so maltsters ...More info on site

Barley news UK: Combined wheat and barley exports hit highest monthly level since November 2011 in February
Combined UK wheat and barley exports hit the highest monthly level since November 2011 in February, aided partially by currency movements, FarmingUK reported on April 29.

Nevertheless, uncertainty around future exchange rates combined with factors such as the price carry and UK price competitiveness will have a bearing on the level of grain stocks the UK will carry into next season.

It is no secret that this season the UK has a large wheat and barley surplus for either export or to carry over into next season.

The latest supply and demand forecasts estimate the combined surplus of wheat and barley in the UK at 6.8 mln tonnes.

So far this season (Jul-Feb) the UK has exported 2.85 mln tonnes of the grains, leaving 4 mln tonnes (or 60% of the surplus) to either export from March-June or carry over into next season.

Since the end of December and moving into 2016, sterling has weakened considerably against a number of currencies, including the euro and the US dollar.

This has aided UK cereals price competitiveness and helped boost exports over the past few months.

Furthermore, in February, combined wheat and barley exports totalled 512.5 thousand tonnes, the highest combined level since November 2011.

Barley news Ukraine: Ukrainian barley exports amount to 75.9 thousand tonnes in March
Barley exports from Ukraine amounted to 75.9 thousand tonnes in March 2016, which was much less than in March 2015 (206.8 thousand tonnes) but more than in the previous month (24 thousand tonnes), UkrAgroConsult reported.

Since the beginning of the season Ukraine exported 4.5% less barley than in the same period of last season (4040.4 thousand tonnes compared to 4232.4 thousand tonnes in July-March 2014/15 MY).

Saudi Arabia, the main barley market of Ukraine, had 55% of the total export volume this season against 63% in 2014/15 MY.

During the current marketing year, Ukraine has consolidated its position in the markets of China, Libya, Algeria, doubling the supply to these countries. Moreover, Ukraine has already exported 200% more barley to the EU countries than last season (about 200 thousand tonnes against 62.5 thousand tonnes).

Despite the consistently high demand for Ukrainian barley by Saudi Arabia, Ukrainian exporters have diversified markets outlet in the current season.

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