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Leading trends in timber investing

Thursday, February 07, 2008
Since industry divestitures are largely complete, most timber investment managers are now focusing on new and creative strategies for placing capital..

A SQUARE :: 07Feb08 Leading trends in timber investing
Category Timberland
Author Sona Blessing
Some new strategies focus on specific tree species or wood products - bio fuels, for example, or species that are in demand by export customers for specialised products like furniture.
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