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Tongyang Cement changes its name to Sampyo Cement

29 March 2017, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s cement producer Tongyang Cement & Energy Corp that had been the parent company for the now-defunct Tonyang Group has changed its company name to Sampyo Cement during its shareholders meeting held in Gangwon Province, east of Seoul, on Friday.

South Korea: Sungshin Cement back in the black in 2016

24 February 2017, Published under Cement News

South Korean cement producer Sungshin Cement Co Ltd improved its revenues by 1.2 per cent to KRW686.6bn in 2016 from KRW678.7bn, according to the country’s Financial Supervisory Service. The company’s operating profit rose from KRW35.26bn to KRW36.83bn while in terms of net profit, the firm swung from a KRW33.99bn loss to a net profit of KRW12.4bn, according to preliminary and unaudited results.

South Korea: preferred bidders named in US$567m Hyundai deal

17 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanil Cement Company and LK Investment Partners have been named as the preferred bidders to acquire Hyundai Cement, reports South Korea's Pulse. The two firms submitted a bid of KRW650bn (US$567m) for an 84.56 per cent stake in Hyundai. The acquisition would make Hanil Cement the largest producer in South Korea, with a market share of more than 30 per cent. The bid values Hyundai at nearly 60 per more than its current market capitalisation of KRW486bn. A final deal is expected to be si...

South Korea: Hyundai Cement sale bids

15 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Six contenders have submitted a bid for Hyundai Cement Company. Ssangyong Cement Industrial Co, Halla Cement Corp, IMM Private Equity, LK Investment Partners, Hyundai Sungwoo Holdings Co and PineStreet Group have each submitted terms to acquire a 84.56 per cent stake in Hyundai Cement offered by creditors. Ssangyong Cement Industrial and Halla Cement are expected to lead the buyout, as reported by Pulse News. Owned by private equity funds, the two cement makers have production bases locat...

Hyundai Cement posts better revenues but net losses increase

06 February 2017, Published under Cement News

South Korean cement producer Hyundai Cement Co Ltd saw improved revenues in 2016, rising from KRW363.19bn (US$319m) in 2015 to KRW378.86bn, according to the country’s  Financial Supervisory Service. Operating profit rose 1.6 per cent from KRW52.52bn to KRW53.37bn, but net losses increased from KRW10.98bn to KRW143.46bn. These are preliminary, unaudited results.

South Korea: carbon emission quota increased

27 January 2017, Published under Cement News

On 24 January the South Korean government increased the carbon emissions quota by 1700t to 539Mt and added 51Mt to emission rights in view of companies’ efforts for greenhouse gas reduction prior to the implementation of emissions trading. Community energy suppliers and cement manufacturers are expected to benefit from the adjustment, with the price/t of carbon emission rights recently tripling from a year ago to KRW20,850 (US$17.75) in the Korea Exchange. T he government also voted fo...

South Korea: Hyundai Cement auction set to raise KRW600bn

09 December 2016, Published under Cement News

The auction of Hyundai Cement, preliminary bidding of which is scheduled for 16 December, is set to attract bids from multiple prospective buyers, with the assets expected to fetch up to KRW600bn (US$515m), reports Korea’s Pulse. Hyundai Cement currently supplies seven per cent of the domestic market, and the company’s location in the country’s interior makes it particularly attractive to Korea’s coastal cement producers, Ssangyong Cement Industrial Co, Tongyang Cement & Energy Co, and La...

Cementos Argos

22 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement producers, such as Cementos Argos, will be encouraged by the signing earlier this month of a bilateral freetrade agreement between Colombia and South Korea. The agreement is designed to serve as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific markets for Colombia and a bridge to Latin America for Korean businesses, according to the Korean International Trade Association. With Colombia’s growing population and an economy expanding at over four per cent each year, South Korea sees itself...

South Korea: Hyundai Cement up for sale

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Hyundai Cement Co. is expected to put up for sale this year. Despite only having a small market share in South Korea, the upcoming sale is expected to bring about change in the local cement market that is fiercely competitive. Currently, South Korea’s cement market is dominated by seven major companies who hold a 90 per cent market share. Of these, Hyundai Cement ranks seventh, holding 7.38 per cent of the market share, but despite its lower position its sale will likely be a game changer...

South Korea: Sungshin shares down

27 June 2016, Published under Cement News

South Korean company Sungshin Cement has been ranked in the bottom quartile of BSS News Bites South Korean performers for the past year. The company’s performance saw it placed 1519/1756 in the ranking, a percentile ranking of 13. Sungshin shares were also down 35.3 per cent for the year ended 27 June 2016. After climbing from KRW2920 (US$2.47) five years ago to KRW15,300 (US$12.95) one year ago, share price stood at KRW9900 (US$8.38) for this last year.