The Big 5 Construct India to return bigger and brighter in 2016

30/05/2016 / Asia / India / Mumbai / PMV / building / conference / construction / event / exhibition / infrastructure / news / show

Ahead of this year’s The Big 5 Construct India – the biggest construction event in India, which returns to Mumbai from 28-30 September – Mr Ashley Roberts, Event Director for the India show (and a host of other Big 5 events across the world), describes what participants can expect to see at the bigger and brighter exhibition and conference, amid unprecedented demand for construction services throughout India.

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GCC project pipeline valued at US$2 trillion, led by Saudi Arabia and UAE

26/05/2016 / GCC / MEED / Middle East / Saudi Arabia / UAE / construction / infrastructure / news / projects

Delegates attending the MEED Construction Leadership Summit in Dubai yesterday were told at a briefing hosted by Deloitte that Saudi Arabia leads the region in terms of the value of projects in the pre-execution stage, with 38.91 per cent of the total value, followed by the UAE with 34.84 per cent.

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Credit ratings agencies embrace a more systematic approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors

26/05/2016 / ESG / environment / global / governance / investment / news / ratings / risk / social

Leading credit ratings agencies are joining an initiative to look at environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in a more systematic way, the UN-supported PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) announced today. To kick-start that initiative, 100 investors managing US$16 trillion of assets, and six credit rating agencies have signed a Statement on ESG in credit ratings.

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Is this the beginning of the end of the Boeing/Airbus duopoly? Ratings agency Moody's seems to think so

26/05/2016 / Airbus / Boeing / Bombardier / Moody's / aircraft / aviation / industry / jets / news

Bombardier's recent landmark win of an order for 125 new C-Series aircraft for the princely sum of US$5.6 bn from Delta Air Lines will give food for thought to the two giants of aircraft manufacturing – Boeing and Airbus – who have commandeered the lion's share of global aircraft sales for years. In a recent report, ratings agency Moody's stated that growing competition over the course of the next decade will begin to erode the dominance of this long-standing duopoly.

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