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Modified Rapture After several years of steady growth the modifi ed wood sector is on the brink of major expansion. Sally Spencer reports
Patients, pine and Piveteau’s new frontiers From selling pharmaceutical patent search systems, to developing UK and Irish markets for one of France’s leading softwood producers, Elisabeth Piveteau has had contrasting, but, she says, complementary careers. Mike Jeffree reports
Fencing feel good factor Fencing demand is not as strong as last year, but solid. Meanwhile the pallets sector is keeping its eye on the exchange rate and cheap imports. Sally Spencer reports
Things are Looking Up As housebuilding activity has increased over the last 18 months, the trussed rafter sector’s fortunes have improved in parallel. Sally Spencer reports
Rosy Future for Timber Frame The timber frame sector is benefiting from the upturn in construction activity, with market share of new build housing now nudging 25%. Sally Spencer reports.
Worldview at Global Timber Forum
Delegates from around the world gathered to discuss key international wood industry issues
at the second Global Timber Forum summit in China. Mike Jeffree reports
Currencies Outlook 2015 has been a year of foreign exchange volatility. Phil McHugh, trading floor manager at Currencies Direct, examines the outlooks for the euro and the markets in general.