Carlos Slim is not one to waste any time.

Having only announced three months ago that Elementia, his building materials conglomerate, would enter the cement-making business, the world’s richest man on Wednesday announced plans to scale up the unit by teaming up with Lafarge, the world’s largest cement maker. Continue reading »

By Pan Kwan Yuk and Andres Schipani

Of all the places in the world to find a cheerleader for the US economy, Colombia is probably not the first country that comes to mind.

And yet, a US bull is exactly what you will find in the Andean country – in the form of Cementos Argos, Colombia’s leading cement producer. Continue reading »