Cement News: International

19 December 2003

New shareholder for Secil?

First discussed at the recent Cemtech conference in Lisbon, but dismissed by Secil personnel as most unlikely, news that Semapa is looking for a new partner for its cement activities has again come to

19 December 2003

RMC benefits from improved UK cement performance

In its year-end trading statement, the management of RMC takes a more optimistic view in stating that the 2003 results will be at the top end of analysts’ expectations. This is in part on the back of

19 December 2003

Trading in Confidence Cement suspended

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also suspended the trading of Confidence Cement Limited shares for two weeks from yesterday. Earlier, on Wednesday the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) decided to

19 December 2003

Robust construction activity unlikely until 2005

The US economy is set to move into high gear in 2004 according to the latest economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association.

Criminal complaint filed 19 December 2003

Criminal complaint filed

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday filed a criminal complaint against Orapin Leophairatana, former senior executive vice-president of TPI Polene, for alleged securities price manipu

19 December 2003

Chia Hsin raises HK$485.5m

Chia Hsin Cement Greater China Holding Corp said on Friday the underwriters for its initial public offering had exercised an over-allotment option, raising the size of the deal to HK$485.5 million (US

Kutch builders seek check on cement prices 18 December 2003

Kutch builders seek check on cement prices

Even as reconstruction activity in the earthquake-ravaged Kutch district of India is still on, contractors have sought the intervention of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to check the prices of c

18 December 2003

Consortium wants cement tariff stopped

Members of the Paul Burke-led Jamaica Cement Consortium, which includes major cement importers Mainland International and Arc Systems

18 December 2003

Chilanga Explains Cement Shortage

Chilanga Cement, Zambia, has cited the increase in demand for cement on the local market as one of the major causes of the commodity shortages experienced during the past weeks.

18 December 2003

Chilanga Explains Cement Shortage

Chilanga Cement, Zambia, has cited the increase in demand for cement on the local market as one of the major causes of the commodity shortages experienced during the past weeks.

18 December 2003

Boral acquires two cement companies in Queensland

Building products firm Boral Ltd, which is engaged in an A$840 million (US$619.25 million) takeover bid for cement and lime company Adelaide Brighton, has acquired two readymix companies in Queensland

18 December 2003

Lafarge acquisition

Lafarge has acquired the EBRD`s 23 per cent shareholding in Lafarge Polska, which is made up of Lafarge`s cement and aggregates & concrete operations in Poland. The transaction amounts to Euro84m, bri

17 December 2003

Boral in A$840m bid for AdBri

Boral Ltd yesterday offered A$840 million for Adelaide Brighton Ltd, sending its shares soaring by 35 per cent. Boral is offering A$1.55 per share for cement and lime producer Adelaide Brighton, with

17 December 2003

40% tariff on imported brands

The anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission in Jamaica has recommended an immediate combined 40 per cent tariff on the importation of portland grey cement, despite continuing arguments about the Caribbe

17 December 2003

40% tariff on imported brands

The anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission in Jamaica has recommended an immediate combined 40 per cent tariff on the importation of portland grey cement, despite continuing arguments about the Caribbe

17 December 2003

Qatar National Cement

The Qatar National Cement Company (QNCC) expects its sales to exceed 1.5Mt of cement in 2003, up 200,000t, compared to the company`s sales in 2002, it was reported on December 16, 2003.