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Financial review – 2004
The world's stock markets enjoyed 12 months of gentle growth in 2004, but it was a sensational year for the construction sector. Driven by the contracting sector, the cet index for the whole industry left the mainstream indicators in the dust with an impressive +16,25% gain. Chris Sleight reports.
Cartel crackdown
The european construction industry is no stranger to cartels and other anticompetitive practices. However, as antoinette jucker of Pinsent Masons' EU Competition Group warns, the european commission has made it very clear it wants to these practices eradicated.
Safety commitment
The closing of last year's european campaign on construction safety included a firm commitment from fiec to play its part in improving the industry's record.
proposed legislation on the eco—design of energy using products (the ‘eup directive’) could be finalised this year. CECE looks at how the laws will work, and how they could impact on the construction equipment sector.
Simply smopyc
One of the largest construction equipment exhibitions in europe this year takes place in zaragoza, spain in march. CE looks at what smopyc 2005 has to offer.
Under a desert sky
Held every three years the conexpo—con/agg exhibition in las vegas will be the largest construction equipment show in the world in 2005. This international event will see many major manufacturers launch new machines for the world market. CE previews the event, with a look at equipment destined for the european market.
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