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The South and Central American offshoot of Mexico’s Cemex that was floated late last year on the Bogotá exchange reported sales in last year’s fourth-quarter of $404m, a 23 per cent year-on-year increase. Continue reading »
Everything seemed to be going well enough earlier this month when Cemex, the Mexican cement producer, raised $1.15bn from the partial sale of its Latin American subsidiary on the Colombian Stock Exchange. According to the BVC, as the exchange is called, the offering raised $153m in Colombia and $997m overseas, through two simultaneous operations.
Sadly for Cemex Latam Holdings, or CLH, its shares dropped 2.7 per cent, to 11,920 pesos, in its first trading day on Friday. The company had issued 170.4m shares at 12,250 pesos. Continue reading »
The collapse of Colombia’s biggest broker, Interbolsa, might have prompted some investors to dump the country’s bond and currency last week.
Yet that was not enough to prevent Cemex, the Mexican cement producer, from raising close to $1.1bn from the partial sale of its Latin American subsidiary on the Colombian Stock Exchange last Wednesday. Continue reading »
Cemex, one of the world’s largest cement producers, on Thursday obtained an important green light along the road back to financial health: regulatory approval to sell a minority stake in its Central and South American assets.
The signal, given by authorities in Colombia, where the Mexican-based cement producer intends to list the assets, should significantly help Cemex to continue paying down debt after coming unstuck in 2008. Continue reading »
The resulting lack of competition is a constant theme in discussions on why the economy has not performed better during the last decade or more. But Tuesday brought a small but important sign that things may slowly be changing: Elementia, an industrial conglomerate partly owned by Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire, announced that it would enter the country’s cement market. Continue reading »
It’s been quite a week for Cemex. Just one day after the company announced that creditors holding 91.5 per cent of a US$7.3bn loan had accepted a refinancing offer that includes extending maturities by three years, the Mexican cement manufacturer said it planned to sell a minority stake in its Latin America operations.
Both pieces of news went down well: Cemex shares on Mexico’s stock exchange have jumped more than 4.5 per cent in the past five days and are now trading at levels about 50 per cent higher than at the start of the year. Continue reading »
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