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December 28 - December 31, 2009
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on 29-December-2009

1 EUR = 1.439 USD
1 EUR = 0.9008 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5065 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6228 AUD
1 EUR = 131.741 JPY
1 EUR = 2.5174 BRL
1 EUR = 42.7044 RUB
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1 USD = 1.0469 CAD
1 USD = 1.1277 AUD
1 USD = 91.5521 JPY
1 USD = 1.7494 BRL
1 USD = 29.6762 RUB
1 USD = 6.8398 CNY
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Average Market Prices Change trend

December 29, 2009

Type Crop 2009 Crop 2010
2rs Barley EUR101.0-105.0 EUR124.0-128.0
6rw Barley EUR96.0-100.0 EUR113.0-117.0
2rs Malt EUR286.0-290.0 EUR313.0-317.0
6rw Malt EUR280.0-284.0 EUR299.5-303.5
Feed Barley EUR95.0-99.0 nq nq

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Vietnam: Beer industry proud of significant growth this year ...Click here
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Russia: Beer market forecast to decline by 10-15% in 2010 ...Click here
Denmark: Beer sales reportedly down 8% in 2009 ...Click here
China: China Resources Snow Breweries inaugurates one more plant ...Click here
France: Malteurop carries out growth capital operation worth EUR55 mln ...Click here
Ukraine: Barley production in 2009/10 expected to total 11.3 mln tonnes ...Click here
United States: Hop production up 17% in 2009 ...Click here

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South Korea: Total alcoholic beverages imports down, but beer imports maintain upward momentum in 2009 ...More Info
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Ukraine & Russia: Ukraine increases beer imports to Russia ...More Info
The Czech Republic: Czech beer cheaper if imported from Germany ...More Info
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Vietnam: Beer industry proud of significant growth this year
Vietnam’s beer industry is proudly showing a significant growth this year, a representative of the Viet Nam Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Association (VBA) was quoted as saying ...More Info

Japan: Kirin, Suntory in a final stage of negotiations, merger ratio still not decided
Japanese brewer Kirin Holding Co. said it is proceeding smoothly with merger negotiations with Suntory Holdings Ltd., but details such as the merger ratio ...More Info

Russia: Beer market forecast to decline by 10-15% in 2010
Russia’s beer market is forecast to drop by 10-15% in 2010, RBC-Daily communicated on December, 28.

The nation’s beer market stopped growing in 2008. The ...More Info

Denmark: Beer sales reportedly down 8% in 2009
A shift from beer to wine and sharply reduced beer consumption at the workplace have hit beer sales in Denmark, which have dropped by ...More Info

China: China Resources Snow Breweries inaugurates one more plant
China Resources Snow Breweries Limited, which is 49% owned by the world's second-largest brewer SABMiller, inaugurated its new unit in Yichun, Heilongjiang Province on ...More Info

Malt News

France: Malteurop carries out growth capital operation worth EUR55 mln
A consortium of investors made up of Crédit Agricole du Nord Est, IDIA, Unigrains, Société Générale Capital Partenaires and Crédit Agricole’s Brie-Picardie and Champagne-Bourgogne ...More Info

Barley News

Ukraine: Barley production in 2009/10 expected to total 11.3 mln tonnes
Ukraine’s barley production forecast for 2009/10 has been increased to 11.3 mln tonnes, UkrAgroConsult reported on December, 29.

The analytical centre estimates Ukraine’s barley production ...More Info

Hops News

United States: Hop production up 17% in 2009
Hop production for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in 2009 totalled 94.7 million pounds, up 17 percent from the 2008 crop of 80.6 million pounds ...More Info
Scientific Digest

The Variation of beta-amylase Activity and Protein Fractions in Barley Grains as Affected by Genotypes and Post-anthesis Temperatures

Kang Wei, Fei Dai, Feibo Wu and Guoping Zhang

J. Inst. Brew. 115(3), 208–213, 2009 ABSTRACT
The variation of beta-amylase activity and protein fractions in barley grains was evaluated using 148 barley genotypes grown in the field and two cultivars under in vitro culture with two temperature treatments during grain development. The results showed that there was significant genotypic variation in beta-amylase activity and protein fraction content. Regression analysis indicated that beta-amylase activity was positively correlated with total protein and the level of each of the protein fractions, with the correlation coefficient between beta-amylase activity and hordein content being the highest. Furthermore, higher post-anthesis temperatures (32/26°C, day/night) significantly enhanced beta-amylase activity and protein fraction content, presumably as a result of reduced starch content. Albumin and glutelin were the least and most affected, respectively, in comparison with the plants under lower temperature (22/16°C). Temperature post-anthesis also influenced the morphology of the starch A granule and the number of B granules, suggesting the altered starch structure may also be a reason for deteriorated malting quality under high temperatures. Key words: barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), beta-amylase activity, protein fraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
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Theoretical Malt Prices

NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

* - 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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China Malting Capacity 2008 - 2009

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1967 After 175 years, the New York Stock Exchange finally admits its first woman member, Muriel Siebert of Muriel Siebert & Co.

December 29
1862 Bowling ball invented
1867 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY
1891 Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1997 Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China

December 30
1851 Asa Griggs Candler is born (developed Coca-Cola)
1854 Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company, 1st in US, incorporated in New York NY
1861 US banks stops payments in gold
1958 French franc devalued
1988 Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard
1990 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000

December 31
1776 Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70? a day for carpenters, 42? for tailors
1781 Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens
1981 CNN Headline News debuts
1997 Microsoft buys Hotmail E-mail service

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