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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Vietnamese timber products win overseas favour

Australia’s Midway Tasmania Wood Imports director Wayne Smith believes Vietnamese timber products boast better quality for lower prices than comparable products. Source: VietNamNet
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RBA interest rate was a ‘missed opportunity’

Despite a significant amount of weak economic data since its last decision, the RBA opted to leave its main policy rate unchanged, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry. Source: Timberbiz
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Danks to acquire control of Hardings Hardware

John Danks & Son Pty Ltd will acquire a 60% share in the Hardings Hardware business with the option of a full acquisition by 2015. Source: Franchising
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Harvest for Marlborough’s small forest blocks

Many of Marlborough's small forest block owners are looking at harvesting within the next few years, pumping millions into the region's economy, industry experts say. Source: The Marlborough Express
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Greens money on undervalued logs

Bass Greens Kim Booth is risking his reputation thousands of dollars of his own money in his crusade against Forestry Tasmania. Source: The Examiner
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OneFortyOne in SA for a century or more

OneFortyOne Plantations, the US company that purchased rights to the forests in the South Australia’s south-east has been welcomed by local workers and businesses. Source: Adelaide Now
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Forest road maintenance courses

Australian based forest road maintenance courses presented by Forme Consulting Group and Forestry Solutions will be held in Brisbane (18-19 March) and in Melbourne (21-22 March). Source: Timberbiz
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New study says tropical forests resilient to climate change

The world's tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass, or plant material, this century due to the effects of global warming than previously thought, scientists said in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Sources: Reuters, Sydney Morning Herald
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FTMA Australia National Conference

The 2013 FTMA Australia National Conference will be QT Gold Coast on July 23 July this year, with the Multinail Machinery Expo following the conference on July 24. Source: Timberbiz
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