Cement News tagged: International

Strong start to 2004 at Holcim

14 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Holcim has reported a good first quarter performance from all its geographical regions, with the strongest volume improvements coming from Europe and North America, where the first quarter results ten

Andhra’s mini-cement plants

14 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Mini-cement plants in Andhra Pradesh, India recorded a growth of 14.23 per cent in despatches during the financial year 2003-04. The despatches inclusive of supplies to other states were 1.958Mt durin

VNCC on price control

14 May 2004, Published under Cement News

The Viet Nam Cement Corporation (VNCC) said it has had no intention of raising cement prices for the time being. However its Vice Director General Le Van Chung told Viet Nam News Agency that the VNCC

L&T cement business demerger

14 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Larsen and Toubro said a formal scheme for demerging its cement business would come into effect from Friday 14th May 2004. Under the proposal, L&T would separate its 16.5Mt cement division into a diff

Fight over AdBri looming

Fight over AdBri looming

13 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Following reports yesterday that the Australia’s competition watchdog ACCC was planning to block Boral’s US$862m takeover bid for rival Adelaide Brighton, with ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel

ACC sees volume growth

13 May 2004, Published under Cement News

India’s top cement maker Associated Cement Companies Ltd expects volume growth in the year to March 2005 to top an industry average of eight per cent, a senior official said on Wednesday. Ashok

Shiva Cement’s search for partner

Shiva Cement’s search for partner

13 May 2004, Published under Cement News

For the second time in four years that the Rourkela-based Shiva Cement Ltd, India, has failed to find a strategic partner despite several attempts made by its merchant banker. In August 2003, the boa

Cementos Bío Bío posts US$8.48m

13 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Chile’s Cementos Bío Bío posted a 5.409bn-peso (US$8.48m) consolidated net profit in the first quarter, up 13.5 per cent from 1Q03, Cementos said in a statement to the country’s securities

Spanish Cementos Portland

13 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement maker Cementos Portland Valderrivas SA, posted a net profit of Euro 20.3m for the first quarter of 2004, a 2.0 per cent year-on-year decrease, the company reported to Spanish stock mark

ACCC to oppose Boral takeover

12 May 2004, Published under Cement News

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission would oppose the proposed acquisition by Boral Ltd of Adelaide Brighton Ltd, ACCC chairman Mr Graeme Samuel said today. "The ACCC has sought an unde

Lafarge Malayan sees low demand growth

12 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malayan Cement expects cement demand growth in the country to fall to low single-digits from about 20 per cent last year, due to the slowdown in construction activities as a result of steel sh

TPI cement price trends

12 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Prachai said it is asking state-owned Krung Thai Bank Plc to guarantee its planned debentures of around $600 million for debt refinancing. TPIPL wants creditors to waive about $120 million in accrued

US cement shortage - Bush to invade China?

12 May 2004, Published under Cement News

A cement shortage that has hammered much of the Southern US States could be migrating north and driving up the price of concrete. The shortage has been acute this spring in Florida and Texas, where it

Portugal Q1 2004 cement sales down

12 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Portugal fell 2.0 per cent to 2,043,600t for the period January to March 2004, data from the country’s Association of Building and Public Works Companies (AECOPS) showed on May 1

Russian cement manoeuvres

12 May 2004, Published under Cement News

The Metallurg aluminium holding company (the Leningrad region) has sold its-owned Pikalevo cement plant. The Inteco company, owned by the Moscow mayor’s wife Yelena Baturina, was the buyer. In s

Lafarge sees more China opportunities

11 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Lafarge wants to invest more in China and thinks Beijing’s efforts to cool the booming industry could allow it to buy more factories, a company executive said on Tuesday. The French-based firm