Construction and Engineering

New home sales hit cyclical high

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HIA survey shows new homes sales increase 1.1% in Feb, driven by apartment sales.

Boral eyes sweet spot in Asia

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Building materials venture USG Boral to shift focus to Southeast Asian economies.

Japanese subs likely to be fraught: study

by AAP
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Australian Strategic Policy Institute paper raises concerns of harmed relations with China.

Brickworks H1 profit drops 25%

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Company increases dividend, flags improved second half for building products group.

Govt rejects 'bipartisan' submarine plan

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PM says Labor's proposal could leave Australia without operational vessels.

KGB Interview: GE's John Rice

Vice-chairman of GE John Rice explains Australia can better attract foreign capital and outlines the various challenges faces global companies in the 21st century.

Carter Holt eyes Chellew

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Mark Chellew in line for role as chairman of Carter Holt Harvey Building Supplies amid $1bn IPO hopes.

Orica hopes for calm after the storm

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Orica's swift appointment of Alberto Calderon as interim chief executive should help stabilise the company after the turbulence of Ian Smith's tenure.

Leighton may be mulling name change

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Scandal-hit construction giant trademarks two new brands, first one cops rejection.

Boral flags $236m buyback

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Building products maker to conduct on-market purchase of 5% of shares over next year.

Asian investors are transforming Melbourne’s CBD

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Asian-led property investment in Melbourne’s downtown apartment sector could see the city transformed into the next Hong Kong.

BP sells Aust bitumen business

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Energy giant BP sells Australian bitumen business to a global firm Puma Energy.

Keolis Downer acquires ATE

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JV between Downer EDI and Keolis purchases Australian Transit Enterprises for $163m.

Alcoa in $US1.5bn RTI purchase

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Group to bolster aerospace exposure with $US1.5bn buy of titanium supplier RTI International Metals.

Leighton corruption evidence 'tenuous'

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Claims Iraqi contract 'marketing fee' payable by Leighton subsidiary shows corruption 'tenuous': UK judge.

KGB Interview: CSIRO's Larry Marshall

CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall discusses the prospect of industrial action at the organisation and the relationship between scientific research and practical commercial outcomes.

Sticking point in UGL bid

TPG initially wanted to buy all of UGL, not just DTZ, and suitors may still be lurking.

Fletcher in 3D push to boost sales

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Australasia's largest building products group to trial 3D technology as part of a multi-million dollar investment in innovation and IT.

Construction activity slows in Feb

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Australian Industry Group's construction index shows activity contracts for a fourth month.

Senate to probe foreign corruption

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Labor sets up parliamentary inquiry to grill corporate executives over foreign corruption allegations.

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