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Base Currency: US Dollar
on May 15, 2015
      1 EUR = 1.1419 USD
1 EUR = 0.7231 GBP
1 EUR = 1.3645 CAD
1 EUR = 1.4087 AUD
1 EUR = 136.1200 JPY
1 EUR = 3.4572 BRL
1 EUR = 57.1383 RUB
1 EUR = 7.0812 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8784 EUR
1 USD = 0.6344 GBP
1 USD = 1.1957 CAD
1 USD = 1.2339 AUD
1 USD = 119.1600 JPY
1 USD = 3.0226 BRL
1 USD = 49.9131 RUB
1 USD = 6.0755 CNY

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May 15, 2015
Type Crop 2014 Crop 2015
2rs Barley 171.00-173.00 - 191.00-193.00 -
6rw Barley 166.00-168.00 down0.60% 175.00-177.00 -
2rs Malt 363.50-365.50 - 384.50-386.50 -
6rw Malt 357.50-359.50 down0.34% 364.50-366.50 -
Feed Barley 163.00-165.00- nq 

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Malt news Australia: GrainCorp looking for opprotunities to expand malt business ...Click here

Brewery news Vietnam: Beer market expected to grow by around 1.4 bln litres over the next five years ...Click here
Brewery news Thailand: ThaiBev’s Q1 net profit rises 10% ...Click here
Brewery news UK: SABMiller acquires London-based craft brewer Meantime ...Click here
Brewery news Ukraine: Beer production declines, malt output shows a small increase in January - April ...Click here

Barley news World: Barley crop to decline, trade may remain unchanged in the new crop year ...Click here
Barley news China: Barley customs clearances in July-March reach 5.646 mln tons ...Click here

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Barley news Russia: Russia ends tax on grain exports earlier than planned ...Click here
Brewery news Zimbabwe: SABMiller’s Delta Corporation sees full-year profit decline 13% ...Click here
Brewery news South Korea: Craft beer culture popularity spreading among Korean consumers ...Click here
Brewery news Malaysia: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia divests stake in import beverages distributor Luen Heng ...Click here

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My dear hop variety, how can I smell who you are?

If aroma-relevant sulfur thiols are involved, this group or researchers is too. When we talk about the following varieties: Amarillo, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, Mosaic, and Sorachi Ace, all of us who ever worked with them, know how distinct each one is in flavor and aroma. These researchers have looked into the composition of volatiles of these varieties to identify compounds and concentrations on which this distinctiveness can be based. They found that Sorachi Ace contains higher amounts of farnesene (2101 mg/kg) than Saaz. All hops investigated showed an exceptional citrus-like potential exhibited by monoterpenic alcohols and polyfunctional thiols. Among the monoterpenic alcohols, B-citronellol at concentrations above 7 mg/kg distinguished Amarillo, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, Mosaic, and Sorachi Ace from Nelson Sauvin and Tomahawk, while linalool (312 mg/kg) and geraniol (211 mg/kg) remained good discriminating compounds for Nelson Sauvin and Tomahawk respectively. Regarding polyfunctional thiols, higher amounts of 3-mercapto-hexyl acetate (27 M/kg) characterized the Citra variety. Free 4-mercapto-4-methylpentan-2-one proved discriminant for Sorachi Ace, while the bound form is predominant in Nelson Sauvin. On the other hand, an S-conjugate of 3-mercapto-hexan-1-ol was found in Sorachi Ace at levels not far from those previously reported for Cascade, although the free form was undetected here. Both free and bound grapefruit-like 3-mercapto-4-methylpentan-1-ol emerged as discriminating compounds for the Hallertau Blanc variety. In conclusion, although much diversity was found - all proved to contain an exceptional citrus-like potential. In Sorachi Ace, B-citronellol is probably the main compound responsible for such notes, while in others, polyfunctional thiols such as 3MHA (Citra) or 3M4MPol (Hallertau Blanc, Mosaic) could play a key role. Does this mean in conclusion (which leads also to the next article): Hop aroma - is it all about the ratio ?

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These Days in Business History

14 May
1872 - Metropolitan Gas Company lamps lit for 1st time
1881 - World's 1st elec tram goes into service in Lichterfelder (near Berlin)
1955 - Cold War: Eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact

15 May
1878 - The Tokyo Stock Exchange Co., Ltd., is established, primarily to trade bonds
1905 - Las Vegas, Nevada founded
1940 - McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California
1941 - The world's first successful jet aircraft, a Gloster E28/39 powered by a W1 engine designed by Frank Whittle, takes off and lands at Farnborough, England

16 May
1911 - Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil with the Sherman Antitrust Act
1930 - Two Texas engineers found a company called Geophysical Service Inc. to use seismographic technology to improve the business of exploring for oil
1949 - The Tokyo Stock Exchange, originally founded in 1878, reopens for business after the devastation of World War II
1951 - The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines

17 May
1892 - George Sampson patents clothes dryer
1921 - Belgian-Luxembourg sign customs union
1968 - European Space Research Org launches 1st satellite


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Malt newsAustralia: GrainCorp looking for opprotunities to expand malt business
GrainCorp is looking for opportunities to expand the malt and oils businesses whose contribution to interim earnings and revenue has overtaken the contribution of ...More info on site

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Brewery newsVietnam: Beer market expected to grow by around 1.4 bln litres over the next five years
An addition of around 1.4 billion litres of beer has been planned for brewing and consuming in the next five years in Vietnam, a ...More info on site

Brewery newsThailand: ThaiBev’s Q1 net profit rises 10%
Thai Beverage’s (ThaiBev) net profit rose 10 per cent to 6.53 billion baht for the first quarter, on the back of a 11 per ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: SABMiller acquires London-based craft brewer Meantime
SABMiller plc, the world's second-largest brewer has decided to buy a piece of the UK craft beer market, with the acquisition of London-based company Meantime Brewing, The Telegraph reported on May 15.

SABMiller said the acquisition gave it "an entry point into the fastest-growing segment of the UK beer market" and would complement its Peroni and Pilsner offerings.

The international drinks giant said that it planned to expand Meantime's sales nationally and export its brews to European markets. Nick Miller, CEO of Meantime, will continue to lead the company, which producers London Pale Ale and London Lager.

Sue Clark, managing director of SABMiller Europe, said: "Nick Miller, Alastair Hook and their team have built a strong sense of pride and identity within Meantime, which has an excellent reputation for brewing consistently high quality beers and for industry-leading innovation."

"This expertise will boost our strategy to develop beers that appeal to more people, including women, and which can be attractive alternatives to wine and spirits," she added.

The announcement came in the same week that SABMiller's chief executive, admitted that lager marketing had often been "insulting" to women.

The FTSE 100 chief said that industry advertising "for many years was either dismissive of, or insulting to, women”. It ...More info on site

Brewery newsUkraine: Beer production declines, malt output shows a small increase in January - April
According to a report by trade association Ukrpivo, Ukraine’s beer output (excluding zero-alcohol beer, beer with alcohol content of less than 0.5%, and output ...More info on site

Brewery news Zimbabwe: SABMiller’s Delta Corporation sees full-year profit decline 13%
Delta Corporation Ltd., the Zimbabwean brewer that’s the southern African nation’s biggest company by market value, said full-year profit declined 13 percent as a sluggish local economy curbed consumer spending, Bloomberg reported on May 13.

“The slowdown in the economy resulted in a very difficult trading year,” the Harare-based unit of London’s SABMiller Plc said a statement published on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange’s website. “Consumer spend declined significantly.”

Zimbabwe’s main stock index, which began using U.S. dollars after the country abandoned its local currency amid soaring inflation, has dropped 5.5 percent this year, the worst performance after Mauritius among 14 benchmark sub-Saharan African indexes tracked by Bloomberg.

Economic growth is set to slow to 2.8 percent this year from an estimated 3.2 percent in 2014, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Delta’s net income for the year ending March 31 dropped to $92.8 million from $107.2 million, while revenue declined 4 percent to $576.6 million, the company said. Earnings per share decreased to 7.44 cents from 8.55 cents. Lager beer volume fell 17 percent and soft drinks were down 6 percent. Sorghum beer sales rose 8 percent from the previous year driven by the Chibuku Super brand and Delta is set to commission ...More info on site

Brewery news South Korea: Craft beer culture popularity spreading among Korean consumers
It has long been a common remark that the best beer on the Korean peninsula is found north of the Demilitarized Zone, The Korea Herald reported on May 15.

But increasingly this refrain is failing to do justice to South Korea’s much-diversified beer market, which has lately seen the rise of craft beer.

Craft beer refers to beer produced by small brewers ― known as microbreweries ― and in small batches. In the Korean context, it is beer that is not brewed by any of the major liquor corporations ― Oriental Brewery, Hite Jinro, and Lotte Liquor.

Until recently, craft beer was considered an exotic gourmet option, as big name tap houses such as Craftworks and Magpie were mostly located in Itaewon, Seoul, reflecting the demand of foreigners who frequented the area.

The recent growth spurt started with Alley Kat, a Canadian beer that started selling here in 2005 and went viral among expats seeking a taste of home.

Based on this ardent response, the craft beer culture soon spread to the local food and beverage industry, capturing the attention of domestic consumers.

Spearheading the market expansion was the nation’s first-ever craft beer company, 7Brau, which incorporates the popular 7Brau Pub. When the government revised the ...More info on site

Brewery news Malaysia: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia divests stake in import beverages distributor Luen Heng
Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd is selling its 70% stake in Luen Heng F&B Sdn Bhd to Capriwood Sdn Bhd for RM19.5 mln as it seeks to focus on its beer business, The Star Online reported on May 15.

It said on May 15 the sale was to align with its parent company Carlsberg Group’s strategy to “Focus on beer as core” and to maximise the return on capital invested.

On completion of the sale, Carlsberg Malaysia said it would exit Luen Heng, an established distributor and supplier of imported beers, wines and spirits.

“By focusing on beer and divesting its wine and spirits businesses, the brewer will continue to sell selected imported beers by Luen Heng in order to offer the most comprehensive locally-brewed and imported range of beers to its customers and consumers.

“The long-standing business synergies between the brewer and the distributor shall continue going forward,” it said.

Carlsberg Malaysia said proceeds from the sale would be re-invested in its commercial activities behind its core beer brands. The brewer does not expect the sale to have a material impact on Carlsberg Malaysia’s second quarter results in the second quarter.

Carlsberg Malaysia managing director Henrik Juel Andersen said: “Carlsberg Malaysia has, ...More info on site

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Barley newsWorld: Barley crop to decline, trade may remain unchanged in the new crop year
The world barley crop, as per IGC 141.1 mln tons in 2014/15, will drop to 135.6 mln tons in the new crop year, due ...More info on site

Barley newsChina: Barley customs clearances in July-March reach 5.646 mln tons
China’s customs clearances of barley during July 2014/March 2015 were 5.646 mln tons, of which 3.570 from Australia, 1.181 from France, 0.635 from Canada ...More info on site

Barley news Russia: Russia ends tax on grain exports earlier than planned
Russia agreed to end a tax on grain exports a month and a half earlier than planned after the country’s inflation slowed, easing concern over soaring bread costs, Bloomberg reported on May 15.

A decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and a posting on the government’s Twitter account said the tax ceases on May 15. Russia, the fourth-biggest wheat exporter last year, aims to prevent an oversupply of grain on the domestic market and support farmers, according to a press release posted on the Cabinet website. Exports may increase by as much as 1 million metric tons, according to the statement.

Less inflation and the rising rouble have helped stabilize Russia’s economy, giving the government room to ease restrictions on grain shipments. The tax was designed to rein in food prices after the rouble collapsed last year and the economy buckled under plunging oil prices and international sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.

“If Russia opens their export channel that will put pressure on wheat prices,” Daryna Kovalska, a London-based analyst at Macquarie Group Ltd., said by telephone. “They have big stocks accumulated domestically and that will definitely flood the market.”

Speculation that more wheat will enter the market has hurt prices, ...More info on site

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