Cement News tagged: International

RMC pulls out of German sale option

24 October 2003, Published under Cement News

As expected, European competition authorities have not looked too kindly upon a possible purchase by HeidelbergCement of RMC`s German assets.

Lafarge reports

23 October 2003, Published under Cement News

Sales down 8.6 per cent to €10,281m from €11,251m Negative foreign exchange impact due to Euro appreciation increase of year to date in underlying sales: + 3.0 per cent. Strong third quarter sales not

Restructure leads to job cuts at RMC

22 October 2003, Published under Cement News

RMC is to axe 520 jobs as a result of restructuring to simplify the business to create a single organisation.The new organisation, effective from February 2004, will combine RMC`s Readymix, Aggregates

Anhui Conch plans US$4.6bn boost

21 October 2003, Published under Cement News

After a 138 per cent profit gain this year, Anhui Conch will expand its capacity to meet surging demand Anhui Conch Cement, the mainland`s largest cement producer, will spend five billion yuan in cap

CRH adds Danish, Finnish bolt-ons

CRH adds Danish, Finnish bolt-ons

16 October 2003, Published under Cement News

CRH has tied down two deals costing an estimated €100m in Denmark and Finland in thepast couple of months. The international building materials group yesterday confirmed the acquisition of Finland`s l

Deutsche Bank: US Housing

15 October 2003, Published under Cement News

New analysis from Deutsche Bank specialists suggests new US housing starts are still performing well

Cemex 3Q sales

Cemex 3Q sales

14 October 2003, Published under Cement News

Cemex sees imporoved results for the third quarter with improving sales in all its major markets apart from the United States

Holcim purchase

13 October 2003, Published under Cement News

Holcim strengthens market presence in Eastern Mediterranean region with the takeover of Bogaz Endustri Madencilik in Northern Cyprus

Rating Agency News

09 October 2003, Published under Cement News

S&P revises outlook on Portugal`s Cimpor to negative following a continued downturn in the local cement market.

Lafarge sees China as growth area

08 October 2003, Published under Cement News

Lafarge sees China as one of its potentially high growth areas in Asia, despite difficult market conditions and investment returns below the group`s average, chief executive officer Bernard Kasriel sa

HeidelbergCement’s approach to RMC

07 October 2003, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s approach to RMC

Azerbaijan – Ministry of Environment serves Garadagh Cement with summons

30 September 2003, Published under Cement News

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is suing Garadagh Cement over the use of the Garadagh clay quarries and the Tovuz truss quarry, which the Ministry has banned the use of.

UK - Lafarge develops emissions trading strategy

30 September 2003, Published under Cement News

The Kyoto Protocol envisages global trading in greenhouse gases from 2008, the European Comission proposes EU-wide trading at company level from 2005 onwards and the British government launched an emi

Canada – Lafarge and WWF safeguard biological diversity in Alberta

30 September 2003, Published under Cement News

With forestry experts gathering in Quebec at the World Forestry Congress, cement maker Lafarge is joining the WWF in a call to restore the world’s damaged forests and safeguarding biological diversity

Morocco – Lafarge and WWF promote sustainable economic development in Tetouan

30 September 2003, Published under Cement News

In the north of Morocco, Lafarge and WWF will be setting up an experimental nursery to develop know-how and transfer capacity for the production of native species of trees and shrubs.

Australia – Cockburn Cement to burn tyres at Munster ?

30 September 2003, Published under Cement News

Cockburn Cement, part of the Adelaide Brighton Cement group, is reported to be looking at introducing alternative fuels at its Munster works. The Waste Management Board’s executive officer, Adam Parke