Monthly Archives: gennaio 2012

Sinar Mas Group seeks ‘backdoor’ public listing in Singapore

Sinar Mas Group, an Indonesia-based conglomerate, is working on a deal to list its Indonesian coal assets on the Singapore Exchange by swapping shares with a small forestry firm that is already listed on the stock market,reports Reuters. The reverse … Continue reading

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Former official detained for foresty corruption case in Indonesia

    Former Riau Forestry Service Head and Ex Kampar District Head, Burhanuddin Husein, was detained by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta yesterday, for accusation of misusuing his authority in issuing logging licenses for pulpwood conversion in Pelalawan District … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s tigers closer to extinction

At least 40 endangered Sumatran tigers were killed during 2011, according to the Indonesian Forestry Ministry. Darori, director general of forest protection and nature conservation at the Forestry Ministry, unveiled the figure during a workshop for the implementation of the … Continue reading

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Controversial logging permit should be revised, Indonesian civil groups say

  Police planned to disperse residents of Padang island whom staged rallies and had been staying near House of Representatives’ compound in Jakarta for one month as eight hospitalized and one treated in a mental hospital. Last week, civil society … Continue reading

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Levi Strauss & Co. adds voice to major companies excluding Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Over ties to rainforest destruction

Levi Strauss & Company’s recent public release of its revamped forest products purchasing policy ensures it is not sourcing from the world’s endangered forests. The company’s implementation of the policy makes it the latest major brand that will not be … Continue reading

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