Cement News tagged: International

Infrastructure growth rate doubles nine per cent in India

26 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Buoyed by the impressive performance of the cement, electricity, petroleum refinery and crude sectors, infrastructure growth doubled to 9 per cent in April 2004 from 4.5 per cent a year ago.

Cement firms on shifting sands

25 May 2004, Published under Cement News

China’s attempts to dampen investment in the cement industry may foreshadow a shake-out in the sector, industry observers say. As supercharged economic growth boosts cement production to record

Adelaide Brighton: slightly ahead

25 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton Ltd managing director Mr Mark Chellew told the annual meeting today that 2004 demand had begun slightly ahead of plan. "We have good reason to be satisfied with the company’s

UAE Gulf Cement to invest

25 May 2004, Published under Cement News

UAE cement maker Gulf Cement Company, based in the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, will invest between US$80m to build a clinker plant in Ras al-Khaimah, it was reported on May 25, 2004. The company has s

Cemex thinks US cement tariff will go

Cemex thinks US cement tariff will go

25 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement producer Cemex is confident that the US government will eliminate anti-dumping duties against Mexican cement imports in September, El Norte reported. Cemex is confident the US departme

First quarter cement sales up

25 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Bolivia grew to 275,986t in the first quarter, 13 per cent higher than the 244,154t recorded in the corresponding period in 2003, Correo del Sur reported. The leading regions for sale

File closed on bid by CRH

File closed on bid by CRH

25 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Misr Beni Suef Cement (MBSC) said on Monday its file on a possible takeover by Irish construction company CRH Plc was "completely finished", quashing rumours of a possible takeover.

Polish cement sales advance

25 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Figures released by the Polish Cement & Lime Association show that cement deliveries in April were in excess of 1.5m tonnes and 71% higher than during the same month last year. This comes on top of a

Indonesian cement output up

24 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s cement consumption in the first quarter of 2004 reached 6.652Mt, which was a 9.7 per cent increase compared to the 6.064Mt in the corresponding period of 2003. But at the same time,

Lilama signs for new plant

24 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Representatives of Hung Vuong Cement Plant and Vietnam Construction and Machinery Installation Corp, or Lilama, signed an engineering and procurement (EPC) contract on Saturday in Hanoi to build the p

Semen Padang spin-off protests

24 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Dozens of local public leaders and senior politicians have renewed their pressure on the central government to spin off West Sumatra-based cement maker PT Semen Padang from its parent company PT Semen

Grasim, L&T to vote together

24 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) will vote with Grasim Industries in the demerged cement company UltraTech Cemco till it exits the company in 2009. This is significant because after Grasim Industries’ ope

Cement production up by 23.5%

24 May 2004, Published under Cement News

In April, cement production in the Ukraine rose by 23.5 per cent or 186,000t compared with April 2003, to 977,000t. In April, cement production rose by 28.9 per cent or 219,000t compared with March 2

Hima calls for more cement roads

24 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Uganda: Hima Cement managing director, Mr Mbuvi Ngunze, has said government should increase the use of cement in road construction. He said that experts in road construction now recommend the use of

Mini-Hemadri to re-open?

24 May 2004, Published under Cement News

With the cement industry buoyant on revival of demand and surge in prices, Hemadri Cements Limited, a mini-cement company in Andhra Pradesh, has firmed up plans to reopen its plant which has been clos

Tax reductions unlikely

24 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Contrary to expectations, the Pakistan federal government is unlikely to consider a proposal to reduce the central excise duty (CED) on cement in the forthcoming federal budget for the fiscal year 200