Construction

Construction cranes are reflected in mirrors at a company compound in Tokyo

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Construction cranes are reflected in mirrors at a company compound in Tokyo

Myanmar's day laborers unload sands from a ship as they work at a construction site Wednesday, Dec.10, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar’s day labourers unload sand from a ship as they work at a construction site on Wednesday in Yangon, Myanmar

A ragpicker walks past a poster showing Beijing's central business district, next to the CCTV building in Beijing...A ragpicker walks past a poster showing Beijing's central business district next to the China Central Television (CCTV) building outside a construction site in Beijing, October 21, 2014. It is still taking time for reform measures to gain traction, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying by the Foreign Ministry.

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A ragpicker walks past a poster showing Beijing’s central business district next to the China Central Television (CCTV) building outside a construction site in Beijing

Workers set up a scaffolding on a buildi...Workers set up a scaffolding on a building site in Shanghai on September 25, 2014. Concerns over China's economy -- a key driver of global growth -- have intensified following a string of lacklustre recent data, with economists calling for authorities to take further action to kickstart growth. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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Workers set up a scaffolding on a building site in Shanghai. Concerns over China’s economy, a key driver of global growth, have intensified following recent lacklustre data, with economists calling for authorities to take further action to kick-start growth. 

Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading "Money vs Morals" is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, August 6, 2014. The ECB council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday.

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Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading “Money kills Morals” is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

Crossrail construction workers on the Connaught tunnel below the Royal Docks in east London. Derelict since 2006 when rail services stopped using the route, works are taking place to deepen, strengthen and widen the structure to ensure that is ready for the arrival of crossrail trains, from 2018 up to 12 trains an hour in each direction will run through the tunnel first built in 1878 linking Woolwich to Custom House, Canary Wharf and Central London.

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Crossrail construction workers on the Connaught tunnel below the Royal Docks in east London. Derelict since 2006 when rail services stopped using the route, works are taking place to deepen, strengthen and widen the structure to ensure that is ready for the arrival of crossrail trains, from 2018 up to 12 trains an hour in each direction will run through the tunnel first built in 1878 linking Woolwich to Custom House, Canary Wharf and Central London.

Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City, on January 28, 2014.

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Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City on Tuesday.

Workers unload angle irons used in building construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Workers unload angle irons used in building construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Crossrail construction...Crossrail worker Sam Agyeman, inspects the first completed section of Crossrail tunnel, after tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8 kilometre, 18-month journey between Royal Oak and Farringdon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 19, 2013. See PA story TRANSPORT Crossrail. Photo credit should read:

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A worker inspects the first completed section of London’s new Crossrail tunnel, which will provide new train links across the UK capital to Heathrow airport. Tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8km section between Royal Oak in the west and central Farringdon after 18 months of work. Crossrail, Europe’s largest construction project, is expected to be finished in 2019. 

Workers transport construction materials as they walk past an advertisement in Beijing...Women workers transport construction materials as they walk past an advertisement for a luxury brand at a shopping district in Beijing, November 14, 2013.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Female workers transport construction materials as they walk past an advertisement for a luxury brand at a shopping district in Beijing.

A man talks on his mobile phone outside a construction site in central Beijing. China's government wants to prevent a bubble from forming and head off unrest if people cannot afford to buy homes. However, it cannot tighten too much as a strong property market has helped offset an economic slowdown. The Chinese characters behind on the gate read, "China".

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A man talks on his mobile phone outside a construction site in central Beijing.

A man makes construction bricks from mud at one of several refugee settlements in Dadaab, Garissa County, northeastern Kenya.

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A man makes construction bricks from mud at one of several refugee settlements in Dadaab, Garissa County, northeastern Kenya.

Workers wait to enter a construction site early in the morning near an advertisement urging people to protect environment, in Beijing on Thursday.

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Workers wait to enter a construction site early in the morning on Thursday near an advertisement urging people to protect environment, in Beijing.

Indian laborers works to erect a temporary structure for an event in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, June 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

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Labourers work to erect a temporary structure for an event in Ahmadabad, India, on Thursday. 

Construction workers wear face masks, to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises in Singapore...Construction workers wear face masks, to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises at the start of their shift in Singapore June 20, 2013. Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "hazardous" levels late on Wednesday as smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia enveloped the city-state, inflaming tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbors.     REUTERS/Tim Wimborne   (SINGAPORE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Construction workers wear face masks to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises at the start of their shift in Singapore on Thursday. The city state’s air quality deteriorated to “hazardous” levels late on Wednesday as it was enveloped in smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia, which has inflamed tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbours. 

A graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi is seen on the fence around the site of ECB's new building under construction in Frankfurt am Main on June 6, 2013, 2013. The European Central Bank held its key rates unchanged, as widely expected, at its regular monthly policy meeting. The bank's new headquarter is to be finished in 2014.

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Graffiti depicting Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, on the fence around the construction site of the ECBs new building in Frankfurt, which made headlines last month for its critical take on the handling of the eurozone crisis. The headquarters will be finished in 2014.  

A group of Chinese workers chat on the roof of a building at a construction site in Beijing on Jun 3, 2013. China's manufacturing activity shrank more than first reported in May, HSBC bank said on June 3, confirming the first contraction in seven months.

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A group of Chinese workers chat on the roof of a building at a construction site in Beijing on Monday. 

A worker checks the steel reinforcement ...A worker checks the steel reinforcement bars at a construction site in Manila on May 29, 2013. Across the country, more than 850,000 square metres (9.1 million square feet) of office space and 14,000 residential units were reported to enter the market in 2012, property consultants CBRE Philippines said in a report in 2012.    AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS      TOPSHOTSNOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A worker checks the steel reinforcement bars at a construction site in Manila on Wednesday. Across the country, more than 850,000 sq m (9.1m sq ft) of office space and 14,000 residential units were reported to enter the market in 2012, according to a 2012 report by property consultants CBRE Philippines

General Views Of Business And Economy As Philippines Beats Indonesia in Gaining S&P Investment Grade...Construction workers labor on the roof of a building in the Fort Bonifacio district of Manila, the Philippines, on Monday, May 6, 2013. The Philippines beat Indonesia to win an investment grade from Standard & Poor's last week as President Benigno Aquino outshines Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in improving government finances and spurring growth. Photographer: Julian Abram Wainwright/Bloomberg

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Construction workers labour on the roof of a building in the Fort Bonifacio district of Manila, the Philippines. The Philippines beat Indonesia to win an investment grade from Standard & Poor’s last week as President Benigno Aquino outshines Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in improving government finances and spurring growth. 

Visitors stand at a site crane at the booth of the German company Liebherr at the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment "BAUMA" in Munich, southern Germany, on April 18, 2013. More than 3.400 exhibitors from 57 countries shows their newest products during one of the great trade fair until April 21, 2013.

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Visitors high in the sky and a crane site at the booth of the German company Liebherr at Bauma, the International Trade Fair in Munich, southern Germany, on April 18, 2013. More than 3.400 exhibitors from 57 countries shows their newest products during the great trade fair until April 21, 2013.