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  • World Construction Market Hit with Steepest Drop in 20 Years

    LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The world's construction market is set to be hit with the steepest decline in global construction spending in at least 20 years as activity contracts 3.7% in 2009, according to the IHS Global Insight Construction Services' updated Global Construction Outlook. Contractions in world construction activity are unusual, but are occurring because of the simultaneous downturn in national economies around the globe.

    Financial Markets
  • Japan Vows to Shoot Down North Korean Missile If It Fails

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) is preparing to destroy a ballistic missile test-fired from North Korea should a failed launch pose a danger to Japan, Jane's Defence Weekly has reported.

    Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • Jane’s Defence Weekly’s Image Analyst Reveals North Korea’s Rocket is in it Final Stages of Preparation

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe and analysed by Jane's Defence Weekly has revealed that North Korea is nearing the final phases of preparing to launch a rocket from its launch site at Musudan-ni.” Pyongyang is expected to launch the rocket, which it claims is a satellite launch vehicle, some time between 4 and 8 April.

    Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • CERA: Low Oil Prices Putting Supply Growth at Risk

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The collapse in oil prices could end up cutting the growth in future oil supply in half from what would have been anticipated during the high price period, according to a new study from Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), an IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) company. The Long Aftershock concludes that about 7.6 million barrels per day (mbd) out of total potential future net growth of 14.5 mbd from 2009 to 2014 are “at

    Energy
  • North Korea Moves Closer to Satellite Launch

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Commercially available satellite imagery provided to Jane's Intelligence Review on 16th March appeared to confirm North Korea was preparing to launch a space-launch vehicle (SLV) at its Musudan-ni launch site.

    Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • Technology Drives North American Gas Renaissance: New CERA Analysis

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--North American natural gas is entering a new era in which supply is no longer constrained, according to a new Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) multiclient study, Rising to the Challenge: A Study of North American Gas Supply to 2018. A revolution in technology has unlocked “unconventional” gas resources, dramatically changing the prospects for the market. Demand, rather than supply, will be the challenge for

    Energy
  • Jane’s Airport Review Announces 2009 ATC Global Award Winners

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Jane’s announced the Winners of the 2009 ATC Global Awards in Amsterdam.

    All the nominations were of an extremely high standard, highlighting the advances across the air traffic control sector and demonstrating the latest technological solutions available today.

    Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • IHS Herold/Harrison Lovegrove Study Finds 2008 Global Upstream Oil & Gas Transaction Value Fell 32%, with Canadian Total Plunging 68%

    NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) upstream transaction value fell to $104 billion from an annual average of nearly $160 billion in 2005-2007, according to the 2009 Global Upstream M&A Review prepared by IHS Herold Inc., an IHS company (NYSE: IHS), and Harrison Lovegrove & Co., Ltd., a Standard Chartered group company. This review provides a comprehensive analysis of more than 280 significant upstream

    Energy
  • IHS Announces Intermat OptiX for MRO Supply Chain Management

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Assess, architect, and manage maintenance, repair and operations supply chains

    Product Design
  • IHS and ATME Group Announce New Middle East Distribution Agreement

    IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, and ATME Group, a well-respected regional leader in providing software solutions and services and deploying process and business systems for the energy/oil and gas industry, today announced a new product and services distributor agreement giving ATME Group the right to sell and market IHS environmental products and services in 14 countries throughout the Middle East.

    Sustainability