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EC gives conditional approval to Staples-Office Depot deal

10 Feb 2016 − The European Commission says divestment of Office Depot's contract distribution business in Europe is necessary in order to maintain competition in EU's international office supplies market.» more

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Cartiere Pigna enters creditor arrangement proceedings,
Bavaria Industries aims to take over control

10 Feb 2016 − Arti Group to lend "technical and operational support" to Cartiere Pigna until the final go-ahead for the new business plan. » more

PM 12 at Holmen Hallsta down for a few hours

10 Feb 2016 − An incident at the drying section of PM 12 caused a temporary production stoppage at Holmen's Hallsta mill. After a fire in November, production at the mill's PM 11 is also still down.» more

Manufacturers calling for mark-ups on prices for softwood pulp as of February

09 Feb 2016 − In view of the healthy demand in Europe and the low stocks, some softwood pulp manufacturers announced price increases from 1 February. » more

Russian embargo having impact on recovered paper market in Poland

09 Feb 2016 − The Russian Government banned exporting recovered paper for four months with effect from 18 December 2015 and this step has been affecting the Polish market since January. » more

Blackstone eyes takeover of Norske Skog

05 Feb 2016 − Last December, Blackstone's GSO Capital Partners raised its stake in Norske Skog to become the biggest shareholder in the company. Now Blackstone is striving after sole control in the distressed Norwegian paper...» more

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Portucel Soporcel raises sales and profits in 2015
on higher prices and new tissue business

04 Feb 2016 − Portucel Soporcel says year 2015 is a landmark in the company's history. Portucel became a player on the tissue market in Europe under a new strategic development plan.» more

Metsä Board starts up board machine in Husum

04 Feb 2016 − New folding boxboard capacities have reached the market. Metsä Board started up its new machine in Husum with a capacity of 400,000 tpy.» more

Palm submits offer to acquire Ondulati Giusti in Italy

03 Feb 2016 − Who will become the new owner of corrugated packaging firm Ondulati Giusti? Sources say that Palm submitted a takeover offer. However, Italy's biggest packaging group Pro-Gest has a pre-emption right. » more

Newsprint price talks in Germany to continue in February

03 Feb 2016 − Newsprint publishers say price targets pursued by paper mills are not appropriate for the German market.» more