Cement News: International

30 September 2003

Morocco – Lafarge and WWF promote sustainable economic development in Tetouan

In the north of Morocco, Lafarge and WWF will be setting up an experimental nursery to develop know-how and transfer capacity for the production of native species of trees and shrubs.

30 September 2003

Canada – Lafarge and WWF safeguard biological diversity in Alberta

With forestry experts gathering in Quebec at the World Forestry Congress, cement maker Lafarge is joining the WWF in a call to restore the world’s damaged forests and safeguarding biological diversity

30 September 2003

UK - Lafarge develops emissions trading strategy

The Kyoto Protocol envisages global trading in greenhouse gases from 2008, the European Comission proposes EU-wide trading at company level from 2005 onwards and the British government launched an emi

30 September 2003

Azerbaijan – Ministry of Environment serves Garadagh Cement with summons

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is suing Garadagh Cement over the use of the Garadagh clay quarries and the Tovuz truss quarry, which the Ministry has banned the use of.

Ciments Français 26 September 2003

Ciments Français

Who’s behind recent stock movements at Italcementi`s French subsidiary. Is Italcementi set to mop up the outstanding shares?

24 September 2003

Lafarge: Materis restructuring

Lafarge is selling its stake in building materials group Materis to LBO France. This deal should be seen as part of Lafarge’s promised debt reduction programme post the Blue Circle take-over.

Holcim contests claim 19 September 2003

Holcim contests claim

Holcim contests claim Furthermore, the company remains true to its current obligations. Holcim duly reports the investments made to the State of Azerbaijan every half-year, and the Government has take

16 September 2003

Mexico`s Cemex Surprises

Cemex has gained some added support after management floated bullish earnings guidance that topped Wall Street expectations. Better than expected growth in both US and Mexican markets provide an unexp

02 September 2003

CRH: Results today

CRH announces H1 results later today (Tuesday 2nd September). Merrill Lynch expects sales to fall four per cent (acquisitions offsetting some of the currency negative) and EBITA to fall 17 per cent

30 August 2003

UK – Castle Cement’s AWDF given cautious welcome in Clitheroe

Castle Cement recently presented its plans to burn agricultural waste derived fuel (AWDF) at its Ribblesdale works, Clitheroe, Lancashire to the neighbouring community and environmentalists.

30 August 2003

USA – St Lawrence Cement to include Becraft Mountain mine in review

St Lawrence Cement is likely to be required to include the Becraft Mountain mine in the environmental review for its new US$320m cement works in Greenport.

30 August 2003

Philippines – Environment Department launches Philippine Environment Partnership Program

The Philippine Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR) has launched its Philippine Environment Partnership Program (PEPP) to encourage companies to comply to environmental legislation

30 August 2003

UK – Remas calls for UK and Irish companies to take part in European EMS study

Remas aims to study the benefits of formal environmental management systems (EMS) and hopes to establish a direct link between the use of EMS and positive environmental performance.

29 August 2003

Heracles profits up

Greek cement producer Heracles, majority-owned by France`s Lafarge, said on Thursday group pre-tax profit grew 142 per cent to EURO 40m in the first half.

29 August 2003

Titan Cement down

Titan Cement posted a 1.5 per cent drop in first-half net profit Thursday, in line with analysts` expectations. Titan`s net profit fell to EUR46.13 million from EUR46.64m in the year-ago period.

27 August 2003

Holcim expectations

Holcim announces H1 results Thursday 28th August. Analysts at Merrill Lynch suggest sales falls of around 11 per cent and not too much joy in the months ahead - a cautionary note for investors.