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Global cement demand continues to rise
Worldwide demand for cement could reach 4.7 billion tonnes in 2017, according to World Cement, the latest study from US-based market research firm The Freedonia Group.
Podcast on ERA/IRN RentalTracker Q3 survey
IRN Editor Murray Pollok reports on some of the highlights of the latest ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey for the third quarter of 2012.
Chinese contractors top global rankings once again
Last year saw record revenues and employment among the world's biggest construction companies, according to International Construction's Top 200 ranking, although profitability was poorer than in 2010.
Resurgence in concrete additives market
The world market demand for cement and concrete additives is forecast to increase +8.3% annually to US$ 15.8 billion in 2015
Contractors cautious on 2012 prospects
Respondents to annual KPMG survey identify energy sector as having greatest short-term potential for construction market
Equipment manufacturers expect slowdown
AEM outlook survey forecasts strong 2011 sales but slower growth from 2012 to 2014
IDB lends US$ 150 million to Peru hydropower plant
406 MW Hidroeléctrica de Chaglla project will be country´s second largest hydropower facility
Construction companies forecast rising backlogs in 2011
48% of respondents to a KPMG survey forecast rising backlogs next year, but global competition remains strong.
Australian construction weakens further in July
Australia's construction industry moved further into the red during July according to the latest Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index.
Australian construction industry continues to improve
The Australian construction industry expanded for a second consecutive month in February albeit at a slower rate compared to January, according to the latest Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index.
Australian construction industry expands
A boost in house building contributed to an expansion in Australia's construction industry for January according to the latest Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index.
Decline easing in Australian construction industry
Australia's construction industry declined at a slower rate in August compared to the previous month according to The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI).
Australian construction continues to decline
The Australian Industry Group - Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) fell -4.3 points to 42.6 in June, well below the 50-point level separating expansion from contraction.
Weakening outlook for Australian construction
Following a sustained period of solid growth, Australia's leading construction companies are forecasting a marked slowdown in the rate of activity growth in 2009, followed by a decline in 2010.
Australian construction still slowing
Australia's construction industry continued to decline in April, although the rate of contraction eased for a second consecutive month.
Australian construction continues to decline
Australia's construction industry continued to contract in February, but at a more rapid rate than the previous month as weak market demand and confidence led to further cutbacks in new project work.
Australian construction declines again
Australia's construction industry registered a further decline in January, as the global economic and financial crisis continued to adversely affect market demand and confidence.
Australian construction sector declines for tenth consecutive month
Australia's construction industry saw a further decline in December with the Australian Industry Group - Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) falling 1.1 points to 30.9.
Australia's construction downturn continues
Australia's construction industry contracted further in November, with the Australian PCI falling 4.4 points to 32.0, well below the key 50.0 points level separating expansion from contraction for a ninth consecutive month.
Australian construction activity downturn intensifies
Australia's construction industry registered "a marked decline" in September, led by "substantial" falls in commercial and apartment building activity, according to the latest report by the Australian Industry Group - Housing Industry Association (HIA) Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI).
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