India Cement & Construction Materials journal

India Cement and Construction Materials Magazine (ICCM) 29

CW Group proudly announces the publication of the 29th issue of India Cement & Construction Materials Magazine. Amongst the relevant topics for the Indian construction materials market, the magazine presents an in depth coverage of cement companies and their search to create conditions for higher cost and energy-efficiency and independence from national power grids.

Mrs. Alta Schoultz, Head of Innovation at PPC, brings an inside view on innovation, technology advances and their use in the cement industry.

The 29th issue of the India Cement and Construction Materials Magazine (ICCM) also features an analysis of petcoke prices, made by the CW Research team. Find out more on the increase of high sulfur imported petcoke prices and cement demand in India, as well as other relevant indicators. And as usual, ICCM Magazine provides relevant news about the main indicators in the industry, including the latest facts and figures about cement volumes, energy prices, key people in the business, regional developments, equipment and construction projects. 

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  • The current issue of ICCM magazine presents the latest developments regarding the petcoke prices. The story outlines trends and figures from the CW Research’s India Petcoke CFR price assessment, with a focus on the increase of high sulfur imported petcoke prices.
  • Another major topic covered in this issue is the role played by innovation in the creation of sustainable approaches. Alta Schoultz, Head of Innovation, PPC Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa analyses the ways in which technological creativity can make that possible, in a feature story that details the process of creative destruction.
  • Cement companies seek to create conditions for higher cost and energy-efficiency and add a major benefit to day-to-day operations: independence from national power grids and their potential failures. The 29th issue of the India Cement and Construction Materials Magazine (ICCM) covers captive power plants, as the solution for improving business indicators.
  • Cement volumes: In Pakistan, local cement consumption is increasing, supported by large construction projects.
  • Cement Energy: Global trading volumes for six major coal countries increased to 83.25 million tons in December 2015.

Analyst Recommendations:

  • Gaurav Bissa of LKP Securities finds ACC to be one of the vulnerable names within the cement sector.
  • Reliance Securities is bullish on J.K.Cement and has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 454.

           Orders and Equipment:

  • Emami Cement is installing a new cement plant in Chhattisgarh, with Gebr. Pfeiffer supplying.
  • US-based Caterpillar expects India's heavy equipment market to double to over USD 4 billion over the next three years.

           People:

  • LafargeHolcim has announced that Martin Kriegner, currently Area Manager Central Europe, will be appointed Head of India, effective as of 1 March 2016.

           Market and Competition:

  • The units of Kashmir based companies TCI MAX Cements, Cemtac Cements, Arco Cements and Itifaq Cements are posting a total loss of 2500 to 3000 metric tons, on a daily basis.
  • Lafarge India has begun the sale process this week after receiving approval from the  Competition Commission of India.

            M & A and Finance:

  • India-based Oriental Bank of Commerce was accused of mismanagement and siphoning  of public money at Dalmia Bharat Group’s subsidiary, Calcom Cement.
  • CRH is speculated to be in a bid to acquire Lafarge India assets.

            Infrastructure and Projects:

  • India hopes to receive one of the first loans issued by the China-led Asian Infrastructure  Investment Bank (AIIB) later this year.

            Numbers in Brief:

  •  Largest cement makers’ earnings disappoint, as they face the results of the gloal economic environment. 
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