Cement News tagged: International

Cement prices shoot up in UAE

26 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Cement prices have climbed to Dh230 /t from Dh180/t at the end of last year. Now there is a fear project costs will rise in the long run. Contractors have been forced to absorb the price rises as many

Polish cement production

25 February 2004, Published under Cement News

The output of the Polish cement industry amounted to 11.01Mt last year, a decline of 3.0 per cent. This is the fourth successive year of falling cement production since the peak of 15.40Mt in 1999, b

Saudi Yamama Cement to invest

25 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement producer Yamama Cement Company will invest 1.5 bln Saudi riyals (US$400m) to expand its daily clinker production by 10,000 tonnes, it was reported on February 24, 2004. YCC signed on Feb

Cementos Argos profits up

25 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Profits at Colombian cement producer Cemento Argos grew to 156bn pesos (currently US$58m) in 2003, up nine per cent on the previous year, Economia en Red reported. Operating revenues for the year were

Prices rise in Gujarat

Prices rise in Gujarat

25 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Gujarat are set to rise by another Rs10 per bag. This hike, which is expected to be effected from the beginning of March, will take retail prices in the state to the Rs 170 levels. Th

Gresik to delay sell-off?

25 February 2004, Published under Cement News

President of state-owned cement producer PT Semen Gresik (SG) Satrio said the government should postpone its plan to sell more shares in the company to Mexico’s cement giant Cemex SA, pending a

Holcim’s Vietnam 2004 cement sales

Holcim’s Vietnam 2004 cement sales

24 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Holcim Vietnam upbeat about its good performance and the positive market sentiment is looking to boost 2004 sales by nearly 24 per cent year-on-year to 2.6Mt. Sales and marketing director Laurent Hou

Antitrust Office looks at Berger Slovakia-PCLA Concentration

24 February 2004, Published under Cement News

The Slovak Antitrust Office (PMU) launched administrative proceedings on the concentration of Berger Slovakia Ladce and cement producer Povazska Cementaren Ladce (PCLA) in early February. Simultaneous

Chilean Cemento Melon

24 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement maker Cemento Melon SA, controlled by French cement and concrete maker Lafarge, will establish a real estate unit, under the corporate policy to enter the property sector, Cemento Melon

Hawaiian Cement workers resume talks

24 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Striking concrete workers at Hawaiian Cement Co. will be back at the bargaining table Thursday. The federal mediator has asked Hawaiian Cement and the Teamsters Union to look at new approaches to hea

China’s Dongguan to close most cement plants

23 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Dongguan city in the prosperous southern Chinese province of Guangdong has decided to close down 47 of its 48 cement plants to improve environmental conditions, Beijing Wen Wei Po reported.

Conch largest shareholder completes restructuring

23 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement Co Ltd has said its largest shareholder, Anhui Conch Group Co Ltd, has been restructured into a joint-stock company with approval of the Anhui provincial government.

Philippine Cement companies told to reduce prices

23 February 2004, Published under Cement News

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has given cement firms until end of the month to toe the line by reducing their prices to reasonable level otherwise a decision would be issued reducing the

Indian cement demand to grow 7-8 per cent in medium-term

23 February 2004, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement industry, which has been witnessing a surplus position for a long time, is likely to see a decline in the extent of the surplus in the immediate to medium-term

Regulators approve Holcim offer for Apasco

23 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Mexican regulatory authorities have authorised the US$750m buyout offer from Holcim Ltd, for the rest of its Mexican unit Holcim Apasco that it does not already own.

Ramco new plant

23 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Ramco Industries is adding a sixth cement plant at Kharagpur in West Bengal to its five-strong cement plant network, three in Tamil