11 Dec 18, 4:55pm
China log demand stable but lower freight costs absorbed by higher NZD. Sawn timber exports strong especially to the EU, and prospects bright
23 Nov 18, 10:00am
Siah Hwee Ang with the latest happenings across the Asia-Pacific, including the new NAFTA, the CPTPP, getting back the basics, ASEAN on the rise, India's widening trade deficit, China wants more imports and more
13 Nov 18, 4:57pm
Nervous demand from China as their inventories shrink raises prices for logs. Demand for sawn timber remains strong but supply competition rises. Domestic markets unchanged
9 Oct 18, 10:16am
Export log prices rise with gains boosted by falling Kiwi dollar. But sawn timber demand isn't following yet. China paying more for logs. India still difficult despite opportunity
1 Oct 18, 2:20pm
ANZ economists expect slower but still substantial population growth through migration, but say if there is a more rapid slowdown, economic growth could slow markedly
22 Sep 18, 10:10am
Sunil Kaushal says the time is ripe for New Zealand to tap into the opportunities presented by the new India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi
21 Sep 18, 10:00am
Siah Hwee Ang looks at gains and losses from the China-US trade war, US wine hanging by a thread in China, India steps up to the plate, the end of 'made in China' & more
15 Sep 18, 10:04am
Domestic log demand shows signs of softness, but export volumes hold up. Ironically, lower grades are getting price increases but higher grades not. Probably temporary
21 Aug 18, 8:56am
Sharp reduction in Chinese buying power causes a big drop in prices for export logs, even as Chinese log stocks reduce. Lower prices flow from India too
17 Aug 18, 10:04am
Gareth Vaughan on when climate change was almost stopped, the theft of the century, debt piled on your children's children, tech bubbles, easy debt and a declining ability to think long-term & more
2 Aug 18, 2:39pm
David Hargreaves says while the figures show just a trickle of Kiwis now heading to Australia, history tells us the trickle tends to very quickly become a torrent
9 Jul 18, 10:34am
Steady domestic demand contrasts with rising US demand, and analysts divided on next direction in China. India now pays the same as China although volume has slipped
15 Jun 18, 10:00am
Siah Hwee Ang with the latest happenings across the Asia-Pacific, including China and imports, e-commerce in India, Malaysia back in the mix, Australia goes at China, meaty matters, the Trump-Kim summit and more
13 Jun 18, 10:05am
Strong demand from the US and EU for clear lumber produced by New Zealand mills with prices rising to record highs. China demand high but softening as prices rise. Domestic demand steady
11 Jun 18, 3:45pm
David Hargreaves says the country is in urgent need of a clear approach to its migration policy
15 May 18, 9:19am
Export markets for unpruned sawn timber consume everything NZ mills can supply. Strong and growing demand from the USA and European markets for clear lumber. Local markets accept price increases
11 May 18, 9:03am
Westpac's Paul Clark assesses the prospects for the important, complex forestry sector, finds China demand likely to wane, local processing lacking advantages, and issues with both sustainability and carbon emission timing
30 Apr 18, 2:40pm
Siah Hwee Ang looks at the fraught relationship between China and India pointing out the economic strengths of the two countries are actually complementary
12 Apr 18, 10:56am
Some local mills turning away orders due to lack of capacity. Stable China sales undermined by high stocks. India sales struggle with liquidity. Rising ocean freight costs biting into returns
17 Mar 18, 10:20am
Export markets face growing competition while domestic markets are steady although supply is very tight in some regions. However there are uncertain outlooks in both markets


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