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Gresik sets aside US$300m for regional expansion

31 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s largest cement maker, PT Semen Gresik, has US$300m to expand its business to the regional markets of Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, the company’s chief executive Dwi Soetjipto has said. Speaking to the Jakarta Globe, he said: “Expansion overseas is still in the process.” Previously, Dwi indicated that the company was looking at acquiring stakes in cement producers in Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand as it seeks to extend its regional reach. He also told the Investor ...

Vinacomin to sell coal to Vicem affiliate, Vietnam

31 August 2012, Published under Cement News

State-owned miner Vinacomin will sell 130,000t of coal to VICEM Materials Transport Cement Joint Stock Company, an affiliate of Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem). The figure will include 55,000t of 3CHG coal dust, 45,000t of 4aHG, 15,000 tons of 4bHG and 15,000t of 5aHG. This is a part in a purchasing contract between Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (Vinacomin), the country’s biggest miner, and state-owed Vicem. Vinacomin is expected to deliv...

Vietnam Jan-Aug production falls YoY

29 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 36.9Mt of cement in the first eight months of this year, a fall of 5.7 per cent from the same period of last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).  Cement output in August is likely to have increased by 14.29 per cent from July to 5.5Mt, the government office said in a report released on Monday. The GSO has revised down its cement output figures for the first seven months of 2012 to 31.4Mt from the previously-estimated 32Mt. Las...

Thang Long Cement plans to increase exports, Vietnam

29 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Vietnam-based producer Thang Long Cement JSC plans to double monthly cement exports to Cambodia from its Hiep Phuoc grinding plant to 10,000 due to increased demand in the neighbouring market. Since the start of this year, the company has shipped around 5000t and 2000t of cement to Cambodia and Indonesia, respectively from the grinding facility, according to the company’s director Mai Anh Tai. Thang Long Cement plans to export around a further 150,000t of cement to these two markets betwe...

The Vissai to acquire US$83.2m cement project in central Vietnam

23 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement maker The Vissai is completing legal procedures to acquire a cement project in the central province of Nghe An from Do Luong Cement JSC with a registered investment of nearly VND1.739trn (US$83.2m). “The acquisition is nearly completed,” said a representative of The Vissai said in an interview with Dau Tu newspaper’s reporter. With the Do Luong cement plant, The Vissai will have six cement plants with a combined capacity of more than 7Mta. Construction of the Do Luong ce...

Vietnam: cement sales decline

22 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Total domestic cement consumption during the first seven months of this year was 27.6Mt, down by three per cent against the same time last year and 50 per cent of the yearly target, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction. In July alone, only 4.14Mt of cement were sold, 300,000t lower than the previous month. The downturn has been blamed on the gloomy real-estate market. To better deal with cement stockpiles, cement producers have pushed exports. A total of 4.5Mt of clinker an...

YenBai Cement posts second quarter loss, Vietnam

10 August 2012, Published under Cement News

YenBai Cement and Minerals said it incurred a loss of VND5.69bn (US$271,000) in the second quarter of this year, marking its fifth consecutive quarter of losses Revenues declined five per cent on year to VND82bn during the period, the company said in a quarterly financial statement. Higher prime cost to revenue ratio was mainly blamed for the company’s loss, despite an earning of VND3.46bn from other incomes. In the Jan-June period the cement producer made a loss of VND11.47bn on revenues ...

Vinaconex sells 8M shares of cement producer

10 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Construction and Import-Export JS Corporation or Vinaconex (VCG) sold eight million shares of Yen Binh Cement JSC on July 26. The decision was made because VCG is restructuring its holdings in Yen Binh firm, local financial website Cafef reported. As a result, VCG cut its holding in the cement producer to 26 per cent equal to 6.66 million shares from earlier 57.25 per cent. (Source: Vietnam News Brief Service)

Semen Gresik plans name change to raise its profile, Indonesia

03 August 2012, Published under Cement News

State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan said Indonesian state-owned Semen Gresik is set to change its name to Semen Indonesia in a bid to raise the company’s international profile. The change is subject to approval by shareholders expected October or November this year, the minister said on Tuesday. Once the change becomes official, Dwi Doetjipto, president director of Semen Gresik, will become chief executive of Semen Indonesia. Dahlan said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indone...

Hai Van Cement net profit rises 74%

27 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Hai Van Cement JSC reported a net profit of VND3.6bn in the second quarter of 2012, up 74 per cent YoY, the firm said in its financial statements posted on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange (STC)’s website. Its total revenue reached VND195.28bn in the period, up four per cent from VND187.02bn a year earlier, the firm reported. Meanwhile, its total costs only rose three pe rcent on year to VND188.9bn, leading to an on year rise of 74 per cent in net profit of the firm. In 1H12, the company earne...