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Bank of England’s Carney warns of climate change risk

The Bank of England governor has given a stark warning that climate change poses a huge risk to global stability.

At a gathering of leading insurers at Lloyd’s of London, Mark Carney pointed out the rapid increase in weather-related catastrophes and the jump in both the physical and financial costs.

He said the challenges currently posed […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bank of England’s Carney warns of climate change risk

Ikea buys 33,600 ha of forest in Romania

Swedish Ikea group has purchased approximately 33,600 ha of forestland in the districts of Prahova, Buzau, Vrancea (all in central Romania), remedy Botohani (northeast Romania), and Bihor (northwest Romania) through its Romanian subsidiary IRI Investments (IKEA Resource Independence).

 

The group says the acquisition was concluded on 30 June. On the basis of the usual prices […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ikea buys 33,600 ha of forest in Romania

Stafford Capital Beats Target With $484M LATAM Timber Fund

Alternative investment manager Stafford Capital Partners has raised $484 million for its Stafford International Timberland VII Fund, exceeding its $400 million target with support from investors in the U.K., Europe and Australia.
SIT VII, Stafford’s seventh fund, pharmacy is a specialist timberland fund of funds acquiring secondary positions in existing timberland funds as well […]

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3 Investment Lessons from Trees

The poet Wallace Stevens published “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Blackbird” in 1917, launching thousands of befuddled English papers and hundreds of parodies, including “Thirteen Ways of Eradicating Blackbirds,” by Mark DeFoe. Here’s number three: Drop brochures of Capistrano, complete with winter rates. Tell them they are swallows.

But as winter retreats and spring takes […]

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Forestry : See the money for the Trees

By Christopher O’Dea

 
Money doesn’t grow on trees, cialis sales but this could be missing the point. As some institutional investors have found, buy cialis see the trees themselves are valuable. And they tend to become more valuable over time as they increase in height and volume, making their lumber suitable for […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Forestry : See the money for the Trees

Buyers make the switch to African mahogany

African mahogany is currently the preferred variation of all mahogany species and the look-alike versions, according to lumber dealers and suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News. The general consensus is that the rising price of genuine mahogany has deterred certain buyers, who have opted to deal with the more color-variant African species’ rather than spend […]

By |January 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Buyers make the switch to African mahogany

Myanmar: Government tender shows teak price increase – Fordaq

On 24 October the Myanmar Timber enterprise (MTE) sold teak and hardwood logs as well as sawnwood by open tender. Prices secured are shown below. Logs are measured in hoppus tons while sawnwood is measured in cubic tons.

Logs

Sawing Grade logs were sold by open tender ex-site Katha and Mandalay (Pyin Oo Lwin) area. A […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Myanmar: Government tender shows teak price increase – Fordaq

Australia: Wood products trade reaches new high – Fordaq

In 2013-14, the value of Australian wood product exports increased by 23.7 per cent to AU$2.5 billion (US$ 2.1 billion), while the value of imports increased by 11.7 per cent to AU$4.6 billion (US$3.9 billion), according to the latest issue of Australian forest and wood products statistics released today by ABARES.

ABARES Executive Director Karen […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Australia: Wood products trade reaches new high – Fordaq

Finland: Massive investments planned in the forest industry – Fordaq

For the future, large investment in Finnish forest industry are planned: nearly 1.5 billion euros will be invested, here which will increase Finland’s use of wood by about 10 million cubic meters per year.

“Finland and the European economic outlook is still weak and no significant improvement in demand in our main markets are […]

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Forestry stocks tower above other resources amid commodity volatility – Financial Post

The recent market volatility has not been kind to companies that dig stuff out of the ground.

Oil and gas equities have been flattened. Senior gold stocks are down to their lowest levels in more than a decade (or in Barrick Gold Corp.’s case, two decades). Coal equities have been slaughtered to such a degree […]

By |November 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Forestry stocks tower above other resources amid commodity volatility – Financial Post