International

10 April 2006

Senator to attend Holcim groundbreaking

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will help welcome a new business to Southern Missouri tomorrow as the Holcim company brea

10 April 2006

Banks lend to Chinfon Cement

The Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) yesterday represented a consortium of five commercial

10 April 2006

Construction costs to grow in 2006

Construction costs in Latvia could grow 12-15 per cent this year, said Viktors Purins, president of the Latvian Builders Association.

10 April 2006

Lafarge to step back from big acquisitions

Bruno Lafont, the new chief executive of French cement maker Lafarge SA, has indicated that the group is stepping back fro

07 April 2006

Solon opposes incentives for new cement makers

Joey Sarte Salceda, chairman of the House committee on appropriations, Philippines, has questioned the timing and motive of a government proposal to grant incentives to new cement players. "At a tim

07 April 2006

Russia’s Eurocement to build new cement plant in Voronezh

Russia’s Eurocement Group plans to build a 1Mta cement plant in the city of Voronezh, Mikhail Skorokhod, the company’s president, said Thursday.

07 April 2006

New cement plants expected soon

Indonesia will build a number of new cement plants soon to meet rising demand for the commodity in 2009/2010, an executive said. Demand for cement would be on the increase in line with the government`

07 April 2006

Govt to monitor cement shortage

Trade Minister, Ken Valley, making the statement yesterday at the weekly post-Cabinet briefing said: "The background to this decision is that for some time the industry has been making representation

07 April 2006

Cement sector to show 10 per cent gain

The Indian cement industry is upbeat about its results this fiscal following its financial performance in the first three quarters ended December 31, 2005. Industry sales rose 9%, while net profits sh

06 April 2006

EuroCement Group to invest more in Katav

EuroCement will invest over 70m RUR into its Katav Cement Works in 2006. This should allow the works to increase their output up to 1.25Mt in 2006 and 1.4Mt in 2007, the spokesperson for EuroCement sa

06 April 2006

Moving forward on Pueblo plant

GCC of America is going forward with a cement plant, executives said Wednesday during a visit to Pueblo. They said negotiations over electricity rates continue, but will not block the project. Constru

06 April 2006

Tonasa to build new cement plant

PT Semen Tonasa, a subsidiary of state-owned PT Semen Gresik, said it will build a new cement factory with an annual production capacity of 2.5Mta. The feasibility study on the project to be built at

06 April 2006

Banks loans to But Son

Four leading State-owned banks and one foreign bank on April 5 signed a credit contract worth US$165m for the But Son Cement Company to help it build its second large-scale production line. Under the

06 April 2006

Lebanese cement makers profit from regional boom

The regional construction boom has caused the price of building materials to skyrocket, allowing Lebanon’s stagnant cement industry to rebound from a period of decline caused by a dip in local c

05 April 2006

EIB approves loan for cement firm

The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg has approved a Euro 35 million seven-year term loan facility for DG Khan Cement Company Limited to facilitate the expansion of its Khairpur cement plant, said

05 April 2006

Nevada Cement, union reps still negotiating

Nevada Cement Company officials and union representatives are still haggling over one contract item, and a meeting has been scheduled for April 24 to discuss that final issue. Nevada Cement Executive