International Construction - April 2016

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The International Rental Conference takes place on Monday 21 November, 2016, in Shanghai, close to the venue for the Bauma China exhibition, which opens the following day on 22 November.

While the economic outlook remains relatively positive for India, the country’s most recent data indicates a loss of momentum, with a sharp slowdown in fixed investment activity dragging on growth, as IHS Global
Insight’s Scott Hazelton reports.

A sharp downturn in demand for construction equipment last year took equipment manufacturers’ revenues to their lowest since the crisis years. China’s key players were particularly hard hit – but there are always winners and losers in the Yellow Table.

Following its high-profile ‘Make In India’ campaign, the government is inspiring respect and confidence – both domestically and internationally – as it strives to turn investment pledges into project cash.

The last 12 months have been a busy time for global earthmoving equipment manufacturers to launch new machines and update their existing ranges. Now, as Bauma looms large in for the industry, buyers will literally be queueing up to see the latest offerings for large-scale civil engineering.

Countries across the globe are having to find ways to improve access to and from their major cities, while helping to ease traffic flow. Joe Malone looks at how tunnelling – technically demanding as it is – is increasingly being seen as a solution.

The time for talk is over – Bauma is finally here and,when the doors open, the industry will get its first look at some of the world’s most innovative new construction equipment. Here we give International Construction readers a final preview of some of th
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