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A huge success for CBI Brazil & LatAm 2015

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18/03/2015

Bringing together hundreds of professionals in the cement industry, the 8th Cement Business & Industry conference proved to be a fitted and needed platform for sharing perspectives, insight and innovations for the cement market.

 

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Worldwide white cement consumption expected to accelerate 2014 - 2020

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18/03/2015

Global white cement consumption growth is expected to accelerate in the next five years, according to the recently released CW Research 2015 Global White Cement Market and Trade Report. The global economy has yet to recover from the financial crisis, the prospects for white cement have improved due to the rise of emerging consuming countries like India, the resurgence of demand in the US and the consolidation of the Middle East as a major consumption hub.

   

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CRH acquires Lafarge-Holcim assets

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18/03/2015

With CRH winning the auction for the largest part of the Lafarge- Holcim assets, it seems that the French and Swiss companies are on the right track to creating a powerful company that will control 20 percent of the global market outside China.

   

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Shree acquires JP grinding unit in Haryana

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12/10/2014

Cement CompaniesAfter a period of political unrest that made its effects felt on the cement industry, there are encouraging signs that demand and productivity will soon increase. The developments expected in infrastructure projects and in rural and urban housing are expected to lead to a growth in demand, but not all of those acting in the cement industry are too confident that the following 12 months will surpass the previous six in productivity and demand.

   

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The Indian Cement Sector Sentiment Survey

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05/10/2014

Cement CompaniesAfter a period of political unrest that made its effects felt on the cement industry, there are encouraging signs that demand and productivity will soon increase. The developments expected in infrastructure projects and in rural and urban housing are expected to lead to a growth in demand, but not all of those acting in the cement industry are too confident that the following 12 months will surpass the previous six in productivity and demand.

   

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India cement sector set to build momentum, accelerate into 2015

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28/09/2014

Cement CompaniesCW Group forecasts 2014 global growth to accelerate to 4.2 percent and consumption to reach 4.21 billion tons, up from 3.9 percent forecasted in February this year. We anticipate that renewed confidence in construction market conditions will positively affect the general global outlook, annual consumption reaching 4.8 billion tons by 2018.

   

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Navigating the Razor's Edge: Anti-trust in the Global Cement Sector

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21/09/2014

CW Research GCTPR Q2 2014No doubt, coordinated industrial activity can be good for the cement sector and ensure efficient allocation of capital that in emerging markets can help stop a drain on the foreign account, build domestic value, add capability and create jobs on a large scale. However, antitrust authorities in many markets have followed developments with a watchful eye.

   

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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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  • CRH acquires Lafarge-Holcim assets
    With CRH winning the auction for the largest part of the Lafarge- Holcim assets, it seems that the French and Swiss companies are on the right track to creating a powerful company that will control 20 percent of the global market outside China.
    25 March 2015
  • Worldwide white cement consumption expected to accelerate 2014 - 2020
    Global white cement consumption growth is expected to accelerate in the next five years, according to the recently released CW Research 2015 Global White Cement Market and Trade Report. The global economy has yet to recover from the financial crisis, the prospects for white cement have improved due to the rise of emerging consuming countries like India, the resurgence...
    26 March 2015
  • A huge success for CBI Brazil & LatAm 2015
    Bringing together hundreds of professionals in the cement industry, the 8th Cement Business & Industry conference proved to be a fitted and needed platform for sharing perspectives, insight and innovations for the cement market.
    18 March 2015
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