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July 22, 2010

That’s Billion Dollars, With a “B”

Most dividend announcements are in the range of pennies to several dollars, so when a company declares a special dividend of USD 5.6 billion, it tends to grab your attention, and that of shareholders.

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July 1, 2010

A brief TIMO backgrounder

In discussions with newcomers considering investments in timberland or the publicly traded timber REITs, I frequently find that there is substantial misunderstandings about what a TIMO is and what the TIMO role is in the investment community.
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June 23, 2010

Sustainable forest management for privately-owned U.S. forests

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CE2 Carbon Capital (CE2), one of the largest investors and owners of U.S.

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Green investment boom expected in next decade

The next decade should see a rising wave of investment in green funds, leading financiers are predicting.

Research firm Prequin said green investment funds have gathered $12 billion to spend worldwide, with a further $26.7 billion on the horizon.

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Major American pension fund puts confidence in timber

Confidence in timber investment funds has been heightened after a major American state pension fund decided to put $500 million into timber.

Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (Mass PRIM) has decided to make the investment just three years after selling a $700 million section of its timber portfolio.

Senior timber investment officer at Mass PRIM, Tim Schlitzer, said it was a perfect time to reinvest in the long-term benefits that timber can provide.

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May 08, 2010

Forestry reseeds

As the adage goes, the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the second best time is now.

Ideally, investors planted their money into forestry early enough to see their money grow along with the recent surge in commodity and equity prices.

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May 9, 2010

Sino-Forest Increases Investment in Greenheart Resources Strengthening foothold in South American tropical forest

TORONTO, May 9, 2010 /CNW/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX: TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, is pleased to announce that Sino-Capital Global Inc.

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4 May 2010

Forest Investors Grapple with Sustainability

Investor interest in forestry is building, driven by climate change concerns, shifting and growing markets for forestry products – and the good, old-fashioned portfolio diversification benefits of an asset class which weathered the financial crisis much better than most and which offers stable long-term returns. But, argue sustainable finance experts, barriers to monetizing the environmental attributes of the sector remain high – both retarding investment but also generating opportunities for early movers.

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April 12, 2010

Job cuts come to forest, energy ministries

VICTORIA – The B.C. government issued 294 layoff notices Monday to staff in the forests and energy ministries, and announced it is closing the forests ministry field office in Prince Rupert.

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March 14, 2010

Timber industry threatened by unwanted, invasive weed

A $494,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will study how the spread of cogongrass af­fects Alabama's pine forests.


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