India’s National Power Thermal Corporation (NTPC) is exploring the possibility of exporting fly ash to the Middle East, an official disclosed. The disposal of fly ash is one of the main problems faced
Spanish construction company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas SA’s (FCC) cement unit Cementos Portland Valderrivas SA is considering investments for as much as Euro 900m throughout 2006, re
Leading foreign private equity majors such as JP Morgan are interested in acquiring equity stakes in Indian cement companies. Foreign funds are reported to have evinced interest in domestic cement fir
Wolfgang Bauer, head of Dyckerhoff in Germany has said that the proposed January 2006 increase of eight Euros per tonne, a rise of 15 per cent on prevailing levels, is a definite requirement, noting
Cementos Andino and Concrecem, Colombia, have decides to sell their complete cement and concrete business to the Argus Group, Colombia. Both companies have reached an agreement on a sale value of just
Economic indicators released by the Bank of Thailand put a negative tone on domestic spending, despite improved trade and current account balances in line with the slowdown in imports. Key economic va
Last month, Vietnam consumed roughly 2.25Mt of cement, a growth of 12.5 per cent over last year’s corresponding period, said the Vietnam Cement Association. The increase has
Over the space of three years, a group of seven sub-contractors in Hong Kong banded together to rig tenders for Housing Authority contracts worth $115m. They met at least 80 times, obtained legal advi
Even with slumping sales, the German cement industry plans another round of price hikes, according to Financial Times Deutschland. Germany’s second-largest cement company,
Negotiations between Mexico and the United States over antidumping duties for cement appeared slow on Thursday, with both sides still far from reaching agreement, a Mexican official said. Ricardo Rami
The net profit of UAE cement manufacturer Fujairah Cement Industries Company surged to 102.7m UAE dirhams ($27.9m) for the first nine months of 2005, up from 73.6m dirhams
Holcim Romania has opened its 10th environmentally friendly concrete plant, located in the western city of Timisoara following an investment of EUR1.5m.
Oman Cement Company (OCC) reported a 40 pct YoY increase in net profit to 13.61 mln Omani rials ($35.35m) for the first nine months of 2005, the company said in a statement to the Muscat Securities Ma
Lafarge and Cemex announce that they have signed today a Letter of Intent to terminate their 50/50 joint venture in Readymix Asland (RMA) in Spain, and Betecna Betao Pronto (BETECNA) in Portugal.
Cement industry is expected to grow at 8-9 per cent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) in medium term, according to industry chamber Assocham.
Martin Marietta, the second largest US aggregates supplier, sold 139.7Mt (154.0mst) in the first nine months of 2005, an increase of 7.4%. Prices in the period improved by 7.8%, and the underlying imp