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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

Estonia forest

The two largest pension fund managers in Estonia have confirmed major investments into the country’s forestry sector, highlighting the potential they feel the sphere offers in terms of environmental impact investing and profitability. Swedbank Estonia Pension Funds (SEPF) and LHV Pension Funds Estonia (LHV) have invested heavily into Birdeye Timber

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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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