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on 20-March-2009

1 EUR = 1.3541 USD
1 EUR = 0.9436 GBP
1 EUR = 1.6809 CAD
1 EUR = 1.9883 AUD
1 EUR = 129.184 JPY
1 EUR = 3.0607 BRL
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1 USD = 95.4078 JPY
1 USD = 2.2603 BRL
1 USD = 33.616 RUB
1 USD = 6.8376 CNY
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Equities of the Largest Breweries

Average Market Prices Change trend

March 20, 2009

Type Crop 2008 Crop 2009
2rs Barley EUR112.0-116.0 1.72% EUR138.0-142.0 1.41%
6rw Barley EUR106.0-110.0 0.92% EUR119.0-123.0 2.42%
2rs Malt EUR329.5-333.5 0.90% EUR353.5-357.5 0.56%
6rw Malt EUR321.5-325.5 0.31% EUR329.0-333.0 1.05%
Feed Barley EUR97.0-101.0 nq

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Top Industry News

Vietnam: SABMiller now full owner of brewery SABMiller Vietnam JV Co ...Click here
Czech Republic: Czech beer export increases 2.7% in 2008 ...Click here
Colombia: Bavaria brewery says domestic beer sales slightly decreased in 2008 ...Click here
United States: More than doubling the excise tax on beer is not an answer to economic crisis – Anheuser-Busch plant manager ...Click here
Mozambique: The only brewer suffers from losses ...Click here
Latvia: Beer sales fall 17% in January - February ...Click here
France: Barley exports to drop, ending stocks revised upward for 2008/2009 ...Click here
EU: Malting barley market blocked, feed barley sees small purchases in the north ...Click here

United Kingdom: British Beer & Pub Association asks Treasury officials to make duty lower on draught beers than on packaged alternatives ...More Info
Vietnam: Ministry of Industry and Trade says new players would hardly survive the competition in the nation’s beer industry ...More Info
Nigeria: Nigerian brewers rated “buy” by Renaissance Capital as analysts see significant opportunities for the nation’s beer consumption ...More Info
United States: MillerCoors to spend "well north of $100 million" on reviving its flagship Miller Lite ...More Info
Belgium & United Kingdom: AB InBev seeks to protect its brands online and in the media ...More Info
United Kingdom: British women drink only 13% of the beer sold in the country - research ...More Info
Zimbabwe: Beer taxes revenue keeps afloat Zimbabwe’s government ...More Info
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Brewery News

Vietnam: SABMiller now full owner of brewery SABMiller Vietnam JV Co
SABMiller plc announced on March, 20 that it has signed an agreement with its JV partner, Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk), to ...More Info

Czech Republic: Czech beer export increases 2.7% in 2008
Export of Czech beer increased slightly from 3.6 mln hl in 2007 to 3.7 mln hl last year, CTK cited Czech Beer and Malt ...More Info

Colombia: Bavaria brewery says domestic beer sales slightly decreased in 2008
SABMiller’s Colombian subsidiary, Bavaria brewery, said its domestic sales of beer and other malt drinks amounted to 21.9 mln hl in 2008, Portafolio.com reported ...More Info

United States: More than doubling the excise tax on beer is not an answer to economic crisis – Anheuser-Busch plant manager
Across the US, governors and state legislators are trying to plug gaping holes in their budgets by increasing taxes on beer, St. Louis Today ...More Info

Mozambique: The only brewer suffers from losses
Mozambique's sole brewing company, Cervejas de Mocambique (CDM - Beers of Mozambique), claims that it made a loss of six million US dollars between ...More Info

Latvia: Beer sales fall 17% in January - February
During the first two months of 2009, the slump in Latvia’s beer sales constituted 17%, the Union of Russian Brewers communicated on March, 19.

According ...More Info

Barley News

France: Barley exports to drop, ending stocks revised upward for 2008/2009
Despite falling prices, the estimate of France’s ending stock of barley for the 2008/2009 crop year has been increased, ONIGC posted on March, 11. ...More Info

EU: Malting barley market blocked, feed barley sees small purchases in the north
The cancellations of contracts registered last week on the European market of malting barley have blocked the market’s activity, La Depeche posted on March, ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Effects of Wheat Protein Content on Endosperm Composites and Malt Quality

Yuhong Jin, Kaili Zhang and Jinhua Du

J. Inst. Brew. 114(4), 289–293, 2008 In this study, the malting performance of six traditional Chinese wheat varieties was evaluated. The effects of protein content on wheat endosperm composition and the malt quality were studied. The beta-glucan in the malt showed a positive correlation (r = 0.806, P<0.1) with the protein content of the wheat. With an increase in protein content, there was a significant linear decrease in extract (r = ..0.923, P<0.01) and Kolbach Index (r = ..0.850, P<0.05), but diastatic power, soluble protein and FAN gave a peak value at 16.0% protein content. Because of the suitable protein and starch content, the malt qualities of wheat W-3 were satisfactory. Extract was 81.7%, saccharification time was 6.5 min, diastatic power was 484.07WK, FAN was 136.58 mg/100 g, the Kolbach index was 40.0% and viscosity was 1.77 cP. Key words: beta-glucan, malt, protein, wheat. Load full article, 5 pages, 718 Kb, PDF file

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Theoretical Malt Prices

NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

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

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These Days in Business History
March 19
1775 Poland and Prussia sign trade agreement
1831 1st U.S. bank robbery (City Bank, New York/$245,000)
1965 Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies

March 20
1886 1st AC power plant in U.S. begins commercial operation, Massachusetts
1991 U.S. forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland

2000 Shares in MicroStrategy Inc., a hot software consulting firm, fall from $246.75 to $86.75 in a single day as chairman Michael Saylor announces that the company will have to slash its reported revenues and earnings for the past two years.

March 21
1868 In London, the prospectus for the earliest known mutual fund is published as the Foreign and Colonial Government Trust offers its shares to the public for 85 pounds sterling.1986 Pittsburgh Associates buy Pittsburgh Pirates for $218 million
1906 John D Rockefeller III is born, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
1986 199.22 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange

March 22
1895 Auguste and Louis Lumière show their 1st movie to an invited audience
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt makes wine and beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
1960 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes