West China Cement

West China to cut back on cement output

West China Cement wants to improve cash flow. Photo: Bloomberg

Huge infrastructure projects will drive demand for cement in Shaanxi province, but West China Cement will slow its capacity expansion in the next few years to lighten its debt burden.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 4:35am

Post-national congress infrastructure spree 'set to soak up' cement glut

Zhang Jimin

West China Cement is banking on greater spending on infrastructure to lift demand for cement, once the Communist Party's 18th national congress wraps up next month.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Cement partners' winning ways

The stuff that binds: A worker loads cement on to a truck at a West China Cement plant. Photo: Bloomberg

Italcementi Group, an Italian-listed cement company, has faith in West China Cement despite a US short-seller's report alleging fraud at the mainland cement producer, said Ma Weiping, Italcementi's chief representative in West China Cement.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Net profits, revenue sink at West China Cement

West China Cement is looking for a better second half. Photo: Bloomberg

West China Cement expects better profits and revenue in the second half, after a dismal first half.

The cement producer's net profit plunged 64.6 per cent to 148.5 million yuan (HK$181.6 million) in the first half, while revenue dropped 7.2 per cent to 1.59 billion yuan. Net profit was 15 per cent below consensus forecasts, according to a CIMB report by Kevin You and Jeannette Sim.

17 Aug 2012 - 2:36am

Concrete facts of man under a cloud

Zhang Jimin, chairman of West China Cement, is caught in a war of words with US short seller Glaucus Research Group that threatens to upset the Chinese company's deal with Italy-listed firm Italcementi Group.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:29pm

West China Cement denies fraud

West China Cement's stock went on a roller-coaster ride yesterday, after the mainland cement producer denied allegations of fraud by US short seller Glaucus Research Group.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

West China Cement hit by fraud claim

Shares in mainland cement maker West China Cement were suspended from trading at the company's request yesterday, following the release of an analyst's report alleging the company was guilty of 'blatant fraud'.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm