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Cemex extends tender date for exchange offer

13 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex has extended the early tender date for five exchange offers launched in February this year. The company has offered to exchange euro-denominated 4.75% notes due 2014 and outstanding series of perpetual debentures for euro or dollar-denominated senior secured notes until March 23 2012," the cement maker said in a release.

Cemex agrees to pay Mexican tax dispute

12 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex has lost a dispute with the Mexican government over money owed on proceeds from foreign subsidiaries, resulting in the cement producer now paying a fine of at least US$361m in back taxes. Cemex had contested changes in the law in 2005 that required Mexican companies to pay in Mexico on certain income from foreign subsidiaries where income taxes were less than 75% of the corresponding tax in Mexico. In September 2008 the Supreme Court overturned on appeal a favourable ruling that ...

Cementos Moctezuma reports solid quarter, Mexico

01 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Corporation Montezuma reported that during the fourth quarter of 2011 EBITDA grew to 25% over the same period a year ago. A report in El Economista show that for full year 2011, the company reported a 15% growth in sales, supported by a strong advance of 13.7% in cement volume, partially offset by a fall of 2.6% in concrete volumes. EBITDA for 2011 was 10% higher than a year ago, but the EBITDA margin shrank from 36.2% to 34.5%, mainly due to the installation costs associated with the ...

GCC sees improved sales in USA and Mexico

29 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement producer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) reported a 4.9 per cent YoY rise in full year consolidated net sales to MXP7197.4m, as it reported improvements in construction activity in its domestic and USA markets from 2Q11. However, operating income for the year fell 18.5 per cent YoY to MXP464.3m while EBITDA was down 9.8 per cent to MXP1359.4m. Net sales in the 4Q11 reached MXP1996,7m, up 18 per cent over the same period of last year thanks to higher sales in both market...

Cemex to appeal fine, Mexico

24 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex CEO Lorenzo Zambrano has reiterated that the company will appeal a fine for allegedly blocking competitors from bringing cement into Mexico, the Wall Street Journal reports. Earlier this month, the Federal Competition Commission (CFC) fined Cemex MXP10.2m (US$796,000) following an investigation into a failed attempt by a competitor to import cement via a silo ship almost eight years ago. The newspaper quoted Zambrano as saying: “We’ve done nothing illegal.” He said Cemex used leg...

Cemex fined for anti-competitive practices

14 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s competition watchdog has fined cement giant Cemex MXN10.2m (US$800,500) for anti-competitive practices in a 2005 dispute when the company blocked a shipment of cheap Russian-made cement from entering the country. The competitor tried to import 26,000t of lower-priced Russian cement into Mexico, but the “Mary Nour” vessel was held up for months at a Mexican port and eventually turned away in 2005 after being blocked by Cemex.   The rival group brought a claim against Cemex in 20...