Samsung pushes ahead on restructuring

Engineering unit to merge into shipbuilding

Bouygues: Hang ups

French conglomerate should be less picky

Boral: a house in order

Australian building materials supplier on a solid foundation

Balfour Beatty portfolio exceeds £1bn

Public-private revaluation released after deal failure

Thai tycoon back on acquisition trail

Charoen in talks with OCBC to buy United Engineers stake

China property savings: clicks and mortar

China Vanke looks innovative, not desperate

week in review

Week in review, August 23

Berkshire, Apple, BHP Billiton, and car parts suppliers featured

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

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

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