Cement News: International

19 June 2006

New cement silos for CHC

Chia Hsin Cement Greater China Holding Corporation (CHC) has announced that its two new cement silos in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, the PRC

19 June 2006

Penden to produce cement in Bangladesh

The Penden Cement Authority Limited in Gomtu, Bhutan and a Bangladeshi company have agreed on a joint venture to produce cement, which is described as a sure ’win win situation’. Banglades

19 June 2006

Block units hit hard by cement shortage

The ongoing cement shortage has badly affected the companies making cement blocks, said a report in a local Arabic daily. “Because of the shortage, we hardly can meet half of the demand from the const

19 June 2006

Mayor approves inquiry into cement companies

Mayor Braulio Yaranon has approved a City Council resolution, which called for a congressional inquiry on the alleged overpricing of cement by select manufacturers. The resolution was passed on accoun

Semen Gresik sales down 19 June 2006

Semen Gresik sales down

PT Semen Gresik said sales in the five months to May fell 1.3 per cent year-on-year to 6.01Mt, led by a big fall in exports. It said domestic sales in the five months rose to 5.68Mt from 5.45Mt a y

19 June 2006

Vietnam assures consumers on supply and prices

Vu Van Hiep, deputy general director of the Viet Nam Cement Corporation (VNCC), this week assured the nation’s construction companies that there would be no serious shortages of cement and no addition

Peruvian domestic cement sales increase 16 June 2006

Peruvian domestic cement sales increase

Peruvian domestic cement sales stood at 404,426t in May 2006, up 22.9 per cent year-on-year, the country’s Association of Cement Companies (Asocem) said on June 15, 2006. Peruvian cement company

16 June 2006

Construction market, put at 6 billion euros in 2005

The construction industry in Romania grew in the first quarter of the year 20 percent, three times faster than the entire economy. The value of construction works for 2005 was estimated at six billio

16 June 2006

Russian court to hear Eurocement antitrust case

The Federal Arbitration Court for the Moscow court district has scheduled for July 3 the hearings of a complaint filed by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) seeking to oblige Russia’s larges

16 June 2006

Cemex ready to discuss arbitrage cancellation

While rejecting the requirement of the Minister of SOE Sugiharto, to reconsider the sale of its stake to the Rajawali Group, Cemex Asia Holdings said the company is ready to discuss the cancellation

15 June 2006

Chinese building material producers see profits tumble

The National Bureau of Statistics of China and China Building Material Industry Association jointly released the country’s top 100 building material manufacturers for 2005. Last year, the 100 co

15 June 2006

New cement plant begins production

Bestway Cement, situated in District Chakwal, Pakistan, started production Tuesday from its new plant. The facility has been built at a cost of Rs7bn (US$116m). A brief ceremony was held at the plant,

15 June 2006

India Cements looking for more opportunities

India Cements Ltd, which has reported a profit for the second straight year plans to have a pan-India footprint. Apart from signing up for a two million tonnes a year cement plant in Himachal Pradesh

15 June 2006

Italcementi to invest more in India

Italcementi will invest Rs 800 crore (US$174m) over the next two years in various greenfield and acquisition projects the company’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Carlo Pesenti said. The Italian com

14 June 2006

No growth forecast for construction industry in 2006

The Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica (IMAJ) says it members are now faced with the task of renegotiating contracts with their clients and absorbing losses. Speaking Monday on Beyond

14 June 2006

Producers say market will determine cement price

The Dominican Association of Cement Producers said today the market will set the product’s price, and considered that the cost agreed-to with the Industry and Commerce Ministry to end the “price war”