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India’s exports of G&J rises 9.8%; polished diamonds up 10.2% in FY17

India’s exports of Gems and Jewellery increased 9.85% to $43.16 bn in FY17 (provisional data in April 2016 to March 2017) vis-a-vis $39.24 bn in FY16 (April 2015 to March 2016). Gross exports of cut and polished diamonds in FY17 increased...

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Debswana begins processing Cut 8 ore – report

Debswana, a joint venture company between De Beers and Botswana government, has begun processing ore from the $3 billion expansion of its Jwaneng diamond mine, known as Cut 8.

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Fancy color diamond price index slightly up in Q1 2017

The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the first quarter of 2017 indicates pricing stability across most fancy color diamond categories. The main exception was blue fancy color diamonds, which saw a 1.9% price increase in the first 3 months of 2017, continuing...

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Firestone Diamonds boosts Q3 Liqhobong output to 103,000 ct

Firestone Diamonds said it produced 103,000 carats during the third quarter of its fiscal year, including 31 special stones larger than 10.8 carats, from Liqhobong mine in Lesotho.

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Mountain Province sales of Gahcho Kué diamonds in Q1 drop below expectations

Mountain Province Diamonds reported that its diamond sales from the Gahcho Kué project fell below expectations during the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

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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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