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S&P lifts Cimpor outlook from stable to positive

05 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed its ‘BB/B’ long and short term rating on Cimpor and InterCement, revising the outlook from stable to positive. The change follows the Outlook revision from stable to positive, keeping a ‘BB’ rating of Camargo Correa, which indirectly controls 94.2 per cent of Cimpor share capital. According to the rating’s agency, the outlook revision to positive based on the successful integration of InterCement and Cimpor assets and on the expectation that the new cement ...

S&P puts Buzzi Unicem, Dyckerhoff ratings on credit watch

09 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Standard & Poor's has placed Buzzi Unicem’s rating on credit watch with negative implications, the Italian cement major announced in a statement. Buzzi Unicem's corporate rating is currently at BB+/Stable/B. The rating for Dyckerhoff AG, Buzzi Unicem’s wholly-owned subsidiary, has also been placed on credit watch. S&P said the decision was due to first-half results which were lower than expected in some key market, particularly Italy, Mexico and Eastern Europe. For the first half ...

Standard & Poor’s downgrades China Shanshui Cement, China

02 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on China-based cement producer China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd to 'BB-' from 'BB' due to a weakening of the company’s financial strength against a backdrop of challenging operating conditions. The outlook is negative. The agency also downgraded the company's outstanding senior unsecured notes to 'B+' from'BB-'. At the same time, S&P lowered its long-term Greater China regional scale rating on Shanshui to '...

Fitch upgrades Cemex to B+

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Fitch upgraded its foreign and local issuer default rating of Cemex to B+ from B, the ratings agency said in a report. The upgrade is based on Cemex's improved capital structure and "the gradual improvement in the US cement market and an improving outlook for the growth in the company's EBITDA and cash flow," Fitch said. Fitch's action also takes into account the "improved confidence of the capital markets," as a result of Cemex's debt refinancing and the IPO of its Latin America subsid...