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JCB – another tough 12 months
JCB expects the current weakness in the construction equipment market to continue for another year. The company's CEO, Mathew Taylor, has also been critical of the slow speed in which stimulus packages have been put into action in developed countries.
Carrier says ozone regulations are boosting chiller rental demand
Carrier Rental Systems (CRS), the temperature control, power and pump rental specialist, said the phasing out of R22 refrigerants used in industrial air conditioning and cooling systems is leading to an increase in rental enquiries for its process chillers and air conditioning equipment.
US infrastructure spending to fall this year
Power sector growing, but state deficits will see investment fall in other areas.
Outlook worsens for UK construction
Construction Products Association downgrades its forecasts for 2009 and 2010. Construction output is expected to fall -16% this year.
CRH sees second half improvement
Trading update says rate of decline in profits is slowing
Surprise opportunities
Large mature countries are more attractive construction markets than fast-growing emerging economies, according to new study.
FIEC predicts –5,2% fall in EU construction
House building and privately funded non-residential construction to bear the brunt of the decline, with growth in civil engineering.
Asian headquarters for construction division
Sandvik Mining and Construction is moving its construction businesses' headquarters to Singapore.
Power rentals on the up in southern Africa
The power rental market in sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 9.5% to 2014, according to a recently published report by consultant Frost & Sullivan.
Indian infrastructure investment to reach US$ 500 billion by 2012
India's Government is planning a US$ 354 billion investment in its infrastructure by 2012, with another US$ 150 billion expected to come from the private sector, according to the latest report by PwC.
US housing starts rebound
Authorisations and new starts rose in May compared to April, but were still only half what they were a year ago.
European construction to fall –7,5% this year
Euroconstruct revises forecasts downwards and sees recession bottoming-out in 2010
Record fall in UK construction
Construction output in the UK fell -16% in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2008.
Australian recovery?
The Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Construction Index (PCI) rose by 10.4 points to 46.9 in May.
Brazilian equipment market worth US$ 4.7 annually
Brazil´s construction equipment sector is worth BRL 10 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) annually, according to the latest research by Sobratema, the Brazilian Association for Technology in Equipment and Maintenance.
Stimulus helps growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Steve Skinner reports
External funding and government stimulus packages are set to help the Asia-Pacific region maintain growth in 2009. Steve Skinner reports.
US construction ticks up in April
April saw a small climb in month-on-month construciton output, including a rise in residential building.
European construction suffers steep quarterly fall
Data from Eurostat shows the decline in European construction output accelerated in the first quarter of the year.
Q1 Italian equipment sales halve
The first three months of the year saw the Italian earth moving equipment market fall -47,8% to 3106 units.
Report forecasts 12% UK rental decline in 2009-2010.
The UK equipment rental market will decline by 12% over the 2009-2010 period following an 8% fall in 2008, with a flat 2011 and limited recovery in 2012-13, according to the latest market study by AMA Research, the UK research body.
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