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NZ spinoffs in China pine deal

A Wellington company's joint venture deal to process pine timber in China will funnel extra investment back into New Zealand sawmills, a director says.

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June 10, 2010

Chinese marketplace key to forest recovery

The forest industry in B.C. is finding its way out of the woods, thanks in large part to the Chinese marketplace, according to Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell.

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June 9, 2010

Global sawlog prices up 17% the past 12 months

...with the biggest gains seen in Northern Europe and Oceania

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June 2, 2010

Chile CMPC says strike paralyzes biggest sawmill


June 2 (Reuters) - Chilean forestry and paper company CMPC CAR.SN said Wednesday a worker strike over pay had paralyzed its biggest sawmill in south-central Chile.

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31 May 2010

Arkhangelsk region to continue realization of investment projects

There are 5 investment projects that are currently being realized in the Arkhangelsk region and are included in the list of priority investment projects. Total investment volume amounts to RUR 20 bln (EUR 0.5 bln).

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Mai. 31, 2010

China log market heating up for US exporters, but not exactly "red-hot" yet


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North American lumber stock prices holding up

May has been a difficult month for lumber prices in North America, with values dipping to the point that gains made earlier this year were effectively cancelled out. However, it is not all bad news as the stocks of leading players are holding up well.

Exportierst du schon oder pennst du noch? Eine durchaus berechtigte Frage an Österreichs Holzindustrie...

26. Mai 2010: Die vor kurzem aufgrund der Wirtschaftskrise lancierte "neue Holzexportstrategie" der österreichischen Holzindustrie, welche kurz gefasst und wörtlich wiedergegeben "sich auf den Vorgarten Österreichs, der Schwarzmeerregion" konzentrieren wird, scheint vor dem Hintergrund der folgenden Pressemeldung zumindest hinterfragenswert:

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17 May 2010

New log sorting lines for Russian sawmills

Hekotek signed new contracts – two log sorting lines are to be supplied to the sawmills of Eastern Siberia (Irkutsk region and Krasnoyarsk area).

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Canfor sees future in lumber shipments to China

The deep economic downturn that cut U.S. demand for Canadian lumber significantly for several years has had an upside for Canfor Corp., which turned its focus to Asia and discovered "exponential growth" during the first quarter.


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by Dr. Radut