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A timberland investment management organisation based in Boston has confirmed that it has planted an average of 32 million trees per year since 1985. The Hancock Timber Resource Group (HNRG) has planted more than two trees to replace every tree that it has harvested since 1985 and has now reached

For the first time, computer-based hedge funds have been included on a list of the 20 best performers of all time, showing that technology has changed the industry beyond all recognition. The new standing for such hedge funds also shows that the days of traditional human investing could be replaced

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The amount of privately-held cash being put into conservation projects reached $8.2 billion between 2004 and 2015 amid “growing recognition” that forests represent a smart investment. Research by Forest Trends shows that the amount of private capital invested into the natural world grew a whopping 62 per cent in just

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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

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Industrial profits from firms in China surged almost 32 per cent in the first two months of 2017, marking the fastest pace in almost six years, as commodities including coal and iron ore grew higher. According to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, total industrial profits over the first

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Hedge fund assets investing in emerging markets have surged above the $200 billion mark for the first time, according to a new report from Hedge Fund Research (HFR). Chicago-based HFR said the growth has been driven by hedge funds invested in Russia and Latin America. Total capital invested in Latin

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