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on 13-March-2009

1 EUR = 1.2814 USD
1 EUR = 0.9263 GBP
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1 EUR = 1.9784 AUD
1 EUR = 124.315 JPY
1 EUR = 2.9942 BRL
1 EUR = 45.2136 RUB
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1 USD = 97.0147 JPY
1 USD = 2.3368 BRL
1 USD = 35.2859 RUB
1 USD = 6.8492 CNY
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Equities of the Largest Breweries

Average Market Prices Change trend

March 13, 2009

Type Crop 2008 Crop 2009
2rs Barley EUR115.0-119.0 0.85% EUR141.0-145.0 1.38%
6rw Barley EUR108.0-112.0 1.79% EUR123.0-127.0 1.57%
2rs Malt EUR333.5-337.5 0.30% EUR357.0.0-361.0 0.69%
6rw Malt EUR324.0-328.0 0.76% EUR334.0-338.0 0.74%
Feed Barley EUR97.0-101.0 nq

Note: Just click on the price link and you will be led to our Market Price History. Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis. Average Malt Prices are theoretical and based FOB Antwerp being estimated on French malting barley. The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices. Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

Top Industry News

China: China Resources Snow Breweries adds Shandong province to its brewing geography ...Click here
South Africa: SABMiller to save costs as it feels growing competition and increasing consumers’ preference of cheaper beer ...Click here
Belgium & China: AB InBev opens a new beer plant in southern China ...Click here
Japan & Philippines: Kirin may launch a bid for San Miguel’s Asian beer business later this year ...Click here
Poland: Carlsberg Polska fails to keep up with rival brewers in 2008 ...Click here
World: Total barley production expected to be up 17% on 2007/2008 – IGC ...Click here
United States: Barley markets see little movement in prices ...Click here
EU: No changes and no buyers for both feed and malting barley ...Click here

South Korea: AB InBev's Oriental Brewery still highly attractive for Lotte Group beverage conglomerate - sources ...More Info
Japan: Asahi’s total domestic beer sales fall 37.5% in February ...More Info
Philippines: San Miguel Brewery bond offer finally given green light ...More Info
United Kingdom: UK licensees stock Carling as number one beer brand ...More Info
World: No definite results in the battle for world leadership between Snow Beer and Budweiser ...More Info
Belgium: Alken-Maes brewery announces a 3.5% price increase ...More Info
Russia: Analysts differ in forecasts for the Russian beer market ...More Info
Australia: Barley Australia posts preferred malting barley varieties list ...More Info
China: Chongqing Brewery posts a 7% increase in main operating turnover for 2008 ...More Info
Ukraine: SUN InBev Ukraine’s net profit drops 5.4 times in 2008 ...More Info
Russia & Lebanon: Baltika becomes the first and only Russian brewer to sell its beer in Lebanon ...More Info
South Korea: Hite Brewery shares rise on report its bid for AB InBev’s Oriental Brewery rejected ...More Info
United Kingdom: A research shows Britons prefer imported beer brands ...More Info
Serbia: Brewer Belgrade Beer Industry sums up the results of its first year after the privatisation ...More Info
Peru: Producers plan to export beer made with coca to South Africa and China ...More Info
South Korea: Miller beers promotion in Korea to gather momentum ...More Info
Ukraine: Beer import plummets 87.1% in January ...More Info
Philippines: San Miguel Brewery unlikely to put in place backstop facility as funds raised from onshore bond market are enough – banking sources ...More Info
Latvia: Latvian brewers sign Industry Self-Regulation Code ...More Info
United Kingdom: InBev UK and Ireland boss to head the brewer’s enlarged business ...More Info
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Brewery News

China: China Resources Snow Breweries adds Shandong province to its brewing geography
China Resources Snow Breweries Limited (or “CR Snow”), a subsidiary of China Resources Enterprise, Limited and a joint venture with SABMiller plc, announced on ...More Info

South Africa: SABMiller to save costs as it feels growing competition and increasing consumers’ preference of cheaper beer
SABMiller PLC's South African division is planning to make ZAR350 million ($33 million) worth of cost savings in 2010, Dow Jones communicated on March, ...More Info

Belgium & China: AB InBev opens a new beer plant in southern China
Belgium-based world's largest brewer AB InBev has opened a new factory in Foshan, Guangdong province, the China Daily reported on March, 13.

Constructed at a ...More Info

Japan & Philippines: Kirin may launch a bid for San Miguel’s Asian beer business later this year
Kirin Holdings Co. may launch a bid for San Miguel Corp.’s Asian beer production and sales operations from the later half of this year, ...More Info

Poland: Carlsberg Polska fails to keep up with rival brewers in 2008
The East European market continues to be a disappointment to Carlsberg. In 2008 the Polish market experienced a decline both in volume and market ...More Info

Barley News

World: Total barley production expected to be up 17% on 2007/2008 – IGC
ONIGC posted the International Grain Council’s estimates of the 2008/2009 crop year on March, 11.

Total world barley production is estimated at more than 156 ...More Info

United States: Barley markets see little movement in prices
Low export demand, good crops in 2008, and little barley movement in the country has provided for little movement in barley prices, The Farm ...More Info

EU: No changes and no buyers for both feed and malting barley
The quotations of feed barley have changed very slightly this week on a completely deserted market, La Depeche posted on March, 13.

The demand is ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Hydrolysis of Brewers’ Spent Grain by Carbohydrate Degrading Enzymes

Pirkko Forssell, Hanna Kontkanen, Henk A. Schols, Sandra Hinz, Vincent G.H. Eijsink, Janneke Treimo, Jim A. Robertson, Keith W. Waldron, Craig B. Faulds and Johanna Buchert

J. Inst. Brew. 114(4), 306–314, 2008 In this work four commercial cellulase-hemicellulase mixtures with different activity profiles were used for solubilization of carbohydrates from brewers’ spent grain (BSG). After the enzyme treatment, both the solubilised fraction and the unhydrolysed residue were characterized. Treatment with 5,000 nkat/g xylanase for 5 h at 50°C resulted in the solubilisation of 13–14% of the BSG dry weight as monosaccharides. This corresponded to the solubilisation of 26–28% of the original carbohydrates and 30–34% of original arabinoxylans, depending on the enzyme cocktail used. The relatively low hydrolysis level indicates that the majority of the BSG biomass is rather recalcitrant towards the cellulose-hemicellulase enzyme mixtures applied in this study. The enzyme activity profile had a crucial impact on the chemistry of the oligosaccharides produced through the solubilisation of BSG. The presence of feruloyl esterase (FAE) activity in the enzyme cocktail resulted in the production of free ferulic acid, arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides and their corresponding monomers. However, when the enzyme mixture was devoid of FAE activity, ferulic acid was still bound to the oligosaccharides. The unhydrolysed fraction was still found to contain over 40% of carbohydrates after enzymatic treatment despite the extensive enzyme dosages used. The protein fraction remained largely unaffected (i.e. insoluble) by the carbohydrate-disrupting enzyme treatments. In addition to the recalcitrant carbohydrates, the residue was enriched with lignin and lipid type structures. Key words: brewers’ spent grain, cellulase, hydrolysis, xylanase. Load full article, 9 pages, 4748 Kb, PDF file

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* - 70/30 = 70% Average two Rows Spring and 30% Six Rows Winter
** - 50/50 = 50% Average two Rows Spring and 50% Six Rows Winter

Table of the week
Canada: Barley Supply and Disposition as of March 6, 2009
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These Days in Business History
March 12
1365 University of Vienna founded
1970 Digital Equipment Corporation introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
1986 210.25 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange

March 13
1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris France
1979 European Monetary System is established, ECU created
1986 Microsoft Corp. goes public at an initial offering price of $21 a share, raising $61 million just one day after Oracle Corp.'s own IPO. Microsoft closes the day at $28.

March 14
1634 Académie Française opens
1821 On one of the quietest days in Wall Street history, the market is open, but not a single share of stock changes hands.
1950 General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)

March 15
1817 The New York Stock Exchange officially prohibits the "fictitious sales," or wash sales, that had enabled speculators to manipulate individual stocks without even owning them.
1827 University of Toronto is chartered.
1892 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W. Reno (New York City)