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Taiwan Cement Group plans green bond

04 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Group is planning to issue green bonds through its subsidiary in Europe, marking the first time the group has sold such bonds to finance environmentally-friendly projects. In a statement to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, Taiwan Cement Co (TCC) said its energy storage subsidiary NHOA SA in Italy will sell convertible green bonds with a maturity of five years, aiming to raise EUR250m (US$276m). In July 2021, through its subsidiary Taiwan Cement Europe Holdings BV, TCC acquired...

China Resources Cement welcomes new CEO

19 April 2023, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement Holdings Ltd has appointed Mr Jing Shiqing as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective from 18 April 2023. Mr Jing is also an executive director and a member of the company’s Strategy & Investment Committee. He joined China Resources Group in July 2003 and served as deputy general manager of the human resources department from May 2018 to March 2021, as a non-executive director of the company from May 2018 to March 2021, and as a non-executive director of ...

China Resources Cement issues 1Q23 profit warning

13 April 2023, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement Holdings Ltd has issued a profit warning for the first quarter of 2023 ended 31 March. Over the three-month period, the company expects to report a loss attributable to owners of the company of between HKD35m-45m (US$4.46m-5.73m), compared to a profit of HKD729.5m in the same period a year earlier. The loss has been attributed to the lower selling prices of the group’s products compared to the 1Q22, along with the one-off gain of HKD239.1m from the disposal of a s...

Mixed January-March results for Taiwan’s cement producers

12 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan-based Asia Cement Corp saw its revenue slip by 0.1 per cent to TWD8152.982m (US$267.17m) in March 2023 from TWD8160.414m in March 2022. In the January-March 2023 period the company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.4 per cent to TWD19,208.712m from TWD19,681.816m in the January-March 2022 period. Meanwhile, Lucky Cement Co saw a 26.1 per cent increase in revenues to TWD436.03m in March 2023 from TWD345.612m in March 2022. In the January-March 2023 period, revenue increased 24 per ce...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Osaka Gas sign CCUS value chain feasibility study

03 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) and Osaka Gas Co Ltd have signed an agreement for a feasibility study on a project to develop a CO 2  value chain for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), including transporting CO 2  captured in Japan to overseas, utilising it to produce e-methane, a synthetic gas produced through methanation, and storing it underground.   The project aims to establish an efficient CO 2  value chain, leveraging Osaka Gas’s know-how on e-metha...

BBMG Corp posts 17% fall in revenue in 2022

30 March 2023, Published under Cement News

China’s BBMG Corp has posted a 16.8 per cent YoY decline in revenue in 2022 to CNY102,822.2m (US$14,938m). Net profit over the same period fell 66.6 per cent to CNY1739.9m, while basic earnings per share contracted from CNY0.27 to CNY0.11. Sales of cement in 2022 came in at 78Mt, while clinker sales reached 8.9Mt, giving a combined annual sales volume of 86.9Mt, marking a 12.8 per cent YoY decline. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, national cement output in 2022 was...

CNBM reports 17% drop in sales in 2022

27 March 2023, Published under Cement News

China National Building Material Company Ltd (CNBM) has reported sales of CNY230.167bn (US$33,441m) in 2022, down 16.5 per cent YoY from CNY275.618bn in the previous year. Net income over the same period fell from CNY17.094bn to CNY8.650bn, while basic earnings per share declined from CNY1.932 to CNY0.944. Net profit fell to CNY7.96bn in 2022 compared to CNY16.3bn in 2021, down 51 per cent YoY.  According to the company, cement production contracted 10.5 per cent to a decade-low of 2.13bt ...

Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings) hit by construction standstill in 2H22

23 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings) Co Ltd has reported revenue of HKD492.88m (US$62.8m) in 2022, down from HKD513.23m in the previous year. Profit for 2022 came in at HKD48.5m, compared to HKD84.6m in 2021, while earnings per share fell from HKc16.8 to HKc10.6 over the same period. Revenue from sales of cement products stood at HKD281.45m in 2022, marking a contraction from HKD310.3m in 2021.  According to the company, the fall in cement revenue was due to Vietnam’s real estate and construc...

China Shanshui Cement preliminary profit down 73%

17 March 2023, Published under Cement News

China Shanshui Cement has posted a preliminary profit for the full year of CNY748.7m, down 73.0 per cent YoY on the back of falling sales, according to Reuters. The company’s operating revenue in 2022 reached CNY21.49bn. Going forward, the group will focus on improving product quality and reducing costs. Cement demand, which was sluggish throughout 2022, is expected to stabilise and decline in 2023.

Oman Investment Authority starts sale of Oman Cement Co to Huaxin

14 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) has started the process for divesting its majority stake in Oman Cement Co. Ibrahim bin Said al Eisari, director general of private ownership at OIA, said: “This exit comes in accordance with a plan pursued by OIA aimed at achieving a number of goals, including attracting foreign investment to the sultanate. This will contribute to achieving economic diversification and transfer of modern technology to the targeted sectors.” OIA will sell its entire sha...