International

04 July 2005

Competition to stay robust - Fletcher

Fletcher Building’s proposed purchase of assets from Auckland company W. Stevenson & Sons would not reduce competition in the ready-mix concrete building products sector, says an independent app

04 July 2005

Saudi Cement Co to import 500,000t clinker

Saudi cement producer Saudi Cement Company (SCC) has signed an agreement to import 500,000t of clinker, used for cement production, local media reports. The move is aimed at

04 July 2005

India Gujarat floods stop production

Heavy rains over the past week in the industrialized western Indian state of Gujarat have halted operations of some companies, but major financial impact is unlikely, say analysts. Ultratech Cement s

04 July 2005

Hainan’s largest cement production project operational

A 2Mta cement plant has been put into production recently in Changjiang Li Autonomous County, South China’s Hainan Province, after construction for one year and a half. The plant,

04 July 2005

QNCC production capacity to increase

Qatar National Cement Company (QNCC) production capacity is expected to reach a total of 7000tpd cement by the end of this year when the new unit currently being assembled goes on stream in October, Q

04 July 2005

Cement prices on decline, no need for import duties

There will be no need to impose regulatory duty on Pakistan’s cement imports since its the prices have already started to decline after increased supply by the industry, said Tariq Sehgal, the chairma

04 July 2005

Qilianshan Cement to build two production lines

Qilianshan Cement Co. Ltd in northwest China’s Gansu Province announced recently that the company will invest 530 to 610 million yuan (approx US$70m) in building two new cement

01 July 2005

World Bank Approves $150m housing loan

The World Banks Board of Directors approved today a US$150 million loan to support the efforts of the Moroccan government in the process of reforming an enabling environment for

01 July 2005

Flexible concrete studies

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , under engineering professor Victor Li , have come up with a concrete that is actually flexible. Belonging to the class of materials ca

01 July 2005

Fancesa wins US$18m in road contracts

Bolivian cement producer Fancesa is due to sign US$18m worth of contracts to provide cement to major roadworks and other operations in Tarija and Potosíepartments, local daily Correo del Sur reported.

01 July 2005

Lafarge Romcim installs waste processor

Romanian cement producer Lafarge Romcim has installed a Euro 1.0m waste processor at its plant in Medgidia, southeastern Romania, it was reported on June 29, 2005. The system

01 July 2005

Producers press government to raise prices

Thai cement producers the Commerce Ministry for permission to raise prices yesterday. But the ministry responded by noting that product prices could be adjusted only after it thoroughly screens their

01 July 2005

Cementos Yguazúo seek approval for new mill

Paraguayan cement company Cementos Yguazúill seek approval from the country’s industry and commerce ministry (MIC) for a planned US$17m cement mill, newspaper Útima Hora quoted Concret-Mix presi

30 June 2005

TPI to auction cement unit stake

Thai Petrochemical Industry (TPI) will sell its 30 per cent stake in cement maker TPI Polene PCL in an electronic auction on Aug. 9, TPI’s debt administrator said on Thursday. Interested bidder

30 June 2005

Morocco Asment Temara boosts production capacity

Moroccan cement maker Asment Temara, a subsidiary of Portuguese sector group Cimpor, has recently completed one of the stages of a project to increase production capacity ahead

30 June 2005

Asia Cement invests in new Hubei plant

The Asia Cement Co., the second largest cement producer in Taiwan, has invested US$200m in its second plant in Wuhan Yangluo Economic Technical Development Zone, named Hubei Yadong Cement Co. The ne