Cement News: International

06 June 2006

Republic eyes government projects to boost revenues, Philippines

Republic Cement Corp of the Philippines is eyeing government infrastructure projects this year to boost its revenues.

06 June 2006

CRH locked in legal battle for Spanish cement firm

CRH is facing a massive legal battle in Spain, according to local news reports, following Spanish cement company Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV) said it has paid EUR 1.09bn for 51% of the Catalan

05 June 2006

Expert blames pollution on Chinese cement

Cement factories in southern China have been blamed by an environmental expert for the choking pollution that blankets the region, a media report said Monday. Construction material producers in Foshan

05 June 2006

HeidelbergCement’s confidence in Sierra Leone

The 10 million leones that Heidelberg Cement recently invested in Sierra Leone has been described by observers of multinational corporations as a sign of the Cement Company’s huge confidence in post-w

Cement shortage threatens building boom, US 05 June 2006

Cement shortage threatens building boom, US

Just as the US summer construction season begins, companies are struggling to find enough cement. The real estate market shows no sign of cooling, but there could be a cloud on the horizon. In parts

05 June 2006

Investment in Turkish cement plants

According to the data obtained from the Treasury Undersecretary in Ankara, incentive certificates for five complete investments were received for the Turkish cement sector in 2005, commitments of YTL

Higher allocation to boost cement industry, Pakistan 05 June 2006

Higher allocation to boost cement industry, Pakistan

A higher public sector investment programme is likely to keep the demand for cement in Pakistan on higher side and support bottomline growth of the local cement producers. Atif Malik, an analyst at Ja

05 June 2006

Uniland opens two cement terminals in the US

Spanish cement manufacturer Uniland has started up two cement distribution centres in the US state of Louisiana, and plans to open another.

05 June 2006

Cement majors’ May sales up, India

Indian cement manufacturers have reported widely varying YoY sales for May 2006.

05 June 2006

Cemex to close stake sale in Gresik, Indonesia

Cemex plans to complete its sale of a 24.9 per cent stake in state-run cement firm PT Semen Gresik to the Rajawali Group by June 23 or a week after that at the latest, Bisnis Indonesia reported, quoti

05 June 2006

Cementos Portland buys Uniland, Spain

Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV) said on Monday it has paid EUR 1.092bn ($1.40bn) for 51 per cent of Catalan cement firm Uniland.

02 June 2006

Approval for Argos purchase of Andino

Colombia’s business and industry regulator has approved cement company Argos’ offer to acquire all assets and liabilities of firms Cementos Andino and Concrecem, Argos announced on its web

02 June 2006

JCFC signs 12-year agreement for gas supplies

The Jordan Cement Factories Company (JCFC) signed on Wednesday a 12-year gas conveyance contract with the Jordanian-Egyptian Fajr Company. Under the contract, the Jordanian-Egyptian Fajr company will

02 June 2006

Protest at Lafarge India plant

The Indian Congress party Thursday threatened to stop transportation of cement from leading companies in Chhattisgarh to other states if their prices were not rolled back immediately.

02 June 2006

PM asks for price rise halt

Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Phan Van Khai has just asked relevant ministries and government agencies not to increase the prices of principal commodities in the national economy including cement, coal an

02 June 2006

Cement sales remain in higher in May

Indian cement sales continued to remain strong in May, driven by strong pre-monsoon demand, as high prices in some parts of the country failed to deter buyers. While Aditya Birla Group’s cement