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GCC: capacity outpaces demand

15 February 2017, Published under Cement News

With oil prices forecast to remain at the lower end of the scale, Gulf Cooperation Council countries reassess their needs. A heightened focus on economic diversification drives infrastructure investment and governments address the lack of affordable housing for their growing populations. However, the expansion of cement capacity is outpacing demand growth. By Hettish Karmani, Ubhar Capital, Oman. With a stronger focus on economic diversificaiton and housing, GCC countries hope to brid...

GCC: long-term focus

03 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Global Investment House (GIH) anticipates that cement demand growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region will advance from 4-5 per cent growth in 2013 to 6-7 per cent this year. Investment in new capacity is strong and confidence is returning to markets. So who will be the winners among the cement producers? By Hettish Karmani, Global Investment House,  Kuwait. Cemtech Conferences & Exhibitions looks forward to returning to Dubai for its ninth Middle East & Africa event in ...