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As architects and developers in the GCC push towards creating more green buildings, the demand for sustainable building materials may exceed the supply. Efforts towards a more sustainable urban inf...

Construction
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15 October 2014

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Market

For the first time in a year, Israel has allowed trucks carrying construction materials to enter the Gaza strip to help with rebuilding. The export of materials into Gaza was stopped in October 201...

Amongst the countries in East Africa, Ethiopia leads in terms of regional cement output (12.6 million MT per year). It has overtaken Kenya, which historically dominated regional output, producing t...

The Malaysian construction sector continues its expansion, supported by an increase in both the number of projects and the value of construction work done. In a statement yesterday, the Mala...

Global investors - and not just those lending money to Chinese property developers - should be concerned that China's homebuilding sector is borrowing at record rates, despite a deteriorating housi...

Construction
Published:

29 August 2014

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Market

When Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the Managing Director of the World Bank, spoke to a conference on urbanisation in Beijing earlier this year, the message was unequivocal: a big part of China's economic ...

Asphalt mainly consists of gravel, sand and crushed stone, with 5-10% of bitumen, which acts as a binding agent. Given that bitumen is the residual product obtained from distillation of crude oil i...

Is the Chinese property market losing steam? Official statistics certainly seem to show that to be the case. In the first four months of this year, the residential sales decreased by nearly 10% in ...

Brazil is busy preparing to host the Olympics, with construction works underway and the private sector leading the investment. According to Brazil's Olympic public authority APO, 71% of the contrac...

There are signs that the construction boom in China is under pressure. In China, the monthly housing prices fell in July in 76 out of 100 major cities. In comparison, the same index registered pric...

Supported by strong trade, tourism and transport sectors, Saudi Arabia has seen its importance as a business haven grow, boosted by the political unrest in other counties in the Middle East and the...

The market for cement in India is seeing signs of recovery. In June, the core index rose by 7.3%, which represents the largest gains for the index in a 9 month period. The sector posted 13.6% growt...

Getting the right type of glass - or the right combination of types - can be critical to the success of the architectural project. An important part of the glass selection process involves speciali...

In Q2 of this year housing construction was up by 4.7%, representing a 8% increase on same quarter last year. The expectations for the construction industry are optimistic for 2014 and most of 2015...

The construction sector outperformed the overall index and maintained its upward trend, registering 5.5% growth over last year (up from 5.2% in 2012). This was supported by strong demand for social...

The construction market in the United Kingdom was hit heavily by the economic crisis and drawn out recession period. The painting sector is inherently linked to the fortunes of the construction mar...

The laminate flooring market has been forecast to reach global sales of 1.7 billion square meters by 2018, driven by the development of innovative designs and technologically advanced products, the...

Construction
Published:

27 November 2013

News Category:

Financials

Topps Tiles, Britain's largest specialist tile retailer, announced a share rise of six per cent yesterday, as it posted its first rise in adjusted pre-tax profit since 2007.The company, whic...

The obstruction lighting market has been forecast to reach a value of approximately $956 million by the end of 2018, driven by a number of key factors, including stringent air safety norms and expa...

Construction
Published:

13 November 2013

News Category:

Financials

Barratt Developments has reported a rise in private forward sales of 46.7 per cent (£1.1bn), for the period of July to November, with the government's Help to Buy plan increasing demand for new hom...

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