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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
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.
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
Vinci hostages held in Niger released
Three employees of French contractor’s Sogea Satom subsidiary and another Areva employee freed after three years in captivity
UK Bribery Act “ineffective” for construction
Respondents to Chartered Institute of Building survey claim corruption is commonplace within UK construction
Corruption concerns resurface at Leighton
Australian contractor confirms on-going investigations and legal action, denies culture of corruption and cover ups
Extradition approved for former SNC-Lavalin executive
Swiss authorities holding Riadh Ben Aissa rule that he can be returned to Canada, where he faces fraud, bribery and money laundering charges
Price-fixing charges on US$ 20.5 billion Four Rivers project
Seoul prosecutors say 11 contractors including Daewoo, Hyundai and Samsung could have inflated prices by as much as US$ 3.5 billion
Former SNC-Lavalin executive charged over Padma bribery
Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest three more in connection with Bangladesh scandal
Polish contractor crisis hits LNG project
Polish Treasury pushes back completion date of major new LNG terminal after contractor bankruptcy and additional costs delay project
Fines for cement producers and associations
The Belgian Competition Council has imposed fines of €14.7 million on three cement producers and two associations for restricting competition
LightSquared backer seeks US$ 1.9 billion damages
Harbinger Capital files lawsuit against defendants including Deere & Co and Trimble in attempt to recoup investment in bankrupt LightSquared
Ex-Saipem manager arrested
Former head of engineering division held in Italy amid Algeria bribery probe; separate charges also brought against Saipem by Italian market securities regulator
Stable second quarter for Fluor
US contractor sees growth in oil & gas business, but results from industrial & infrastructure segment slip
Acciona first half profit tumbles
Contractor blames changes in renewable energy regulation in Spain and weak infrastructure earnings for 40% year-on-year fall
Saipem fined for subsidiary’s Nigeria corruption
Italian contractor ordered to pay €600,000 penalty and has €24.5 million seized pending appeal over Bonny Island case
SNC Lavalin sues former employee for damages
Canadian contractor files lawsuit against a former executive vice president and a former consultant in connection with suspect payments in Libya
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