Cement News: International

08 December 2003

Hima Cement safety

After winning a silver medal as Uganda`s best investor of the year, the management and staff of Hima Cement celebrated two years of no lost time accident (LTA) at their factory.

08 December 2003

Caribbean debate

Caribbean Cement Company Limited has instructed its lawyers to take legal action in response to what it has described `as inaccurate, mischievous and defamatory statements` made in the media by rival

08 December 2003

Indian prices

Retail cement prices across the country are set to increase of Rs5 per 50 kg bag from next week.

08 December 2003

VN Cement Corporation

A Ministry of Trade official said there would be no considerable price hike in the domestic cement market even as demand increased during the final days of the year.

Fuel recycling at Shree Cement 08 December 2003

Fuel recycling at Shree Cement

Shree Cement, India is planning to set up mini-fuel recycling plants in collaboration with KHD Humbolt Gmbh, Germany

08 December 2003

Rains in Maine

Maine is opposing the construction of a cement plant in upstate New York.

Iran cement sale. 04 December 2003

Iran cement sale.

Iran has sold a state-run cement producer in a public auction in an important step towards loosening Tehran`s control over industry, even though the buyer is publicly owned.

01 December 2003

Cemex threatens arbitration

Cemex is threatening to take a dispute with Indonesia over control of the nation`s largest cement maker to overseas arbitration - a move that could create further bad publicity for a country trying to

21 November 2003

Titan Greece

Independent Greek producer, Titan Cement has just posted its nine-month figures. slightly below expectations say analysts.

20 November 2003

Taiwan Cement plans

Investor conference given some useful insights into TCC`s plans within China, which includes strengthening links with Conch

19 November 2003

Mystery seller?

A large tranche of Holcim shares have been placed on the market. Thomas Schmidheiny seen as likely seller.

13 November 2003

Holcim: profits up slightly

Slight increase in profits noted despite difficulties in the US and currency exchange declines.

11 November 2003

Holcim estimates

Despite the onset of winter analysts at Merrill Lynch hope for some early green shoots to emerge.

11 November 2003

Holcim estimates

Despite the onset of winter analysts at Merrill Lynch hope for some early green shoots to emerge.

11 November 2003

Largely stable markets

Despite a slight drop of the BCI in the first part of the week rates have remained at high levels and the BCI lost only 19 points over the week.

11 November 2003

USA – Tyre burning plans at Lafarge Ravena, NY

Lafarge North America plans to burn tyres at its Ravena cement works with the aim to reduce its use of coal as thermal energy source and possibly cut emissions.