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Crop 2005
2rs Barley €117.50-119.50
6rw Barley €104.50-106.50

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
Colombia: SABMiller- Result of voluntary tender offer to acquire Bavaria S.A. shares in Colombia... Click here

Finland: Sinebrychoff brings Baltika to Finland... Click here

Singapore: Asia Pacific Breweries may buy 60% in Jaipuria JV... Click here

Netherlands: District court of The Hague announces verdict in home beer tap issue in summary proceedings... Click here

Australia: Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Lion Nathan’s bid for Coopers... Click here

EU: The court upholds EU commission cartel fine versus Brouwerij Haacht... Click here

USA: Prairie Malt receives internationally recognized Organic Certification... Click here

World: Analysts about malt demand of international breweries... Click here

World: Without barley from the EU there would be a deficit in the world market... Click here

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

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Korea: Hite Brewery falls after Carlsberg sells partial stake ...More Info

India: United Breweries plans to bring Kronenbourg Blanc into the country ...More Info

UK: Greene King said it was trading in line with expectations ...More Info

Russia: President Putin signs on December 6 the Law imposing fine on public beer drinkers ...More Info

Singapore: APB ranked amongst Singapore's 15 Most Valuable Brands ...More Info

Ukraine: Estimations on Ukrainian barley crop ...More Info

India: Cobra Beer founder said Indian beer consumption is to increase 40-fold in the next 25 year ...More Info

USA: Coors Brewing Co. appoints N. Cornell Boggs III Chief Legal Officer and Group Vice President of Public Affairs ...More Info

Belgium: Hoegaarden workers on strike to protest against InBev’s decision to cut jobs ...More Info

Australia: Coopers’ shareholders to vote the buyback plan at an extraordinary general meeting ...More Info

Canada: The demand for western Canadian feed barley has shifted dramatically ...More Info

Austraila: Pool feed price increases in SA & East coast ...More Info

Russia: Ochakovo’s market share diminishes in spite of increased investment ...More Info

South Africa: South African Breweries has launched an advertising campaign ...More Info

Thailand: Boon Rawd Brewery looking for ways to push its Singha and Leo brands ...More Info

EU: Poor malt prices may put maltsters in difficulty in 2006 ...More Info

USA: State revokes liquor license from Yakima Brewing & Malting Co resulting in restaurant and bar closing ...More Info

UK: The small-craft brewery of Bullmastiff has won the Champion Beer of Wales competition ...More Info

Czech Republic: New Staropramen announces new branded pub concept ...More Info

USA:Miller chooses Atlanta to boost sales of its Peroni Nastro Azzurro ...More Info

Brazil: The Brazilian Brahma expands on global scale ...More Info

Russia: Primorye Beer Industry to hold an extraordinary general shareholders ...More Info

Canada: Alberta Barley Commission named R. Michael Leslie as general manager ...More Info

Brewery News

2 Colombia: SABMiller- Result of voluntary tender offer to acquire Bavaria S.A. shares in Colombia

SABMiller announced on December 6 at the closing of the voluntary tender offer on the Colombian Stock Exchange for all of the shares in ...
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2 Finland: Sinebrychoff brings Baltika to Finland

The market leader of Russian beers, Baltika, entered the Finnish market in November, when Sinebrychoff begins the distribution of Baltika nr7, Sinebrychoff, the oldest ...
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2 Singapore: Asia Pacific Breweries may buy 60% in Jaipuria JV

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), the Singapore unit of Heineken, is to hold a 60% stake in its Indian JV with the CK Jaipuria Group, ...
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0 Netherlands: District court of The Hague announces verdict in home beer tap issue in summary proceedings

Heineken N.V. announced on December 1 that in a summary proceedings session, the provisions judge of the Court of The Hague ruled today that Heineken’s claim is rejected. He considered the issue too complex for a summary proceedings session. Hence, InBev and Philips are allowed to continue the sale of their home beer tap.

At the end of September, Heineken started an action on the merits and summary proceedings against InBev and Philips. The subject of the two actions was, among other things, the enforcement of a ban on the sale of the home beer tap system manufactured by InBev and Philips for the Netherlands. Heineken is of the opinion that the system (the home beer tap and the small kegs they use) violates various of the company’s patents on the technology incorporated in the BeerTender, the innovative home beer tap of Heineken and Krups. In anticipation of the action on merits, Heineken had started summary proceedings so as to protect its inventions.

Heineken is disappointed by the outcome of the proceedings and is studying the verdict to determine any next steps in due course.

Since the introduction in 2004, more than 150,000 BeerTender systems and
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0 Australia: Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Lion Nathan’s bid for Coopers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) stated it will not oppose Lion Nathan's 420 mln aud bid for privately held Coopers Brewery,AFX announced on December 5.

The ACCC announced that the evidence suggests that the removal of Coopers as an independent beer wholesaler would unlikely raise substantial competition concerns.

Whilst the ACCC recognised that Coppers' market share is increasing, including outside of South Australia, its market share remains small, and substantially smaller than the two major beer producers in Australia, Carlton United Breweries and Lion Nathan,' ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel said.

Mr.Rob Murray, Lion Nathan chief executive previously said the takeover bid is now only subject to conditions which are regulatory, with the offer of 310 aud per share substantially above all past pricing benchmarks for Coopers shares.

Following the ACCC's ruling, Murray welcomed the regulator's decision and removed further conditions from its offer, calling on the Coopers board to accept the offer.

'The Coopers board is on record stating that its key concerns were ACCC approval and the condition relating to the Coopers buy-back. Now these concerns no longer apply, we can see no reasonable basis for rejecting the offer,' Rob Murray stated.

1 USD = 1.34 AUD ...
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2 EU: The court upholds EU commission cartel fine versus Brouwerij Haacht

Brewer Haacht must then pay the €270,000 fine imposed on it by the European Commission for cartel practices.

The EU's lower court has upheld ...
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Malt News

2 USA: Prairie Malt receives internationally recognized Organic Certification

Prairie Malt is continuing to expand the range of malt products and services available to its valued customers around the world through an organic ...
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2 World: Analysts about malt demand of international breweries

Large scale business, which started in October, continued in November, analysts report. In Venezuela, two large breweries, had finished their purchases in October, so ...
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Barley News

2 World: Without barley from the EU there would be a deficit in the world market

World barley markets will remain tight in the 2005-2006 market year, analysts have recently commented. They said that without barley from the EU there ...
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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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