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Cement exports on the rise

15 April 2016, Published under Cement News

As global cement capacity continues to rise against a limited demand increase, there is a swell of cement producers chasing ever-smaller export markets across the globe. News this week that Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on exports will increase pressure on prices in the Middle East region. The Saudi Arabian export ban had been in place since 2012 when it was renewed from an earlier 2008 period of export control. While lifting of the ban provides a good opportunity for Saudi producers to ...

Taiwan Cement Corp hopes for improved 2H16

14 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp, the nations biggest cement maker, yesterday said that business has remained weak since last year, adding that it hopes to see a pick-up in 2H16. "Our business in the first quarter of this year remained under pressure due to a pessimistic sentiment that has continued from last year," Leslie Koo, Taiwan Cement chairman, said at an investors conference in Taipei. In the final quarter of last year, Taiwan Cement reported net income of TWD1.78bn (US$55.02m), down 31.3 per...

CNBM to issue CNY1.5bn 365-day bills

08 April 2016, Published under Cement News

 China National Building Material Co Ltd (CNBM) has announced that it will issue CNY1.50bn(US$232m) unsecured super-short-term bills with a maturity of 365 days on the interbank market on 11 April. The corporation said in a statement that the bills will be issued at the face value, and the coupon rate determined in the process of bookbuilding. Both value date and payment due date is set on 12 April, and the to-be-issued bills tradable on 13 April. China Lianhe Credit Rating Co Ltd has ...

The BRICs come under pressure

08 April 2016, Published under Cement News

While the cement world has been concentrating on the slowdown in China and the large-scale mergers in India's cement sector, there has been little notice to the plight of other BRIC countries that are underperforming and are not attracting the investment that had previously put them at the top of the growth chart.
 The Economist Intelligence Unit this week observed that: "It has been clear for some time that the BRICs has had its day. While China and India have largely lived up to the grou...

Anhui Conch still outperforming rivals, claims Fitch

01 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings claims that Anhui Conch Cement Company Ltd has maintained its financial strength and improved its market share in 2015, despite seeing a sharp decline in its domestic Chinese cement market. Sales volume in China's cement industry fell 4.9 per cent and average selling prices (ASPs) decreased 15 per cent in 2015, driven by the weakness in fixed-asset investments and industry oversupply. Conch has outperformed its peers by increasing its sales volume by three per cent, although ...

China: Anhui Conch suffers 32% profit fall in 2015

24 March 2016, Published under Cement News

China's largest cement maker, Anhui Conch, reported a 32 per cent fall in 2015 net profit on Wednesday, marking its first profit fall in three years as a slowing Chinese economy was reflected in a contracting construction market and reduced cement demand. Anhui Conch also warned that the cement industry's oversupply situation could worsen this year as growth in China's fixed investments was slowing on the back of the weaker economy, reported Reuters. "Market competition in the first half...

BBMG sees net profit slip 16.7%

24 March 2016, Published under Cement News

BBMG Corp reported a fall in net profit for 2015. Its net income fell 16.7 per cent to CNY2.02bn (US$310m), declining for a second straight year. The cement and building materials supplier aims to bring in revenues of CNY41bn in 2016, roughly level with last year's CNY40.9bn, it said in a filing to the Shanghai stock exchange.

Fitch: West China Cement's weaker operating results outweighed by Anhui Conch's takeover

18 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings believes West China Cement Ltd's weaker operations – as reflected in the 2015 results – is outweighed by its pending takeover by Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited (Conch, A-/Stable). Fitch's Rating Watch Positive on WCC is driven by the potential further integration between Conch and WCC, which will be resolved once the transaction is completed. WCC's performance in 2015 was a reflection of the weak cement market throughout the year. Its EBITDA margin narrowed to 26.6 per c...

CRC attributable profit drops 76% YoY

15 March 2016, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement (CRC) said its profit attributable to owners for the year ended 31 December 2015 dropped 75.9 per cent YoY to HKD1015m (US$130.8m). Turnover was HKD26,779m, a decrease of 18 per cent from a year earlier. The consolidated gross margin was 24 per cent, representing a decrease of 7.3 percentage points from 31.3 per cent for 2014. The average selling price of cement last year was HKD269.9/t, down 20.2 per cent over 2014. The company noted that during 2015, demand for ...

S&P: West China Cement stays on CreditWatch Positive

01 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services said that it continues to keep the ratings on West China Cement on CreditWatch with positive implications while the company awaits regulatory approval to: (1) issue new shares to Anhui Conch Cement Co, and (2) acquire the latter's cement assets. "We are still awaiting details of the transaction. We also need to further clarify with both management teams regarding WCC's capital management, growth strategy, board composition, and any change to WCC's e...