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China: West China Cement to agree to Anhui Conch ownership

24 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Yesterday, shares in West China Cement rose nearly six per cent on news that a sufficient majority of option-holders had agreed to an acquisition by largest listed Chinese peer, Anhui Conch Cement, reports the Australian Financial Review. The deal should have the government's blessing as further consolidation is needed in the sector. Last week, the State Council reiterated its desire for a more concentrated industry. It wants the top 10 players to control three-fifths of capacity by 2020. ...

China: Asia Cement and CNBM halt Shanshui offer

11 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Following nine months of consideration, Asia Cement and CNBM have said they will not proceed with plans to buy the shares they do not already own in Shanshui Cement. In a statement issued 10 May, the two companies, which combined own nearly 38 per cent stake in the Chinese cement maker, said they have concerns regarding the changes in Shanshui’s board, ongoing disputes and financial difficulties. They said the prolonged suspension of the shares has affected the ability to determine the va...

China: BBMG can be optimistic for 2016

06 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Beijing Building Materials Group (BBMG) is looking favourably to the rest of the year as an upturn in its Chinese cement sales and higher prices are forecast. However, expansion overseas is not yet seen as a priority despite the Chinese President, Xi Jinping's, desire for Chinese firms to expand across southeast Asia. "Management remains positive on the demand pick-up in the region, given the support from the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) integration and overall improvement in the infrast...

Morgan Stanley: cement consumption to grow 4% YoY to 2020

25 April 2016, Published under Cement News

New research from Morgan Stanley predicts that worldwide cement demand excluding China has turned a corner and will grow at an annualised rate of four per cent between 2016 and 2020. The investment firm is particularly bullish about India, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, all of which it forecasts will see consumption grow by more than five per cent per year over the period (with Indian demand set to expand at 6.7 per cent). However, consumption in China is predicted to fall by 1.2 per ...

China Resources Cement sees profits fall by 99%

25 April 2016, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement (CRC) has seen profits attributable to owners fall by 99 per cent to HKD6.6m (US$850,000) for the first three months of 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015. The firm's revenues fell by 24 per cent to HKD4.7bn (US$610m) in 1Q2016. The company was hit hard by falling prices: sales volumes rose from 15Mt in 2015 to 15.8Mt, but average prices fell by 27 per cent to HKD232.8/t (US$30/t). Sales volumes fell 14 per cent to 5.6Mt in Guangdong – CRC’s biggest prov...

Tangshan Jidong Cement begins work on 7200tpd plant

19 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Tangshan Jidong Cement, a state enterprise with domestically listed shares, has begun work on a large 7200tpd (2.4Mt) cement plant. Construction of the Jidong plant in Heilongjiang province is a windfall for the local community. A plant this size will bring prestige, tax revenue and employment. The cement industry, however, is in despair at the new arrival. “It's totally unreasonable," laments an executive at the China Cement Association. Jidong, which reported losses of US$260m last yea...

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...