Corporate

31 July 2009

Thailand’s TPI Polene (TPIPL): 2Q09 earnings

TPIPL reported a 2Q09 net profit of Bt840mn, turning from a net loss of Bt6.8bn in 2Q08 and up 109%

31 July 2009

Colombia’s Cementos Argos 1H profit up

Cementos Argos SA, Colombia’s biggest cement maker, reported profit rose 128 per cent in the first six

30 July 2009

Cemex Has 90% creditor support for refinance plan

Cemex has 90 per cent creditor support for a plan to refinance almost $15 billion of bank debt and is

30 July 2009

Siam Cement second quarter drop, Thailand

Siam Cement PCL reported a 5% drop in second-quarter profit on weaker sales, and warned that its

29 July 2009

Portland opts to hedge on loan over volatility, Kenya

East African Portland Cement Company has decided to hedge on a yen-denominated loan it got from the

29 July 2009

Strong sales lift Grasim net 61%

Grasim Industries, part of the Aditya Birla Group, has posted a 61% growth in consolidated net profit at

29 July 2009

Holcim increases shares in Cessa, El Salvador

Holcim has acquired 90% of the shares of Cemento del Salvador (Cessa).

29 July 2009

Wesfarmers chairman to succeed Ken Moss at Boral, Australia

After 10 years as chairman of building materials group Boral, Ken Moss will step down next May to

28 July 2009

Holcim’s Weijde named new CEO of Ambuja Cements

Ambuja Cements Ltd (ACL), India’s second largest cement maker, will get a new chief executive officer

28 July 2009

Umm Al-Qaiwain Cement 2Q net drops

Umm Al-Qaiwain Cement Industries Co, a United Arab Emirates-based cement producer, said second-

28 July 2009

Bain, CVC, 3i Eyeing HeidelbergCement Malaysian Assets

Private equity firms Bain Capital LLC, CVC Capital Partners Ltd. and 3i Group PLC have shown interest

28 July 2009

VHMEL to acquire 28.955 % shares of Pioneer Cement, Pakistan

Vision Holding Middle East Ltd (VHMEL), a company incorporated in British Virgin Islands has

28 July 2009

Cementos Portland 1H09 profit dips

The net profit of Spanish cement producer Cementos Portland Valderrivas fell by 69.7% on the year to

28 July 2009

Union Cement’s earnings up 50% , UAE

Union Cement Co (UCC) yesterday reported profits for the first half rose by 50 per cent to Dh90m.

27 July 2009

CRH offers to buy back $100m of bond debt

CRH Plc is offering to buy back as much as US$100m (€70m) of 6.4pc bonds due 2033 issued by

27 July 2009

China National Materials Co to sell bonds

China National Materials Co said on Monday that it has won approval from China’s securities regulator to