UK housebuilding: boom, what boom?

House prices are in perma-boom. Even the banking crash barely disturbed their upward march

LafargeHolcim to cut capex on weak results

Newly combined cement group cites industry overcapacity

Corporate diary

First set of results from combined cement giant LafargeHolcim

Housebuilders cut back on building homes

Decline comes after chancellor’s pledge to fix crisis

Tilt piles the pressure on Japanese Reits

Action can be expected after a scandal that has shaken the market to its foundations

Wolseley sinks as UK market dries up

Stocks exposed to housing market slip, but developers stay strong

US timber giants strike $8.4bn deal

Weyerhaeuser agrees takeover of rival Plum Creek

Countrywide’s woe reflects wider issues

Estate agents still waiting on a post-election turnround

Developers face higher planning fees

Treasury to put up costs in effort to balance books

England needs 1.5m homes in five years

Housebuilding rate has to rise, study shows

UK housebuilders fall on broker downgrade

Valuations ‘too optimistic’ in face of gross margin pressures

Survey says construction is still growing

Orders and jobs rise as housebuilding expands, says Markit/CIPS

Travis Perkins: slated

Does the group’s stumble suggest a wider problem is building?

London’s east promises 200,000 homes

Capital’s planning chief identifies vast development potential

Japan tilting tower sparks building probe

Investigation casts safety doubts on 3,000 projects

McCarthy & Stone targets £1bn flotation

Retirement home builder’s IPO will allow owners to cash in stakes

Equiniti targets £300m London IPO

UK share registrar is latest in a string of new listings

Bellway: sunshine ahead

Building more houses yields record returns and higher dividends

Carillion draws short sellers’ attention

Focus is on debt and growth as construction group nears trading statement

Corporate diary

Net interest margins at JPMorgan to ‘bounce along the bottom’


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