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Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd posts PKR3.6m loss

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd (MLCF) has reported a loss of PRK3.559m (US$226.3m) for the year ended 30 June 2020. Brokerage Arif Habib Ltd in a report said, “Topline of the company witnessed a dip of 21 percent YoY to PKR6bn in 4QFY20 as its dispatches tumbled 20 per cent YoY to 1.02Mt tagged with lower retention prices in the region.” In FY20 revenue reached PKR29.11bn, up 12 per cent YoY as lower retention prices offset the impact of a 41 per cent YoY hike in sales to 5.163M...

Gulf Cement receives approval to withdraw from Boursa Kuwait

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Gulf Cement Co, once dually listed on Boursa Kuwait and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), has obtained approval from Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority to withdraw from the former. The last day for the trading of the company's shares on Boursa Kuwait will be on Monday, 14 December 2020, according to the company's disclosure to the ADX.

Lafarge Zambia posts losses of ZMW12.3m in 1H20

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zambia Plc has posted losses of over ZMW12.3m (US$615,000) during its financial half-year period ending 30 June 2020. The company saw increased production costs and the local kwacha currency devalued during the period. Lafarge Zambia will continue to focus on developing the export market to sustain its growth as the domestic market remains substantially oversupplied with the commodity.

Mangala Cement Udyog told to withdraw product from market

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has barred Mangala Cement Udyog from selling certain products after they failed to meet the quality standard. During a market inspection, NBSM found Mangala Cement Udyog's PPC Ohm Mangala cement defective. According to NBSM officials, the collected specimen of cement had a compressive strength of 14MPa for three days and 19MPa for seven days. The NBSM-prescribed standards for the products are 16MPa and 22MPa, respectively. According to the NB...

Cemex commences 'Operation Resilience'

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has outlined its 'Operation Resilience' programme, its business strategy from 2020-23 on a risk-adjusted basis. The company announced a need to focus on its core US and European markets as well as in metropolises where market demand is growing.   Fernando A González, Cemex's CEO, said the company will look to grow the profitability of the business through cost reductions and optimising the portfolio through divestments while redeploying its assets in new investments in its core busines...

Asia Cement to purchase additional stake in Chiahui Power

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan-based Electric Power Development Co, also known as J-Power, is planning to sell its entire stake in  Chiahui Power to Taiwan’s Asia Cement for TWD5.37bn (US$183m). The share sale is subject to the approval of Taiwan’s authorities. Asia Cement, by purchasing the 39.97 per cent share, will raise its stake in Chiahui Power to 99.7 per cent. J-Power initially acquired the Chiahui Power shares from Asia Cement in 2002 and invested around JPY8bn (US$7m) into the firm, making it its lar...

Taiwan's producers see decline in August revenue

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Universal Cement Corp has reported a 3.5 per cent YoY decline in August revenue to TWD366.9m (US$12.5m), against TWD380.4m in the same month of 2019. However, in the January-August 2020 period, the company posted an 8.7 per cent YoY rise in revenue to TWD3.44bn from TWD3.16bn. Elsewhere, Hsing Ta Cement saw a 14 per cent fall in August 2020 revenue to TWD625.7m from TWD727.9m last year. In the first eight months of the year, revenue dipped 7.4 per cent YoY to TWD4.54bn.

Breedon welcomes CMA announcement on Cemex asset acquisitions

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon welcomes today's announcement from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it has reasonable grounds for believing that the undertakings offered by Breedon in connection with its completed acquisition of certain assets and operations from Cemex, or a modified version of them, might be acceptable. These undertakings will require the divestment of a small number of ready-mixed concrete plants and an asphalt plant in England, as well as two quarries and a cement terminal in S...

National Cement to boost production and build new plant

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia’s National Cement (East African Holdings) is currently conducting a study at its plant in Dire Dawa to boost its 3000tpd capacity by 30 per cent. "We are planning to start implementing this plan and start producing 4000t of cement per day within the coming six months," said Buzuayehu Tadele Bizenu, board chairman of East African Holdings. Last year, the company produced over 1.2Mt of cement with most of the cement products sold in the domestic market. East Africa Holdings i...

CARRILU inaugurates DRC cement plant

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Minister of Industry of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Julien Paluka, has officially opened the Carrière de Lualaba (CARRILU) cement works in Kolwezi, Lualaba province, DRC. The company also includes a stake by the China-based Zijin group. The new works is expected to produce 1500tpd of grey cement to serve the local market. In addition, it will provide employment to at least 1000 employees, according to Journal de Kinshasha. "The production of cement on site in Kolwezi, dem...