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Rate of construction decline eases at start of 2013

Rate of construction decline eases at start of 2013

The Irish construction sector continued to contract at the start of 2013, although rates of decline in activity, new orders and employment all eased during the month and business sentiment improved. Meanwhile, the rate of input cost inflation slowed. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’…
Construction activity continues to fall

Construction activity continues to fall

Another fall in new orders contributed to a sharp fall in Irish construction activity in October, while business sentiment in the sector was the lowest in nearly two years The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers index posted 42.6 last month, up from 41.9 in…