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12 Dec - 14 Dec 2005
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €115.50-117.50 0.78%
6rw Barley €103.00-105.00 0.48%
2rs Malt €242.50-244.50 0.61%
6rw Malt €226.50-228.50 0.44%
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €118.50-120.50  
6rw Barley €106.00-108.00  
2rs Malt €245.00-247.00  
6rw Malt €229.00-230.00  

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Average malt market prices are estimated on FOB Antwerp basis.
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
Australia: Shareholders of Coopers Brewery Lion remove Nathan Ltd.... Click here

South Korea: Carlsberg may sell its remaining shares in Hite Brewery... Click here

UK: Scottish & Newcastle unit was affected by oil-depot explosions... Click here

Brazilian: Molson Coors to be in talks for Brazilian Cervejarias Kaiser... Click here

Japan: Japanese Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel decides to increase the tax on beerlike drinks... Click here

UK & Japan: Greencore Malt wins HGCA Award for Japanese export project... Click here

UK: Malt production for 2005/06 is estimated at 1.4 million tonnes... Click here

Canada & China: CWB said sales of malting barley to China to decline... Click here

Russia: Malting barley imports are forecast to decrease... Click here

Czech Republic: Hop-processing capacities in the Czech Republic... Click here

More News
Canada: Canada barley production for 2005-06 is to decrease by 5% from 2004-05 ... More Info

Japan: Shipments of beer and beer-like beverages suffered the first decline in four months ... More Info

Japan: Nation's beer battle between Asahi and Kirin ... More Info

Kenya: Kenya Malting Limited develops a barley variety, which is disease resistant ... More Info

Poland: 'Pay if you advertise alcohol' says a Polish law ... More Info

Australia: SAFF will soon give all of the state's barley growers their say on barley pricing ... More Info

South Korea: Hite Brewery down on worries over Carlsberg's stake sale ... More Info

Canada: Canadian barley crop is down, however barley shipments to China increased ... More Info

Ukraine: Ukrainian exchanges concluded barley export contracts for 483,500 MT in November ... More Info

Japan: A Japanese brewery intends to produce a tomato-based low-malt beer ... More Info

Turkey: Fitch upgrades the outlook of Aadolu Efes long-term foreign currency rating ... More Info

USA: Anheuser-Bush to launches a new holiday brew ... More Info

EU: Malting barley balance and market situation, according to latest figures ... More Info

USA: Anheuser-Busch drives home responsibility message ... More Info

USA: Barley exports projected to increase 5 million bushels ... More Info

Romania: New CEO for Interbrew Romania ... More Info

UK: Appaloosa barley joins the 2006 HGCA list & is seen as a potential malter ... More Info

Kenya: East African Breweries Limited announces multi-brand promotion ... More Info

USA: Molson Coors Brewing Company announces extension of exchange offer ... More Info

EU & Japan: Last week tenders ... More Info

Australia: Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) appointes a new Deputy Chair ... More Info

Netherlands: An ex-employee of a Heineken subsidiary shot two Dutch beer directors ... More Info

Canada: Lakeport Brewing named a 2005 "Marketer that Mattered" by Marketing Magazine ... More Info

Brewery News

0 Australia: Shareholders of Coopers Brewery Lion remove Nathan Ltd.

Shareholders of Australia's Coopers Brewery have voted to remove Lion Nathan Ltd.'s pre-emptive rights over its shares, derailing a A$420 million ($315 million) hostile bid from Lion Nathan for the unlisted brewer, Reuters communicated on December 14.

Lion Nathan's pre-emptive rights had entitled it to be offered shares that come up for sale in the brewer, after they are first offered to existing shareholders and pension fund interests.Coopers said the proposal to remove Lion Nathan's rights was supported by 93.42 % of the shares voted at a special meeting on Wednesday in Adelaide.

The rights had also exempted Lion Nathan from a rule in the Coopers constitution that prevents the sale of shares to a competitor. Removal of the rights effectively halts its A$310 per share bid, raised last month from A$260 per share.

But Lion Nathan said a range of legal action underway could leave the door open for it to pursue a takeover of the maker of Coopers Sparkling Ale and Coopers Original Pale Ale.

"I think there is a bit of water to go under the bridge before this is over," CommSec senior analyst Grant Saligari said.

"You are talking about an asset that is important to Lion, and the ...
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0 South Korea: Carlsberg may sell its remaining shares in Hite Brewery

Danish beer giant, Carlsberg A/S, may sell its remaining shares in South Korea's largest beer maker, Hite Brewery Co., valued at $360 million, and asked the Korean firm to buy them back, a Hite executive told Reuters on Sunday, December 11.

The possible sale comes after the world's sixth-biggest brewer sold around half of its stake in Hite, South Korea's top beer maker, on December 2 in a deal generating net proceeds of about 1.9 billion Danish crowns.

After that sale, Carlsberg's ownership was cut to 13.1 percent, which had a market value of 372.2 billion won based on Friday's closing price.

"With the share price of our company soaring, Carlsberg appears to want to sell them, given its difficult financial situation," the official said by telephone, declining to be named. "We have not decided whether to buy them back or not."

Shares in Hite have climbed 73 percent so far this year, fueled after a consortium led by the company bought top local liquor maker Jinro Ltd. in June. The recent share sale was priced at 142,000 won each, a 4.1 percent discount to Hite's closing price a day earlier, sources close to the matter had said.

At the time, Carlsberg said it would ...
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0 UK: Scottish & Newcastle unit was affected by oil-depot explosions

Scottish and Newcastle plc announced on December 12 that Sunday's massive oil depot fire at Hemel Hempstead has affected the main distribution centre for its subsidiary, Waverley TBS (WTBS) - the UK wines and spirits wholesaler.

Scottish and Newcastle said: “At the present time we have been unable to access the site but we are relieved that none of our people has been injured.

We believe that WTBS will have incurred significant asset losses but we believe that all asset and subsequent trading losses will be fully recovered from our insurers.

Our principal concern is to support our customers at this critical time. Enormous efforts have been made to minimise the inevitable disruption and we are extremely grateful to all our staff and suppliers for their support thus far.”

2 Brazilian: Molson Coors to be in talks for Brazilian Cervejarias Kaiser

Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Brewing, Leo Kiely announced on December 14 that the world's fifth-largest beer maker continues to have "discussions" ...
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2 Japan: Japanese Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel decides to increase the tax on beerlike drinks

On December 13, the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel decided to raise the tax on beerlike drinks not classified as beer or low-malt ...
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Malt News

2 UK & Japan: Greencore Malt wins HGCA Award for Japanese export project

Greencore Malt, the largest maltster in the UK, based in Bury St Edmunds, has won an HGCA Enterprise Award of ?20,000 for the development ...
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2 UK: Malt production for 2005/06 is estimated at 1.4 million tonnes

HGCA of the U.K. estimates the malt production of 2005/06 at 1.4 million tonnes, only 3 % less than last year. In July/September, however, ...
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Barley News

2 Canada & China: CWB said sales of malting barley to China to decline

The Canadian Wheat Board said on December 13 sales of malting barley to China, one of Canada's top grain export markets, will likely slump ...
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2 Russia: Malting barley imports are forecast to decrease

Russia's barley harvest this year was of 16.0 to 16.5 million tonnes, according to statistics authorities. Exports of feed barley amounted to 834,000 tons ...
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Hops News

2 Czech Republic: Hop-processing capacities in the Czech Republic

CHMELARSTVI, cooperative Zatec, which owns all the hop-processing capacities in the Czech Republic, processed 5,306 tonnes of hops in 2004, Hop Growers Union of ...
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