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Have your say in the first ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey
International Rental News and the European Rental Association have launched the European ERA/IRN RentalTracker, a quarterly survey of business confidence and trends in the equipment rental sector.
Latest IRN100 survey reveals impact of slowdown
The latest IRN100 survey of the world’s top 100 equipment rental companies – covering the year 2008 - reveals an industry in transition between boom times and the current recession.
Weakening outlook for Australian construction
Following a sustained period of solid growth, Australia's leading construction companies are forecasting a marked slowdown in the rate of activity growth in 2009, followed by a decline in 2010.
Australian construction still slowing
Australia's construction industry continued to decline in April, although the rate of contraction eased for a second consecutive month.
Australian construction continues to decline
Australia's construction industry continued to contract in February, but at a more rapid rate than the previous month as weak market demand and confidence led to further cutbacks in new project work.
International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine Rental Confidence Survey 2009
International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine Rental Confidence Survey 2009 data tables
IC crane Rental Confidence Survey 2009
The annual IC Rental Confidence Survey has been designed to provide a clear and comprehensive picture of the global crane market over the last 12 months and to point where it is heading in 2009. IC reports
Australian construction declines again
Australia's construction industry registered a further decline in January, as the global economic and financial crisis continued to adversely affect market demand and confidence.
Australian construction sector declines for tenth consecutive month
Australia's construction industry saw a further decline in December with the Australian Industry Group - Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) falling 1.1 points to 30.9.
Australia's construction downturn continues
Australia's construction industry contracted further in November, with the Australian PCI falling 4.4 points to 32.0, well below the key 50.0 points level separating expansion from contraction for a ninth consecutive month.
Australian construction activity downturn intensifies
Australia's construction industry registered "a marked decline" in September, led by "substantial" falls in commercial and apartment building activity, according to the latest report by the Australian Industry Group - Housing Industry Association (HIA) Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI).
At the peak?
A great outlook globally, although with some clouds gathering – possibly – over North America. This year's Access Confidence Survey reflects the current popular view of the access market. Murray Pollok reports.
Feeling optimistic?
International Rental News (IRN) is now conducting research for its annual Rental Confidence Survey.
Confidence still high reveals latest survey
The world's rental companies and equipment suppliers remain generally confident about prospects for the rental market in 2008, although there are signs of caution from the US.
Full of life
It is easy to misinterpret, or ‘over-interpret', the results of our IRN Confidence Survey. There is lots of data on these pages - reflecting the opinions of almost 300 rental companies and suppliers around the world - and it would be easy to focus on some of the caution and perhaps nervousness that is evidently creeping in from some areas, particularly North America.
Sentiment softens
January saw a month-on-month downturn in European construction activity. But although current activity levels are falling, the industry is up beat about the future. Chris Sleight reports.
“Question of the month”
In January CE asked respondents whether they thought there would be a serious economic crisis in 2008. Most were positive, with 74% of respondents saying they didn't think there would be a crisis this year.
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