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Cement news highlights: 9 – 13 February

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Financial results

Cement manufacturers, as well as equipment and service providers, have released their latest financial results. Take a look at some of the highlights from these reports via the links below:

Construction markets and projects around the world

  • Timetric has put together a list of the countries that it predicts will experience the fastest rate of construction growth between 2016 and 2020.
  • Growth weakened in the Irish construction sector during January, with rates of expansion in activity and new orders slowing sharply from the end of 2014.
  • Research conducted RICS suggests that skills shortages could put at risk as many as 27 000 building projects in the UK by 2019.
  • Lafarge Africa has agreed to support Shelter Afrique in facilitating access to affordable housing in Nigeria.
  • The Australian construction industry remained in contraction in January, according to the latest Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index.

Energy and emissions

  • EDF Energies Nouvelles is commissioning its first wind farm in South Africa, located at PPC Cement’s Grassridge Quarry in Port Elizabeth.
  • A team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore, Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new type of carbon capture media made of core-shell microcapsules.
  • European Commission launches work on Energy Union: the Energy Union aims to ‘set the scene for a new way of making energy policy in Europe’, says Commission.
  • The African Development Bank is supporting the launch of the Africa Energy Leaders Group.

This week’s not to be missed articles…


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