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Eucalyptus, the third most planted species in China

Currently eucalyptus is the third most available plantation timber in China. The area of eucalyptus plantations is around 4.5 million hectares accounting for just 2% of China's forest area. However,...

SCM Group signs new partnership with Austria-based Handl

SCM Group has signed a collaboration agreement with Austrian dealer Handl. The agreement is for the distribution, service and technical support in the eight main Austrian regions (apart from Vorarlberg)...

Sandvik CFO Mats Backman to step down

Mats Backman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CFO, for Sandvik has decided to leave Sandvik to assume the equivalent position as CFO for the automotive safety supplier...

Malaysian furniture exporters benefit from weak Ringgit

Malaysian furniture exporters are benefitting from the weak Ringgit. At the current rate of over RM 4.25 to the US dollar the Ringgit has weakened around 27% in the year. This year furniture...

Latvia’s forest exports up 3% in 3Q/2015

Latvia exported forest products worth EUR 1.532 billion in 3Q/2015, a 3% increase from the year before, according to the Latvian Agriculture Ministry. Exports of timber and related products rose...

PEFC: Governments must take firm action on climate change

"We need a global agreement at COP 21 with clear actions and firm commitments, outlining effective pathways to address climate change," said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International ahead...

Kastamonu ships first batch of laminate flooring to China

Kastamonu Entegre has shipped the first batch of laminate flooring produced at the Alabuga SEZ plant (Republic of Tatarstan) to China.   Since the launch of the wood processing plant...