China cement: weighed down

Consolidation alone is not the answer; capacity must also shrink for the sector to look attractive

Lakehouse struggles to turn tide of woes

Deep-rooted problems have been exposed to public scrutiny

Taylor Wimpey shrugs off Brexit fears

UK housebuilder increases profit and dividend forecasts

Bouygues boosted by telecoms unit growth

Conglomerate bolstered after price war and collapse of M&A deal

LafargeHolcim unfazed by pricing pressures

Merged cement group’s profit drops by a fifth in first quarter

Picky investors unsettle IPOs

Buyout groups floating companies find a wary market

Employment blacklist court case...Ian Kerr, who administered a blacklist of thousands of construction workers on behalf of The Consulting Association, leaves Knutsford Crown Court.
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The one-man firm that blacklisted thousands

Ian Kerr compiled files on more than 3,000 construction workers

Builders to pay blacklisted workers £75m

Unions unveil settlements for targeting political views

Interserve falls on waste-to-energy plant delays

Overruns lead to £70m charge for construction and services group

Construction groups hit by Gulf slowdown

Local and international building companies are heavily exposed to spending cuts by Middle East nations

Investors rise up in day of protest on pay

Weir, Shire and CRH all feel shareholder wrath

Caterpillar says Brazil business ‘tanked’

US group cuts full-year sales and profit forecasts

Breedon board loads up

Chief executive swoops after profits rocket

PulteGroup: year of living dangerously

CEOs rides into the sunset do not always go quickly

Fishing for vital company knowledge

Aquatic ecologists are called in to assess how big construction projects will affect the environment

Brickmaker Forterra plans £450m IPO

Lone Star to sell 25% of its holding to institutional investors

Construction machinery poised for upswing

Manufacturers in line for return to growth after falling sales

NWD gains backing for $2.8bn offer

Latest bid for New World China Land receives approval from about 97% of shareholders

Heidelberg/LafargeHolcim: feet of clay

After a decade of mergers, cement remains a miserable business

LafargeHolcim ‘on track’ despite Q4 loss

Merged cement group sticks to its profit and cash flow targets


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