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Winter blues
Sentiment on the European construction industry dropped in November, perhaps due to the onset of winter or perhaps a more widespread fall in confidence. Chris Sleight reports.
Sub-prime strikes again
Continuing fallout from the sub-prime crisis in the US drove share prices down as the year drew to a close. Although the banking sector was in the direct line of fire, the entire market suffered and construction shares took heavy losses. Chris Sleight reports.
Global claims
Two recent cases may have given the impression that global claims are becoming easier for claimants to win. However, Sam Boyling of Pinsent Masons maintains they are still a risky option.
Posting revisited
The ‘Posting Directive' is a law designed to allow free movement of services across EU borders, while protecting workers' rights. FIEC has seen some progress in this complex area with regard to the controls available to the countries ‘hosting' posted workers.
Presidential view
Incoming CECE president Dr Tim Leverton outlines his thoughts on the next two years, and discusses some of the challenges and issues the European construction industry faces.
Network connections
Road building continues to be a growth area, particularly in central & eastern Europe where the industry is benefiting from major EU grants and development loans. However, recent cartel cases and legal challenges to several key routes have painted the sector in a bad light. Richard High reports.
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