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Equities of largest breweries
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Change trend

01 Jan - 07 Jan, 2007
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €209.0-211.0 0.47%
6rw Barley €187.0-189.0 0.53%
2rs Malt €400.5-402.5 0.12%
6rw Malt €372.5-374.5 0.27%
Crop 2007
2rs Barley €160.0-162.0 1.23%
6rw Barley €145.0-147.0 1.35%
2rs Malt €326.5-328.5 0.76%
6rw Malt €307.5-309.5 0.64%

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Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis.
Average malt market prices are estimated on FOB Antwerp basis.
The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices.
Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
China: China Resources Snow acquires Blue Sword minorities and a brewery in Guizhou... Click here

Mexico: FEMSA CERVEZA announces price increase in Mexico... Click here

Russia: Russian beer production could grow to 100 mil hl by 2009... Click here

Japan: Asahi Breweries' 2006 operational profit to rise 1%... Click here

Czech Republic: Budvar´s beer output to grow five percent in 2006... Click here

UK & China: S&N is to spend up to £100m to increase its Chinese beer maker stake... Click here

EU: New crop market prices for malting barley leave farmers an ex-harvest price of 50% more... Click here

World: Positive trends in beer and malt markets expected, although the sales volume remained modest... Click here

More News
China: Kingway Brewery Holdings Limited entered into a HK$200 million facility letter with a bank ... More Info

EU: Secondary qualities of spring barley are offered at discounted prices ... More Info

Ecuador: SABMiller pays $54 million to raise stakes in Ecuadorian Units ... More Info

Canada: Federal Government goes ahead on dismantling CWB’s monopoly on wheat and barley sales ... More Info

Malaysia: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd expects better financial performance in 2007 ... More Info

UK: Diageo puts in place programme to enable the buy back of shares in forthcoming closed period ... More Info

Russia: “Baltika”, “Pikra”, “Vena” and “Yarpivo” - one legal entity ... More Info

Finland: About EUR 1 mln of write-downs of Raisio Plc concern the Feed & Malt segment ... More Info

Russia: SUN InBev – a new name with a rich history ... More Info

USA: Grupo Modelo’s Crown Imports LLC and Constellation Brands Beer Import joint venture are announced operational ... More Info

Australia: Coopers produced a superior barley variety ... More Info

Canada: Western barley farmers brace for more uncertainty in 2007 ... More Info

USA: Free beer tasting is now permitted in California ... More Info

Czech Republic: Exceptional year of awards for original Czech Budweiser ... More Info

Brewery News

2 China: China Resources Snow acquires Blue Sword minorities and a brewery in Guizhou

China Resources Snow Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of China Resources Enterprise, Limited and a joint venture with SABMiller plc, announced in its press release ...
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0 Mexico: FEMSA CERVEZA announces price increase in Mexico

FEMSA Cerveza, a subsidiary of Fomento Economico Mexicano, announced on January 2, that it will increase beer prices in Mexico beginning on January first. Similar to previous years, the weighted average price increase will be differentiated by region, point of sale, brand and presentation. The amount of the increase is expected to be in-line with Mexico's inflation for 2007 and full roll-out of the price increase is expected to be complete by mid-February.

The price increase will enable FEMSA Cerveza to compensate for Mexico's inflation and for higher costs in raw materials, particularly aluminum, barley and glass bottles, which have generated cost pressure since 2006.

Due to its information technology platform, FEMSA Cerveza is able to manage differentiated pricing by region, distribution channel, brand and product presentation.

FEMSA is the leading beverage company in Latin America. It controls an integrated beverage platform that comprises Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the region; FEMSA Cerveza, one of the leading brewers in Mexico and important beer exporter to the United States; and Oxxo, the largest and fastest growing convenience store chain in Mexico with over 4,000 stores.

0 Russia: Russian beer production could grow to 100 mil hl by 2009

Beer production in Russia could grow to 100 mil hl by 2009, according to Economic Development and Trade Ministry’s forecast for 2007-2010, Interfax announced on December 28.

Beer production is to grow to 95 million hl in 2006 compared to 91 million hl in 2005, the forecast says. Output is to grow to 98 million hl in 2007, 99 million hl in 2008 and 100 million hl in 2010.

Beer imports will increase to 2.8 million hl in 2009 from 2.5 million hl in 2005, the ministry said.

2 Japan: Asahi Breweries' 2006 operational profit to rise 1%

Japan's Asahi Breweries Ltd. is expected to report a 2006 operating profit of around 91 billion yen ($766 million), up 1 percent year-on-year but ...
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0 Czech Republic: Budvar´s beer output to grow five percent in 2006

Beer production at Budejovicky Budvar, the last Czech state-owned brewery, will increase by five percent to 1.15 million hectoliters this year, the company's PR agency announced on December 28.

Sale on the domestic market will grow some three percent, while exports will be seven percent higher than last year.

"We are especially pleased with the results in the Czech Republic where the market for beer is stagnant. But we also treasure the significant increase in sale on our most important export markets, that is, in Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia and Austria," said Budvar trade director Robert Chrt.

"Many projects and changes launched in the past years have borne fruit this year. We of course want to maintain the growth trend in future. We are already implementing other planned projects that will help us achieve that," Chrt said.

Budejovicky Budvar, established in 1895, was transferred to state hands in 1946. Budvar is the third largest brewery in the country and one of leading domestic beer exporters. Roughly half of its annual production is exported to 50 countries.

0 UK & China: S&N is to spend up to £100m to increase its Chinese beer maker stake

Scottish & Newcastle is to spend up to £100m on increasing its stake in one of China's leading brewers, Telegraph Media published on January 3. The source said that S&N, which includes Foster's and John Smith's among its biggest-selling UK brands, will increase its stake in Chongqing Brewery Company (CBC) to just under 20pc. The deal will be completed in the first half of the year, according to someone familiar with S&N's plans.

The additional investment, which comes after an initial £35m outlay in February 2004, has been prompted by a proposed restructuring at CBC that will see its brewing subsidiaries injected into its Shanghai-listed parent.

S&N's cash injection has been planned since its deal three years ago, although the company has yet to confirm it. The fresh investment will give S&N a slightly bigger shareholding in a substantially larger business.

S&N has already seen its original 19.5pc stake diluted by a previous share issue to its current 17.5pc, underlining the fact that multinationals investing in Chinese companies can become hostages to fortune. S&N, which declined to comment on its plans, has had ties with CBC for well over a decade, and has seen its partner become China's sixth-largest brewer, with a market ...
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Barley News

2 EU: New crop market prices for malting barley leave farmers an ex-harvest price of 50% more

Obviously farmers have second thoughts about their plantings of malting barley. For years the production of spring barley had been a financial disappointment to ...
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2 World: Positive trends in beer and malt markets expected, although the sales volume remained modest

The Nuremberg Brau fair in November reflected the positive mood in beer and malt markets, much interest was shown in further malt purchases, although ...
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Theoretical malt prices.
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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

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These Days in Business History
January 1
1785 "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
1842 1st illustrated weekly magazine in US publishes 1st issue, New York City NY
1862 1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)
1958 European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation

January 2
1882 Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
1986 191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1905 Luther George Simjian, the inventor of the earliest known prototype of the automatic teller machine (ATM), is born in Ainteb, Turkey.
1980 With inflation raging, gold hits a record price of $850 per ounce.

January 3
1977 Apple Computer Corp. is incorporated by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
1911 US postal savings bank inaugurated
1957 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster PA
1980 Gold hits record $634 an ounce

January 4
1960 European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
1962 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (New York City NY)
2001 Total daily trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange exceeds 2 billion shares for the first time ever.

January 5
1769 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist is born
1828 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
1850 California Exchange opens

January 6
1978 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
1994 Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88

January 7
1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1782 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
1995 Murray Newton Rothbard economist, dies of cardiac arrest at 69
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IFBM (The French Institute for Brewing and Malting) Advanced Course In Malting Technology

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WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program Chicago
Grainworld 2007, Canada.

March 2007:
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WorldFoodUzbekistan - 2007.
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The 2nd International Trading Summit: Grains & Oilseeds, Turkey.

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