Samsung plans $8bn unit merger

Next generation of group’s founding family looks to secure control

Housebuilders set to grow after election

Surprise poll result has caused an upsurge in home construction

Chinese local authorities sued for bills

Deal by debt-ridden authorities believed to be first of its kind

Small-cap Week, May 23

Tungsten, Zytronic, Quantum Pharma and Mar City featured

Russian retail sales and wages plummet

Fresh figures rock hopes of economic rebound

Emaar Misr IPO seen as positive for Egypt

Stock market starts to recover from effects of political turmoil

JCB India backhoe loader image

JCB hit by slowdown in emerging markets

Strong growth in UK and US help offset weak EM demand

Toshiba widens accounting probe

Japanese group extends investigation to Westinghouse subsidiary

Nepal’s tragedy need not happen again

Reconstruction must emphasise earthquake-resistant buildings

Cost reductions lift Lafarge’s profit

Holcim falls short of expectations ahead of cement groups’ merger

Eurocement backs Holcim/Lafarge deal

Shareholder declares prospective merger to be ‘very positive’

Libya Holdings bets on reconstruction

Cement deal worth ‘tens of millions’ finalised as fighting rages

Lafont bullish on Lafarge-Holcim tie-up

Co-chairman confident about ‘pioneering’ new role at united group

Kier confirms Mouchel takeover

FTSE 250 building group announces £265m cash deal

Countryside warns poll delaying planning

UK housebuilder says authorities are deferring decisions

Oxford sums up UK housing challenge

Property prices and shortages of homes resonate in campaign

UK builders warn over homes targets

Developers sceptical about basis for manifesto pledges

Ryan running out of time at Mar City

Profit warning and board losses threaten company’s Aim status

US growth drives Caterpillar forward

Lift in profit forecasts signals worst is over for mining and construction equipment maker

Macron chooses realism over romance

French economy minister signals pragmatic approach to takeovers

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