Cement News tagged: International

Holcim and HeidelbergCement to split Belgian concrete business

20 February 2004, Published under Cement News

As first highlighted by ICR in October last year, HeidelbergCement and Holcim have now decided to split up the jointly owned ready-mixed concrete producer Inter-Beton and are currently negotiating how

Leyte cement haulers get 10-centavo raise

20 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Local cement dealers have agreed to increase loading and unloading rates by 10 centavos to 80 centavos per bag, ending a dispute over rates paid to haulers. Still unresolved however, are workers&rsqu

April-Jan Cement Demand In South India

20 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Large-scale spending by the Karnataka government on various projects has ensured that cement consumption in south India did not decline but grew at a reasonable rate during the period April-January ’0

Indian cement growth

19 February 2004, Published under Cement News

India’s cement output rose 6.69 per cent to 10.2Mt in the month of January this year, compared with an output of 9.56Mt in the corresponding period of the previous year, according to the latest

Bolivian cement sales up 11.9 per cent

Bolivian cement sales up 11.9 per cent

19 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Bolivia increased 11.9 per cent to 1.11Mt in 2003, compared to the year before, the country’s cement and concrete institute (IBCH) reported. Company Fancesa led sales with 294,9

Dangote reassures Benue workers

19 February 2004, Published under Cement News

The President of Dangote Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has said that no staff of the Benue Cement Company (BCC), Gboko, would lose his job, following the take over of BCC by DIL. Speaking in Maku

Cemex wins US$48m road contract in Panama

Cemex wins US$48m road contract in Panama

19 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement maker Cemex, won a US$48m contract to build a road in Panama. The information was provided by Panamanian builder Constructora Urbana (Cusa), which will carry out the contract jointly w

Amnesty asks CRH to explain

19 February 2004, Published under Cement News

The human rights group, Amnesty International, has called on the Irish company, Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH), to state its position on Israel’s construction of a giant wall along the Israeli-

Gujarat prices hit 4-year high

19 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Buoyed by a strong revival in demand, especially from the infrastructure sector, Indian cement manufacturers have increased prices by Rs13-15 per bag in Gujarat. Retail cement prices in the state, whi

Cement sector sees infighting on capacity utilisation issue

19 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Differences have cropped up in the Pakistan cement industry over capacity utilisation, since the southern region is demanding that capacity utilisation be increased and the northern region is not agre

China cement clampdown looms

19 February 2004, Published under Cement News

While the Chinese construction sector booms and cement companies are seeing profitability levels soar, alarm bells are ringing in official circles as top officials, including Premier Wen Jiabao and ce

Circem sees cement decline

19 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe: Circle Cement Limited (Circem) has experienced a decline in demand for cement in the local market due to harsh economic conditions prevailing in the country, The Financial Gazette establishe

Italcementi’s Ciments Francais says ’moment to invest’ in China is approaching.

18 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Italcementi SpA unit Ciments Francais said it is stilltargeting emerging markets, with particular attention being paid to China where the company may soon start investing.

Cementos Lima profits dip despite strong sales

18 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Cementos Lima has reported net profit of 91.3m soles in 2003 down 4.8 per cent from the 95.9m soles in 2002.

Holcim Apasco accepts share offer El Economista

18 February 2004, Published under Cement News

The board of Holcim Apasco has approved the public share offer made by Holcim Investments, after considering that it safeguards the interests of minority shareholders and is within the parameters esta

Tail wags for Chihuahua in first 9 months

18 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement company Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) reported a 19.4 per cent increase in net profits for the first nine months of 2003 to 524mn pesos (US$48m) compared to the same period in 2002, th