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Subdued End to 2014 for Australian Construction


The national construction industry contracted at a slightly steeper rate in December, with the Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index dropping 1.0 point to 44.4 points.

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New Zealand Residential Building Consents at 7-year High

New Zealand residential building consents rose to a seven-year high in November, led by Auckland and Canterbury.

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Queensland Plans ‘Depend on Infrastructure Asset Leases’

Queensland's premier says he will not lease assets unless they get top dollar, which the opposition says leaves his economic plans in doubt.

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Probe Looks Into Damaged Fracking Valve in WA

An investigation has been launched into whether a leaky gas valve at a fracking site in the Kimberley was damaged by a "third party".

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Transport a ‘Key’ Election Priority: Queensland

Local councils want better transport and natural disaster protection to be a key priority during the Queensland election.

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New Zealand’s Leaky Schools

The Ministry of Education has cut its estimate for the total cost of fixing leaky schools by as much as $400 million, with a...

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US House Prices Trending Up in November

US home values rose at a measured pace in November, a sign that demand remains weak as many buyers have been priced out of...

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UK Construction Growth Slows

Britain's construction sector has posted its lowest level of growth for 17 months in December amid signs the surge in house building is starting...

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Chinese Firm Claims Biggest Methane Plant

A Chinese coal mining firm says it's built the world's largest facility to generate power from methane gas emitted during coal mining.

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US Construction Spending Slips 0.3%

A sharp slowdown in government-built schools and infrastructure caused US construction spending to fall slightly in November.

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