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  • Cambodia fights to curb illegal logging destruction

    One of Asia's worst illegal loggers is being prosecuted by the Cambodian Ministry of Environment following a string of failures to comply with regulations and legal requirements (edie news center)
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  • Forestry in BC 'needs to change'

    B.C. cannot escape "explosive" changes that are rocking the global forest products industry and must move with speed and intelligence if it wants to remain competitive, forestry executives were warned Thursday (Vancouver Sun).,,
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  • The Storm in Sweden and measures taken by the Swedish forest administration

    The storm that hit Southern Sweden on the night of January 8th caused the worst storm damage to the forests ever to our knowledge. The Swedish Forest Administration estimates that approximately 75 million cubic metres were damaged.
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  • CHILE CELULOSA PLANT CLOSURE A ‘STUNT’

    Category: The pulp and paper industry
    The closure of the Celulosa Valdivia wood pulp plant has been denounced as a governmental “publicity stunt” by the leader of the environmental group fighting to have the plant shut down permanently (The Santiago Times).,
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  • Carter Holt lost in woods over cost structure

    What is wrong with Carter Holt Harvey? Why are most New Zealand companies reporting record earnings while the forestry giant has just announced an operating profit much lower than last year.
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  • Weather saps Weyerhaeuser profit

    Weyerhaeuser Co. reported a 16 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue Friday but said that delayed maintenance costs and poor weather undercut net income, and that these factors would carry over into 2005 (CBS Marketwatch).
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  • UPM-Kymmene Sees Improvement in 4Q

    Finnish papermaker UPM-Kymmene Corp. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter results for 2004 will be improved by some euro392 million (US$512 million) because of tax gains and changes in the country's employee pension legislation(Forbes.com. ,
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  • Carter Holt Says Slowing Lumber Sales Crimp Profit

    Category: Wood
    Carter Holt Harvey Ltd., the biggest lumber maker in Australia and New Zealand, may cut sawmill output to meet slowing housing construction after reporting a decline in lumber sales helped crimp fourth-quarter profit (Bloomberg.com)
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  • Better fertilization gives bigger fir trees

    Category: Forestry
    Umeå forestry researcher, Tomas Lundmark, claims that fir trees that are correctly and efficiently fertilized can grow up to three times faster (North Sweden Invest Agency).
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  • Lack Of Invest Hits Indonesia Pulp,Paper Industry

    Category: The pulp and paper industry
    The development of Indonesia's pulp and paper industry has stalled due to a lack of new investment since the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98, an industry representative said recently (Yahoo Finance).
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