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  • SYDNEY, Sept 1- Australia has successfully used historically low borrowing costs to spark a boom in home building that has helped shepherd the economy through the dog days of a global mining downturn. Rents were the single biggest factor behind the marked inflation slowdown this year that prompted a reluctant Reserve Bank of Australia to further cut rates to a...

  • *SSEC -0.2 pct, CSI300 -0.3 pct, HSI +0.5 pct. SHANGHAI, Sept 1- China stocks fell on Thursday as investors sold real estate stocks following official August purchasing managers' index data showing activity slowing in the construction sector. This was entirely due to a fall in the construction sector sub-index, "wrote Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at...

  • *Private payrolls increase 177,000 in August. WASHINGTON, Aug 31- U.S. private employers maintained a steady pace of hiring in August and contracts to buy previously owned homes surged in July, suggesting the economy was regaining sufficient momentum for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. "This should give the Fed confidence that the economy...

  • Green Buildings

    Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney are among the top ten global cities for green buildings, says World Green Building Council's Tai Lee Siang.

  • MONTREAL, Aug 29- Canadian construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc said on Monday it is weighing an offer for its entire business in France, which has about 1,100 employees and manages 17 regional airports in the country. The offer, for an undisclosed amount, comes from a partnership comprising private French companies Impact Holding and...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 29- Canadian construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc said on Monday it is weighing an offer for its entire business in France, which has about 1,100 employees and manages 17 regional airports in the country. The offer, for an undisclosed amount, comes from a partnership comprising private French companies Impact Holding and...

  • YONGIN, South Korea, Aug 29- In Yongin, a satellite city south of Seoul, orange construction cranes are racing to build gleaming new high-rises, but realtor Kim Woong- jib says he is pointing would-be apartment buyers to older buildings. The city of a million people has 5,301 unsold new residential units, government data shows, the most in South Korea and a symptom of a...

  • Infrastructure Investment

    China State Construction International Holdings (CSI) secured the top spot for the industrial sector in the annual survey. Executive director Hung Cheung Shew explains the firm's growth strategy.

  • Britain's construction industry suffered its worst contraction in seven years ahead of the Brexit vote, according to a survey.

  • When will hyperloop come to market?

    Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, says they are putting together a system to move people using the new transport technology.

  • We are way ahead of what they're doing: HTT CEO

    Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, responds to comments made by the chairman of rival company Hyperloop One.

  • If we lower construction costs, we deliver more homes: CEO

    Northacre CEO, Niccolo Barattieri di San Pietro, says the U.K. government needs to work with developers to deliver more housing supply.

  • Boosting employment in UK’s construction sector

    Kevin Byrne, CEO and founder at Checkatrade.com, looks at the “Brexit” impact on the U.K. construction industry.

  • Chelsea Francis as a child

    The Labor Department estimates from 2014 to 2024, environmental engineering jobs will increase by 12 percent, double the the growth for all jobs.

  • 3D-printed wheelchair for 2-legged goat

    High school students used a 3D-printer to create a custom wheelchair for a goat born with two legs.

  • A picture taken on March 9, 2016 shows towers under construction at the King Abdullah Financial District in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Towers in the complex are being built by the Saudi Oger company and other constructors. The unfinished buildings stand as a symbol of the hard times faced by Saudi Oger.

    Construction company Saudi Binladin, founded by Osama bin Laden's father, reportedly laid off 50,000 staff, as cheap oil spurs government spending cuts.

  • Our strategy is delivering: Covestro CEO

    Patrick Thomas, CEO of Covestro, says the company has experienced strong core growth and discusses the Chinese construction market

  • Rocket prices return to Earth

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs about who's going to build rocket engines for the U.S. government.

  • GoldieBlox founder Debbie Sterling.

    The toy industry told Debbie Sterling that GoldieBlox would never fly. Then, she raised $1 million on Kickstarter in just a few months.

  • ISM, construction spending beat

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data for the ISM manufacturing index in February and construction spending for January.