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  • Design for Amazon's new Seattle headquarters

    Amazon's new dome-shaped headquarters is bringing renewable energy to the work space.

  • June 10- It is unusual for a presidential candidate, especially a Republican, to attack major U.S. corporations by name. But over the course of his unconventional campaign, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has aimed his fire at a range of companies, mostly for shifting jobs abroad and for building products in foreign markets.

  • Aviation Industry Corporation of China, China's biggest state-owned aerospace and defence company, has used the strategy twice, while state-owned China National Building Materials Group Co, a state-owned building products company, successfully used it in a case involving allegations that Chinese-made drywall led to health problems for U.S. homeowners.

  • TOKYO, April 12- Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday as the yen began to retreat from the previous day's 17- month high against the dollar, lifting shares of exporters as well as recently battered banks. Japan's automakers, which rely heavily on overseas sales for profits, outperformed the index after the yen lost about 0.3 percent to the dollar by the end of trading.

  • SHANGHAI, March 29- Activity in China's manufacturing sector likely shrank for an eight straight month in March, but at a slower pace than in February as a reviving property market gave a much-needed boost to sales of steel and other construction materials, economists polled by Reuters said. China's factory sector has been in an prolonged slowdown, weighed down...

  • SINGAPORE, March 23- Anhui Conch, China's largest cement maker by market value, on Wednesday reported a 32 percent fall in 2015 net profit, missing estimates and marking its first profit fall in three years as a slowing economy hit construction. The cement maker, which has a market capitalisation of $13.1 billion, also warned that the cement industry's oversupply...

  • LafargeHolcim posts full year results

    Eric Olsen, CEO and chairman at LafargeHolcim, discusses the cement maker's full year earnings and his outlook for the rest of 2016.

  • Build your own tiny house for $7k

    Lumber 84 is selling a line of four tiny house models smaller than 200 square feet for the masses.

  • *India's biggest cement maker capacity to rise by a third. NEW DELHI, Feb 28- India's UltraTech Cement Ltd, part of the Aditya Birla conglomerate, said on Sunday it had agreed to buy Jaiprakash Associates Ltd's cement plants for an enterprise value of 165 billion rupees. Other companies interested in Jaiprakash's plants included Irish building materials group...

  • Wienerberger reports full-year net profit

    Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger, says the brick manufacturer has worked hard getting back on its feet.

  • Building homes for families not speculators

    Jeffrey Fairburn, CEO of Persimmon, discusses the company's earnings and building houses for the U.K. property market.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- The Federal Reserve's top markets official warned on Monday that a trend of U.S. money market firms converting funds from "prime" to "government-only" could be sharply reversed and harm the overall execution of policy when a new Fed tool is eventually dismantled. In a speech on tools the U.S. central bank adopted to wrench interest rates from near...

  • Bovis CEO: Supply chain pressures will continue

    David Ritchie, CEO of Bovis Homes, shares his company's latest results and discusses headwinds in building and construction.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 19- A union representing about 800 workers on strike at LafargeHolcim's South African unit on Friday denied it had reached a wage deal with the cement maker. LafargeHolcim said on Wednesday the National Union of Mineworkers had accepted an 8 percent wage increase, raising the prospect of an end to the week-long walkout. LafargeHolcim employs...

  • 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.

  • Concrete still solid

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

  • 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.

  • 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.