Kingspan shares rise on strong trading


Insulation provider aims for US expansion

Balfour Beatty: the next act

Curtain may be rising on a good performance

Balfour Beatty restores dividend

Milestone in recovery of group after string of profit warnings

Polypipe products have been specified in one of London’s most prestigious museums –Tate Modern.

Polypipe: insulated

Plastic piping maker enjoys some protection from any Brexit-induced slowdown

LafargeHolcim ups disposals as sales fall

Cement group aims to cut costs and debt amid global oversupply

Caterpillar cuts 2016 forecasts further

Weak demand and strong dollar weighs on US heavy machinery maker

Lixil explores sale of construction group

Japanese conglomerate becomes latest to reconsider acquisitions

Map: Key projects on the new Silk Road

Transport and energy projects connecting Central Asia

Builders working on a roof at a Barratt residential development in Horley, Surrey, U.K., on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. U.K homebuilder stocks have slumped on investor concerns that some may be forced to write down land values, carry out rights offerings or swap debt for equity to cope with a deepening housing-market slump. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Barratt backs off post-Brexit purchases

Housebuilder opts to wait until conditions become clearer

LafargeHolcim to offload Indian unit

Franco-Swiss cement group hails $1.4bn deal as ‘important step’ in divestment plan

Samsung C&T scales back on mines after A$1bn loss

South Korean construction group rethinks mining ambitions after Roy Hill debacle

Chairmen under pressure at big Swiss groups

The titular role carries more responsibility than in other countries

Carney exaggerates capital claims

Governor says he has raised lending capacity in the UK ‘by up to £150bn’

Persimmon still confident on dividends

UK housebuilder reports a boost in profits before the referendum

Construction at weakest for seven years

Housebuilding hardest hit, with activity falling at fastest since 2012

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

UK insurers seek returns in infrastructure

Legal & General and Pension Insurance Corporation seal big investments in UK

Ashtead raises dividend as profits soar

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


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