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New Forests Asia attains Capital Markets Services Licence

11-06-2020
New Forests Asia (Singapore), Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence, forestry investment

New Forests Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd announces its newly attained Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence, bolstering its capabilities as a Singapore-based fund manager. The CMS Licence enables New Forests Asia to conduct funds management for accredited or institutional investment clients. “We feel it is beneficial to be licenced here in …

ADB, European Union, and ASEAN countries partner to boost green infrastructure

20-02-2020
European Union, EU, ASEAN, ACGF, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asian Development Bank, ADB, renewable energy, sustainability, green infrastructure

Delegates at the high-level ceremony to announce the EU’s support to the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility during the ASEAN–EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development on 10 February in Brussels. From left to right: Singapore’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN Ms. Kok Li Peng;  ADB Representative to Europe Mr. …

Timbeter closes $1 million seed round to fuel expansion in Southeast Asia and Latin America

05-02-2020
Timbeter, seeding round, funding, digitalisation, expansion, Southeast Asia, Latin America, forestry management, logistics, forestry operations, forestry value chain, digital data exchange, timber measurement, reporting platform

Estonian company Timbeter, whose solutions help the forestry sector adopt digital technology to optimise transparency and efficiency in forestry management, has raised $1 million in its seed round. The seed round was led by TMT Investments, the venture investing company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Tallinn-based company developed a …

FSC takes action on potential fraud Paulownia wood supply chain in Asia

13-12-2019
FSC, fraud, investigation, Asia, Paulownia, suspension, termination, trademark, license

Following an extensive investigation into Paulownia wood supply chains, FSC has taken initial action against a number of companies that were found to have traded non-certified Paulownia as FSC certified. An investigation involving Assurance Services International (ASI) into FSC chain of custody certified companies trading in Paulownia products …

Editor’s pickFor DIEFFENBACHER, diversification is key

28-11-2019
DIEFFENBACHER, woodworking, machinery, APAC, ASEAN, Southeast Asia, markets, Holger Ries, Area Sales Directo

In the past two years, DIEFFENBACHER has observed shifts in the Asian Pacific market, as manufacturers in the wood industry sought ways to avoid colliding head-on with challenges brought about by world events such as the U.S.- China trade war and an impending economic slowdown. PFA speaks to Holger Ries, DIEFFENBACHER's Area Sales Director in …

Editor’s pickThe inaugural edition of Malaysian Wood Expo 2019 takes off

18-11-2019
Malaysian Wood Expo 2019, MWE 2019, Panels & Furniture Asia, MTC, Woodworking, Wood, Machinery

The inaugural edition of Malaysian Wood Expo will be happening on November 19 to 21 at the PUTRA World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The trade show is jointly organised by the Malaysian Timber Council and Panels & Furniture Group of wood magazines, two of the powerhouses in Southeast Asia’s timber and woodworking sector. It is …

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