Spain’s Ferrovial drops Transfield bid

Shares in Australian group sink as takeover talks end

Private developers boost housebuilding

Construction hits post-2008 high but public-backed homes drop 20%

Bain to acquire CRH brickmaking units

Purchase of businesses includes clay and concrete units

Countryside to double building rate

Growth strategy comes ahead of a possible public flotation

Leighton sells John Holland to China SoE

CCCC snaps up building and engineering group for A$1.15bn

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

Ashtead: memories for hire

All is sparkling now, but don’t forget what went before

Carillion predicting UK building revival

Construction group sees contract wins as offsetting flat revenues

FCC positions itself for recovery

Proposed rights issue puts focus on construction services company

Balfour Beatty rejects £1bn JLIF offer

Company says bid ‘significantly’ undervalues portfolio of assets

Balfour portfolio attracts £1bn bid

John Laing fund makes offer for two-thirds of building group

Ministers to claim credit now for future

MPs to seize on agreed infrastructure investment in next parliament

Carlos Slim to be largest FCC shareholder

Mexican billionaire to buy into Spanish group’s rights issue

Signs of trouble in developers’ paradise

A building boom alone cannot make the economy competitive on the global stage

Ireland to invest €3.8bn in social housing

Total of 35,000 homes to be built by 2020

The no-frills ‘dream’ homes

Builder seeks to do for houses what Ryanair did for holidays

US seeks documents from Brazil’s Petrobras

SEC issues subpoena over probe into state-controlled oil group

Mota-Engil Africa lists in Amsterdam

African arm of Lisbon-based group expects to increase free float

Petrobras alleged scam weighs on Brazil

Investors worry corruption scandal could freeze development

Carlos Slim in talks to buy stake in FCC

Mexican magnate is third billionaire to look at Spanish group

Brazil police probe UK property developer

EcoHouse subject of criminal inquiry into social housing scheme

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