China: The Assets Supervision and Administration Commission has announced the reorganisation of the China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM) and China National Materials Group Corporation (Sinoma). The commission did not provide further details on the merger.
CNBM is the world's major non-metal materials manufacturer, and cement equipment and engineering service provider, with total assets over US$64.5bn. Sinoma is also an industry leader in the construction materials industry. China has started accelerating the reorganisation of its SOEs to improve their competitiveness.