India: The Competition Appellate Tribunal has delayed the sale of Lafarge India following an appeal by Dalmia Cement Bharat. The sale has been halted until a hearing on 9 May 2016.
"Operation of order dated 2 February 2016 passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI)... shall remain stayed," the COMPAT order passed by its chairman GS Singhvi said. LafargeHolcim has been asked to reply to Dalmia's appeal before the hearing in May 2016.
Lafarge India is selling all of its assets in India including a cement production capacity of 11Mt/yr. It received approval from the CCI in February 2016.