Eric Olsen

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Eric Olsen,  chief executive of LafargeHolcim, is stepping down in July after the company acknowledged making payments to armed groups to keep its factory running in war-torn Syria. Photograph: Reuters

LafargeHolcim beat expectations for sales and core profit in the first quarter, it said on Wednesday, a bittersweet performance for the cement and bui(...)

Eric Olsen: terms of his departure were still being discussed on Sunday, according to people close to the company.   Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

LafargeHolcim’s chief executive is set to step down on Monday following an internal investigation into a plant the Swiss-French cement company operate(...)

LafargeHolcim chief executive Eric Olsen  named new members to the company’s executive committee, and is aiming to sell 3.5 billion Swiss francs in assets this year to reduce debt.

LafargeHolcim, under pressure to deliver on targets a year after the merger that created the world’s largest cement company, reshuffled executives and(...)

 LafargeHolcim:  company intends to keep capital expenditure below 2 billion Swiss francs, down from 2.6 billion in 2015, as it trims operations pooled by France’s Lafarge and Switzerland’s Holcim. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement maker, intends to boost prices and curb capital spending to shore up 2016 profits as it attempts to wring m(...)

 LafargeHolcim chief executive  Eric Olsen. The Swiss-French cement giant  posted a surprise fourth-quarter loss.

LafargeHolcim, the Swiss-French cement giant in the midst of a post-merger restructuring, posted a surprise fourth-quarter loss of 2.86 billion Swiss(...)

LafargeHolcim, the Swiss-French construction materials giant that is restructuring following a merger, saw third-quarter operating profit slip 16.1 pe(...)

Tractors and excavators work in a stone quarry, operated by Holcim Ltd, in Oberdorf, Switzerland recently.  Holcim’s extraordinary general meeting is taking place on Friday to approve the merger with Lafarge. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Bloomberg

All eyes will be on Holcim’s extraordinary general meeting, which is taking place this Friday, to approve the merger with Lafarge. The proposed(...)

French cement maker Lafarge has posted a 17 per cent increase in earnings to €403 million. Photo: Reuters

France’s Lafarge, which is merging with Swiss rival Holcim to form the world’s largest cement maker, reported first-quarter profit that beat analyst (...)

Switzerland’s Holcim, which is merging with French competitor Lafarge to form the world’s largest cement maker, reported higher first-quarter profit. Photo: Reuters

Switzerland’s Holcim, which is merging with French competitor Lafarge to form the world’s largest cement maker, reported higher first-quarter profit a(...)

With CRH’s acquisition of Holcim-Lafarge assets dependent on a merger, the Irish company’s shares increased 2.9 per cent to €24.98.

European stocks climbed to a record high amid better-than- estimated German industrial output, and oil rebounded from the biggest decline in two mont(...)

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