Amy McIntyre

Tasmania forest eucalyptus

A United Nations report recommended against logging inside Tasmanian world heritage forests and the plans have now been abandoned as a result. The UN’s recommendations were accepted straight away by both the state and federal governments in Tasmania. However, the Tasmanian state forestry minister confirmed that he felt it was

Auckland Property

According to a new global ranking of property price growth, New Zealand is now home to the hottest property market in the world. Estate agents Knight Frank revealed that, over the last year, the country saw price growth of 11.2 per cent, coming in behind Turkey, however once the inflation

collectible antique dolls

The antique doll sector has been described by one collectibles expert as being 'like the wind,' as it is subject to dramatic highs and lows, however interest appears to be currently waning in one traditionally lucrative area of the market – the William and Mary doll arena. An upcoming auction

social impact

According to new research, almost half of family businesses across the world are now including social impact investing as part of their philanthropic portfolio, highlighting the growing importance of the investment medium. The Family Business Philanthropy – Creating Lasting Impact Through Values and Legacy report, which was carried out by

chinese art sanyu

China is once again the leader in the global art marketplace, according to the world leader of art market information, Artprice. The report released by Artprice has revealed that China had been tipped to lose its dominance of the art market to the US in 2016, but, thanks to a

nordic birch trees

Health foods and drinks are big business and they’re set to get even bigger as regulations cracking down on high sugar content products gain popularity and consumer interest in health options rises. In the US, the city of Berkeley, California has already imposed a tax on soda and San Francisco

A new report has revealed that 54 million Americans consider real estate to be their favoured long-term investment strategy, highlighting the zero-risk, zero-return mentality of many of today's investors. The report from Bankrate.com found that 25 per cent of Americans saw real estate as their top investment option for savings

tropical forest

Highlighting the importance of maintaining a strong and healthy forest industry across the globe, the World Bank has recently approved a grant totalling $22 million to boost the management of Indonesia’s tropical forests. Indonesia’s forest cover, which is the third largest in the world, is to benefit from the grant,

Forest FAO EU

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Union (EU) have confirmed that they will work together to lend support to countries that produce tropical timber, helping to curb illegal logging and boost forest governance. Under the new agreement, which totals an investment of $30 million, the

According to an expert at US Trust, increasing numbers of Millennials are turning to impact investments as they seek to make more out of their investments than a mere return. Jackie VanderBrug, the senior vice president at US Trust, said that many investors these days were no longer content with