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SCA opens news sales company for timber in China

For the past five years, SCA Timber has had a representative in Hong Kong, focusing on sales and contract manufacturing. SCA is now about to take the next step and open a sales company in Hong Kong – SCA Timber China & S.E.

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January 13, 2011

Production starting at the largest Sawmill in Scandinavia

Production is set to start at Braviken Sawmill, the largest in Scandinavia according to a pressrelease from the company. The first log for a customer order was cut up in the sawmill on 12 January 2011.

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Forestry Commission forecasts high demand for wood

The UK Forestry Commission is predicting that the increased use of wood-fuelled boilers could boost the industry.

According to the commission, there has been a growth of businesses and consumers opting to install eco-friendly biomass boilers to reduce fuel bills and lower emissions.

In particular, the Forestry Commission highlighted the recent decision of Bradford council to use biomass fuel at its City Hall and Ilkley Town Hall as part of commitment to reduce greenhouse gases by 20 per cent in 2010/11.

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January 6, 2011

Government Investment in Forest Products Industry Continues to Pay Dividends


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January 5, 2011

Finish roundwood cartel led to losses over one billion Euros for private owners

Finnish Yle reports on a raw timber cartel, which operated in Finland between 1997-2004. Forest Research Institute Metla estimates the value of direct losses for private forest owners to over one billion Euros. The indirect losses reached a few hundred million Euros.

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January 5th, 2011

India’s door is now open to B.C.’s lumber

Mike de Jong, a B.C. Liberal leader candidate, spoke at Carrier Lumber in Prince George today about lumber exports to India.

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December 27th, 2010

New Brunswick’s plan to strengthen & renew their forest industry

The provincial government of New Brunswick will be taking a series of actions to strengthen and renew the province’s forest industry.

An action plan has been drafted based on recommendations from a stakeholder summit held in November.

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21 Dec 2010

Jukka Pahta appointed chief financial officer of Pöyry

Finland, 21 Dec 2010, Jukka Pahta, 44, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pöyry PLC. He will become a member of the Group Executive Committee of Pöyry PLC and report to Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Pöyry PLC. Jukka Pahta will be based at the Pöyry headquarters in Vantaa, Finland. He will take over his new duties on 1 March 2011 at the latest.

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December 15, 2010

Sawlog costs in Europe have gone up more than lumber prices

Seattle, USA. Over the past year, the sawmilling sector in Europe has shifted from high production levels and the highest lumber prices in four years, to weakening lumber demand and reduced prices for many lumber grades during this fall.

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December 14, 2010

Forest Shares in Finland increased by 33-99% over the past 12 months

Those who have invested in Finnish shares in the past year have made a great deal. The General index at the Helsinki Stock Exchange in Finland, has risen by 15 percent in one year and the charts are easy to find stocks that have risen 50-60 percent or more.


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by Dr. Radut