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Colombia Seeks Foreign Investment to Expand Timberland Plantations

Colombia plans to double its cultivated acreage from one million to two million hectares by 2020, according to Rubén Darío Lizarralde, the country’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Lizarralde announced the...more

Foreign Private Investment in Russia? “Nyet!” In Ukraine? “Da!”

The recent developments in Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of Crimea are not only politically significant, but have a real potential to alter global trading relationships for years to come. As events continue to unfold in...more

SEC Names Company, Eight Directors and Officers In Financial Fraud Actions

Since the market crisis enforcement officials have heard repeated calls to prosecute not just companies but high ranking corporate officials. While the Commission brought a series of market crisis actions against firms and...more

Seeing the Forest through the Trees -- A New Method for Structuring Investment by Foreign Investors in U.S. Timber and...

Overview - Large institutional investors including pension plans and endowments and foundations have made significant investments in timberland over the last forty years. These same investors have also made significant...more

Avoiding the pitfalls in an under-supplied and rising market

The commodities world is experiencing its third price spike in five years. Countries all over the globe – from India, Australia and China to the United States and parts of Europe - have suffered poor rainfall and the...more

This Week in Washington - July 13, 2012

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - Budget/Sequestration. On Tuesday, Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeffrey Zients agreed to testify before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) on...more

This Week in Washington - June 8, 2012

In This Issue: DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Appropriations. Both the Senate and House were in session this week. The House continued its work on FY 2013 spending bills, completing three of...more

Energy & Clean Tech Connections

In the February edition of Energy & Clean Tech Connections, we’ve gathered recent information from a wide variety of sources in an effort to keep you abreast of what’s new in the world of clean energy. We draw your attention...more

Demand From China Reshaping Latin American Agriculture

As one of China’s most reliable suppliers in agricultural products, Latin America is making strides to fulfill China’s mounting needs. To accommodate that rising demand, Latin America has drastically increased its harvesting...more

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