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Solid economic development for Malaysia

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17/09/2014

CW Research GCTPR Q2 2014Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy and the last four decades’ relative political stability has fueled a solid economic development. Malaysia’s GPD jumped 4.7 percent in 2013 and is expected to further expand with a 5.0 percent compound annual growth rate by 2018.

 

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GCTPR 2Q 2014 - Slight rebound in cement prices as FOB levels tick up around the world

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14/09/2014

CW Research GCTPR Q2 2014Second quarter 2014 global FOB prices for gray cement slightly rebounded from previous months reaching levels over US$80 per ton from February to April 2014. With oversupply still a major issue in some markets and competitive pressures in cement deliveries still high, prices have been largely stagnant. Continued weak domestic demand in countries in Southern Europe like Spain and Portugal remains the main driver for local producers to offload excess supply by exporting product.

   

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The legacy of a visionary - Lorenzo Zambrano (1944 - 2014)

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24/06/2014

Lorenzo Zambrano He was a visionary and a leader who dedicated his life to grow CEMEX from a regional company in Mexico to a top-class world player. Admired not only for his tenacity but most of all for the great human being he was, his legacy will live on. Lorenzo H. Zambrano, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of CEMEX, passed away May 12 in the city of Madrid, Spain.

   

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Mauritania & Senegal - Two distant neighbors, two close markets

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25/04/2014

Mauritania & SenegalMauritania and Senegal have a long history of conflict that roots back to the late 1980’s.The reason of the tension between them: the Senegal River, which sits at their border, and Senegal Government’s plans to develop a rehabilitation project in the river banks. The majority of Senegal and Mauritania’s population live next to the river. It is a primary source of fresh water and used to irrigate farms’ land in a region that survives almost on agriculture.

   

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Life Cycle Assessment - A study of the construction industry Part 2/3

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17/04/2014

Cement CompaniesA 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 one.

   

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Lafarge & Holcim - Clash of the titans? No more.

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10/04/2014

Cement CompaniesWhat 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 know it.

   

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2013: A disappointing year for major cement companies

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02/04/2014

Cement CompaniesThe 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.

   

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Cimento Apodi identified by CemWeek as CBI Brazil's "Best Cement & Lime Project"

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13/03/2014

CBI AwardCimento Apodi is the first winner of GMI Global’s “Dr. Clemente Greco Best Cement & Lime Project Award”

CemWeek, a main supporter of the CBI Brazil & Latin America 2014 conference that took place in Brazil, on the 5th and 6th of February, identified Cimento Apodi as the “Best New Brazilian and Latin American Cement & Lime Project” of the year. The prestigious recognition is a premiere for GMI Global’s Cement Business & Industry Brazilian and Latin American conference and exhibition and CemWeek is honored to support this exciting initiative honoring Dr. Greco and the cement industry with evaluation and selection of the awards.

   

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Life Cycle Assessment - A study of the construction industry

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11/03/2014

Prices in US CWM 18The concept of Life Cycle Thinking is being practiced by using the environmental management tool, and is popularly known as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which integrates starting from resource and energy consumption, production, and use up to its final disposal though various strategies over a whole life cycle in order to avoid a piece – meal approach to the system.


   

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Price increases stick in the United States

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26/02/2014

Prices in US CWM 18The cement market of the United States reached its peak volume in 2005-2006 when cement consumption neared 130 million tons per year. An unprecedented crisis hit the cement market and led demand below 70 million tons by the end of 2009. The industry has revived since and was expected to close 2013 at around 80 million tons in cement consumption.


   

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Semen Indonesia - A view from the East

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18/02/2014

Semen Indonesia, formerly known as Semen Gresik, is the largest producer of cement in Indonesia. The company was established on 25th March, 1953 and officially inaugurated on August 7th, 1957, by the first President of the Republic of Indonesia.


   

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  • Solid economic development for Malaysia
    CW Research GCTPR Q2 2014
    Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy and the last four decades’ relative political stability has fueled a solid economic development. Malaysia’s GPD jumped 4.7 percent in 2013 and is expected to further expand with a 5.0 percent compound annual growth rate by 2018.
    17 September 2014
  • GCTPR 2Q 2014 - Slight rebound in cement prices as FOB levels tick up around the world
    CW Research GCTPR Q2 2014
    Second quarter 2014 global FOB prices for gray cement slightly rebounded from previous months reaching levels over US$80 per ton from February to April 2014. With oversupply still a major issue in some markets and competitive pressures in cement deliveries still high, prices have been largely stagnant. Continued weak domestic demand...
    14 September 2014
  • The legacy of a visionary - Lorenzo Zambrano (1944 - 2014)
    Lorenzo Zambrano
    He was a visionary and a leader who dedicated his life to grow CEMEX from a regional company in Mexico to a top-class world player. Admired not only for his tenacity but most of all for the great human being he was, his legacy will live on. Lorenzo H. Zambrano, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of CEMEX, passed away May 12 in the city...
    24 June 2014
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