Construction and Engineering

Caterpillar profit lifts in Q1

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Construction giant lifts full-year earnings forecast, says sales will remain under pressure.

GWA shareholders set for $88m windfall

by AAP
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Shareholders in building fixtures and fittings group set to receive a $88 million payout.

Australia needs to embrace the Asian property boom

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Australians will have to choose between the Asian-driven apartment boom or lower spending on social services, health and education.

Leighton changes name, reaffirms guidance

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Contractor improves profit margin during March quarter, eyes up to $520m FY NPAT.

Coal's coffin is still deep in storage

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AGL's commitment to not extend the life of any of its existing coal-fired plants means very little in the global coal-consumption context.

McAleese draws unwelcome spotlight

McAleese is the latest firm to find itself in the crosshairs of the end of the mining boom.

Victoria is no longer the place to be for business

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The Victorian ALP's cancellation of the East West Link should set off alarm bells for prospective business investors.

Suitors circling Bradken

Mining services company Bradken is seen on the radar of a number of offshore parties.

Foreign money drives home building: ANZ

by AAP
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Rise in housing construction driven by foreign investors rather than low interest rates, report says.

Vic, SA sign defence industry accord

by AAP
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Past competitor states join forces to seek new business.

Bradken, UGL likely targets: CBA

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Potential for deal activity picks up in the engineering and construction sector as dollar weakens.

Local rival weighs bid for UGL

UGL is being eyed by one of its major rivals, with Downer and Transfield potential buyers.

Why the East West Link deal stinks

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What the East West Link project shows is the fees in public-private partnerships are outrageously front-loaded in favour of the private companies.

Vic govt to pay $339m to dump road link

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PM condemns Victorian govt payment to not build controversial East West Link project.

Push for AJ Lucas split

Shareholders in troubled mining contractor seeking split of company's operations.

The son also rises for Don Voelte

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The American put the systems and people in place for 38-year-old Ryan to take control of the family company.

Holcim, Lafarge tie-up back on track

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Chief executive appointed for merged entity of cement producer giants.

Caterpillar cuts 280 jobs in Tasmania

by AAP
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Group says decision to shift positions to Thailand made after a 'strategic review'.

Leighton wins $160m WA contract

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Infrastructure group to gain revenue boost from designing and constructing Perth freeway.

Construction activity surges in March

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Australian Industry Group's construction index shows activity returning to expansion.

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