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Forestry: An Asset That’s Not Just For Eco-Investors

Financial investments in the forestry sector are currently enjoying a high profile. This is not only because of the potential financial returns they can offer, but also increasingly due to the environmental benefits they provide, which are taking the limelight as the number of eco-conscious investors grows. The plight of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil […]

Forget coal and nuclear energy | the future is all about renewables

A few years ago, to many people, the most familiar forms of renewable energy were the wind and the sun. The big surprise, however, is that biomass is the oldest source of renewable energy. Historically, humans have harnessed biomass-derived energy since man began burning wood to make fire. Even today, biomass is the only source […]

Temer free to push ahead with economic reforms, reviving investor interest in Brazil

Congress rejects corruption charges against Brazil’s president Brazil’s lower house of congress voted overwhelmingly yesterday to reject corruption charges against Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, which could have seen him ousted from office and possibly facing a Supreme Court trial. Of the 513 members of the lower chamber of Deputies, 263 voted against putting Mr. Temer […]

US to face major Christmas tree shortages until ‘at least 2025’ | Canadian growers set to fill the gap

Wildfires, drought and seedling shortages deliver a triple-whammy to the US home-grown Christmas tree market As the 2017 harvest season approaches, US Christmas tree producers are facing up to the fact that there will be a definite shortage of homegrown trees this year – and for a considerable period in the foreseeable future too. Canadian […]

Wood pellets from biomass | an expanding market opportunity

image source: biomassmagazine.comIt’s no secret that wood has been used for heating and fuel purposes for thousands of years. The wood product industry is undergoing a massive transformation which is set to continue, due to the rapid increase in development and utilization of new wood-based fuels. Advancements in present-day wood pellet production methods provide an […]

Canadian PM Trudeau buoyed by US Vice-President Pence’s statement on NAFTA

Providence, R.I, July 15, 2017 – It was the news that Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau had been eagerly awaiting;  a straightforward public reassurance delivered by U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence that the North American Free Trade Agreement will be preserved – not torn apart as was feared. Talks are due to begin no later than […]

Brazil’s President Temer – “agribusiness success is stimulus to overcoming crisis”

President celebrated advances in the economy in a speech during the launch of Banco do Brasil’s 2017/2018 Harvest Plan Speaking during the launch ceremony of Banco do Brasil’s 2017/2018 Harvest Plan on July 11, President Temer stated that, with the support of agribusiness, the country would continue to overcome the worst economic crisis in its […]

23 projects worth $6bn in pipeline at BRICS Bank | Seven projects in Brazil

The BRICS Bank has twenty-three projects at various stages of preparation for 2017 to 2018, with a total lending amount of $6 billion, New Development Bank President, Kundapur Vaman Kamath said at a press conference on July 6 in Shanghai. BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, […]

Agroforestry and timberland | Growing portfolios, harvesting returns

As volatility starts to flicker back to life, market analysts are offering a timely reminder that timberland is an uncorrelated, high-return asset class for portfolio diversification and long-term income. The wise investor is already aware that a diversified portfolio, covering multiple asset classes is a must when negotiating the many and varied highs-and-lows of the […]