Cement News tagged: International

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

Memorandum of understanding for cement workers

Memorandum of understanding for cement workers

23 February 2004, Published under Cement News

The management and staff of the Caribbean Cement Company will this week meet with trade unions to begin working out details for a Memorandum of Understanding.

Hanson’s profits hit by California and the dollar

20 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Hanson PLC, the global leader in aggregates, generated a turnover of €5,723.5m, a decline of 1.1 per cent entirely because of the weakness in the US dollar. The operating profit at the EBITDA level e

Bamburi’s Pre-Tax Profit Falls

Bamburi’s Pre-Tax Profit Falls

20 February 2004, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s largest cement-maker has reported a 16 per cent decline in pre-tax profit for the year ending December 2003. Bamburi Cement Company, which is partly owned by Lafarge, is also reaping th

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

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

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