Construction, LafargeJuly 9, 2017

Cement Wars to Continue
If TFHZPC sat in one of the three boardrooms of Dangote, Lafarge Holcim and Zambezi Portland, we would have been deeply reflective of the ground breaking ceremony in Masaiti area Ndola that happened recently. The announcement that the Industrial Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) would be putting up over $500 million into construction of another […]

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Construction, LafargeApril 24, 2017

Lafarge a Marris Type Player in 2016
When Dangote cement entered the construction value chain, we knew that incumbents were now faced with a formidable near rival who was (and still is) a Baumol player. A Baumol player is a company that possesses a management team that is keen on maximizing market share and revenue growth. It was clear when we conducted the 2015 review on […]

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Construction, LafargeMarch 6, 2017

Lafarge 2016 Half Year Review
When we reviewed the 2015 annual performance of the only cement player on the LUSE, we indicated that they were in a price war with a player who had aggressive intentions of growing market share through using low prices and controlling or incorporating components of the vertical chain of cement distribution unlike incumbent competitors. As […]

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