Collateral call spurs LafargeHolcim sale

Combo image of A Holcim logo is pictured in front of the cement works in Eclepens near Lausanne February 25, 2014. Holcim, the world's largest cement maker, will publish its annual result for 2013 on February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR3FPFG and Filaret Galchev, Georgia-born billionaire, center, speaks to colleagues as he walks through the sponsors' hall at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Friday, May 23, 2014. SPIEF is an annual international conference dedicated to economic and business issues which takes place at the Lenexpo exhibition center May 22-24. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Filaret Galchev
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