Bruised Boral runs the economic gauntlet

Hamstrung by structural and, likely, cyclical forces, and with no relief on the horizon, building materials maker Boral will be bracing for more pain ahead.

In January Boral upgraded its first-half earnings guidance and delivered on that forecast of better-than-expected earnings. Today it downgraded its guidance for its full-year profit, indicating how volatile and fragile the building and construction sector is at present.

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