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The Hindu Business Line  8 hrs ago  Comment 
In a set back to leading cement maker UltraTech Cement, the Mines Department of Rajasthan Government on Tuesday retook the possession of 10 square kilometres of limestone mining area in...
Reuters  Dec 16  Comment 
The battle for the assets cement firms Lafarge and Holcim must sell to get the go-ahead for their merger will likely be between three groups, several people...
Wall Street Journal  Dec 15  Comment 
Cement companies Holcim and Lafarge cleared a major hurdle toward their planned $43 billion merger after antitrust authorities in Europe said the deal could go ahead, subject to significant asset sales across the region.
The Economic Times  Dec 15  Comment 
Short term appears promising in this type of environment because we have seen some increase in volumes that they have been selling.
Clusterstock  Dec 13  Comment 
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The Hindu Business Line  Dec 12  Comment 
Ambuja Cement made rapid gains in the afternoon session to trade at Rs 226.85 near the close on the NSE on Friday. At 3.05 pm it was up 1.70 per cent on its overnight finish at Rs 223.05.
NPR  Dec 11  Comment 
Three months after the war between Israel and Hamas ended, reconstruction has barely started. Many people still live in half-bombed houses. But there are a few bright spots and a bit of innovation.
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 10  Comment 
End-users of coal blocks from unregulated sectors, such as steel, cement and others, can be clubbed together depending on the grade of fuel available in the area. Clarifying the industry...
New York Times  Dec 5  Comment 
Nigerian police officers and soldiers repelled an attack on Thursday by gunmen on a French-owned cement factory in northeast Nigeria, where security forces are battling an Islamic uprising, a police official said.




 

Besides producing cement, many of these companies produce ready-mix concrete, asphalt, aggregates, and concrete structures. Cement industry is local in nature, because the weight to value ratio of cement and other building materials is relatively low.

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