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Roundup: Mexico hurricane reconstruction, urban infrastructure, Panama highway indemnification
Mexico's transport and communications ministry (SCT) has invested more than 5.44bn pesos (US$417mn) in reconstruction works in Guerrero state during the first six months of the year.
August 19, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil allows smaller towns to operate airports
New management rules defined by Brazil's civil aviation authority (SAC) permit smaller towns to operate regional airports, according to a notice in the federal gazette.
August 19, 2014 – BNamericas

Panama's metro line construction to begin early 2015
Work on line No. 2 of Panama City's metro will kick off in February or March 2015, according to local press reports.
August 19, 2014 – BNamericas

Manufacturing Pace Rises at Fastest Rate in Two Years
Manufacturing production increased 1.0 percent in July, helping to lift the year-over-year pace of manufacturing output to 4.9 percent, its fastest annual pace since June 2012.
August 18, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Manitou Donates New Gehl Skid Loader to University of Wisconsin
A new Gehl skid loader was delivered to the grounds of University Wisconsin-Washington County, in West Bend, Wis., as a donation from Manitou Americas Inc.
August 16, 2014 – Construction Equipment Guide

AEM CE Stock Index Up 0.8 Percent For Week Closing August 15
The AEM Construction Equipment Index rose last week - eight out of the ten companies in the index had higher stock prices on August 15 compared to closing prices on August 8.
August 15, 2014 – AEM

UK economy grows at fastest annual pace in over six years in second quarter
Britain's economy kept up its strong growth in the second quarter of 2014 and its yearly pace of expansion was revised up to 3.2 percent, its best performance in more than six years, official data showed on Friday.
August 15, 2014 – Reuters

Brazil Economy in June Fell Most in More Than One Year
Brazil's economy in June fell the most in 13 months as retail and industry slumped, indicating a contraction in the second quarter. Swap rates fell.
August 15, 2014 – Bloomberg

German Economy Shrinks for First Time Since 2013
Germany's economy contracted more than economists forecast last quarter and France stagnated, adding to pressure on the euro area as the Ukraine crisis and slowing inflation (ECCPEST) threaten to derail the region's recovery.
August 15, 2014 – Bloomberg

New Polish highway projects are being planned
Plans are moving forward for two key highway projects in Poland.
August 15, 2014 – World Highways

Pa. boosts funding for 12-year plan
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the State Transportation Commission, building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania's 12-Year Transportation Program with a sizeable boost in much-needed transportation improvements.
August 15, 2014 – Roads & Bridges

Atlas Copco appoints new VP for Business Development Pumps
Atlas Copco has appointed Per Rehn as vice president for Business Development Pumps for the Portable Energy Division.
August 15, 2014 – Mining World

Poll: Americans Support Tolls Rather Than Taxes for Highway Repairs
The latest Reason-Rupe poll of 1,000 adults finds 73% of Americans believe the government spends existing transportation funding inefficiently. Just 21% think government spends transportation money efficiently.
August 15, 2014 –

Donaldson to Acquire Northern Technical
Donaldson Company Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Donaldson Europe BVBA - UAE Branch, has entered into an agreement to acquire Northern Technical LLC, a manufacturer of gas turbine inlet air filtration systems and replacement filters.
August 15, 2014 – Construction Equipment

Terex welcomes new compact equipment distributor
AgCon Equipment is now an authorized distributor of the Terex compact construction equipment line, including compact track loaders, skid steer loaders, compact excavators, compact wheel loaders and backhoe loaders, in the Canadian province of Manitoba.
August 15, 2014 – Canadian Rental Service

Severe Drought In China's Northern Bread Basket Threatens Harvests
The agricultural research service Shanghai JC Intelligence predicts that China's corn yields may drop 1.5 percent this year, which could drive up domestic corn prices and compel farmers to use alternative grains for animal feed.
August 15, 2014 – Bloomberg

Milk prices push farmland up in Chicago Fed District
While farmland values have been slipping in grain country, it's quite another story in dairy country. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says the value of good agricultural land in their district increased 2 percent from the first quarter to the second quarter and are 3 percent above a year ago.
August 15, 2014 – Brownfield

Deere to lay off 600 employees at four factories
Deere & Co., the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said Friday it will lay off 600 workers at four Midwest agricultural-equipment factories, including two in Illinois, because of declining demand for its products.
August 15, 2014 – Chicago Tribune

Nicaragua launches tender for highway works
Nicaragua's transport and infrastructure ministry is seeking a contractor to carry out improvement works on the Empalme Malpaisillo-Villa 15 de Julio highway.
August 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Uruguay extends Carrasco airport concession
Uruguay's government has extended for 10 years until 2033 the concession held by Argentine group Corporación América for Montevideo's Carrasco international airport, the company said in a statement.
August 15, 2014 – BNamericas

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