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Special Report: Investing in America's Infrastructure
America's current infrastructure offers a dim reflection of the past. The recently passed stimulus bill is expected to provide a short-term boost to the construction industry, and will address several infrastructure needs. Exclusively for American Cranes & Transport, John Eckbert and Michael Rosendahl report that ultimately, a comprehensive approach to expand the much needed investment in infrastructure is vital to preserving this asset while ensuring future growth and global competitiveness.
World construction output to fall –3.7% this year
But IHS Global Insight sees growth in infrastructure sector and Asian markets.
Bulgarian construction slows
The construction market in Bulgaria will slow during 2009 as the effects of reduced foreign capital investment, limitations on mortgage lending, the global economic slowdown and a weaker economic climate among construction companies take hold.
Development banks see emerging economy slowdown
Forecasts revised downwards as developed world recession hits trade and exports.
Forecast down at Manitowoc
The Manitowoc Company in the US has announced that "current trends in the end markets for its businesses, particularly for the Crane segment, are driving financial performance that is significantly softer than projected when the company announced its full-year 2009 guidance in January." As a result the company said it is withdrawing...
European equipment market faces ten-year low
European construction equipment sales are expected to fall-26% this year according to Off-Highway Research. Coming on top of the –25% drop seen in 2008, this would take the market to its lowest for a decade.
Access has room for growth in Latin America, which factors will affect growth?
Latin America is regularly quoted as one of the large growth markets for access equipment. The market has grown noticeably over the last six years encouraged by, public finances being increasingly well organised and the decreasing public debt.
Global equipment market to fall -15% in 2009
A new report from Off-Highway Research says construction equipment sales in five major regions of the world will fall a total of -15% this year.
World Bank puts Chinese growth at +6.5%
Downgraded forecast adds to pressure for more stimulus spending.
NES Rentals logs high customer loyalty
NES Rentals Holdings, one of the largest aerial equipment rental providers in the US, has announced that its 12-month Net Promoter Score average is at an all-time high of 72 and expected to get higher in 2009.
Recession felt in Middle East
The Middle East is still a hive of activity but the region is starting to feel the affects of the global economic slump. Euan Youdale reports
US demand for "green" building materials rising
The US market for "green" building material is expected to rise +7.2% annually to over US$ 80 billion in 2013, according to the latest report by market research company the Freedonia Group.
Russia and CIS cut cement production
Cement production and consumption is set to contract in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) during 2009 as the impact of the global financial crisis is felt in the region
Q4 German equipment orders fall –30%
Incoming orders for German-built construction equipment and building materials machinery fell more than -30% in the final quarter of last year.
Construction growth slows in Western Balkans
Construction growth in the Western Balkans is expected to slow to +6% in 2009, down from +12% last year according to the latest report from PMR market research.
European construction down again in December
Construction output in the 27 EU countries was down -6,7% in December 2008, compared to December 2007, according to new figures from Eurostat.
European rental market valued at €33.6 billion
The European equipment rental industry was worth €33.6 billion in 2008, a 2.8% decrease on the previous year, according to new research commissioned by the European Rental Association. The figure comprises €24.4 billion for rental of equipment without operators and €9.2 billion with operators.
Euro 2012 to give Poland € 20 billion boost
Construction projects linked to the Euro 2012 football tournament will add an estimated PLN 94,7 billion (€ 20,0 billion) to the Polish construction market.
Manitowoc Cranes to cut fifth of workforce
Manitowoc increased sales by 20% in 2008 but will reduce its workforce by about 22% in 2009. The report came from company executives during a fourth quarter earnings call to investors
Gottwald and Liebherr review container crane segment
Liebherr says it has increased its market share of the mobile harbour crane market. Gottwald was also looking back on a successful 2008, despite the global economic environment.
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