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2 February 2011

International Year of Forests launched

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Jan 26, 2011

UPM's associated company Pohjolan Voima is negotiating with the State of Finland and Ilmarinen on the transaction of Fin

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Forestry Commission forecasts high demand for wood

The UK Forestry Commission is predicting that the increased use of wood-fuelled boilers could boost the industry.

According to the commission, there has been a growth of businesses and consumers opting to install eco-friendly biomass boilers to reduce fuel bills and lower emissions.

In particular, the Forestry Commission highlighted the recent decision of Bradford council to use biomass fuel at its City Hall and Ilkley Town Hall as part of commitment to reduce greenhouse gases by 20 per cent in 2010/11.

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January 6, 2011

Government Investment in Forest Products Industry Continues to Pay Dividends


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January 4, 2011

Kazakhstan Kagazy PLC 2010, a year of consolidation

Almaty, Kazakhstan, Jan 4, 2011, - Kazakhstan Kagazy PLC (the "Group"/the "Company") has pleasure in announcing its unaudited results for the 9 months ended 30 September 2010 (the "Period").

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January 5, 2011

Finish roundwood cartel led to losses over one billion Euros for private owners

Finnish Yle reports on a raw timber cartel, which operated in Finland between 1997-2004. Forest Research Institute Metla estimates the value of direct losses for private forest owners to over one billion Euros. The indirect losses reached a few hundred million Euros.

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December 27th, 2010

New Brunswick’s plan to strengthen & renew their forest industry

The provincial government of New Brunswick will be taking a series of actions to strengthen and renew the province’s forest industry.

An action plan has been drafted based on recommendations from a stakeholder summit held in November.

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21 Dec 2010

Jukka Pahta appointed chief financial officer of Pöyry

Finland, 21 Dec 2010, Jukka Pahta, 44, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pöyry PLC. He will become a member of the Group Executive Committee of Pöyry PLC and report to Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Pöyry PLC. Jukka Pahta will be based at the Pöyry headquarters in Vantaa, Finland. He will take over his new duties on 1 March 2011 at the latest.

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December 3rd, 2010

EU - Russia deal could end log export tariffs

Reuters reported this week that Russia and the European Union struck a deal on Wednesday to phase out Russian export tariffs on raw materials.This is designed to smooth the way for Moscow’s entry into the WTO.

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December 1, 2010

Finland overhauls timber price information data

More detailed price information, including data broken down by felling type, is to be published by Finland’s forest industry in a bid to help timber sales.


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