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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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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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  • Shree acquires JP grinding unit in Haryana
    Cement Companies
    After 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...
    12 October 2014
  • The Indian Cement Sector Sentiment Survey
    Cement Companies
    After 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...
    05 October 2014
  • India cement sector set to build momentum, accelerate into 2015
    Cement Companies
    CW 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.
    28 September 2014
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