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Lafarge ex-CEO denies knowing of Syria payments until late

Paris - A former CEO of French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim said he was made aware of payments to the Islamic State group in August 2014, contradicting an account by another top executive, a source close to the case said Saturday.

Lafarge executive charged with financing jihadists

Paris - An executive at Swiss-French cement-maker Lafarge was charged Friday with indirectly financing jihadists through the company's activities in war-torn Syria, his lawyer said.

Call for French ex-minister to answer over Lafarge-IS scandal

Paris - The anti-corruption association Sherpa called Friday for former French foreign minister Laurent Fabius to be questioned over payments made by cement maker Lafarge to the Islamic State group through a Syrian middleman.

French cement-maker's murky ties to IS in Syria

Paris - New revelations from a probe into ties between the Islamic State group and Lafarge cast light on why the French cement giant was desperate to stay in Syria and the price it was prepared to pay.

Holcim, Lafarge announce merger into global cement giant

Geneva - Swiss cement group Holcim and French rival Lafarge are to merge creating a dominant supplier of cement for concrete to the global construction industry.

Holcim, Lafarge announce merger into global cement giant

Geneva - Switzerland's Holcim and French rival Lafarge announced on Monday that they have agreed to merge, creating the world's biggest cement company.

'Holcim, Lafarge boards okay merger to create world's top cement firm'

Geneva - The boards of Switzerland's Holcim and French rival Lafarge have agreed to the merger of their companies to create the world's largest cement maker, Le Figaro newspaper reported Sunday.

Lafarge posts profit recovery, sees cement demand rallying

Paris - French cement giant Lafarge on Wednesday reported a recovery of net profit last year and said that demand for its products for the construction industry was picking up.But the net figure was helped by asset sales, and underlying operating profit fell o...
 

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