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Best opportunities in US, China and Japan
IHS Global insight considers market size, growth and risk to produce new ranking.
Global cement demand to reach 3.5 billion tonnes in 2013
Global cement demand is forecast to rise +4.1% per year to 3.5 billion tonnes, or US$ 246 billion, in 2013, according to a new report.
AGC members see tough 2010
Survey shows low expectations for US construction in 2010 although stimulus spending will continue to help.
World Construction 2010 now available
New yearbook from International Construction tells you everything you need to know about the global construction industry this year.
Heijmans sees profits but falling revenues in 2010
Markets not expected to recover this year, but lower costs and Dutch focus should produce profits.
Ivanovo Stamp 2009 sales show disappointing year
Russia's biggest truck crane manufacturer Ivanovo Resident claims it has increased its market share in the country following a year of "serious tests" resulting from the economic downturn        
Editor's Comment: 10 predictions for 2010
What does the next 12 months hold for the construction industry? Chris Sleight makes some rash predictions.
Abu Dhabi bails out Dubai
Abu Dhabi agrees US$ 10 billion government-to-government funding to enable Dubai World and Nakheel to service their debts.
UK construction slows in third quarter
UK construction orders in the third quarter dropped -5% on second quarter figures to UK£ 8,7 billion (€ 9,6 billion) according to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics.
European construction through the worst
European construction output is expected to fall -2,2% in 2010, following a -8,4% drop in 2009, according to the latest figures from Euroconstruct. A recovery is unlikely before 2011 and growth will not return to pre-recession levels until 2012.
French renters facing flat 2010
The French rental market is unlikely to see any significant recovery in 2010 with revenue growth stalled and continued downward pressures on pricing, according to the president of the DLR’s rental group, Hervé Cohade.
Stability ahead? Construction activity in the Middle East
Construction activity in the Middle East has slowed dramatically during the past 12 months. However, signs of a return to higher growth are beginning to emerge. Becca Wilkins reports.
Upright is prepared for a bright future
Speaking at the UpRight distributor conference held last week in Dubai, Darren Kell, chief executive officer, of parent company Tanfield said, "With 2009 behind us we are looking forward and preparing for market recovery - we are ready for the next decade and the future is bright."
European construction decline steepens
Eurostat data shows deterioration accelerating, although Germany and Poland remain buoyant.
Hochtief Concessions IPO to raise up to € 1 billion
Hochtief has announced details of the initial public offering (IPO) of shares in its Concessions division.
Emerging market construction to double by 2020
The value of construction in emerging countries will rise by +110% in the next 11 years, compared to +35% growth in mature markets.
French economy grows again as stimulus is given priority
The French economy grew by +0,3% in the third quarter according to figures issued by Insee, the National Statistics Office.
German economy continues climb
Germany’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by +0,7% in the third quarter according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).
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