Aug 29 (Reuters) - Center International Group Co Ltd <603098.SS>:* Says it will dissolve a Beijing-based steel unit and three branches based in Beijing, Ningxia and Wenzhou .
Aug 25 (Reuters) - Wienerberger AG ::strengthens its brick business in Germany and Poland.Says take-over of Reetz clay block plant in Brandenburg, Germany.Says insulation-filled bricks to be firmly established as a future-oriented product group.Says plant has about 45 employees.Says plant has an annual production capacity of 190 million nf (standard format for bricks), which corresponds to about 4,600 single-family houses.Says takeover will be earnings accretive with immediate effect.Says it has been agreed with owners not to disclose purchase price of plant.
Aug 17 (Reuters) - PPC LTD ::GROUP REVENUE HAS TRACKED AHEAD OF PREVIOUS COMPARATIVE PERIOD ENDED 30 JUNE 2016.SAYS FIRST QUARTER GROUP EBITDA IS IN LINE WITH PREVIOUS YEAR.SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT REMAINS CHALLENGING WITH CONTINUED LOWER LEVELS OF FIXED INVESTMENT AND CONSUMER SPEND.GROUP'S NET DEBT POSITION IN JUNE 2017 HAS IMPROVED FURTHER ON MARCH 2017.
Aug 8 (Reuters) - China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd <0691.HK>:Expected that group will continue to record a net loss for six months ended 30 June 2017.Expected result due to increase in average selling price of cement in domestic PRC market during first half of 2017.Updates on legal actions against former senior management of Shandong Shanshui.Jinan government is assisting co to restructure board & senior management of Shandong Shanshui.Jinan government is assisting co to also resolve illegal occupation of properties of Shandong Shanshui by its former senior management.Public float of company has been delayed by placing agents due to illegal occupation.
Aug 4 (Reuters) - Future Bright Mining Holdings Ltd <2212.HK>:Kingston Securities and company entered into placing agreement.Termination of previous placing agreement to have no material adverse effect on business operation and financial position of group.Company agreed to place to 180 mln placing shares parties at placing price of hk$0.210 per placing share.
Aug 1 (Reuters) - China Kingstone Mining Holdings Ltd <1380.HK>::Announces termination of memorandum of understanding in relation to possible acquisition.Refers to announcement in relation to possible purchase of 50% of issued share capital in Great View Group Limited.Termination of mou has no material adverse impact on business operation and financial position of group.
July 26 (Reuters) - USG Corp ::Usg corporation reports second quarter 2017 results.Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.44.Q2 earnings per share $0.24.Q2 sales $811 million versus I/B/E/S view $810.3 million.Q2 earnings per share view $0.51 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Gypsum segment generated $90 million of operating profit in Q2 of 2017.USG boral business generated $14 million of equity income in Q2 2017, a decrease of $2 million from the second quarter of 2016.Ceilings segment earned $23 million of operating profit in Q2 of 2017.U.S. wallboard shipments in Q2 of 2017 were up double-digits.
July 26 (Reuters) - Lafargeholcim Ltd :Lafargeholcim COO says sees no impact on Russia business from proposed U.S. Sanctions.LafargeHolcim COO says sees positive contribution from Russian business.LafargeHolcim says will fully cooperate with French inquiry into payments to armed groups in Syria.Lafargeholcim says no indication of action from the U.S. regarding Syrian payments to armed groups.
July 17 (Reuters) - Youngy Co Ltd <002192.SZ>:* Sees net profit for FY 2017 H1 to decrease by 11 percent to 55 percent, or to be 500,000 yuan to 1 million yuan.* Says the net profit of FY 2016 H1 was 1.1 million yuan .* Says decreased bag business income and increased expenses as main reasons for the forecast .
July 11 (Reuters) - Grafton Group Plc :Group revenue increased by 9.0 percent to £1.34 billion in H1 (up 6.2 per cent in constant currency; up 5.7 percent like-for-like).Says group performed "strongly in the half year with the benefit of broadly positive market segment conditions and good strategic positioning in key markets".CEO says "pleased with the Group's first half trading performance which was better than we anticipated and provides a good platform for the full year.".CEO says 'whilst we remain optimistic on medium term outlook for UK, we are cautious about shorter term impact of current uncertainty and pressure on real incomes'.merchanting business in Ireland 'outperformed a recovering market'.Netherlands merchanting business performed strongly against the backdrop of good growth in the Dutch economy.