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  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 4- Dutch retailer RFS Holland Holding, which owns the wehkamp.nl online store, is to build what it says will be the world's largest automated online distribution centre, able to deliver 80,000 packages a day.

  • British construction picked up speed last month, unexpectedly growing at its fastest pace since September 2007, a survey of purchasing managers showed on Monday.

  • Nov 4- Weyerhaeuser Co is selling its homebuilding division to Tri Pointe Homes Inc in a $2.7 billion deal that will leave Weyerhaeuser shareholders in control of one of the 10 largest homebuilders in the United States. The unit's biggest brand is Pardee Homes, which builds houses in Southern California and Las Vegas.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- British construction picked up speed last month, unexpectedly growing at its fastest pace since September 2007, a survey of purchasing managers showed on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Tri Pointe Homes Inc is near a deal to buy Weyerhaeuser Co's homebuilding division for about $2.7 billion, which would make it one of the 20 largest homebuilders in the United States, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • TORONTO, Nov 1- Canada's SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, one of the world's largest construction and engineering companies, reported a quarterly loss on Friday as cost overruns continued to hit results. It expects net income of C $10 million to C $50 million for 2013, which was a hefty revision from its previous estimate of C $220 million to C $235 million.

  • TORONTO, Nov 1- Canada's SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, one of the world's largest construction and engineering companies, reported a quarterly loss on Friday as cost overruns continued to hit results. It expects net income of C $10 million to C $50 million for 2013, which was a hefty revision from its previous estimate of C $220 million to C $235 million.

  • Nov 1- Canadian construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc reported a quarterly loss on Friday, as cost overruns from existing projects continued to hurt results. The net loss for the third quarter was C $72.5 million, or 48 Canadian cents a share, compared with net income of C $113.9 million, or 75 Canadian cents a share, in the year-ago quarter.

  • *Industry seeking to avoid delays to projects worth more than $12 bln. JAKARTA, Oct 31- Work on billions of dollars worth of new roads, bridges, dams and power plants in Indonesia could soon come to a standstill unless the government takes emergency action to help construction firms cover rising production costs, an industry trade group said.

  • BEIJING, Oct 30- The United States is committed to working with China on the development of new nuclear reactors in both countries and will also encourage joint bids for projects elsewhere, U.S.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 30- At the Ingleburn Gardens Estate on the outskirts of Sydney, an upmarket housing development complete with pool, concierge, onsite shop and children's playground, the landscaped grounds are marred by large tracts of undeveloped land. The natural environment, such as the national parks surrounding Sydney, is also a barrier.

  • PARIS, Oct 29- Britain's deal with French utility EDF to build a $26 billion nuclear plant, the first in Europe since Japan's Fukushima disaster, will help convince other countries to consider atomic power, France's trade minister said.

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese stocks slid on Tuesday, hit by a sharp drop in Komatsu Ltd after the world's second-largest construction equipment maker issued a profit warning, dragging down other companies exposed to emerging markets.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The White House on Monday ramped up efforts to win confirmation for President Barack Obama's pick to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Senate scheduled a vote to try to break through Republican opposition.

  • SEOUL, Oct 28- It started with a few bogus safety certificates for cables shutting a handful of South Korean nuclear reactors. A shift away from nuclear, which generates a third of South Korea's electricity, could cost tens of billions of dollars a year by boosting imports of liquefied natural gas, oil or coal.

  • BEIJING, Oct 28- Shares of Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co Ltd surged on Monday after a newspaper admitted it had not thoroughly fact-checked disparaging reports on the Chinese state-owned construction equipment maker.

  • SEOUL, Oct 28- It started with a few bogus safety certificates for cables shutting a handful of South Korean nuclear reactors. A shift away from nuclear, which generates a third of South Korea's electricity, could cost tens of billions of dollars a year by boosting imports of liquefied natural gas, oil or coal.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 28- Shares of Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. Ltd. rose more than 9 percent on Monday after a newspaper said it had not thoroughly fact-checked a disparaging report on the Chinese state-owned construction equipment maker.

  • For decades the creation of new homes has lagged Sweden's population growth, crimping labour mobility, raising the cost of housing and pushing up mortgage borrowing to levels that have raised fears of a credit bubble. That shows that we have a long-term problem, " Sweden's Minister for Public Administration and Housing, Stefan Attefall told Reuters.

  • *PulteGroup, other homebuilder stocks gain. Shares of PulteGroup Inc jumped after the homebuilder reported results and said a slowdown in new home orders would be "short-lived."

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