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Macron chooses realism over romance

French economy minister signals pragmatic approach to takeovers

Lixil builds new style of multinational

Amalgamated Japanese group defies predictions of disaster

Lafarge plans $450m US asset disposal

Sales designed to secure permission from Federal Trade Commission

Persimmon warns on stalling housebuilding

Housebuilder starts 2015 on strong footing

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Chicago-born executive to lead cultural integration at French and Swiss groups

Eric Olsen named chief of Lafarge-Holcim

Shareholders wanted someone with power to unite rivals

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Small builders struggle to fill lending gap

Banks’ reluctance to offer finance threatens companies’ survival

HK builder shortage hoists up prices

Younger generation steering clear of blue-collar jobs

Lafarge-Holcim urged to seek unifier

GBL calls for executive who can quash infighting

Looming China bond defaults test Beijing

New chance to instil market discipline after string of bailouts

The door to China’s riches remains locked

Eager investors kept waiting in the courtyard of key sectors

McCarthy & Stone profits rise

Specialist housebuilder caters to older homebuyers

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

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

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