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Stellar halts plans to acquire Tonguma diamond project

Stellar said discussions with Octea Mining over the acquisition of Tonguma, which owns a mining license over the Tonguma kimberlite diamond project in eastern Sierra Leone were terminated and is no longer acquiring the company or its mining license from...

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IDWI ends on a positive and optimistic note

The International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) which was held from Feb.13 to 16 ended on a positive note, with participants showing immense optimism in the future of the diamond industry.

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India's fourth series of Sovereign Bonds begins today

The Government of India will come out with the fourth series of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17, which the Reserve Bank of India will issue on its behalf. Applications will be accepted from today through March 3 and the bonds will be issued on March 17...

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Rockwell finalises sale of Saxendrift alluvial diamond assets

Rockwell Diamonds has concluded the sale of its noncore Saxendrift alluvial diamond assets in South Africa to private firm Nelesco 318 for C$4.5 million.

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Swiss Watch Exports Continue to Decline

The Swiss watch industry started the year where it left off as exports fell in January, albeit at a slower pace than in 2016.

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Trump may suspend rules on African ‘conflict minerals,’ say human rights advocates

15 february 2017
(The Globe and Mail) - Congolese warlords and unethical U.S. corporations will be the big winners if U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with a reported plan to suspend the restrictions on “conflict minerals” from Central African war zones, human-rights groups say. The latest Trump plan would jeopardize many years of effort to identify minerals from conflict zones so that consumers aren’t inadvertently financing war and rape when they buy cellphones, laptops, jewellery and other products, the groups say.

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