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Cementos Portland Valderrivas hit with €1.3 million fine
Spain’s competition authority imposes further penalty on cement producer for not co-operating after exposure of 2007 cartel
Odebrecht challenges Cuba/Syria legislation
Brazilian contractor sues Florida over new law barring the hiring of companies with business ties to Cuba/Syria
Impregilo chairman resigns
Former UniCredit director set to replace Massimo Ponzellini after he stepped down following arrest in Italy
International Construction June podcast (audio)
iC editor Chris Sleight and deputy editor Helen Wright discuss news and features from the June edition of iC.
World Bank debars seven companies
Contractors and consultants from Nigeria, China, Palestine, Thailand and Italy blocked from participating in Bank-funded projects
Impregilo chairman arrested
Massimo Ponzellini is one of three arrested in Italy over alleged kickbacks while he was chairman at Italian bank Popolare di Milano.
China’s former rail minister expelled from Party
Communist Party of China ejects Liu Zhijun, who was suspected of taking more than US$ 100 million in bribes.
Penalty for Australian union
Perth court imposes fine of AU$ 9240 (US$ 9100) for making false and misleading statements that pressured contractors into joining
Nine arrested in Quebec corruption investigation
Former high-ranking public official detained on charges including fraud and conspiracy in connection with construction contracts.
Further penalties for South African wire mesh cartel
Fines totalling ZAR 27.2 million (US$ 3.3 million) levied against last two players in long-running case
Fines over Liverpool tower crane collapse
Two construction firms have been sentenced after a crane collapsed onto a city centre apartment block in Liverpool, UK, paralysing the operator
Lafarge sales rise
Higher prices offset rising costs, while demand from emerging markets accelerated
LEEA speaks out to keep LOLER
Industry association LEEA speaks out against proposed changes to safety regulations and urges companies to join the campaign to keep the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
Former SNC-Lavalin executive arrested in Switzerland
Riadh Ben Aïssa held since mid-April as part of an investigation into suspected corruption, fraud and money laundering in North Africa.
Lend Lease to pay US$ 56 million fine for over-billing
Public and private clients in New York defrauded over a period of ten years. Executive in charge faces up to 20 years in jail.
Skanska workers freed in Peru
Peruvian Skanska has announced that its group of employees taken hostage Monday April 9 in Kepashiato, a town near the city of Cusco, in Peru, have been released.
Guilty verdict in Ljubljana bribery case
Fallen Slovenian construction moguls face jail time for bribery over airport contract.
SNC Lavalin CEO resigns in suspect payments saga
Pierre Duhaime steps down having signed-off on US$ 35.5 million of suspect payments. Internal investigation fails to discover what the money was for.
Leighton requests trading halt
Australian contractor announces review of February earnings forecast
FIEC welcomes European competition proposals
European Commission initiative to level the playing field for all contractors is “step in the right direction”
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