Anthony Johnson

ireland forestry

The levels of forestry being planted in Ireland by non-farmers rose by 150 per cent last year, according to new figures. Released by Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, the statistics show that 35 per cent the total area planted between January and December 2016 was planted by private investors rather than

london commercial property

Commercial real estate investment in London is currently at its highest level in a decade, with this year’s total turnover reaching £11.5 billion by the end of July, according to new data released by Savills. The real estate leader reported that more than £2.3 billion was invested in central London’s

Silk Road China

Chinese investment in countries that are part of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative are increasing speedily, despite a Beijing crackdown on China’s acquisitions abroad in an effort to restrict capital outflow. By the latest reports, Chinese acquisitions in the 68 countries that are officially linked to President Xi Jinping’s foreign

khimki forestry investment

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is currently looking into ways to channel investments into forestry projects as a way to help poorer nations with their climate commitments. 60 participants from developing and developed countries took part in a “ground-breaking” workshop in Bali last month. Together, they brainstormed how the GCF

canada investment

Canada has been ranked the world's fifth best investment destination thanks to improving macro economic indicators and growing optimism, according to a new survey of business executives. Commissioned by accounting firm Ernst & Young, the Canadian Capital Confidence Barometer survey is the second consecutive study to rank Canada among the

sustainable forestry management

Issuing a warning about the impact of human activity such as the use of woodfuel on the world’s forests, the United Nations (UN) Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have called for better wood-energy conversion technologies and more sustainable management of the world’s

private equity growth

Private equity funds are seeking to secure a record $635 billion in investor capital as demand for the asset class goes through the roof, new research from Preqin suggests. Globally, 1,908 private equity funds are in market in Q2 2017, seeking a combined $635 billion, up from 1,834 vehicles that

Marlborough region New Zealand

Marlborough, the largest wine-growing region in New Zealand, is seeing booming investment in its forestry plantations and vineyard land as wine producers spend millions buying-up tracts of land there. According to New Zealand news site Stuff, figures from the government’s Overseas Investment Office show 20,766 hectares of land in Marlborough

ireland forestry investment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has confirmed that it will provide funding of €90 million as part of a long-term loan to Irish, state-owned forestry group Coillte, and will work alongside the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to provide a €112 million investment in a number of privately-owned forests across

oil pipeline

Oil prices have come close to their highest levels in nearly a month following statistics that show there has been an unexpected rise in US inventories. According to new government data, US crude stockpiles rose by 1.6 million barrels at the start of April as refineries produced significantly more oil.