Amy McIntyre

Aim market london

“The increase in M&A shows that Aim works.” Dealmaking on the UK’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim) rose sharply in 2016 with 34 companies listed on it being snapped up, a fifth more than the 28 taken over in 2015. Research from Hacker Young suggests the number of Aim takeovers shows

logs, timber, forestry investments

If your Christmas tree got you thinking about investing in wintry UK woodland, you might want to keep that thought at the forefront of your mind, because investing in forestry could well put you on to a winner. UK forests are generally agreed to be good places to put your

records / vinyl collecting

First there was the CD. Then the MP3. Then smartphones. Then Spotify. All these formats and services were supposed to herald the death of the vinyl record, with music fans expected to shun their physical stores of music in favour of purely digital versions instead. Didn’t happen. For some reason

Oil Rig

The oil and gas industry will turn cash flow positive for the first time in three years – as long as OPEC production cuts drive oil prices above $55 a barrel. A new report from the respected energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie suggests the sector is close to recovery after being

Brazil’s super rich have changed their investment tastes as a result of the country’s ongoing economic turbulence and are now ploughing money into items that are less attention-grabbing than supercars and ostentatious bling. Many wealthy families and investors are now said to be shying away from the spotlight and, while

tasmanian forestry

With new data revealing a major rise in the private forest harvest in Tasmania over the last year, the government has promised to invest heavily in the sector to ensure that it is given every chance to continue to become a major boon for the local economy. The figures showed

New research has found that managers overseeing the investments of the world's super wealthy have been turning away from hedge funds and instead focusing on private equity and private debt investments. According to UBS and Campden Research survey, which questioned 242 family offices – which manage money for super-rich family

logging transport africa

Ghana has confirmed that it is to launch a major new project to restore degraded forests across the country and expand a sustainable forest plantation, having secured funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The country received the approval for the project and funding at the end of last month,

OPEC

Oil prices have seen a marked rise in the wake of a brave new move by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to slash production. Prices increased by almost nine per cent as a result of the OPEC decision, with Brent Oil and West Texas Crude Oil both

china real estate

September saw Chinese real estate enjoy it strongest growth rate since May, as a result of increasing construction levels and rising prices, new data from Reuters has confirmed. According to Reuters figures, based on data issued by the National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS) last month saw booming construction volumes, as