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  • NEW YORK— Axiall confirmed Friday that it rejected a $1.4 billion buyout from rival Westlake Chemical, saying the deal undervalued the maker of building materials and chemicals. Westlake had said Friday when it publicly announced the offer that it was disappointed by Axiall's rejection. Westlake offered a mix of stock and cash worth about $20 for each share of...

  • House building in the UK Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 2:00 AM ET
    House building in the UK

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, global head of flow strategy and solutions at Societe Generale, says financing and funding for house builders is easier today than a few years ago.

  • Diamonds are forever; is Anglo American? Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 9:16 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, Dec 10- Anglo American's plans to shut or sell dozens of loss-making mines have failed to halt a dramatic slide in its share price and it may need to sacrifice stronger parts of the business or raise cash from shareholders to pay down its debt. The company, which grew from gold fields near Johannesburg to dominate diamond, platinum and, to some...

  • *Firms says default certain for repayments on $500 mln 2020 bonds. HONG KONG, Nov 11- China Shanshui Cement warned investors it will default on more than $300 million of onshore debt payments due on Thursday and will seek to appoint liquidators, a sign Chinese authorities are more willing to let weak firms fail. "It's a sign that bailouts are not for everybody and...

  • Concrete still solid Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    Concrete still solid

    Bill Sandbrook, US Concrete CEO, discusses why concrete is doing so well so far this year.

  • *Firms says default certain for repayments on $500 mln 2020 bonds. HONG KONG, Nov 11- China Shanshui Cement warned investors it will default on more than $300 million of onshore debt payments due on Thursday and will seek to appoint liquidators, a sign Chinese authorities are more willing to let weak firms fail. "It's a sign that bailouts are not for everybody and...

  • CSR CEO: Construction boom gave us a boost Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 7:16 PM ET
    CSR CEO: Construction boom gave us a boost

    Rob Sindel, CEO of CSR, attributes the company's solid growth for the six months through September to the housing construction boom in Australia.

  • Vonovia announces plan to acquire rivel firm Deutsche Wohnen

    Stefan Kirsten, CFO of Vonovia (formerly Deutsche Annington), says his company's hand was forced by Deutsche Wohnen's plan to merge with LEG.

  • Oct 6- Auto parts maker Johnson Controls Inc is in talks to buy industrial battery maker EnerSys, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of EnerSys were up 5.2 percent at $61.97, while Johnson Controls was slightly down at $42.98 on the New York Stock Exchange in late afternoon trading. Up to Monday's close, Johnson...

  • This builder duopoly is the door to 30% upside: Pro Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    This builder duopoly is the door to 30% upside: Pro

    RBC Capital Markets Homebuilding and Building Products analyst Robert Wetenhall discusses a bargain that still exist in a hot housing sector.

  • Does increasing stamp duty cause property markets to stagnate?

    Alistair Elliott, chairman of Knight Frank, says governments need to be involved to provide more social, affordable housing.

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- The dollar firmed in Asian trade on Wednesday, buoyed by a rise in U.S. yields after upbeat consumer spending data kept alive hopes that the U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased 0.4 percent in August after an upwardly revised 0.6 percent increase in July.

  • Consumer appetites gaining Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Consumer appetites gaining

    Retail sales rise 0.6% in July; auto sales, restaurant meals and building supplies show big gains.

  • Boral: Cost cuts, house boom drive profits Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:43 PM ET
    Boral: Cost cuts, house boom drive profits

    Mike Kane, CEO of Boral, says significant cost cuts for the past 2 years and improving housing sectors in key markets like Australia and the U.S. helped the firm to return to profitability.

  • London icon's new lease on life Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Battersea power station

    CNBC's Phil Han reports from the Battersea Power Station and finds out more about this multi-billion dollar redevelopment of the site.

  • Favour News Corp's US Earnings: Expert Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:42 PM ET
    Favour News Corp's U.S. Earnings: Expert

    Philip Parker, CIO of Altair Asset says he sold out of News Corp prior to the split, but would look at investing back in the company's 21st Century Fox business for U.S. dollar earnings exposure.

  • Opportunities in European Equities Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 10:20 PM ET
    The Euro and European Equities

    Stephen Sheung, VP & Investment Strategist, SHK Private tells CNBC's Cash Flow which sectors he likes in Europe at the moment.

  • Investing in the US Homebuilders Sector Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 5:45 AM ET
    Investing in the US Homebuilders Sector

    David Goldberg, homebuilders and building products analyst at UBS, says after last year's U.S. homebuilders rally there is a lot of profit-taking, so investors who want to be long in housing now, have to go further up on the risk curve to less safer names.

  • Home Depot Preps For Nemo Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 10:33 AM ET
    Home Depot Preps For Nemo

    Home supply stores are gearing up ahead of a severe blizzard headed for the Northeast, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • The Housing Recovery Continues Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    The housing recovery continues. Residential construction is strong, but the commercial business is still spotty.