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Base Currency: Euro
on December 28, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on December 28, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.1402 USD
1 EUR = 0.9014 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5523 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6192 AUD
1 EUR = 126.4800 JPY
1 EUR = 4.4570 BRL
1 EUR = 78.9283 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8366 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8769 EUR
1 USD = 0.7906 GBP
1 USD = 1.3614 CAD
1 USD = 1.4199 AUD
1 USD = 110.8700 JPY
1 USD = 3.9088 BRL
1 USD = 69.2205 RUB
1 USD = 6.8728 CNY

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December 28, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 206.50-208.50 down0.96%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 201.00-203.00 down0.49%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 409.50-411.50 down0.60%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 402.50-404.50 down0.30%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 197.00-199.00-
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2019
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 197.50-199.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 183.00-185.00 up0.55%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 397.00-399.00 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 379.50-381.50 up0.32%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,564.00-1,566.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,564.00-1,566.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,344.00-1,346.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,344.00-1,346.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Brewery news World: Global beer consumption down 0.2% in 2017 ...Click here
Brewery news Germany: Alcohol-free beer sales skyrocket this year ...Click here

Barley news World: Malting barley supplies barley sufficient in the EU, uncertain in Canada, Argentina, Australia ...Click here

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Barley news USA: North Dakota farmers switching to two-row barley ...Click here
Brewery news India: United Breweries (Holding) Company seeks court’s permission to sell shares ...Click here
Whisky news UK: Edrington-Beam Suntory UK slams cost of Brexit stockpiling ...Click here
Brewery news Spain: Mahou San Miguel invests in new distribution model for southern Spain ...Click here
Brewery news Belgium: Local businessmen to resume production of Peeterman beer ...Click here
Brewery news Rwanda: Heineken invests 9 mln euros into local production of Heineken beer ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

24 December
1851 - US Library of Congress catches fire; 35,000 books burn
1893 - Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor
1922 - BBC sends 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas"
1979 - The first European Ariane rocket is launched

25 December
1848 - New Haven Railroad opens
1947 - Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)
1954 - WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959 - Sony brings transistor TV 8-301 to the market

26 December
1854 - Wood-pulp paper 1st exhibited
1878 - 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
1950 - Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6 million for 6 years)
1975 - 1st supersonic transport service (Tupolev-144)
1991 - The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index closes above 400 for the first time, finishing the day at 404.84
2009 - China opens the world's longest high-speed rail route, which links Beijing and Guangzhou

27 December
1825 - 1st public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England
1928 - Portfolio manager Walter Morgan founds the nation's first 'balanced' mutual fund, the Industrial and Power Securities Co., which invests in both stocks and bonds
1945 - International Monetary Fund established - World Bank founded
2001 - China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States

28 December
1869 - William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon OH, patents chewing gum
1895 - Auguste and Louis Lumiere are born (1st commercial cinema)
1967 - After 175 years, the New York Stock Exchange finally admits its first woman member, Muriel Siebert of Muriel Siebert & Co
2000 - U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years

29 December
1862 - Bowling ball invented
1867 - 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY
1891 - Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1997 - Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China

30 December
1851 - Asa Griggs Candler is born (developed Coca-Cola)
1854 - Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company, 1st in US, incorporated in New York NY
1861 - US banks stops payments in gold
1958 - French franc devalued
1988 - Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard
1990 - 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000

31 December
1776 - Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors
1781 - Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens
1981 - CNN Headline News debuts
1997 - Microsoft buys Hotmail E-mail service
1998 - The European Exchange Rate Mechanism freezes the values of the legacy currencies in the Eurozone, and establishes the value of the euro currency


February 2019:
08 - 10: Finest Spirits 2019 (Munich, Germany)
08 - 11: HoReCa 2019 (Athens, Greece)
15 - 16: Braukunst Live! 2019 (Munich, Germany)
16 - 19: Beer Attraction 2019 (Rimini, Italy)
19 - 21: Beviale Moscow 2019 (Moscow, Russia)
19 - 23: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2019 (Norwich, UK)
28 - 02 March: Drink Technology India 2019 (Bengaluru, India)

March 2019:
05 - 07: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico)
11 - 13: 105th Brewing and Engineering Congress 2019 (Rust, Germany)
13 - 14: BeerX 2019 (Liverpool, UK)
13 - 16: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2019 (Blumenau, Brazil)
14 - 16: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2019 (Dublin, Ireland)
15 - 17: Barcelona Beer Festival 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)
27 - 28: Craft Beer Italy 2019 (Milan, Italy)
27 - 29: 10th World Barley, Malt & Beer Conference (Warsaw, Poland)

April 2019:
08 - 11: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2019 (Denver, Colorado, USA)
26 - 28: Zythos Beer Festival 2019 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2019:
15 - 17: Craft Beer China 2019 (Shanghai, China)
21 - 24: Beer 2019 (Sochi, Russia)
21 - 26: Latvia Beer Fest 2019 (Riga, Latvia)
22 - 25: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Montreal, Canada)
23 - 25: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2019 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
28 - 30: Brasil Brau 2019 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

June 2019:
02 - 06: The 37th Congress of the European Brewery Convention (Antwerp, Belgium)
03 - 04: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2019 (Antwerp, Belgium)
09 - 11: Brewing Conference 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)
25 - 26: BevExpo 2019 (Ricoh Arena, Judds Lane, Coventry, United Kingdom)

July 2019:
09 - 11: Fdt Africa 2019 (Midrand, South Africa)

August 2019:
02 - 04: The 23rd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
06 - 10: The Great British Beer Festival 2019 (London, UK)
07 - 10: VIETFOOD & BEVERAGE - PROPACK 2019 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
09 - 10: Beervana 2019 (Wellington, New Zealand)

September 2019:
04 - 08: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
21 - 06 October: Oktoberfest 2019 (Munich, Germany)
26 - 27: Sea Brew 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)

October 2019:
03 - 05: The Great American Beer Festival 2019 (Denver, USA)

November 2019:
12 - 14: Brau Beviale 2019 (Nuremberg, Germany)

December 2019:
05 - 07: Drink Technology India 2019 (New Delhi, India)
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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsWorld: Global beer consumption down 0.2% in 2017
Global beer consumption in 2017 dropped 0.2 percent from the previous year to 186.72 million kilolitres, down for the third straight year, a Kirin ...More info on site

Brewery newsGermany: Alcohol-free beer sales skyrocket this year
While Germany's overall beer consumption only increased slightly in 2018, the sale of alcohol-free beer skyrocketed this year, RTL Today reported on December 28.

The ...More info on site

Brewery news India: United Breweries (Holding) Company seeks court’s permission to sell shares
On December 20, United Breweries (Holding) Company (UBHL) contended before the Karnataka High Court that the total assets of the company amount to Rs 7,500 crore, and said that an application filed seeking permission to sell its shares to clear debt, was pending, The New Indian Express reported.

Senior counsel Sajan Poovaiah made this submission before the division bench of Justice L Narayanaswamy and Justice P B Bhajanthri, which is hearing the appeal filed by UBHL against the order passed to shut down the company, which is a corporate guarantor to the defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.

Poovaiah submitted that boards of contributory firms have resolved to offer assets worth Rs 15,000 crore to clear the debt to save UBHL.

Brewery news Belgium: Local businessmen to resume production of Peeterman beer
Businessman Patrick Vanoppen will resume production of Peeterman beer at the Breda brewery, whose rights he has purchased from AB InBev, The Brussels Times reported on December 25.

The production of the Leuven brew had been stopped in 1974.

“With the Breda Brewery, we’ll be able to inject new life into the old Leuven beers,” said Bert Crombez, head of creation. “Thus far, we’ve been treading modestly with the Goldor pils and Blondor blond, but soon we’ll be relaunching Peeterman on the market and others will follow, like Adrianus.”

The brewery should be in operation by 2020 in a private hotel in the Leuven city centre. In the meantime, production will be delegated to the De Kroon brewery in Flemish Brabant.

A more or less bitter version of Peeterman beer could be manufactured. However, that decision will be left to the public which will be able to taste the two flavours at the end-of-year Corrida on the 30th of December. “The degree of acidity did, in fact, change the taste of the beer around World War II,” Crombez explained.

Legend has it that the Peeterman, which owes its name to the nickname given to the residents of Leuven, was the preferred beer of ...More info on site

Brewery news Spain: Mahou San Miguel invests in new distribution model for southern Spain
Spanish beer maker Mahou San Miguel has invested €2.1 million in a new distribution model for the south of Spain, FoodBev.com reported on December 21.

The firm said the project ensures both the competitiveness and long-term sustainability of its sites in Córdoba, Granada, Málaga and Jaén.

It added that the investment reinforces its commitment to the Andalucía region in the south of Spain, where it employs more than 300 people.

Madrid-headquartered Mahou San Miguel makes beer brands as San Miguel, Alhambra and Reina, as well as mineral water brands Sierra Natura, Solán de Cabras and Sierras de Jaén.

Carmen Calama, Mahou San Miguel logistics director, said: “This project highlights that, for us, Andalucía has a strategic importance and, therefore, we are continuing to strengthen our commitment to the area through continuous investment in our facilities and initiatives that boost its economy and development.”

Earlier this year, Mahou San Miguel joined forces with 20 of its domestic distributors in Spain in a bid to improve the sustainability of its distribution chain.

The group has provided training aimed at identifying challenges and good practices to integrate sustainability into their businesses. They include innovative urban distribution solutions and technologies for the efficient delivery of goods.

Mahou San Miguel was founded ...More info on site

Brewery news Rwanda: Heineken invests 9 mln euros into local production of Heineken beer
Setting up installations to produce the new made in Rwanda Heineken beer cost the local brewery 9 mln euros, The New Times reported on December 24.

The made in Rwanda Heineken beer will be exported to regional market, Bralirwa’s Managing Director Victor Madiela said on December 21.

He said that as Rwanda becomes a regional hub for Heineken production, the beer will be exported as from next year.

“We anticipate starting to export the drink to the region (Uganda, Burundi and DRC) next year. To reach this milestone we have made an overall investment of €9 million on equipment to produce the beer,” he said.

Figures show that 2.5 million bottles of Heineken are sold globally every day.

Rwanda becomes the 9th country among African countries that produce Heineken after Ethiopia Nigeria, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, and Tunisia.

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsWorld: Malting barley supplies barley sufficient in the EU, uncertain in Canada, Argentina, Australia
Malting barley supplies are barely sufficient in the EU, sizeable usage of lower quality barley will be necessary to survive a poor crop year, ...More info on site

Barley news USA: North Dakota farmers switching to two-row barley
Richard Horsley, North Dakota State University barley breeder, tells the story of a North Dakota farmer who once was asked how much two-row barley he grows. The farmer replied, "As little as possible."

But times have changed. Two-row barley — once unattractive to North Dakota farmers because it's relatively difficult to grow — will account for about 80 percent of barley acres in the state in 2019, with six-row barley the remaining 20 percent, Steven Edwardson, executive administrator of the North Dakota Barley Council, estimated.

In contrast, six-row barley — long dominant in the state — accounted for 80 percent of North Dakota barley acres in 2005 and 65 percent of state acres in 2015, AG Week reported on December 24.

But as Horsley and other participants in the barley sessions at the annual Prairie Grains Conference Dec. 8-9 in Grand Forks emphasized, strong and growing demand for two-row barley is a powerful inducement to make the switch.

If the customer is always right — and area barley growers say they accept that — then two-row barley represents both the present and the future for the area barley industry.

One important sign of that: Anheuser Busch InBev is actively looking for two-row barley contracts in ...More info on site

WhiskyWhisky News Whisky

Whisky news UK: Edrington-Beam Suntory UK slams cost of Brexit stockpiling
One of the UK’s biggest distributors of premium spirits has revealed it has had to significantly increase its investment in stock sourced from the European Union in anticipation of a hard Brexit, as its boss hit out at the distraction caused by political wrangling at a crucial time of the year, the Herald Scotland reported on December 24.

Glasgow-based Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, whose portfolio includes The Famous Grouse, The Macallan and Jim Beam, has been ramping up inventories of drinks such as Courvoisier Cognac from France to ensure it will have up to six months of stock in place after the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU on March 29. It is making the investment to ensure supplies to UK bars, supermarkets and restaurants are not interrupted by a no-deal Brexit.

Managing director Mark Riley declined to say how much the distributor, owned equally by Edrington and Beam Suntory, is investing in Brexit stockpiling. However he said the company usually imports the spirits it requires from the EU on a “just in time basis”, suggesting it has hiked its investment in stock significantly.

Mr Riley, who has worked in the drinks industry for 21 years, said: “The main frustrations are the whole uncertainty. ...More info on site

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