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Oman’s economic competitiveness in the top quartile globally

In its latest Global Competitiveness Report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks Oman 32nd out of 142 countries, an improvement of two places from last year and nine places from 2009. The report highlights Oman’s excellent macroeconomic environment, high quality infrastructure and liberal tax regime as the main reasons for… Read more »

The desire of highways to run on decently is no longer present only in the minds of the drivers, plagued by the bad roads. Highways are built at low pace, with lots of stumbling and especially by using lots of money. The contentious would say that Romanian highways are some… Read more »

Construction industry finally sees growth as Ukraine ramps up preparations for Euro 2012

Between the peak recorded in 2007 and the trough of 2008-2010, the value of construction works carried out in Ukraine plunged by 70% in real terms. Residential construction was hardest hit by the crisis and, while the housing sector is yet to recover, overall market development in the country does… Read more »

Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show 2012 – Canada

Producers of the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show, Master Promotions Ltd., are pleased to announce that this mammoth event will be returning on March 29-30, 2012 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex in Moncton, New Brunswick. This show IS the must-attend event for the heavy equipment, road building, forestry, logging, landscaping and… Read more »

Messe München International launches a new trade show: bauma Africa

New construction machinery trade show for southern Africa The first bauma Africa takes place in September 2013 in Johannesburg Messe München International is expanding its international network for the construction machinery sector with the launch of a new event in South Africa. The first bauma Africa takes place in September… Read more »

Volvo delivers 25 years of customer service in Chile

The enormous underground mine in Copiapo, within the Atacama region of Chile, is rich in silver and copper, which is why the northern city possesses a bronze statue of Juan Godoy – discoverer of the Copiapo mines in the 19th century to represent the town’s rich copper status. Another landmark… Read more »

Big Names, Big Event, DEMO International Returns in 2012

It has been 4 years in the making and the excitement is building for DEMO International® 2012, which will be held in Saint-Raymond, Quebec, on September 20-22, 2012. Gestion Solifor Inc., a forest asset management company under the solidarity fund QFL, has offered to host the event on one of… Read more »

Mounting costs, controversy about outsourcing to China, and long delays have dogged the construction of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge

Industrial construction market in Poland to grow to up to €7bn by 2014

Forthcoming investments in the power, gas and production sectors will help the industrial construction market get back on the path of sustained growth after a decline in 2009 and 2010. As a result, industrial construction will be able to successfully take the place of road construction as the key driving… Read more »

More than 90% of space sold for 2012 and undeniable growth herald a successful INTERMAT exhibition Positive growth forecasts and an occupancy rate of 92% five months before the show are promising signs for INTERMAT 2012. Worldwide growth in the construction machinery and equipment sector The forecasts for 2011, more… Read more »