Amy McIntyre

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

logging virginia

Virginia’s precious forestry resources are to be the focus of a major new investment, according to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who called the sector one of the ‘linchpins’ of the state’s economy. Currently, the state’s forestry sector accounts for more than 100,000 jobs, as well as generating more than $17

Harry Triguboff - Structured Products

Australia’s richest man, Harry Triguboff, has been extolling the virtues of investing in structured products, despite ongoing turbulence across the country’s mortgage market and economy as a whole. Eighty-three year old Mr Triguboff – the founder of the Meriton high-rise apartment block empire – is positive about the future prospects

vintage spirits

While fine wine has long been of interest to collectibles investors across the globe, it appears that spirits are now coming of age, with many buyers willing to pay thousands for the right bottle. Demand for craft and fine spirits has risen significantly in recent years and investing in this

Sustainable agriculture

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has confirmed it has begun a new partnership with the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) in order to share expertise regarding the sustainable supply of agricultural commodities. SNV is a not-for-profit development organisation which focused on the alleviation of poverty and overall sustainable development,

texas real estate

Real estate investors hoping to grab a slice of the US's often volatile property market are rushing to inject their capital following news that prices are rising across many major cities. According to new research rankings from personal finance news and features publication GOBankingRates.com, many cities are offering big opportunities

Oregon lumber train

Highlighting the growing importance of the forestry and timber sector on the investment world stage, The Guess Corporation has announced that it is to make several major acquisitions of tracts of forest land across the US. The Durham, North Carolina-based company, which will be making the purchases through a subsidiary,

Coking coal plant

The outlook for the commodities sector could finally be beginning to look more positive following five years of annual declines – and investors are indeed drifting back into the sector. According to Barclays' latest research, the commodities sector enjoyed a solid pattern of investment inflows between January and August of