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A fragile but positive outlook

While South America’s cement markets may have been considerably affected by the economic downturn, the Central American countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragu...
Articles - 05 December 2016

Saudi Arabia: changing times?

The 2017 outlook for the Saudi Arabian cement sector remains neutral unless the government continues its spending spree. But as the subdued oil price environment calls for a more-diversified econo...
Articles - 14 November 2016

Germany: a positive outlook?

As the German economy continues to expand, investment in construction is rising. However, the recovery of the key market appears to be slowing and cement demand in 2015 slipped when compared to th...
Articles - 31 October 2016

UK: construction activity falls in August

The UK's Office of National Statistics has released its construction figures for August that saw a fall of 1.5 per cent in construction activity. Decreases were seen in all new work as well as th...
News - 18 October 2016

Kazakhstan: a nation’s vision

While the need for infrastructure and housing is considerable in Kazakhstan, lower oil receipts, a depreciating tenge and sluggish global growth conspire against elevated levels of public spending...
Articles - 17 October 2016

Egypt sets out on a new course

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has managed to return a certain degree of stability to Egypt, with the economy expected to show a gradual recovery. A broad infrastructure programme and robust housi...
Articles - 05 September 2016

Ecuador: a challenging recovery

With severe earthquakes, massive debts and low crude oil prices, Ecuador’s way ahead appears uncertain. The country’s future is dependent on the outcome of the 2017 elections and a recovery in oil...
Articles - 03 August 2016

Germany: construction machinery manufacturers await upsurge

German construction equipment manufacturers remain optimistic but cautious at the middle of the year, claims VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Industry Association (VDMA)...
News - 03 August 2016

Turkey eyes export markets

The Turkish cement market appears to be on a course of recovery as the latest data indicates robust growth in the first quarter of 2016. However, to reach healthy capacity utilisation levels, part...
Articles - 20 July 2016

PT Indocement

Last month it was revealed that Indonesia needed US$450bn to finance its infrastructure development plans for 2015-19. As many as 30 projects in the road, rail, power, water and waste sectors had ...
Corporate - 29 June 2016