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UK’s timber sector reports record number of orders and booming profits – Fordaq

Data from Britain’s Structural Timber Association (STA) shows a record number of orders for the UK’s timber sector last year, with some organisations doubling their business, healing according constructionindex.co.uk.STA suggests that some members had seen sales increase as much as 163% and by 84% in the last three months.

STA says that there had been […]

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PROPOSED 18-STOREY UBC WOODEN TOWER TO BE TALLEST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD – University of British Columbia

Sustainability and green design are some of the key principles of the new buildings constructed at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Point Grey campus, but one upcoming project will stand out among the dozens of buildings recently constructed or planned.

Over the summer, the university issued an Express Of Interest for architectural firms to […]

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Teak prices rise in US as Myanmar’s export volumes fall – Fordaq

This year the Myanmar Government is allowing only about 20% of the volume of teak to be exported as was exported last year, according to the Woodworking Network.
Prices in the US for short and narrow sawn teak strips, generally used for flooring and outdoor furniture have risen approximately 10%. Prices for intermediate size boards […]

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Brazil says Amazon deforestation rose 28% in a year

Brazil says the rate of deforestation in the Amazon increased by 28% between August 2012 and last July, after years of decline.
The government is working to reverse this “crime”, drugstore Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said.

Activists have blamed the increase in destruction on a controversial reform to Brazil’s forest protection law.

Last year Brazil reported […]

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EcoForests COO Introduces Forestry Investments to Israeli market

The need for alternative investments in the current market is prominent, with traditional asset classes yielding historically low returns.

Bizportal Global Tel Aviv is Israel’s leading investment conference. It aims to increase awareness of international investments, here this year’s focus was predominantly about emerging markets, including Latin America. The conference discussed the world markets since […]

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Gunns eyes $280m, with Richard Chandler’s help

Tasmania-based forest products company Gunns yesterday outlined plans to raise up to $280 million in new capital, including $150m from New Zealand billionaire Richard Chandler.

Read full article here.

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Money doesn’t grow on trees, but…

There is a growing interest in eco-friendly investment, partly due to widespread concern about the environment but also because of its attractiveness in financial terms alone.

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By |April 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Money doesn’t grow on trees, but…

Timberland Investment: An AIMCo Perspective

Timberland is a major asset class for many institutional investors in North America and Europe. In Canada, a small number of Canadian institutional investors such as Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, and Alberta Investment Management Corporation have invested in this asset lass beginning in the 2000s. Newcomers are emerging in […]

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Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update
– a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC

Exports of logs and lumber from the US and Canada to China are on pace to reach a record 2.6 billion dollars in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

The US and Canada have been exporting record volumes of logs and lumber to […]

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EcoForests Reviews Government Pensions

Toronto, Canada : June 27, 2011

By Katie McDonald

EcoForests has conducted an independent review on the condition of government pensions around the world. This review was motivated by recent studies including that from JP Morgan which pinpoints timber as a sound pension plan investment. As government pensions become less reliable, it is evident that hopeful […]

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