Monday, 16 August 2010

Forest industry nonsense

Banks, shareholders and grower/investors have all been traumatised by their recent dealings with forest companies and they’re all reconsidering their position.

The only other major source of much needed capital for the industry are Governments, so it was not a complete surprise to see industry lobbyist Dr Amos launch such a spirited, if at times venomous response ( On TT: Beware of Academics Bearing Arithmetic, HERE ) to attention being drawn to the level of Government assistance already enjoyed by his industry.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

MIS an abject failure

It’s like standing in St Peter’s Square awaiting the first wisps of fumata bianca from the Sistine Chapel. The selected stakeholders continue to mull over our fate but are not telling us anything.

What are they discussing?