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Proposed Nicaragua canal creates environmental concerns
The route proposed by Chinese group HKND for Nicaragua's US$40bn inter-oceanic canal has raised concerns from several environmental organizations.
July 23, 2014 – BNamericas

Minas Gerais tender roundup: Highway construction and supervision
The highway department of Brazil's Minas Gerais state (DER) has called two civil works and one supervision tender worth a total of 47.0mn reais (US$21.2mn) to pave and improve state roads.
July 23, 2014 – BNamericas

Mexico eyes Monterrey-San Antonio transport corridor
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) seeks a consultant to carry out the conceptual design of an intermodal transportation corridor between Monterrey, Nuevo Len state, and the US city of San Antonio.
July 23, 2014 – BNamericas

Chinese-Brazilian group ready for rail concession tender
China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and Brazilian engineering company Camargo Corra created a group to compete in Brazil's upcoming rail concession tenders.
July 22, 2014 – BNamericas

Honduras tenders highway rehabilitation
The Honduras government is seeking a bidder for the rehabiltation of the Gualaco-Bonito Oriental highway.
July 22, 2014 – BNamericas

China, Argentina to invest US$2.5bn in rail cargo
China and Argentina signed a US$2.47bn investment deal to revamp the network of state rail cargo operator Belgrano Cargas.
July 22, 2014 – BNamericas

Most states add jobs year-over-year but not since May; most PPIs remain mild in June
Seasonally adjusted construction employment increased in 38 states and the District of Columbia from June 2013 to June 2014 and decreased in 12 states, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released today showed. The producer price index (PPI) for final demand increased 0.3%, not seasonally adjusted (0.4%, seasonally adjusted), in June and 1.9% over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday.
July 21, 2014 – AEM

AEM CE Stock Index Up 0.1 Percent For Week Closing July 18.
The AEM Construction Equipment Index rose last week - five out of the ten companies in the index had higher stock prices on July 18 compared to closing prices on July 11.
July 21, 2014 – AEM

Brazil expects US$180bn in private sector infra investments
Brazil should see some 404bn reais (US$180bn) in private sector investments during the 2014-17 period to improve transportation, urban mobility, electric power, telecommunication and water and sanitation infrastructure.
July 21, 2014 – BNamericas

China to create US$20bn infra fund for LatAm
China has committed US$20bn in infrastructure project financing in Latin America and the Caribbean after President Xi Jinping's meetings with regional leaders this week in Brazil during the BRICS summit.
July 21, 2014 – BNamericas

9 groups pre-qualify for Chile's airport tender
Nine groups have pre-qualified for Santiago's US$655mn airport tender, with another three standing in the wings.
July 21, 2014 – BNamericas

Spain Marks Year of Recovery in Economy Hooked on Exports
As Spain looks to enter a second year of recovery, Mariano Rajoy's repair job on the euro region's fourth-biggest economy might only be half done.
July 21, 2014 – Bloomberg

Construction work on new Mexican motorway link is underway
In Mexico work is now underway on the La Marquesa-Toluca highway. The project is costing some US$269.5 million in all.
July 21, 2014 – World Highways

Log exports to Asia are up
North America continues to supply China, Japan and other Asian countries with logs for their forest products sectors.
July 21, 2014 – Wood Business

Brazilian Farm Machinery Sales Are Down
The rate of decline in farm machinery sales in Brazil nudged higher last month, fuelled by the decline in commodity prices which has dented trade in larger agricultural equipment in other markets too.
July 21, 2014 – USAgnet

Komatsu Supports Human Resource Development Project in Liberia by the Japanese Government and UNIDO
Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) has been supporting the "plan to Create Employment Opportunities for Youth in the Mining, Construction and Agriculture Sectors," financed by the Japanese government and managed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
July 19, 2014 – AED

Oregon Timber Harvest Highest In Seven Years
The Oregon timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet last year, marking four straight years of improvement from the recession low of 2.72 billion board feet in 2009, the Oregon Department of Forestry said Tuesday.
July 18, 2014 – Timber Harvesting

Obama Launches Build America Investment Initiative
President Obama, speaking at the Port of Wilmington in front of the I-495 Bridge in Delaware, announced a new executive action to create the Build America Investment Initiative, a government-wide initiative to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth.
July 18, 2014 – Rock Products

Atlas Copco Boosts Revenue 7 Percent in Q2
Atlas Copco's revenues increased 7 percent in the second quarter to SEK 23.348 billion (about U.S. $3.4 billion), compared to SEK 21.843 billion in the second quarter of 2013.
July 18, 2014 – RER

Kemper Equipment now carrying Terex Cedarapids, Canica lines
Kemper Equipment Inc. was named a dealer in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for the Terex Cedarapids and Terex Canica crushing and screening equipment lines of Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS).
July 18, 2014 – Pit & Quarry

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