Holcim  and Lafarge  agreed a merger to create the world’s biggest cement maker with more than $40 billion in sales and cut overcapacities and energy expenses. However, merger talks appear to be stalling. (Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg)

Shares in French cement group Lafarge fell by around 2 per cent on Monday after two shareholders of its Swiss merger partner Holcim appeared unhappy(...)

Albert Manifold, group chief executive, speaking to members of the media following the CRH egm in Dublin this week. Photograph: Eric Luke

If CRH chief executive Albert Manifold was worried on Thursday about getting its €6.5 billion purchase of overlap assets from the Holcim-Lafarge merge(...)

For CRH the acquisition will catapult it into third spot in the global rankings of building materials groups

CRH has dispatched integration teams to meet with executives from the Holcim-Lafarge business it is due to acquire, as it presses ahead with the €6.5(...)

Britain’s top share index notched up a new peak on Friday, with Irish cement firm CRH leading the market higher on expectations of European assets pur(...)

Holcim and Lafarge plan to sell assets to CRH in order to get regulatory approval for a merger

Holcim and Lafarge have agreed new financial terms and leadership to save their plans to create the world’s biggest cement company, after the merger c(...)

Holcim chief executive  Bernard Fontana has cut costs and expanded in emerging regions such as Latin America and Indonesia to counter a construction slump in Europe  Photograph: Bloomberg

Holcim and Lafarge are progressing in last-ditch talks to salvage their merger to form the world’s biggest cement company as one of the largest sha(...)

CRH shareholders voted overwhelmingly at an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin on Thursday to back a €6.5 billion acquisition by it of assets cur(...)

CRH shares were up 3.9 per cent to €24.36 in trading at lunchtime after news of talks over Bruno Lafont’s role were confirmed

Shares in Iseq heavyweight CRH jumped by nearly 4 per cent on Wednesday after reports that cement makers Holcim and Lafarge, are discussing a new CEO (...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold will be frustrated by the delay in the merger as the company have committed to buying Holcim and Lafarge’s overlap assets. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was supposed to be a concrete proposal. Now CRH’s shareholders are due to converge on the Clyde Court Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Thursday mor(...)

CRH will receive a break fee of more than €157 million if Swiss company Holcim and its French peer Lafarge fail to complete the merger they agreed last summer

CRH says it will press ahead with a shareholders’ meeting on Thursday to ratify its €6.5 billion purchase of assets arising from the merger of Holcim(...)