• INDONESIA - Indonesia sees Cement supply swamped as foreign producers move in

    Indonesia's large market and its strategic position in Southeast Asia have drawn foreign cement companies to invest in the country, creating competition for existing producers, which are already struggling to maintain their market share amid a surplus in production capacity. Thre

  • Irish Cement to cut proposed alternative fuels usage at Limerick plant

    Ireland: Irish Cement is planning to cut the amount alternative fuels it intends to co-process at its Limerick cement plant to 90,000t/yr. The cement producer withdrew its initial planning application in March 2016 but has resubmitted a new application with a lower amount of alte

  • Anhui Conch net profit drops by 45% to US$123m in first quarter of 2016

    China: Anhui Conch Cement’s net profit has dropped by 45% year-on-year to US$123m in the first quarter of 2016 from US$233m in the same period in 2015. Its revenue fell by 5.5% to US$1.63bn from US$1.73bn. It attributed the decreases in profit and sales revenue to falling prices.

  • Cemex invests in communities

    In a sea of countries known for football, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic stand apart as fans of a game that involves less kicking and just as much skill. Though relatively new to the region, today baseball is the national sport in both countries, and it is common to see chi

  • Cement industry leading the way on safety

    Coinciding with the World Day for Safety and Health at Work celebrations on 28 April, the Association of manufacturers of cement in Spain (Oficemen) took stock of data, confirming significant reductions in accidents, with reductions in numbers of accidents with temporary incapaci

  • Canada’s construction industry forecast to improve

    Despite contracting by 1.7% in 2015, Canada’s construction industry is forecast to improve over the next five years, and to reach US$321 billion by 2020, according to the latest report from Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC). Canada’s construction industry recor

  • Philippines: Holcim Philippines CEO tips cement market growth in 2016

    Holcim Philippines' CEO Eduardo A Sahagun has tipped the domestic cement market’s robust performance to continue in 2016, with sales growth of up to 8%. The nation’s private sector's continuing construction activities and the Philippines government's higher infrastructure spend

  • India:Public hearing held for proposed 1Mt/yr cement plant in Assam

    The Pollution Control Board of Assam has held a public hearing on a proposed 1Mt/yr cement plant at Jorabat, Mauza Sonapur in the state of Assam. Locals and Pollution Control Board officials were present during the hearing, where all the stakeholders put forward their opinions on