LONDON, Sept 18- Irish cement maker CRH is exploring a bid for all the assets rivals Lafarge and Holcim must sell to steer their mega-merger past competition watchdogs, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Bain, Onex and another limited partner form the fourth consortium, the sources said.» Read More
ZURICH, April 28- Swiss cement maker Holcim Ltd posted a 9 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit on Monday, bearing the fruits of a cost-cutting programme as it prepares to merge with French rival Lafarge SA.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a challenge by environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club, which said the emissions standards were not stringent enough.
ATHENS, April 10- Swiss cement producer Holcim's plans to merge with French peer Lafarge and create the world's biggest cement maker will be subject to an extensive review, the European Union's antitrust chief said on Thursday.
BOGOTA, April 9- Colombia's largest cement maker, Argos, said on Wednesday it will pay 50 million euros for a French Guiana company owned in equal parts by Lafarge and Holcim, two days after those companies announced a merger. Holcim said on Monday that it would buy Lafarge, creating the world's largest cement maker, with combined annual sales of $44 billion.
MONTERREY/MEXICO CITY, April 8- The merger between Switzerland's Holcim and France's Lafarge presents Mexican cement firm Cemex with a golden opportunity to snap up divested assets, but a heavy debt load means it is unlikely to make any big buys soon.
*Bouygues, Iliad fall; Numericable spikes on SFR deal. The stock market also came under pressure from a drop of 5.4 percent in Bouygues and 5.7 percent in Iliad, after Numericable won a bid to acquire Vivendi's SFR telecom unit. Iliad investors were disappointed because the company stood to benefit if Bouygues's bid for SFR succeeded.
*Holcim will hold 53 pct of merged entity. PARIS, April 7- Switzerland's Holcim unveiled an all-share deal to buy France's Lafarge on Monday to create the world's biggest cement maker with combined sales of 32 billion euros. Shares in Lafarge rose 4 percent at the open, the top gainer on France's blue-chip CAC 40 index, while shares in Holcim were up 5.4 percent.
*Holcim, Lafarge climb after confirming merger deal. PARIS, April 7- European stocks dropped in early trading on Monday, halting a three-week rally and tracking a sell-off on Wall Street on Friday where a number of high-growth companies mostly in the tech and biotech sectors tumbled.
Switzerland's Holcim unveiled an all-share deal to buy France's Lafarge on Monday to create the world's biggest cement maker with combined sales of 32 billion euros. Holcim shares were up 5.6 percent while Lafarge gained 3.8 percent.
PARIS, April 7- Switzerland's Holcim unveiled an all-share deal to buy France's Lafarge on Monday to create the world's biggest cement maker with combined sales of 32 billion euros.
PARIS/ ZURICH, April 4- French and Swiss cement makers Lafarge and Holcim said on Friday they were in advanced discussions over a possible merger of equals, but that no agreement had yet been reached.
SYDNEY, April 4- Investors wanting to profit from steadily increasing home construction in Australia without being overly exposed to the property sector's volatility are loading up "secondary exposure stocks" such as paints and building material suppliers.
BANGKOK, March 27- Siam Cement PCL, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate, aims to boost cement production and sales in Southeast Asia to offset a slowdown at home where political unrest has delayed spending on infrastructure projects.
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