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President Kabbah of Sierra Leone commissions Leocem Cement Mill-2

The new mill which has a capacity of 420,000t, has brought relief to the acute shortage of cement in the country. In ...

Loma Negra pays off US$39m in debts

Loma Negra, Argentina’s biggest cement company, has redeemed early US$39.3mn of bonds, the firm told the Buenos...

Holcim Croatia opens EUR1.7m concrete factory

The Croatian unit of Swiss cement maker Holcim Group said it has opened a 13 million kuna (US$2.2m) concrete factory,...

Ultratech signs $4.35 m deal with US-based co

Ultratech Cement Ltd, has signed a $4.35 million contract with a US-based company for the supply of power generation ...

New deliveries will probably influence rate trends

After eight months of already intense shipbuilding activity, the rest of the year could see almost the same pace of t...

Lafarge 1H net profit down

Lafarge said its first-half net profit fell by 18% to EUR359m on difficult market conditions in Brazil, Malaysia, Ger...

Boral attractive, but near-term bid talk seen overdone

A run of takeovers among global building products groups could deter any near-term bid for Australia’s Boral Lt...

Cement plant expansion anticipates change in SA

The massive expansion on the cards for SA’s cement industry may appear a little ambitious, especially as cement...

Cementos Melón with highest stake in the market

Cementos Melón, registered the highest stake in the Chilean market with a 35.4% share during the January-July period....

Domestic cement production up 33% YoY, Argentina

Argentine production of Portland cement rose 32.8% in August compared to the same month last year due to the growth o...