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Workers agree 9/11 clean-up compensation
More than 95% of the workers who were exposed to hazardous materials during the clean-up in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, US have 'opted-in' to a compensation package.
South Korean overseas construction orders hit US$ 71.57 billion
Record overseas construction orders fuelled by demand in the Middle East.
Atlas Copco increases rock drilling production
Increased demand from the mining and construction industries has triggered Atlas Copco’s decision to invest SEK 450 million (US$ 65 million)
AEM survey gives 'hopeful' outlook for North America
Members of the US-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) are predicting a 12.7% increase in construction equipment sales in the US in 2011 followed by a 14.8% increase in 2012.
Cemex to publish carbon content
Materials producer unveils new tool to measure CO2 emissions from cement, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete
Balfour Beatty to sell infrastructure assets
Up to US$ 495 million to be released over five years for reinvestment and dividends.
Hitachi invests US120million to strengthen China operation
Hitachi will invest JPY 10 billion (US$120million/€90 million) over the next three years to expand its Chinese operation.
Full-fledged Russian recovery expected in 2011
The Russian construction industry is rebuilding after 2009's slump
Concrete rebound forecast in CIS countries
Annual cement consumption in the region is set to exceed the 100 million tonne mark over the next two years
RICS cautious on UK recovery
Chief economist noted an increase in new work in the UK construction sector, but warned that government cuts will bite
Hyundai expects US$ 3 billion in equipment revenues
Growth in the BRICs countries - particularly China - is driving the company to a record year.
KDB plans US$ 890 million rights issue for Daewoo E&C
Funds will be reinvested in the company to make it more attractive to strategic investors.
Algeria changes tendering rules
Domestic contractors will be favoured as hurdles are put in the way of international companies winning publicly funded schemes.
Doosan opens new factory in Korea
Gunsen facility has the capacity to manufacture 4000 large machines per year without any parts storage or forklift trucks.
Mostotrest launches international share offering
Russian infrastructure contractor hopes to raise up to US$ 496 million
Reliance raises US$ 1.6 billion for Mumbai metro
Construction of second line to get underway in December.
Fatal blow for Chicago Spire
Bank foreclosure signals the end of the line for what would have been tallest building in the Western hemisphere.
ADB makes loan to Thai solar sector
US$ 145 million support for sustainable energy drive.
US$ 800 million ADB loan to improve Kazakhstan's roads and boost regional trade
Kazakhstan's roads to receive US$ 800 million boost as ADB extends loan facility designed to boost transit trade along key transport corridor.
Lend Lease and Sekisui House to co-operate on Australian housing
Australian real estate developer and Japanese house builder to work together on more than 7000 residential units in Australia.
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