Issue 10 of the CemWeek Magazine packs a punch as the CW Group dives into some ‘combustible’ issues. CW Group Managing Director and Head of Research, Robert Madeira, discusses the all-important topic of fuel for the cement sector and its relation to a corporate energy strategy. The Group also highlights the latest results from the twice-yearly Global Cement Volume Forecast Report, a global review of cement prices and UK energy prices.
The CW Group announces the release of Issue 9 of CemWeek Magazine. This issue’s feature article, “The Expanding Chinese Influence in Africa,” discusses the local benefits and detriments of recent Chinese investment activity in African nations. “What Happened to Climate Impact” addresses the changing nature of the regulatory discussion as cement companies push forward with their own green initiatives.
In issue 8 of the CemWeek Magazine, we turn to facts as a guide, sharing in this issue some of the metrics we track as analysts at the CW Group, such as our Equipment Vendor Order Intake and Backlog indices and cement price monitoring. We mark the one-year anniversary of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, looking into the aftermath of these natural disasters on the local cement industry.
With 2011 over, CemWeek is pleased to look ahead at the innovations and new products set to shape the future of the cement industry. Issue 7 delineates new research into alkali-activated cement, a promising low carbon competitor, discusses intellectual property and product innovation with Dr. Davide Zampini of Cemex’s R&D Center, and provides a buoyant feature on concrete’s seafaring heydays, considering another way that old technology can be made new.
The December / January issue of the global, executive-oriented CemWeek Magazine takes a look back at 2011 to inform about the year ahead. Not only do we review some of the most important events permeating the global cement sector during 2011, but the editorial team shares its views on some of the most impactful leaders in the industry during the passed year in the "Person of the Year" feature.
The October / November issue of the global, executive-oriented CemWeek Magazine takes a worldwide look at key issues facing global and local cement markets. In the central spotlight is a closer assessment of the Italian cement sector, drawing upon recent CW Group research, but also turning to Italian brokerage house Equitasim for their thoughts on the market dominated by Italcementi and Buzzi.
This issue of the CemWeek Magazine looks at "European Centenarians," the 100-year histories of four cement plants. CemWeek also speaks to the Arabian Cement Co's CEO Jose Magrina on blending a Spanish company with an Egyptian cement enterprise.
The third issue of the global, executive-oriented CemWeek Magazine takes a closer look at the White Cement market. We look at highlights from recent research by the CW Group on White Cement and talk to Mr. Paolo Bossi at Sinai White Cement in Egypt. The issue also features thought-pieces on sourcing by the CW Group and on Management Communication from our friends at the Harvard Business School.
The second issue of the management-focused CemWeek Magazine takes a look at growth markets around the world, with highlights of the cement sectors in Brazil, Russia, West Africa, Congo and Mongolia among others. The issue also features interviews with the Chairman of HeidelbergCement Romania, Mr. Mihai Rohan, and the CEO of KHD Wedag, Mr. Jouni Salo.
Inaugural issue of the CemWeek Magazine. The issue includes an interview with Mr. Don Ingerson of Titan America, feature on competitive benchmarking, algae as an alternative fuel and an overview of the cement market in Iraq.