India’s second-biggest cement producer, Associated Cement Companies said on Wednesday its April shipments rose 5.7 percent to 1.66Mt from 1.57Mt from a year ago.
The government has requested the Cement Manufacturers Association to call a meeting of its members urgently and decide on steps for lowering of cement prices, instead of waiting for the rainy season w
Sales were up 28.1 per cent to €3772m as at March 31, 2006. This compares to a weak first quarter in 2005. Volume trends were favorable, reflecting overall good weather conditions and growth in thos
The JAC’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Sharaf, who is also the Managing Director of Sharaf Industries, the industrial management arm of Sharaf Group. Sharaf takes over as CEO
The Pakistani government has decided not to provide gas to the cement sector in future and divert additional gas supplies away from Wapda, KESC and independent power producers (IPPs) after 2011, owing
Eastern Province Gov. Prince Muhammad ibn Fahd yesterday launched the third clinker production line at Eastern Cement Company, increasing the company’s annual capacity to 3.3Mt of clinker. The g
For the first quarter of 2006 production of cement in Russia grew 4.6 per cent, outstripping growth rates in the same period 2005 by 1.6 per cent. In total, over the January-March 2006 period 8.1Mt
Increasing costs of production are beginning to bite into the operations of manufacturers of consumer goods. For many, retail prices are becoming their biggest concern. Siam Cement Plc, the country&
After making an emphatic move in the telecom arena, buying out Tata’s stake in Idea Cellular for Rs 4406 crore, Kumar Mangalam Birla has turned his attention back to one of his favorite commodit
The Thai Internal Trade Department plans to use an economic production cost analysis system as its guide to assess manufacturers’ requests to increase retail prices. In announcing the new appr
Resources and energy sustainability will be the keys to healthy development in the housing market, says the China Cement Association. "Insufficient [land] and energy could pose problems for the housin
Market valuations of cement companies in India are on the higher side, based on the enterprise value (EV) per tonne. The top four Indian cement companies are valued at US$150 and above, analysts say.
The Indian cement industry could witness an investment of around Rs 20,000 crore over the next one and a half years, as cement companies are adding capacities to meet huge demand in the world’s
Prominent figures urged local investors to purchase Mexico-based Cemex Asia Holdings’ 25.53 per cent stake in the country’s largest cement producer, PT Semen Gresik (SG), to avoid foreign
An inquiry into the sale of 145 acres of State land near Blessington, Co Wicklow, began at the tribunal yesterday. The Glen Ding woodland, containing sand and gravel deposits, was sold to Cement Roads
India’s largest cement maker Grasim Industries, along with its subsidiary UltraTech Cement, is planning to invest around Rs 6,000 crore to increase the total cement capacity of the company to 40Mt by