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KHD reports considerable rise in 1H order intake
Corporate - 15 August 2017

KHD reports considerable rise in 1H order intake

KHD reported an increase in order intake to EUR79.3m in the first half of 2017, considerably higher than the EUR19.3m in the same period of last year. The company’s order backlog increased for the first time since the 2012 financial year. Revenue in the first half fell by 26.9 per cent to EUR48.7m due to the low order intake at the beginning of the financial year. Significant contributions t...

International - 22 August 2017

Production in construction down 0.5 per cent in euro area

In June 2017 compared with May 2017, seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2 per cent in the EU28, according to first estimates by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May 2017 output in construction fell by 0.2 per cent in the euro area and by 0.5 per cent in the EU 28. In June 2017, compar...

Trading - 18 August 2017

DTI campaign against 'substandard' cement imports receives backing

Cement importers put their support behind the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) campaign to prevent the entry of 'substandard' imported cement into the Philippines, reports the Business Mirror. In a news statement, Col Dani Enriquez (Ret), also the executive director of the Philippine Cement Importers Association (PCIA), stated that cement importers are one with the DTI to restrict th...

Freight Markets - 09 November 2016

Fuel and SOx cap to raise charter rates

In the first weeks of October, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) climbed to 922 points, an improvement of almost 350 per cent on the levels recorded in February. The recent strengthening of the BDI may be a result of changes in the Chinese iron ore and coal markets. Following a government-mandated decrease in domestic production, imports of Australian and Indonesian coal rose by 35 and 56 per cent, r...

Corporate - 22 August 2017

Anhui Conch Cement Co revenue up 33.1%

Anhui Conch Cement Co Ltd said revenue for the first six months ended 30 June 2017 increased by approximately 33.1 per cent YoY to CNY31,907.92m (US$4794m). Profit attributable to equity shareholders amounted to CNY6.7bn, representing an increase of approximately 100.64 per cent over the corresponding period of last year. During the period the group realised net cement sales volumes of ce...

Environmental - 18 August 2017

Vietnam seeks UNDP cement GHG reduction assistance

Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction has requested assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in formulating and implementing proposals for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission projects in the cement industry. The reduction of GHG in the cement industry play a key role in the country achieving the emission reduction targets laid out in the nationally determined contribution of Vie...

Recent Orders - 18 August 2017

Aunde orders four Loesche mills

Loesche is supplying four vertical roller mills to the new Soma cement plant of the German technology firm Aunde. The first mill will grind up to 350tph of raw material or cement manufacture. The second mill is for grinding up to 30tph of coal, or 27tph of petcoke, while two additional Loesche mills with a throughput of 150th each will be used to grind clinker or granulated blastfurnace slag....