International Market Information
China manufacturing growth slows in April
Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed unexpectedly in April, underlining concerns that its economic recovery remains fragile.
April 30, 2013 – BBC News
Kazakhstan Calls for Afghanistan Transport Link Boost
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev called on Friday for closer cooperation on transport links between Afghanistan and its Central Asian neighbors.
April 26, 2013 – Ria Novosti
Lima Summit in July to Highlight Latin American Mining Potential
Latin American mining industry officials and their private sector counterparts will be gathering in Lima, Peru on July 1-2 for the Latin America Mining Summit 2013, also known as LatAMin 2013, underscoring the strong interest in Latin American mining potential.
April 26, 2013 – Coal International
UK economy avoids triple-dip recession
The UK economy has avoided falling back into a recession after recording faster-than-expected growth in the first three months of the year.
April 25, 2013 – BBC News
German Construction and Mining Equipment Continue to be in High Demand Worldwide
During his opening remarks at bauma 2013, VDMA President Dr. Thomas Lindner spoke of the continued worldwide demand for German-made construction and mining equipment.
April 25, 2013 – OEM Off-Highway
Mixed data for Europe's construction output
Compared with last year, construction output in February 2013 increased 0.8% in the Eurozone, but dropped 1.1% across all European member states (EU27).
April 21, 2013 – Construction Europe
Construction machinery firms facing a tough year
Conditions in China's construction machinery industry this year will continue to be tough and complicated after a dramatic drop in the past year caused by the economic slowdown, according to senior officials and business leaders.
April 20, 2013 – China Daily
UK unemployment rises to 2.56 million
UK unemployment rose by 70,000 to 2.56 million between December and February, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
April 18, 2013 – BBC News
Russian economic growth slows sharply
The pace of growth in the Russian economy, part of the once fast-moving Brics bloc of developing countries, slowed to 1.1% in the first three months of 2013.
April 18, 2013 – BBC News
Heavy equipment demand strong in Asia-Pacific according to report
A report from market analysis specialist Timetric has highlighted increased demand for machines in the Asia-Pacific region.
April 18, 2013 – World Highways
China economic growth lower than forecast
China's economy, the world's second-largest, has slowed and performed worse than many analysts expected in the first three months of the year.
April 15, 2013 – BBC News
Japan Allowed to Enter Trans-Pacific Trade Talks
The Obama administration has agreed to accept Japan into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.
April 15, 2013 – USAg Net
Excavator Sales Show Signs of Recovery in China
Sales of excavators in China rebounded in March after a steep decline at the beginning of the year, according to a new investor report published April 9 by J.P. Morgan.
April 10, 2013 – ENR
Mongolian government to invest US$407.87mn in roads in 2013
The Mongolian government has pledged to invest US$407.87 million (MNT 570bn) in road projects in 2013. In May, work will begin on a $3.5 billion 1,000km long high speed road between Altanbulag-Ulaanbaatar-Zamyn-Uud. Due for completion in October 2015, the road will be built on a concession basis. The executor company will own the road from 2015 to 2040, when it will come under state ownership.
April 8, 2013 – World Highways
Colombian govt to launch US$7.1bn Autopistas para la Prosperidad prequalification
The Colombian government has announced that it will launch the first five prequalification tenders of the 13tn-peso (US$7.1bn) Autopistas para la Prosperidad highway network in Antioquia department on April 9, a press release from the national infrastructure agency ANI reads.
April 5, 2013 – BN Americas
German economic output 'at near stagnation'
Germany's economy slowed to "near stagnation" last month, while France's recorded its biggest contraction for four years, according to a closely watched survey.
April 4, 2013 – BBC News
Chinese Machinery Production to Enjoy 11% Recovery in 2013
Machinery Production in China is forecast this year to rebound 11% to $426 billion after suffering from overcapacity in 2012 that limited industry growth.
April 4, 2013 – OEM Off-Highway
Bank of Japan's Haruhiko Kuroda in aggressive growth move
Japan's central bank has surprised markets with the size of its latest stimulus package, as it tries to spur growth and end years of falling prices.
April 3, 2013 – BBC News
Slow growth for Danish construction
An average annual growth rate of 1.1% is forecast for Denmark's construction market between 2013 and 2017, mainly fuelled by the residential sector, according to data from market research company Timetric.
April 2, 2013 – Construction Europe
Europe announces stimulus fund
The European Commission has announced a round of stimulus spending, aimed at improving the EU's stock of infrastructure and lifting the 27 country bloc out of its current recession.
April 1, 2013 – International Construction