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  • Timber deal for takeover (Canada)

    West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has agreed to divest some forestry assets and cut its timber quota in a deal with federal competition regulators that clears the way for the company's $1.3-billion acquisition of Weldwood of Canada Ltd (Edmonton Sun).
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  • SCA acquires all shares in jointly owned Mexican hygiene operations

    Category: The pulp and paper industry
    SCA and the Mexican company Copamex currently own 50% each of the hygiene products company CPG. To achieve an efficient coordination with SCA’s other operations in America, SCA has acquired the remaining shares in the company.
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  • Forest Resources in China -past and future

    The rapid industrialization and urbanization processes exerted heavy pressure on forest resources in China over the past two decades. By historical causes, for the period 1840-1949, the natural vegetation in China was seriously damaged, (Chinagate.com).
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  • S&P Withdraws Rtg On Indonesia's APP, Units

    Category: The pulp and paper industry
    Standard & Poor's decision to withdraw the ratings is due to the lack of adequate information on its financial results, operating performance and progress on its debt restructuring to maintain its credit ratings (yahoo Finance).
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  • Logging suspended in Philippines

    Philippines President Gloria Arroyo has suspended logging and vowed punishment for law-breakers as the country reels from four deadly storms in two weeks (BBC News).
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  • Sustainable Development - Forest Certification Guidance published in UK

    Following Environment Minister Elliot Morley's recent announcement on the assessment of five forest certification schemes, the full report by ProForest and ERM Ltd is now available for inspection on the Sustainable Development in Government website.
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  • Forestry to return to pasture on New Zealand East Coast

    Category: Forestry
    The increasing trend on the North Island's volcanic plateau for large-scale conversion of forestry land to dairying has spread to the East Coast, where huge forestry plantings took place in the past two decades (stuff.co.nz).
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  • New Zealand hits forestry slump

    Category: Forestry
    The NZ forestry industry is currently in slump as producers struggle with freight rates that have more than doubled in the last 12 months, (Worldcargonews.com)
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  • Involve people in the rural areas in devt plans - expert

    Category: Forestry
    To achieve sustainable forestry and food security, local communities should be involved in the management and development of the country's natural resources, says one director of the Forestry Commission, (The Accra Daily mail).
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  • Polluting Webuye? Not Us, Says Firm

    Category: The pulp and paper industry
    Since its inception in 1974, Panafrican Paper Mills (EA) has become a mascot for Webuye town, in the process entrenching itself as the largest paper milling company in East Africa (allAfrica.com).
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