FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Jan 22- Irish cement maker CRH and a consortium led by Blackstone are battling for assets which Lafarge and Holcim must sell ahead of their planned merger, several people familiar with the matter said. France's Lafarge and Swiss peer Holcim announced merger plans last year, hoping to cut costs and tackle overcapacity and weak demand.» Read More
Oct 21- As fracking accelerates in North American shale fields, oilfield services providers Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc are stockpiling sand to protect themselves against rising costs and are buying more railcars to transport the haul. Halliburton, the world's largest provider of fracking services, is more than doubling its railcar fleet and...
ZURICH, Sept 30- Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge are stepping up plans to shed assets in order to win clearance from competition regulators for their planned mega-merger, including possibly spinning them off into a new company.
As home builders try to gain more business, more will be going after the entry-level buyer, real estate expert Bradley Hunter told CNBC Wednesday.
LONDON, Sept 18- Irish cement maker CRH is exploring a bid for all the assets rivals Lafarge and Holcim must sell to steer their mega-merger past competition watchdogs, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Bain, Onex and another limited partner form the fourth consortium, the sources said.
Sept 15- Hanson Building Products Ltd, owned by HeidelbergCement AG, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of ordinary shares. BofA Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank Securities were underwriting the IPO, Hanson told the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus on Monday.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Mexican construction companies, including Grupo Ica and billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, have formed a consortium to bid on contracts to build a new airport for Mexico City, construction industry group CMIC said on Tuesday.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest ISM and construction spending data.
Charlie Campbell, building materials and housebuilders analyst at Liberum, says the cooling in U.K. house prices is supportive of real estate stocks.
*European shares slip as Total hurt by Russia. LONDON, July 30- The euro hit an eight-month trough against the dollar on Wednesday and German bond yields were near record lows ahead of inflation data expected to boost the case for further policy easing by the European Central Bank.
*HeidelbergCement, Holcim confirm outlook for 2014. FRANKFURT, July 30- Cement makers HeidelbergCement and Holcim stuck to targets for a rise in 2014 earnings, saying solid growth in North America and cost cuts should offset unfavorable currency effects, which weighed on second-quarter results.
In a $6 billion deal, engineering giant AECOM Technology Corporation, announced its acquisition of rival URS. AECOM Technology Corporation CEO Mike Burke discusses the deal, the regulatory environment outside the U.S., and his confidence in regards to paying down debt.
Demand is up for sand used in fracking, which blasts it into wells to crack rock and release oil and natural gas.
The May ISM Manufacturing Index is 56 versus what was originally reported as 53.2, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
ISM's CEO is now reporting May's ISM Manufacturing Index is 55.4, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. ISM originally reported 53.2 and later revised it to 56.0.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest ISM manufacturing data, and Steve Liesman provides insight on the number.
Toll Brothers CEO Douglas Yearley, discusses the impact of interest rates on home builders and the overall state of the housing market.
Adrian Ringrose, CEO of Interserve, says demand in the construction industry in the U.K. is picking up but is coming off a low base.
Homeowners are increasingly looking back at their own homes for makeovers rather than looking ahead to move up.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight on the latest ISM Index number, construction spending from March and initial jobless claims.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports April's ISM Index resulted at 54.9, and March construction spending was up 0.2 percent.