24 August 2015

Dangote Cement - August 2015

Dangote Cement reported a 15.9 per cent YoY increase in first-half 2015 revenue, as production at its non-Nigerian factories ramps up. Net profit over the period grew by 27.6 per cent to NGN121.8bn (US$614m) while EBITDA expanded by 14 per cent to NGN147.5bn. Group cement sales volumes...

24 August 2015

Semen Indonesia - August 2015

A sharp drop in net profit in the first half of this year has prompted Semen Indonesia to review its expansion plans going forward. Net profit over the six months came in at IDR2.2trn (US$163.3m), compared to IDR2.8t...

24 August 2015

PPC - August 2015

PPC has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 0.7Mta cement works in Msara, near Harare, Zimbabwe. The US$80m plant, which will become the company’s second facility in the country, is due to be commissioned in t...

24 August 2015

PT Indocement - August 2015

PT Indocement intends to suspend production of lines P1, P2 and P6 at its Citeureup works in Indonesia. The move is being seen as a cost cutting exercise following an 8.1 per cent fall in domestic sales volumes in th...

24 August 2015

Anhui Conch - August 2015

Anhui Conch has reportedly signed an agreement to construct a 2Mta cement plant in Ulyanovsk, Russia. Located on the Volga River in the west of the country, Ulyanovsk lies 893km from Moscow. The new plant is rumoured...

24 August 2015

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - August 2015

CNBM International Engineering Co Ltd, along with FLSmidth Pvt India, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mamba Cement Company for the engineering, supply and construction of a 3000tpd greenfield cement pla...

24 August 2015

UltraTech Cement - August 2015

India and the UAE have announced plans to create a multi-billion dollar fund to invest in India’s infrastructure sector. The fund, which plans to raise up to US$75bn, will be focused on next generation projects inclu...

24 August 2015

Cementos Argos - August 2015

Cementos Argos, along with Colombia’s other cement manufacturers, will be keeping a close eye on the country’s currency as the peso fell to a record low earlier this month as oil prices continued to tumble. The recen...

18 August 2015

PT Indocement - July 2015

PT Indocement will be hoping to benefit from the Indonesian government’s announcement earlier this month on the construction of six new geothermal power plants. The plants, which are designed to boost power supply ac...

18 August 2015

China National Building Material Co Ltd (CNBM) - July 2015

CNBM has signed a strategic partnership with France’s Schneider Electric. The US$554m deal aims to develop energy efficiency projects and services that can be used throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well a...

18 August 2015

Cementos Argos - July 2015

Following a 59 per cent increase in profits in 2014, compared to the previous year, Cementos Argos has announced plans to pay dividends of COP44.5/share to its shareholders. Those with preferential shares will receiv...

18 August 2015

Anhui Conch Cement Co - July 2015

Anhui Conch has reportedly sold its shares in two Chinese cement producers – Xinjiang Qingsong Building Materials and Chemicals Group and Tangshen Jidong Cement Co. The disposals, believed to have taken place during ...

18 August 2015

PPC - July 2015

According to figures released by PPC on behalf of South Africa’s eight leading cement producers, cement sales in the country in 1Q15 expanded to 2.87Mt, compared to 2.48Mt and 2.62Mt in 1Q14 and 1Q13, respectively. T...

18 August 2015

UltraTech Cement - July 2015

UltraTech Cement is reportedly in talks with BK Birla-owned Century Textiles and Industries Ltd in a bid to align their cement distribution networks. Despite talks of a possible merger, both companies have made no co...

18 August 2015

PT Semen Indonesia - July 2015

Delays in the awarding of government infrastructure projects have led to disappointing cement sales volumes in Indonesia, according to latest figures from the Indonesian Cement Association. June recorded sales of 4.8...

18 August 2015

Dangote Cement - July 2015

Dangote Cement has announced plans to construct a second cement plant in Cameroon, at a cost of US$150m. According to local press, the new factory will be located in Yaounde and will have a production capacity of 1.5...

03 August 2015

Holcim - July 2015

The takeover of Lafarge and the resulting board changes took place on 17 July 2105, with Eric Olsen as chief executive of the enlarged group. During the first six months of the year, Ambuja Cement's turnover declin...

03 August 2015

Lafarge - July 2015

Lafarge's first-half turnover improved by 5.3 per cent to EUR6319m and EBITDA advanced by 5.9 per cent to EUR1223m, while the trading profit moved ahead by 7.7 per cent to EUR813m. At the net attributable level, howe...

03 August 2015

HeidelbergCement - July 2015

Eleven days after the completion of the acquisition of Lafarge by Holcim to form LafargeHolcim, HeidelbergCement agreed to acquire Italcementi, with a combined cash and share issue for the 45 per cent controlling sta...

03 August 2015

Cemex - July 2015

Cemex' first-half turnover declined by 6.4 per cent to US$7244.4m while EBITDA did improve by 3.5 per cent to US$1314.3m, though on an underlying basis there were increases of six and 14 per cent, respectively. A 5.6...


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