WORLD NEWS New Zealand’s infrastructure plan; Japan’s new bullet train; Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant; worldwide demand for cement to remain stable; growth predicted for Canadian construction.
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Political tensions and uncertainty over oil prices have blown the Middle East slightly off course, but the region should recover in the near future, reports Scott Hazelton from IHS Global.
REGIONAL REPORT Latin America has looked on with envy over the last few years as most other regions in the world experienced growth while it stagnated. However, political changes and increased international investment could provide a boost, writes Joe Sargent.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION Joe Sargent takes a look at the equipment being used for road construction and some of the most interesting projects underway around the world.
GLOBAL EQUIPMENT MARKET OVERVIEW Off-Highway Research’s Chris Sleight provides an in-depth look at the global construction market. The article highlights what countries and equipment segments are currently performing strongly, and looks ahead to what 2020 could bring for the industry.
QUARRYING AND MINING The equipment used in quarrying and mining needs to be strong and durable but, as Andy Brown discovers, these machines are also becoming increasing intelligent and easy to operate.
COMPACT LOADERS With compact equipment enjoying strong growth across large parts of the world, Andy Brown examines what is new in this sector, such as electric over hydraulic controls.
INTERVIEW At the recent Bauma Munich show Andy Brown sat down with Volvo CE’s president, Melker Jernberg, to talk about the firm’s electric focus and the overall health of the global construction industry.
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