Amy McIntyre

copper prices

Copper and other metal prices rose in May following the release of strong economic data from the US, according to data from the London Metal Exchange. Figures show copper prices shot up 0.53 per cent to $5,613 per metric ton in trading in mid-May before settling down to $5,586 by Jun 6th.  Meanwhile

canada forestry investment

Canada’s forestry industry is the “lifeblood” of the country’s economy and it should not be overlooked in favour of newer sectors, experts and business leaders gathering at a forestry convention have said. Delegates at the Council of Forest Industries conference in Vancouver heard that Canada’s natural resources are underappreciated and

hong kong

A Hong Kong think-tank is calling for improvements to the city’s structured products market to help maintain its position as one of the world’s leading investment destinations. The Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) wants Hong Kong’s market regulators to start rolling out listed structured product categories that are currently available

hedge fund interest

Hedge fund interest turned positive in March as investors renewed their appetite for the investment vehicle. Research by eVestment shows that after a “rough” 2016, hedge funds are making a comeback as investors allocated $15.7 billion in new money to funds in March 2017. The company’s Hedge Fund Asset Flows

kenya forestry investment

Kenya is to stimulate private investment in its forest and nurture partnerships with timber manufacturers as it seeks to secure 10 per cent forest cover by 2030. The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) said it would review existing legislation and policy as part of an effort to promote external investment in

pakistan forest

Pakistan is to create a Forestry Board in which all of its four provinces will be given representation on matters relating to its natural habitats and wetlands as one of the country’s chief ministers outlined plans to make investment in and sustainable management of the country’s forests a leading priority.

south korea commercial real estate

Foreign buyers are heading to South Korea’s commercial property market as its capital Seoul starts to establish itself as one of the busiest cities for dealmaking, new research suggests. The Financial Times reports on a study from Real Capital Analytics showing that property transactions in South Korea reached a record

brazil nut trees

A new timber-related programme has been launched in a bid to end the illegality that exists across the sector and instead provide buyers with sustainable certification, supply chain and pricing information so they can ensure all purchases are genuine. Launched at the end of last month by BVRio Environmental Exchange,

private equity study

Private equity fund managers are optimistic about the industry’s performance in 2017 as they look to shake off the volatility of last year, according to a new report from BDO. Its global poll of 200 fund managers found 71 per cent now think the investment landscape is “favourable”, compared to

wind power europe

Europe received a record total of €27.5 billion of new investments in wind power in 2016, adding 12.5 gigawatts (GW) of new power capacity, according to a new report issued by industry body WindEurope. According to the newly published figures, wind energy projects accounted for 51 per cent of all