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Doubling of 2020 Olympics costs seen as worth it for the economy

Japan: 2020 Games costs soar

23 April 2014 The Tokyo metropolitan government has estimated that the cost of building and refurbishing venues for the 2020 Tokyo summer Olympics will increase to about $3.7bn, more than double the initial estimate ...

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Kenya: Kenya curbs foreign firms

16 April 2014 The head of Kenya’s National Construction Authority (NCA) has denied reports in the Kenyan press that draconian restrictions were about to be placed on Chinese firms bidding ...

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Companies

Culture and organisation under microscope as Australia’s boom falters

WorleyParsons: Hurting giant restructures

23 April 2014 WorleyParsons, the Australian professional services giant, is to spend US$33m on reorganising its corporate structure this year. Andrew Wood, the firm’s chief executive, said the move would ...

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Atkins + CHEC: Two giants get together

16 April 2014 Last week the British engineering and design giant Atkins signed a global cooperation deal with the similarly gigantic China Harbour Engineering Company, promising both access to major ...

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