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on October 22, 2014
Base Currency: US Dollar
on October 22, 2014
      1 EUR = 1.2776 USD
1 EUR = 0.7910 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4380 CAD
1 EUR = 1.4520 AUD
1 EUR = 136.3510 JPY
1 EUR = 3.1610 BRL
1 EUR = 52.4099 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8459 CNY
      1 USD = 0.7828 EUR
1 USD = 0.6191 GBP
1 USD = 1.1255 CAD
1 USD = 1.1366 AUD
1 USD = 106.7310 JPY
1 USD = 2.4742 BRL
1 USD = 41.0228 RUB
1 USD = 6.1412 CNY

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October 22, 2014
Type Crop 2014 Crop 2015
2rs Barley 175.00-177.00 - 190.00-192.00 down0.52%
6rw Barley 156.00-158.00 - 161.00-163.00 up0.62%
2rs Malt 364.50-366.50 - 383.00-385.00 down0.32%
6rw Malt 341.00-343.00 - 347.50-349.50 up0.35%
Feed Barley 148.00-150.00up0.68% nq 

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Malt news UK: Malting industry working at full capacity mostly thanks to booming Scotch whisky sales ...Click here

Brewery news World: Heineken’s beer sales decline in Q3 2014 ...Click here
Brewery news China: Beijing Yanjing Brewery’s Q3 net profit down 7.3% ...Click here
Brewery news Slovenia: Slovenia’s largest beer maker puts itself up for sale ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Constellation Brands Inc. to expand Hispanic market ...Click here

Barley news Canada: Barley area, production, and exports forecast to decline in 2014-15 ...Click here
Barley news Russia & Ukraine: Both countries harvested large barley crops of good quality this year ...Click here

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Brewery news Belgium: AB InBev to invest EUR20 mln in its Louvain plant ...Click here
Brewery news Nigeria: Heineken gets regulatory approval to merge two its Nigerian subsidiaries ...Click here
Brewery news USA & UK: US beer exports at their highest value since 2002 owing to craft brands ...Click here
Brewery news France: AB InBev’s Leffe now owns 10% market share in France ...Click here
Brewery news Sierra Leone: Heineken subsidiary cuts operations because of Ebola outbreak ...Click here

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From hops to coffee?

Analytical tools to easily differentiate hop varieties are still not established. These US researchers looked into the possibilities of NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) to characterise hop varieties in beer. They found that though the spectra of Magnum and Cascade hops are not distinctly different, each single dry-hopped beer contained various peaks that were absent in the late hopped version. Among these they were able to identify trigonelline in hops and beer, a compound of importance as a flavour precursor in coffee! Further work will focus on identifying and assigning metabolites to unknown peaks in beer brewed with late hopping and/or dry hopping.
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These Days in Business History

October 20
1928 magnate/multi-millionaire Ken Morrison was born, executive chairman of the Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom
1983 IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
1973 OPEC oil embargo begins

October 21
1492 Columbus discovers America (Oct 12, 1492 Julian calendar)
1879 Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1987 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M. Solow

October 22
1897 World's 1st car dealer opens in London
1979 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
1997 Yahoo completes purchase of Four11


MaltMalt News Malt

Malt newsUK: Malting industry working at full capacity mostly thanks to booming Scotch whisky sales
The British malting industry is working at full capacity of almost 1.6 mln tons of malt, thanks to the boom of Scotch whisky sales, ...More info on site

BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsWorld: Heineken’s beer sales decline in Q3 2014
Heineken, the world's third largest brewer, reported on October 22 lower than expected beer sales in the third quarter as Europeans drank less during ...More info on site

Brewery newsChina: Beijing Yanjing Brewery’s Q3 net profit down 7.3%
Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co Ltd said on October 16 its Q3 net profit was down 7.3 percent y/y at 334.5 million yuan (54.63 million ...More info on site

Brewery newsSlovenia: Slovenia’s largest beer maker puts itself up for sale
Slovenia's largest beer maker Pivovarna Lasko has put itself up for sale and wants the buyer to inject at least 75 million euros ($96 ...More info on site

Brewery newsUSA: Constellation Brands Inc. to expand Hispanic market
Constellation Brands Inc. of Victor, the beverage behemoth whose serendipitous move into imported beer has made a lot of people rich, begs comparison to ...More info on site

Brewery news Belgium: AB InBev to invest EUR20 mln in its Louvain plant
World’s leading beer maker AB InBev will invest more than EUR20 mln in its Louvain brewery with main part of the funds being allocated for the installation of a seventh production line, Le Soir reported on October 21.

The new line will allow the company to produce an additional 800 thousand hl of beer per year. It is expected to be operational by spring 2015, according to a report by Trends, which, however, was not confirmed by the brewer, as its representatives were unavailable for comments when contacted by journalists.

AB InBev produces its Stella Artois, Jupiler and Leffe beers at the Louvain brewery. Around 70% of the plant’s output is exported to France, the US, Canada, and Italy.

Besides, as reported by Trends, the group is getting ready to launch in Belgium its new rum-flavoured Cubanisto beer which is already available in France and in the UK.

Brewery news Nigeria: Heineken gets regulatory approval to merge two its Nigerian subsidiaries
Heineken NV has received regulatory approvals from the Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to merge Nigeria Breweries Limited (NBL), Nigeria’s biggest brewer, with Consolidated Breweries Limited, both under the control of the Dutch-based beer maker, Ventures Africa reported on October 15.

In May, Heineken went public with its intention to merge both companies to boost efficiency and simplify administration.

Heineken holds arguably the largest and most diversified portfolio of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in Nigeria. Its subsidiary, NBL – in which it holds a 54.1 percent share – produces top selling brands including Star Lager Beer, Gulder Lager Beer, Maltina, Legend Extra Stout, Amstel Malta, Heineken Lager Beer, Fayrouz as well as Goldberg Lager Beer, and Malta Gold.

Consolidated Breweries, however is Nigeria’s third largest brewery and producer of “33” Export Lager Beer, Maltex Malt Drink, Hi-Malt and Turbo King Dark Ale. Together, the newly formed company will consolidate its position as the country’s leading provider of beverages.

Though Heineken – the world third-largest brewer – controls a significant share of the beverages market in Nigeria, with its subsidiary NBL holding an estimated 60 percent of the alcoholic drinks market, the decision to merge both NBL and Consolidated Breweries confirms a growing threat ...More info on site

Brewery news USA & UK: US beer exports at their highest value since 2002 owing to craft brands
US beer exports to the UK have increased tenfold in the past decade and are at their highest value since 2002, according to US trade data. The trend is driven in part by the rise of small craft brewers, who make stronger-tasting beers, The Financial Times reported on October 19.

The renaissance in beer brewing in the US has been nothing short of remarkable.

Small brewers promising relief from weak, mainstream lagers have moved from the realms of hobbyists to 15 per cent of the market by value in the US, according to the Brewers Association, a US trade group. There are now over 4,500 breweries in the US, more than double the number in 2004.

“The craft ale scene in the US is incredibly vibrant,” says Simon Emeny, chief executive of Fuller’s, a UK brewery. In March this year, the company became the UK distributor for Sierra Nevada, the second-largest US craft beer producer.

The UK is the third-biggest destination for US craft beer after Canada and Sweden, but as a proportion of overall UK sales it is still a niche market.

“Although it only represents 2.5 per cent of total beer sales, it has provided a degree of invigoration to the [market], with ...More info on site

Brewery news France: AB InBev’s Leffe now owns 10% market share in France
AB InBev’s Leffe brand is celebrating the achievement of a 10% market share by value in France, AC Franchise reports.

The brand managed to grow by 3.5% over the past six years. Two years ago, Leffe entered the ranks of brands which sell more than 1 mln hl in France, which translates into more than 13 glasses of 25 cl consumed every second.

According to analysts, the brand owes its success to the premiumisation strategy implemented on the French market by its owner, the world’s largest brewer AB InBev.

Brewery news Sierra Leone: Heineken subsidiary cuts operations because of Ebola outbreak
Heineken NV’s unit in Sierra Leone has sent staff home and halted expansion plans as it joins a growing number of companies cutting operations in the West African nations hit hardest by an outbreak of Ebola, Bloomberg reported on October 20.

“The Ebola virus disease has severely affected our operations in terms of sales, production and manpower,” said Aminata Kasim-Carew, spokeswoman for Sierra Leone Brewery Ltd. Sales have dropped 70 percent, she said, without giving details. “Most of our staff has been sent on leave.”

The outbreak, which has killed 4,400 people mainly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since it was first reported in December, is the deadliest on record. Airlines including British Airways halted flights, mining and agriculture companies delayed production and governments have slashed economic growth forecasts as they battle to contain the disease.

Sierra Leone needs as much as $1 billion to cover Ebola expenses and the growth outlook for this year was cut to between 7 percent and 8 percent from an earlier forecast of 14 percent, Finance Minister Kaifala Marah said in an interview with Bloomberg TV Africa on Oct. 11.

President Ernest Bai Koroma ordered nightclubs and video centers to close on Aug. 7 because of Ebola.

While ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsCanada: Barley area, production, and exports forecast to decline in 2014-15
For 2014-14, barley area seeded and harvested in Canada decreased to a record low level from 2013-14 (to 2.408 mln ha seeded and 2.134 ...More info on site

Barley newsRussia & Ukraine: Both countries harvested large barley crops of good quality this year
Both Russia and Ukraine have harvested large barley crops of predominantly good quality, industry sources reported early in October.

Estimates of the Russian crop ...More info on site

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