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Catalonian cement demand at 1.574Mt

Cement demand in the Catalonia region, northeastern Spain, stood at 1.547Mt in the first half of 2005, a 1.72 per cen...

Australia’s Rinker may seek to buy Texas Industries’ construction unit

Rinker Corp Ltd may seek to buy Texas Industries Inc’s construction materials business when the US group splits...

GCC ups profits 34% in Q2

Mexican cement maker Grupo Cementos Chihuahua’s (GCC) second quarter net earnings jumped 33.5% to 238mn pesos (US$22....

Cemex Venezuela 1H Profit Up 65%, helped by government spending

The Venezuelan subsidiary of Cemex managed to increase its profit levels by 65% during the first six months of the ye...

Siam Cement 2Q net likely down Vs 1Q, Thailand

Siam Cement PCL, Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate, is expected to report a sharp decline in second-qu...

Cement demand in south up 22% in Q1

After being in the dumps for long, the south is finally showing signs of a strong revival. Cement consumption in the ...

Gulf Cement Co first-half profit more than doubles

Gulf Cement Co said its half-year profit more than doubled to KWD18.4m (US$63m) from KWD7.6m in the same period of 2...

Nordic investment bank to help fund Vietnamese cement plant

The Vietnamese government has permitted the Ministry of Finance to borrow EUR30m (US$36.4m) from the Nordic Investmen...

IFC arranges US$105m for CCC upgrades

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has arranged a US$105mn financial package for cement holding TCL Group to...

CRH to buy Quester building materials chain

The Quester family signed an agreement to sell building materials retail chain Quester Baustoffhandel GmbH to Irish c...