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What could become the first mass market 3D printer has raised over $1 million on Kickstarter

Holcim, the Swiss cement firm, is to buy its French rival Lafarge

Up to 39,000 new jobs could be created over the next two years in the UK oil and gas sector

China’s government has announced measures to boost the country’s economic growth

Drilling has restarted at the Acra gold project, near to the Kalgoorlie Superpit in Western Australia

Cavendish Fluor Partnership has been selected as the preferred bidder for a contract to manage the decommissioning of UK nuclear sites

Microsoft’s new chief executive, Satya Nadella, has marker his first launch event by unveiling an iPad edition of the company’s Office software suite

The first of an array of 64 radio telescope antennae was inaugurated on March 27th in South Africa's Northern Cape

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced plans to spend $16 billion in order to expand its fleet

Facebook is to pay around $2 billion to buy virtual reality company Oculus VR

JW Resources, the portfolio company of Bayside Capital, has announced the acquisition of the coal mining operations of Appolo Fuels

Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant, has paid $215 million to invest in Tango, a free mobile-messaging service based in the US

UK Chancellor George Osborne's expected freeze of the carbon price floor came with a £7 billion support package to help manufacturers cope with the rising cost of energy: but the budget will not please the environmentalists

The Scottish government has given its approval for the construction of a major new offshore wind farm development

Vodafone is to expand its interests in Europe through the acquisition of Spanish cable operator Ono

The ban imposed on BP which prevented it from bidding for US government contracts has been lifted

2013 was a great year for Eurotunnel with profits tripling as a result of record passenger numbers.

The world’s largest silver and eighth biggest copper producer KGHM has confirmed the on-schedule construction of the 142 kilometre seawater pipeline at the Sierra Gorda mine in Chile

The creation of the world’s largest banana company is a step closer with the news that Chiquita and Irish firm Fyffes are to merge

An investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to purchase the US supermarket firm Safeway

Brazilian mining company Vale's Clydach Refinery in the United Kingdom has received a Silver Medallion at the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence

The sale of two +160 carat rough diamonds has netted Gem Diamonds $13.5 million

The winners of the 2014 Project of the Year Awards were announced at  the 7th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in New York City 

Berkshire Hathaway, the investment firm run by Warren Buffett, achieved record profits last year