WYG trim losses

Consultant White Young Green made apre-tax loss of £21.9m in the year to the end of June 2010 compared to a £128.9m loss the year before.

Costain posts profit increase

Costain has reported a 19% increase in pre-tax profit in the first half of 2010.

Morgan Sindall says recession not over

Morgan Sindall said growing private sector demand was helping to offset the impact of government cuts, but the recession in construction is far from over.

Taylor Wimpey back in profit

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey swung to a first-half profit with margins ahead of expectations, it announced today.

Balfour Beatty to meet expectations

In its latest trading update, Balfour Beatty said it was on course to meet expectations.

Persimmon posts solid results

Housebuilder Persimmon reported higher sales and margins in the first half.

Travis Perkins beats expectations

Builders merchant Travis Perkins today delivered better than expected first-half results.

Costain performs in line

Costain, which will announce interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2010 on Wednesday 25 August 2010, has issued a trading update.

Baqus issues profit warning

Quoted quantity surveyor Baqus Group has issued an unexpected profit warning , blaming the decline in public spending.

Styles & Wood sounds cautious note

Shopfitter Styles & Wood says that trading conditions in 2010 have remained “challenging”, particularly in the retail sector.

Speedy Hire offers positive forecast

Tool and equipment hire group Speedy Hire today reported a 27.3 per cent fall in revenues and reduced losses.

Wolesley cheers markets

Builders merchant distributor Wolseley says it will beat market expectations for the full year.

Galliford Try upbeat

Housebuilder and contractor Galliford Try delivered an upbeat interim set of results today.

Redrow heads back to profit

Housebuilder Redrow says it expects to return to profitability in the second half of 2010.

Persimmon gives upbeat update

Housebuilder Persimmon says its sales are running at 20% higher that last year.

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