Costain reports record £3.2bn order book

Engineering group’s strategy to target large customers pays off

Carillion courtship that ended in tears

An amicable bid for a rival quickly turned toxic

Carillion abandons pursuit of Balfour Beatty

Rejection ends hope of creating £3bn construction powerhouse

Berkshire fined $1m over stakebuilding

Warren Buffett’s company allegedly breached reporting requirements

Balfour to revalue public-private deals

Analysts predict portfolio could be worth as much as £1.2bn

Carillion raises bid for Balfour Beatty

Revised offer values builder at £2.1bn

Bovis profit surges on robust UK market

Group plans improved dividend based on confidence in strategy

Uneggspected shows power of political risk

Nothing funny about Crimea’s move to buy Avangardco operations

Balfour in talks to sell US arm for £700m

Potential WSP deal comes as Carillion urged to up bid for rival

Polypipe shares rise on profits growth

Doncaster-based piping manufacturer buoyed by UK property market

Carillion clarifies Balfour synergy claim

Statement issued on audited cost savings comment by Philip Green

Bovis profits surge 166% in housing boom

Half-year results bring 54% rise in home completion

Balfour rejects Carillion savings claims

Builder says bid is opportunistic and would cut UK exposure

Home improvements market left in cold

UK sector lags behind housing boom

Carillion/Balfour Beatty: hard hats

Mooted deal between UK builders does not look attractive

Balfour’s bear necessity

Carillion ratcheting up the pressure on Marshall

Carillion in hot pursuit of Balfour Beatty

Salini Impregilo hunts for acquisitions

Chief has not ruled out moving headquarters away from Italy

Balfour Beatty rejects new Carillion deal

RBS must honour Coutts’ royal prerogative

‘Don’t forget Coutts customers still expect a top drawer service’

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