Spiralling costs stall London housing projects

Developers say schemes have become unviable and seek to renegotiate

New shopping centres abandoned, says report

Online retail and low footfall mean costs exceed developments’ value

Chinese construction companies stage a second act overseas

Low cost base will give them a competitive advantage

The Lee Tunnel will connect with the Thames Tideway Tunnel Please credit Thames Water

UK insurers seek returns in infrastructure

Legal & General and PIC seal big investments in UK

THE TOOL HIRE SHOP, New Cross, part of Ashtead plant hire

Ashtead raises dividend as profits soar

Equipment rental group in share buy-back after revenues rise 19%

LafargeHolcim disposals to exceed $3.6bn

Franco-Swiss cement group is selling assets in nine countries

Zoomlion abandons $3.4bn Terex takeover

Latest failure by a Chinese bidder to gatecrash an M&A deal

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

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

Building companies exposed to spending cuts in Middle East

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

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