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Lafarge Zambia reports first-half profit rise

25 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zambia reported a 66 per cent rise in first half profit to ZMK181m (US$29,86), due in part to favourable volumes and cost control measures.   Company chief executive officer, Emmanuel Rigaux, highlighted that the results improved despite domestic and export markets facing challenges with stiffening competition, cost inflation and a number of changes in the regulatory environment. "Together with improvements in operational and industrial performance at our Ndola and Chilanga plants, w...