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Cement news highlights: 15 – 19 December

World Cement,

LafargeHolcim merger update: the European Commission has approved the proposal with only a slight change in the divestment plans in France.

Latin America

  • Samuel Doria Medina has sold his controlling stake in Bolivian cement manufacturer Soboce to Holding Cementero S.A., part of Peru’s Grupo Gloria.
  • Bolivia’s Itacamba Cemento S.A. has ordered an MPS 3750 B raw mill from Gebr. Pfeiffer for its new cement plant in Yacuces.
  • Cemex Latam Holdings has announced plans to increase the production capacity of its Colorado plant in Costa Rica to 1.1 million tpy by 2017.
  • Domestic cement sales totalled 929 000 t in Peru in November, while dispatches were up 0.57% y/y in the first 11 months of 2014.

Newsbytes from India

  • Ambuja Cement plans to train 18 000 masons and 15 000 contractors across India by 2020.
  • Dalmia Cement is increasing its presence in eastern India, announcing that it will serve the markets in Jharkhand, Bihar and Bengal with PSC produced at the Bokaro cement plant.
  • Shree Cement awards new contract to Petron Engineering.

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