09 April 2008

Saudi Yamama Cement net profit up 14 per cent in 1Q08

Saudi cement producer Yamama Cement Company (YCC) saw its net profit go up 14 per cent YoY to SAR197.5m (US$52.7m)

07 April 2008

Sawiris increases Lafarge stake to 13.09 per cent

Nassef Sawiris, NNS Holding Sarl and NNS Holding increased their stake in Lafarge on March 27 to

02 April 2008

Mexico’s Cemex starts big asset sale to pay debt

Cemex, may have to sell up to $2.7 billion in assets, according to a report from Reuters, to repay

02 April 2008

Camargo Corrêa Cimentos sees profits rise 9.7% in 2007

The growth of the Brazilian civil construction market buoyed the results in 2007 of Camargo Corrêa Cimentos.

02 April 2008

Lafarge participates in capital increase of Birtas

Cement company Lafarge Aslan Cimento informed that it participated in the capital increase of its subsidiary

31 March 2008

West China Cement preliminary results 2007

West China Cement (WCC), based in the western Chinese province of Shaanxi, announced its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2007.

31 March 2008

Benue Cement of Nigeria full-year profit drops

Benue Cement Co Plc, Nigeria said full-year profit slumped 59 per cent on lower sales.

31 March 2008

Egypt’s Alexandria Cement makes US$31m profit in 2007

Alexandria Cement made a consolidated net profit of E£174.14m (US$31m) before minority interest in 2007

28 March 2008

Texas Industries: static cement volumes in year to date

In the nine months to the end of February, Texas Industries generated at turnover 3.8% ahead at US$762.5m,

28 March 2008

Buzzi FY net rises 31 per cent

Buzzi Unicem SpA said full-year net profit rose about 31 per cent from a year earlier,

26 March 2008

Holcim (Slovensko) sales slightly lower at Sk3.81bn, Slovakia

Sales at Holcim (Slovensko) decreased negligibly to Sk3.81bn last year from Sk3.85bn in 2006, the company has announced. EBITDA increased by 22 per cent.

26 March 2008

GBL acquires EUR62.32m worth of Lafarge shares

Belgian Financier Albert Frere’s holding company Groupe Bruxelles Lambert acquired EUR62.32m worth

25 March 2008

Lafarge’s Heracles Cement FY net grows 11.4 per cent

Lafarge’s Greek unit, Heracles General Cement Company SA, said full year group net profits grew 11.4 per cent YoY to EUR67.8m, weighed down by EUR31.7m in investments.

25 March 2008

Texas Industries enters $150m credit pact

Texas Industries Inc said Monday that it entered into an unsecured $150 million senior term loan with a group of lenders.

17 March 2008

Jidong Cement’s net profits surge by 75%

Tangshan Jidong Cement Co, Ltd contributed RMB368M in net profits to its parent company in 2007,

14 March 2008

ABL arranges Rs13bn for cement company

Allied Bank Limited has arranged multiple financing facilities worth Rs13 billion for Maple Leaf Cement Factory Limited (MLCFL).