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China Resources Jan-Sep net profit declines 35%

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement reported a 35 per cent fall in net profit for the first nine months of 2016 as weaker revenues impacted profits of the Hong Kong-listed cement producer. Net profit in Jan-Sep declined to HKD838.3m (US$108m) from HKD1.28bn in 9M15. Revenues saw a 12 per cent drop to HKD17.48bn. For the three months ended September, the company posted a net profit of HKD580.8m, considerably improving on last year’s third-quarter net loss of HKD248m.

China: FLSmidth install HOTDISC® at China Resources' Hongshuihe plant

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth partners with China Resources Cement (CRC) and Sino Environment Engineering Development Co Ltd (SEPETC) to process uraban and industrial waste and burn alternative fuel at CRC's Hongshuihe cement plant. FLSmidth has installed a HOTDISC® pyro-processing system that consumes 300tpd of waste to ensure the Hongshuihe plant's production of 3200tpd cement. FLSmidth is responsible for the design, engineering and integration of the integrated waste burning solution, while SEPETC is the ...

Anhui Conch

19 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Shares in Anhui Conch are being shorted at a level five times higher than that seen earlier in the year, prompting concerns over the future of cement share prices. China’s cement demand is currently being driven primarily by the country’s property market, which some analysts say is starting to cool off after a period of extreme growth. According to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, however, new construction starts in China rose by 14 per cent in September, marking the fastes...

China: Taiwan Cement plans price increase

17 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement announced that it will be increasing its prices of cement products in China by as much as seven per cent by the end of the year as a response to recovering demand in the country. Edward Huang, Taiwan Cement's senior vice president, said, "We are planning to increase cement prices in southern China by [US$2.97] per tonne." Mr Huang went on to say that infrastructure spending in China is expected to experience a double-digit percentage growth on the previous year, with dema...

China: consolidation on production capacity by 2020

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The China Cement Association (CCA) has advised that the merger of leading cement companies will likely concentrate the industry’s capacity, informing that government that by year end 2020 more than 60 per cent of production capacity would be controlled by the top 10 companies. President of the CCA, Qiao Longde, said, “there are too many cement enterprises, which makes it very hard to utilise resources effectively." The industry is experiencing low efficiency and fragmentation as most plan...

China: Anhui Conch most shorted stock amid economic concerns

07 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Shares in Anhui Conch have become the most shorted on the Hong Kong stock exchange as doubts grow over the sustainability of China’s property boom, Bloomberg reports. Disagreements over the future path of the Chinese property sector have led to Anhui’s shares being shorted at a level five times higher than was the case earlier in the year. While some investors are betting that a cooling property market will bring down the cement firm’s share price, other analysts think the company’s prosp...

China: Shanshui Cement to raise HK$456m from placing

07 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Shanshui Cement announced that it has entered into a placement agreement, proposing the placing of 910-950m new shares at a price not less than HK$0.5/share. This placing price represents a 92.1 per cent discount when compared to its closing price of HK$6.29 (US$0.81). The placing shares represent 21.2-21.9 per cent of the enlarged issued share capital of the group. Estimated net proceeds stand at HK$436.85-456.25m (US$56.3-58.8m), which will be applied to settle the group’s outstanding d...

China Cement Association urges consolidation

28 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The China Cement Association has petitioned policymakers to speed up consolidation in the cement sector, which currently has 3500 producers. The consolidation aims to concentrate at least 60 per cent of national capacity into 10 top producers by 2020. According to proposals by the association, the process is likely to involve many mergers and plant closures, reports the South China Post. To achieve a basic balance between demand and supply, the sector will need to reduce production capaci...

China: cement prices to remain strong in 2H16

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Chinese cement prices are predicted to rebound strongly in the remaining three months of the year, say analysts, thanks to rising domestic home prices, which have also boosted the share prices of cement manufacturers listed in the mainland and in Hong Kong. Total revenue of the 17 cement makers listed in the A-share market grew 4.8 per cent in 2Q16, while net profit hit CNY4.81bn (US$721m) reports South China Morning Post. Growing numbers of mortgage applications have pushed up the avera...

Sinoma sells Midong Tianshan and Fukang Tianshan stakes

23 September 2016, Published under Cement News

China National Materials Company (Sinoma) said its subsidiary Xinjiang Tianshan Cement recently carried out an equity transfer framework agreement. A 64.56 per cent stake in Xinjiang Midong Tianshan Cement and the entire equity interest in Xinjiang Fukang Tianshan Cement, both held by Tianshan Cement, as well as the 19.39 per cent stake in Midong Tianshan held by Xinjiang Tunhe Cement are to be under consideration for acquisition with Zhongtai Chemical. Sinoma added the equity transfer ...