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December 07, 2010 08:22 ET

Analyst Research on Fluor Corporation and Foster Wheeler AG -- Depressed Domestic Markets Spur Heavy Construction Companies to Look Overseas

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the heavy construction industry and has completed analytical research on Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and Foster Wheeler AG (NASDAQ: FWLT). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The Heavy Construction sector has been struggling within the United States lately. Energy infrastructure companies have seen strong negative impact as nuclear construction contracts have moved at a very slow pace. This has been due to several factors, one of which is extremely low natural gas prices. Energy companies see little pressure to shift their investments to nuclear due to the large low priced supply of natural gas coming out of Marcellus shale plays. Also, high capital costs and difficulty securing loan guarantees have conspired to slow down nuclear construction within the U.S. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the heavy construction industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Fluor Corporation and Foster Wheeler AG; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

Construction markets have been relatively strong in emerging markets, however. With U.S. construction depressed, many companies have turned toward the growing markets of China and India to supplement their revenue streams. These governments have created a potentially lucrative market for the sector by their continued investment in infrastructure as a means to promote economic growth. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the heavy construction industry.

India recently announced its plans to try and grow its economy by 9% a year. Companies poorly positioned in these markets are likely looking for acquisition opportunities to increase their exposure to the booming construction industries. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Looking at earnings for Q3 2010 for some of the key player in the sector, Fluor Corporation reported a wider quarterly loss on the back of charges of $258 million. Third quarter loss came in at $54 million as opposed to a profit of $162 million in the same quarter for 2009. Revenue was up 2% to $5.51 billion. Investors looking for free research on Fluor Corporation are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

Conversely, Foster Wheeler AG posted an earnings decline of 43% to $51.7 million on revenue of $904.7 million. Investors looking for complimentary research on Foster Wheeler AG are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

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