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Volume 1 Issue 16


5 Lafarge & Holcim

Clash of the titans? No more

9 Life cycle assessment

A study of the construction industry (2/3)

Written by Dr S N Pati

15 Mauritania & Senegal

Two distant neighbors, two close markets


21 Cement Volumes

Sun is shining upon Europe - mild winter revives cement sector

24 Coal market update

25 Energy prices update


40 Infrastructure & Projects

India’s First Monorail becomes operational


1 Editorial Letter:

With powers combined, a mega company is born, reshaping the cement world map

3 Numbers in Brief:

India undergoes major structural changes in regional cement prices

42 Analyst Recommendations


29 Market and Competition

31 M&A and Finance

33 Projects and Expansions

34 Volumes and Pricing

35 People

36 Regional Update

38 Equipment Highlights

CemWeek India Cement Industry News
Bangladesh: Calls for reduction of cement import duties
Sunday, 30 March 2014 21:36

Companies say this will slash costs of local cement for building projects


India: Mining explosives market taking a hit
Sunday, 30 March 2014 21:28

Stricter regulations for transport of ammonium nitrate hitting industry


LR1300 crawler’s complex cement lift
Friday, 28 March 2014 06:07

Indian firm Bhoir Group used its 300t Liebherr LR 1300 crawler crane to complete a complex lift at a cement plant in Chattisgarh, India

India: Experts warn against industrial waste disposal
Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:36

Experts have also proposed alternative methods for the process


Ambuja Cements gets okay for Holcim merger
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 20:03

Court also approved capital reduction for Indian based cement maker


Pakistan: Lucky Cement workers go on strike
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 01:01

Retrenched workers also decried government inaction


Sri Lanka's Singha building new cement terminal
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 00:59

New facility will double existing capacity


Jaypee to divest Bokaro Jaypee stake
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 00:27

Controlling stake to be sold to Dalmia Cement


India: Cement prices in Andhra Pradesh plummet
Sunday, 23 March 2014 22:38

Traders have reported that prices have fallen by as much as Rs 60 per bagPremium Content


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In Depth

  • Life Cycle Assessment - A study of the construction industry Part 2/3
    Cement Companies
    A life cycle assessment (LCA), also known as: life cycle analysis is an input-output analysis of inputs like materials, energy and outputs like emissions, waste etc. The goal of LCA is to assess the environmental impacts associated with the product / process and to compare with the alternates available and choose that alternate which is least burdensome...
    17 April 2014
  • Lafarge & Holcim - Clash of the titans? No more.
    Cement Companies
    What was once an unthinkable combination was on April 4, 2014 sparsely confirmed by Lafarge and Holcim in respective press statements: the two were indeed considering a merger of equals. On April 7, 2014 the companies triumphantly confirmed the move after the boards approved the transaction over the weekend, in one fell swoop radically redesigning the world of cement as we...
    10 April 2014
  • 2013: A disappointing year for major cement companies
    Cement Companies
    The effect of the global economic crisis can still be seen in most regions worldwide. The global construction sector remained volatile along the year with most of the major cement companies showing negative results at the end of 2013.
    02 April 2014
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