China’s developers face more price pain

Profits sacrificed as debt-laden sector cuts prices to spur sales

Barratt CEO Mark Clare steps down

Finance director David Thomas to take over

Amec pre-tax profit down 39 per cent

Margins under pressure from oil volatility

Petrobras scandal prompts builder collapse

Galvão Engenharia breaks under strain of related corruption probe

Top Gear

It’s time for the BBC to switch up a gear

Clarkson fiasco drives need for new figures on the board

Bellway reports record interim profit

Housebuilder proposes 56% increase in interim dividend

Balfour confesses to ‘horrible’ results

Chief says dire figures are legacy of acquisition binge at group


Danger of power-wielding investors on show

Proposals have logic but may not seem fair to all


Wolseley profits plunge in £245m writedown

Plumbing group sinks two-thirds after problems in Nordic business

Holcim-Lafarge deal back on solid ground

European cement groups reach deal to salvage €41bn merger

Quinn faces battle with Balfour ‘skeletons’

Incoming chief executive is on a mission to show he is right man to lead construction group

Heidelberg: cement to be like this?

Construction group set on right path — without a merger

CRH deal approved as Holcim talks stall

Shareholders back €6.5bn acquisition but it hinges on European merger

Holcim board to examine new Lafarge deal

‘Heated’ talks between companies over who leads enlarged group

Holcim-Lafarge tie-up on shaky ground

Dispute over French group’s chief could threaten €40bn merger

Lafarge: carpe diem or die

For Holcim, the price is wrong, but the logic remains right

Brickmakers buttressed by housing boom

Brick manufacturing rebounded 17% last year and a further increase is expected this year

Holcim rejects €40bn merger with Lafarge

Swiss group demands better financial terms

Holcim-Lafarge like other megamergers

Cement groups’ deal in trouble on price and culture clash

Holcim seeks changes to Lafarge merger

Swiss cement maker’s move confirms cracks in talks between groups


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