Monday, September 3, 2012

FRA welcomes The Campbell Group's purchase of Australia timber

A US timber investment manager is leading a buyout of a large amount of harvested timber in South Australia, in a move that has been welcomed by FRA.

Bainbridge Island, WA, September 04, 2012 - A US timber investment manager is leading a buyout of a large amount of harvested timber in South Australia, in a move that has been welcomed by Forestry Research Associates (FRA).

The research and analysis consultancy claims that the Campbell Group (TCG), a US-based investment management firm, is offering a good price for the timber that will be harvested in the region in the future.

South Australian government treasurer, Jack Snelling, said that the offer of the future timber investment attracted some very good offers from investors all over the world. Mr Snelling explained that although there were several good offers, TGC’s was the winner. He said, "TCG put forward the best proposal which included a very strong price."

TCG controls some three million acres of timberland around the world, making it one of the world’s largest timber investment companies. Its chairman, John Gilleland, said that it would remain committed to safeguarding the forestry industry in South Australia. He said, "We are very pleased to have secured the rights to manage what is one of the highest-quality timber plantations in Australasia."

The move underlines the ongoing demand for sustainably produced timber, according to FRA's analysis partner, Peter Collins. He said, "Here at FRA, we are keen to promote forestry investment – through buying up plantation land – to those who night be looking for a more tangible investment option in response to the economic crisis."

FRA claims that investing in plantations that are managed by a forestry management company, like Greenwood Management, for example, is a good option for people who want to try out timberland investment. "Investing in managed plantations means investors get all the rewards and benefits of a low-risk asset class, without the hassle or cost of having to buy their own plot of forest and manage it themselves," added Mr Collins.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

Now is the time to Invest in Brazil, claims AAA

The analysts at alternative investment advocacy group AAA claim that this is the perfect time to invest in Brazil, with the economy still growing and major sporting events heading its way.

Boston, MA, September 04, 2012 - The analysts at alternative investment advocacy group, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) claim that this is the perfect time to invest in Brazil, with the economy still growing and major sporting events heading its way.

“There are a million and one ways to invest in Brazil and cash in on the country’s impressive growth,” claimed AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

He said that Brazil is having an exciting period, with the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup due to be hosted in Rio and elsewhere in 2014 and 2016. As a result of these major events. The country is investing considerable cash into improving its infrastructure – so construction is booming.

Real estate is certainly an asset class that’s worth considering, according to Mr Johnson. Inner cities and beach resorts are set to grow in popularity with tourists who will be flocking to Brazil to enjoy the sport. Rio, in particular is likely to invest huge amounts in improving accommodation over the coming years as the Olympic Committee rated the city very poorly for accommodation and infrastructure – suggesting that there is serious room for growth.

Steel is a booming industry ins response to major infrastructure expansion – including airport construction and expansion as well as bridges, railways and roads. “ the steel industry needs charcoal to operate, “claimed Mr Johnson. He added, “going back a few years, they would have got their charcoal form the native rainforests but this is now frowned upon by the authorities and plantation timber tends top be used instead.

As a result of this, AAA claims that investing in plantations, which are sustainably managed by firms like Greenwood Management, may be a wise move and could generate some very healthy returns for investors. “It’s also very low risk", added Johnson.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

Luxury Travel Ltd Features a Luxury Resort in Inle Lake in the Company Brochure 2013 for High End Travelers to Myanmar

Luxury Travel Ltd ( Recommends Pristine Lotus Resort and Spa Inle as a must stay resort in Inle Lake in Myanmar and features the resort in the newest brochures 2012-2013 in English, German and French.

Hanoi, Vietnam, September 03, 2012 - Luxury Travel Ltd ( ) is a long established Asian specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Pristine Lotus Resort and Spa Inle

Pristine Lotus Resort is located at Khaung Daing village on the west bank of Inle Lake, 20-minute fascinating boat-ride from Nyang Shwe or 45-minute interesting drive from the Heho airport.

The 53-rooms Pristine Lotus Spa Resort at Inle Lake will feature a natural spa (hot spring) and high-quality designer accommodation affording great views of the Lake. Positioned at a rare vantage point.

Pristine Lotus Spa Resort's main facilities and villas are gracefully laid out over a landscaped hillside that gently slopes into the lake, offering great views of the lake and the Shan hills beyond.

Bi-lingual local staff welcomes guests from the canopied lobby that rests on an island connected by teak-wood bridges over cascading swifts and landscaped gardens.

“Just a short flight from Yangon or Mandalay, in the cool green highlands of Shan State, and yet seemingly worlds apart from the rest of Myanmar, lies Inle Lake, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The lake itself sits at a pleasant 2,900 feet above sea level and is famous for its leg rowers, floating markets and prolific birdlife. In this unique wetland environment, whole villages sit on floating islands on the lake. Colorful hill tribes inhabit the surrounding fertile valleys and forested mountaintops, and their hand-woven silks are a specialty of the region. Pristine Lotus Resort and Spa Inle is our pick for discerning holidaymakers in Inle Lalke. You should stay at least 3 nights to absorb this beautiful destination,” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel.

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator and DMC ( based in Hanoi with its offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, Luxury Travel is excellent in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Etablished in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices in Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors and representative offices in the USA, UK, France, Germany and Australia. The company's depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent award: Best Luxury Tour Operator.

Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444