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September 2000


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September 2000 Headlines


Chile and New Zealand - Southern allies or global enemies?

 This edition of the Journal examines the relationship between Chile and New Zealand - the predominant Southern Hemisphere plantation forest products countries.  The two have reached a crossroads in their relationship.

Articles drawn on:
The New Zealand viewpoint, looking at geographic, forest character, forest ownership and forest production.
A viewpoint of Chilean forest leaders following a visit to New Zealand forest operations is reported.
Forest countries of today and the future are highlighted by a Chilean leader in a recent column.

Why wouldn’t Wood New Zealand work?  This is the question we put in regards to the failure of a cooperative marketing agency set up to promote New Zealand’s forest products.

SOUTHEM Markets - Stronger sales in Brazil and South Africa have helped to boost the Southern Hemisphere Pine Price Index.
Australian market executes classic swan dive - lumber sales plummet after a surge prior to the introduction of a consumption tax.
New Zealand sawmillers look to spring growth - with the export markets generally flat, millers to looking to the spring and summer building season for new sales.
Chilean exporters heading for new highs - the forestry sector is set to enjoy its best year ever in terms of foreign currency earnings.
Argentina’s sawmillers are hoping for a turnaround in sales after fighting back from an economic downturn and increased Brazilian competition.


Boise Cascade denies rumours it is quitting a project in Chile.
A decision is expected soon on Arauco’s pulp mill project.
Masisa is taking control of Terranova.

New Zealand and Australian log export marketing firms are to merge.
Questions are being raised over the timber industry’s links to Fiji coup - US involvement?
Growth hopes for forestry are a highlight of Carter Holt Harvey Ltd’s recent financial results.
A cluster to boost South African furniture companies is launched.
Fletcher Challenge Forests lifts its performance - sale of the company still mooted.
Norske Skog Australasia - formerly Fletcher Challenge Paper - signs a watershed agreement with Australian publishing groups.
Australian building products company, Boral, sells its Tasmanian hardwood interests.
Boise Cascade raises its interests in Australasia with the purchase of Blue Star Office Supplies.

A new service is launched to offer updates to subscribers on a regular basis.
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