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De Beers’ 2017 core earnings up 2pct despite drop in revenue

De Beers, which is 85 percent-owned by Anglo American, said its underlying adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) leaped 2 percent to $1.435 billion compared to $1.406 billion a year earlier despite lower...

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Lucapa Diamond CEO perceives good start for rough diamond market in 2018

The rough diamond market has this year started off “very well” as high demand has seen prices go up in January, according to Lucapa Diamond chief executive Stephen Wetherall.

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GJEPC and MIDC sign MoU for Jewellery Park in Mumbai

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India and the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) signed a MoU for the setting up India’s largest Jewellery Park in Mumbai.

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Stellar starts front end engineering, design for Tongo-Tonguma

Stellar Diamonds said it has started the Front End Engineering and Design study (FEED) for the underground mine development of the Tongo-Tonguma project in Sierra Leone.

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DTCB plans to sort and value non-De Beers stones

Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) is looking into the possibility of taking diamonds from non-De Beers mines for sorting and valuing, Weekendpost quoted DTCB Managing Director Tobake Kobedi as saying.

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Agarwal’s £2bn gambit could put Anglo American into play

20 march 2017
(miningmx.com) - Anil Agarwal’s £2bn investment in Anglo American shares, giving his trust – Volcan Investments – a 13% stake in the UK-listed firm, was an attempt to flush out rival bidders for Anglo’s assets or buy the South African assets identified by CEO, Mark Cutifani, as non-core, said analysts. “From a strategic point of view, some kind of deal could potentially hand Anglo a solution to their problem of perceived ‘over-weighting’ towards South Africa,” said Paul Gait, an analyst for Bernstein. “It could put Agarwal in a prime position to take the South African assets – the African limb he desires for Vedanta – and allow Anglo American to achieve the kind of South Africa exit that it, in turn, desires,” he said.

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