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oekom research publishes Industry Focus for the Construction industry

2016/08/09

The Construction industry encompasses businesses whose core activities consist of planning and building houses, roads, bridges and industrial complexes.

oekom Industry Focus Construction
From a sustainability perspective, this industry continues to be confronted with numerous challenges: the United Nations, for example, estimate that around 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions arise from the usage of buildings and infrastructure facilities. Other examples such as the often-precarious safety measures which are found in some construction projects and have caused multiple fatal accidents, or corruption, as confirmed by e.g. recent revelations under the title “The Bribe Factory”, show that these problems are more than just isolated incidents in the industry. more...

Impact of the current political situation in Turkey on the Country Rating

2016/08/02

In the night from 15 to 16 July 2016, parts of the Turkish military staged an unsuccessful coup against the incumbent Turkish government. Rebellious armed forces tried to surround Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, closed the bridges over the Bosphorus Strait dividing the city and encircled the parliamentary building in Ankara with tanks. An attempt to capture the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his holiday resort failed. Despite a history of four governments being toppled by the military since the 1960s, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was nevertheless able to hold its ground with the help of protesting crowds in the streets and put down the rebellion by the morning. 
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oekom research publishes Industry Focus for the Construction industry

2016/08/09

Impact of the current political situation in Turkey on the Country Rating

2016/08/02

Outperformance through the use of oekom's Prime standard

2016/07/25

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