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Holcim sets sights on Lafarge’s assets

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Holcim Philippines Inc. is finalizing an offer for select cement-making and related businesses of Lafarge Republic Inc., ahead of a $40-billion global merger between their parent companies.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DBP, LBP merger pushed

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Two state-owned banks may soon be merged amid efforts to save money and streamline operations ahead of the integration of Southeast Asia’s financial system starting 2015.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Google buys product design firm Gecko

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Google on Friday confirmed that it bought Gecko Design to bolster its lab devoted to technology-advancing projects such as self-driving cars and Internet-linked Glass eyewear.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Holcim, LaFarge pick local units to combine or sell off before merger

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ASIDE from safety, Holcim Philippines is also concerned about the environment. It developed a sustainable environmental project for its La Union plant that involved improving the coastal villages’ sea urchin harvesting trade in 2009, as well as a reforestation program to protect their shores.

In line with the $40-billion merger plan of global cement giants Holcim and LaFarge, their Philippine units are mapping out which local businesses to combine and which redundant assets to be auctioned off.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

NextStage aborts merger plan

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Holding firm NextStage Inc. has aborted plans to merge with coconut-based vodka producer VuQo Inc. given restrictions on private placements among companies joining the bourse through backdoor listing.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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