Construction and Engineering

Boral doubles CEO pay package

by AAP
Mike Kane's remuneration lifts over 100 per cent in fiscal 2014 as group returns to profitability.

Chinese firm joins John Holland race

China Communications Construction Company is latest firm to enter contest to buy Leighton-owned contractor.

New investigation to probe Hunter projects

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NSW parliamentary inquiry to address allegations of illegal donations.

Leighton wins $650m prison contract

Leighton Holdings led consortium secures 25-year contract for prison in Melbourne's west

Victims slam James Hardie compo plan

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Asbestos diseases foundation says scheme 'morally bankrupt'.

Leighton shares slide on leaked emails

Emails between top Leighton executives detail 'disgusting history of incompetence and misbehaviour': report.

AICF warns of James Hardie asbestos claims funding shortfall

Compensation fund flags funding shortfall by 2017, urges new payment agreement with company, NSW govt.

Naval gazing

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Has the decision to purchase Japanese submarines opened up a fresh dispute for the government?

Lend Lease shows that cartel bans do pay

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The banning of cartel-style labour agreements has worked well for Lend Lease, and Victoria is reaping the benefits.

WorleyParsons bolsters advisory business with US buy

Mining services firm acquires US management consultancy MTG to boost Advisian business.

James Hardie fund may call on loan

Surge in asbestos-related claims could see firm draw on govt loan facility: report.

Putting the weak US payrolls result into perspective

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The US recovery still has a way to go, but the latest payrolls data is likely just a brief misstep following six months of strong jobs growth.

GHD happy to stay private: Shepherd

Ian Shepherd says professional services firm won't pursue IPO or trade sale.

Construction sector grows in Aug: AiG

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Home building buoys construction industry as AiG PCI remains in expansionary territory for third straight month.

Samsung frontrunner for John Holland

Samsung likely leader in race for John Holland as Ferrovial circles Leighton's services assets.

Moss eyes First ­Engineering sale

A consortium of investors including former Macquarie boss Allan Moss set to make $71m from sale of First ­Engineering.

Building blocks for a US rate rise

Rebounding construction activity in the US is another positive sign for the country's economic outlook and the prospect for a rate rise in the not-too-distant future.

An apartment construction boom chaser

A rise in building approvals highlights the surprising resilience of the residential construction sector. But a weak outlook for commodity prices poses a risk.

Building approvals beat expectations in July

Official ABS data shows building approvals rose better-than-expected 2.5% in month.

Downer wins $170m Gorgon contract

Construction contractor secures deal valued at up to $170m, expects to create 400 jobs.