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Sept. 29, 2011

Finns contest “worst” sustainable forestry record claim

A Finnish forests executive has dismissed an environmental group’s report which listed Finland as having the world’s worst sustainable forestry management record.

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Oct 5 2011

Södra’s new sawmill offers pulp benefits

Södra’s new Värö sawmill was inaugurated this week by Swedish Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling. A key part of the project is the location of the new sawmill adjacent to Södra’s Värö pulp mill.

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Sep 6, 2011

Metsä-Botnia Participates in Plans to Construct a Biorefinery in Joutseno

Finland, Sep 6, 2011 - Metsä-Botnia, part of Metsäliitto Group, is participating in a feasibility study with energy companies Gasum and Helsingin Energia into constructing a biorefinery for biogas production in Joutseno, southeastern Finland. If realised, the biorefinery would produce biogas from renewable wood raw material for transmission to usage sites such as Helsinki Energy’s Vuosaari power plant via the Finnish natural gas network.

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July 20, 2011

Södra expect continued high global wood costs

Södra's profit for the first half was 577 million SEK (1084 million in the same period last year) representing a return on capital of 11 percent (21).

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July 22, 2011

Forest companies report questioned by leading Swedish business newspaper

Forest Company evaluates the woods too high in their reports according to the business magazine SvD. At weaker quarter, forest companies assess their forest resources and exploit the forest to clean up quarterly results according to analysts.

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July 14, 2011

European Commission approve deal between UPM and Myllykoski

The European Commission has approved the deal in which the Finnish forestry company UPM buys competitor Myllykoski writes YLE. It was in December, UPM announced the deal, but the Commission was concerned that it would push up the price of newsprint.

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July 5th, 2011

Increased pre-commercial thinning and reduced planting in 2010

The data on pre-commercial thinning is the highest recorded in over a year. According to the Swedish Forest Agency’s annual surveys conducted on silviculture measures the soil scarification was carried out on 157,500 hectares and 157,200 hectares were planted with seedlings in 2010.

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July 8, 2011

Plans forests owned by the Swedish Church will be corporated

An investigation by the Swedish Church proposes to form a joint forestry company that may be formed already January 2013. Swedish Church is collectively the country's fifth largest forest owner.

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Jun 28, 2011

SCA acquires 50 percent of Turkish hygiene products company

Sweden,Jun 28, 2011 - SCA is acquiring 50 percent of the Turkish hygiene products company Komili from Yıldız Holding, which is the largest food group in Turkey. The purchase consideration corresponds to SEK 308m on a debt-free basis.

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May 23, 2011

Timber prices are falling in Sweden


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by Dr. Radut