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Barometer moves on
February saw sentiment about the current state of the European construction sector strengthen. Combined with up-beat results from the previous two months, this served to underline the on-going bullishness in the industry. Chris Sleight reports
Flying start
The stock markets made a good start to the year with steady gains pushing all the world's major indicators up. The construction sector outshone these achievements, with a bullish performance that helped the CET Index to a record high. Chris Sleight reports.
Planning for arbitration
Arbitration can be preferable to litigation when resolving disputes on international projects. However, as Pinsent Masons' Jed Savager points out, thought is required at the contract negotiation stage to ensure a suitable arbitration agreement is put in place.
Political will needed for TENs
FIEC 's 13th survey on the 30 TENs schemes shows poor progress and continued difficulties in financing the schemes. Despite some positive developments, there is still a lack of commitment among Member States to give the “priority projects” the resources they need.
Bauma views: Dr Christof Kemmann, president of CECE's German member association, VDMA
With Bauma just a month away, Dr Christof Kemmann, president of CECE's German member association, VDMA, shares his thoughts on the world's biggest construction equipment exhibition.
New generation: Caterpillar's latest dozer, the D6K, under the microscope
Apart from its sleeker looking, more modern design, Caterpillar's latest dozer does not look too different from its predecessors. But look a little closer and it becomes clear that it is a totally redesigned machine, and according to Cat vice president Mike Baunton, that includes the process that was used to design it.
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