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Saipem drops to full-year loss
Oil and gas contractor hit by weak order intake and delays in awarding new contracts in 2013
SNC-Lavalin re-authorised to bid on Quebec contracts
Authorities allow Canadian contractor to bid on public contracts after months of investigation
PCA demands work restart on Panama Canal
Panama Canal Authority claims almost all activity has ceased on Panama Canal expansion project amid stalemate over cost overruns
Corruption costs EU €120 billion a year
Report from European Commission highlights urban development and construction sectors as vulnerable across Europe
Criminal charges for former SNC-Lavalin executives
Canadian authorities levy criminal charges in connection with scheme to bribe officials in Libya
Abu Dhabi mandates demolition contractor registration
New laws for work in the city require risk assessments, method statements and the use of suitable equipment, in a bid to improve safety.
UK cement market to be broken up
UK Competition Commission forces Lafarge Tarmac and Hanson to sell assets to allow entry of new producer to market
Panama Canal stalemate continues
PCA proposes funding package to consortium that has threatened to halt work on expansion project, but contractors have different plans
Panama Canal Authority rejects contractor complaints
PCA claims consortium’s threat to suspend work on Panama Canal expansion lacks legal basis and is not clear
US$ 1.26 billion penalty for South Korea metro cartel
Fair Trade Commission fines 21 contractors for collusion in bidding for metro project contracts
Panama Canal contractors threaten to suspend work
Consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal demands further US$ 1.6 billion from Panama Canal Authority to complete project
Raids over corruption allegations in Turkey
Raids in offices in Istanbul and Ankara over fraud and bribery allegations in connection with public tenders for construction projects
Concerns persist over procurement in Poland
Despite recent changes in regulations and contract conditions, public procurement is still a worry for construction sector according to FIEC and EIC
Proposal to limit age of cranes in New York City
A proposal has been made for legislation to limit the age of cranes in New York City, USA, to a maximum of 25 years in a bid to increase the safety of crane operations
International Construction’s December podcast
World Bank Project finance reforms; damages levied against Finnish asphalt cartel; review of construction in North Africa; trends in components for OEMs and an ICEF review
Bilfinger settles Nigerian bribery case
Three-year deferred prosecution and US$ 32 million fine paid in the US for bribery in Nigeria from 2003 to 2005.
Crane and transport events for 2014
International Cranes and Specialized Transport and KHL Group’s KHL Events division has announced four events for the crane and transport industry in 2014
Finnish asphalt cartel ordered to pay damages
Settlement reduced more than 70% due to state involvement, according to court documents
SNC-Lavalin reports US$ 70 million loss
Canadian contractor blames legacy hospital and road contracts in its infrastructure and environment division for third quarter loss
Eskom halts all projects after six die
South African power company stops work at all of its construction sites after incident involving 13 employees leaves six dead
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