29 June 2016

Anhui Conch - June 2016

In a bid to boost Cambodia’s domestic supply of cement, Battambang Conch Cement has announced plans to construct a new cement plant in the country’s northwestern province of Battambang. Battambang Conch Cement is a joint venture between China’s Conch International Holdings and Cambodia...

29 June 2016

PT Indocement - June 2016

Last month it was revealed that Indonesia needed US$450bn to finance its infrastructure development plans for 2015-19. As many as 30 projects in the road, rail, power, water and waste sectors had been identified as p...

29 June 2016

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - June 2016

China National Building Materials (CNBM) plans to become a shareholder in Eurocement Group, Russia’s leading producer of construction materials. The deal, which was signed in China on 25 June, is believed to be wo...

29 June 2016

Dangote Cement - June 2016

With Ghana’s economy expected to grow by 4.5 per cent this year on the back of an upturn in oil production in 2H16, Dangote is rapidly speeding up its expansion plans in the country. The company is currently investin...

29 June 2016

PPC - June 2016

In the six months ended 31 March, 2016, PPC saw its group revenue dip by one per cent to ZAR4.5bn (US$294.01m). Group EBITDA was up by two per cent to ZAR1.1bn with an EBITDA margin of 25.4 per cent, mainly due to im...

29 June 2016

UltraTech Cement - June 2016

UltraTech Cement, along with ACC and Ambuja Cements, have hailed India’s Smart Cities as playing a key role in the medium- to long-term outlook for cement demand in the country. But a meeting this weekend (2 July) ra...

29 June 2016

PT Semen Indonesia - June 2016

Cement exports by Semen Indonesia (including Semen Padang and Semen Tonasa) fell by 21.3 per cent during May 2016 to 37,588t, compared to 47,751t in the same month last year, according to the Indonesian Cement Associ...

29 June 2016

Cementos Argos - June 2016

A boom in infrastructure projects in Colombia is driving a flurry of activity among its cement producers to increase capacity and upgrade existing facilities. Among these is Cementos Argos, which is currently constru...

02 June 2016

LafargeHolcim - May 2016

LafargeHolcim's first-quarter turnover amounted to CHF6062m (EUR5997m). The Asia Pacific region generated 40 per cent of group turnover, while Europe represented 14.2 per cent and North America 10.7 per cent. Latin A...

02 June 2016

HeidelbergCement - May 2016

HeidelbergCement's first-quarter turnover was virtually unchanged (-0.1 per cent) at EUR2835.3m while  EBITDA improved by 7.2 per cent to EUR320.9m and the trading profit rose by 19.9 per cent to EUR137.8m. The net i...

02 June 2016

Cemex - May 2016

Cemex has completed the sale of its operations in Thailand and Bangladesh to Siam City Cement for some US$53m. These operations consist of an integrated cement works near Bangkok with a capacity of 0.6Mta and a grind...

02 June 2016

CRH - May 2016

CRH Ciment in Romania, which was acquired at the end of July, has reported a calendar 2015 turnover 23 per cent higher at EUR189m and the profit rose by 40 per cent to EUR30.1m.

02 June 2016

Votorantim - May 2016

Votorantim saw its first quarter turnover decline by 5.9 per cent to BRL6718m (EUR1672m) while the EBITA dropped by 39.8 per cent to BRL845m (EUR210m). The trading profit fell by 42.6 per cent to BRL445m (EUR111m) wh...

02 June 2016

Cimpor - May 2016

Cimpor has reported a first-quarter turnover 28.7 per cent lower at EUR454.1m and EBITDA fell by 35.1 per cent to EUR80.1m. The trading profit (EBIT) dropped by 51.9 per cent to EUR35.6m. The net financial charge edg...

25 May 2016

Cementos Argos - May 2016

Cementos Argos has reported a 31 per cent YoY increase in net profit in 1Q16 to COP122bn (US$41.7m). According to the company, this is due to expansion and consolidation of its existing business, more flexible operat...

25 May 2016

PT Semen Indonesia - May 2016

Semen Indonesia has reported a five per cent YoY fall in revenue in the first three months of 2016 to IDR6021bn, due to a combination of lower volume and price. Over the same period, EBITDA declined by nine per cent ...

25 May 2016

UltraTech Cement - May 2016

UltraTech’s Board of Directors has approved a proposal to increase the investment limits by Registered Foreign Portfolio Investors (RFPIs) from the existing 24 per cent of the paid-up equity share capital to 30 per c...

25 May 2016

PPC - May 2016

Shares in PPC have plummeted following the company’s announcement that it is preparing a capital raising of up to ZAR4bn (US$256m), whilst also revealing it is in talks with a credit ratings agency what will probably...

25 May 2016

Dangote Cement - May 2016

Dangote could come under fire from calls for the Zimbabwe government to impose tariffs on imported cement. The country’s local producers have expressed concern that the influx of cheap imports could make recouping...

25 May 2016

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - May 2016

Following an 82.8 per cent drop in its net profit in 2015, China National Building Materials (CNBM) has reported a further 44.6 per cent contraction in net profit attributable to the owners for the three months endin...


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