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Kenya’s construction boss rejects “anti-Chinese” accusations

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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Ukraine: How industry is coping

9 April 2014 Ukraine’s construction industry is coping with the political turmoil and fears of a Russian invasion – what it’s really struggling with is the effects of the cancelled ...

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The art of estimating in frontier markets

Ghana: The problem of pricing

By Dan Smith in Kumasi, Ghana It must be incredibly difficult accurately to estimate the cost of large projects in Ghana, such as the Hope technology city near Accra, estimated ...

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China: Vulnerable heritage

25 February 2014 By Michael Brown in China Theatre goers were horrified just days before Christmas, when part of the ornate ceiling of the Apollo Theatre in the heart of ...

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‘This MOU is different’: Atkins chief on the deal with China’s CHEC

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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Murray & Roberts: Shaking up the future

9 April 2014 After a difficult three years South African construction firm Murray & Roberts wants to redefine its future by doing different things in different places. It has already ...

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