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Moroccan cement market down 18% in 2M13

29 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Morocco during the first two months of the year fell by 18 per cent as the recovery of the construction sector remains out of reach. Total cement consumption over the two months is 2.4Mt. Public works are feeling the pinch as is the new tax regime on the sale of undeveloped land. Capital gains on these sales have seen an increase in tax rate from 20 to 30 per cent on land held for more than five years. Meanwhile, cement prices remain stable at MAD1100.

Credit Suisse sees Indian cement sector expanding

11 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Credit Suisse says margins in India's cement sector should expand over the next two years on the back of price increases and improvement in demand, among other factors. Reuters reported that the investment bank assigns new ratings to Indian cement companies after a change in analysts. Credit Suisse rates ACC Ltd "outperform" with target price of INR1545 while assigning "neutral" rating to UltraTech Cement Ltd and Ambuja Cements with target prices of INR1900 and INR05 respectively.  T...

Nomura cautious on China demand growth and average prices

21 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Investment bank Nomura is bearish on China cement but is less positive than the market on 2Q13 and 2013 demand growth and potential average selling prices (ASP). The house has analysed 138 railway projects in China and found the net incremental cement consumption for 2013 for 2013 to be 16t less than last year. Normura also explored more reliable property new-starts data and concluded that cement demand from the property sector would fall 1.1 per cent YoY in 2013 to 615Mt. It believ...