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India: COMPAT stays UltraTech’s CCI penalty

23 November 2016, Published under Cement News

The Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) has granted a stay on an order passed by the Competition Commmission of India (CCI) against UltraTech Cement on deposit of 10 per cent of the penalty amount. CCI handed UltraTech a INR11.75bn (US$171.6m) penalty in August 2016 for supporting cartelisation. In total the CCI handed out penalties amounting to over INR67bn to 11 cement firms for this matter, including UltraTech, Ambuja, ACC, JK Cement and Ramco, as well as the Cement Manufacturers A...

India: Jaiprakash Associates shareholders agree to sale

25 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (JAL) on Monday said its shareholders have approved the sale of the firm's cement business to Aditya Birla Group's UltraTech Cement. Approval from Competition Commission of India (CCI) has been received and the next step involves seeking approval from the concerned High Court and the final approval from capital markets regulator. Earlier this year, the Aditya Birla Group firm announced acquisition of Jaiprakash Associates' cement plants with a total capacity of 2...

UltraTech Cement

19 October 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has recorded a 25 per cent increase in consolidated net profit in the quarter ending 30 September 2016. Profit rose to INR6.14bn (US$92.1m) versus INR4.9bn in the same period last year. This compares to analyst predictions of INR7bn. Earnings before interest, depreciation, taxation and amortisation increased by 16 per cent to INR13.7bn, up from INR11.8bn in the same period in 2015. Net sales, however, slipped from INR58.5bn to INR57bn, below analyst forecasts of INR63.2bn. ...

India: UltraTech cement profits up 25%

18 October 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement reported that for the quarter ending 30 September its profits rose 25.27 per cent YoY. A consolidated net profit of INR6.14bn (US$92.1m) was announced for the July-September 2016 quarter, compared to INR4.9bn in the same period last year. However, net sales fell 2.53 per cent to INR57bn from INR58.5bn. Despite an increase in net profit, the results were not as positive as expected. According to a Bloomberg poll, analysts estimated consolidated net profit to be reported at...

Visible cracks

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Over the last 18 months CDP has analysed sectors ranging from electric utilities and automotive manufacturing to extractives and has benchmarked how leading players manage climate risks and opportunities. In June it was the turn of the cement sector, as CDP published ‘Visible Cracks’, its first report for investors on the global cement industry. This publication revealed how differently companies in the sector are preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy. By Tarek Soliman and Cha...

India prepares for the upturn

03 October 2016, Published under Cement News

After a strong first quarter, India’s cement demand experienced a setback in April and May. However, monsoon preparations helped the market recover in the following month and the outlook following a good monsoon is positive. Share prices of all Indian cement majors are hitting an all-time high on the stock exchanges, including Mumbai (pictured) as demand for cement looks set to grow by 6-7 per cent in 2016 [Copyright: Big Rolo Images] Following strong growth in the Jan-Mar...

Indian cement producers to appeal CCI fines

02 September 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim, India Cements and Ramco Cements have said that they will appeal against yesterday’s ruling by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) which levied fines totalling INR67bn (US$1bn) against 11 firms, the Press Trust of India reports. Four of the other affected companies – UltraTech, Shree Cement, Jaiprakash Associates and JK Cement – have said they will seek legal advice and may subsequently submit appeals of their own. LafargeHolcim has said it believes it has a strong ...

Competition Commission of India imposes US$944m fine for cartelisation

01 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has levied a fine of INR63.2bn (US$944m) on 10 cement companies whom it accuses of conspiring to fix prices in contravention of competition law. In addition, the Cement Manufacturers Association has been ordered to pay a INR7.3m fine. Of the 10 companies, four – Jaiprakash Associates, UltraTech, Ambuja Cements and ACC – will bear the brunt of the penalties, accounting for 76 per cent of the total fine. The other firms fined today are Lafarge, Cent...

India: reason for optimism?

17 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The first quarter of 2016 provided some basis for optimism for India’s cement producers as the sector reported double-digit expansion. However, in the months ahead, the monsoon season and the perennial overcapacity of the industry continue to haunt profitability. The amendment of The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act is expected to facilitate M&A in the cement sector The first quarter of 2016 has seen India’s cement industry make a positive start to the year...

India: UltraTech’s plan for Bokaro plant moves forward

10 August 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement’s project to build a new 1.5Mta plant at Bokaro in Jharkhand has moved a step closer to realisation after the district authorities gave it their support, the Times of India reports. Rai Mahimapat Ray, managing director of the Bokaro Industrial Area Development Authority, said: "We discussed the additional land requirements for a railway siding, levelling of the allotted 50-acre plot, availability of slag and other raw materials locally and formalities for environmental cl...