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South African investors have little appetite for investments

A business and technical leader in the diamond exploration and mining industry, James Campbell has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry and is currently Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc. His immediate past role was Chief Executive...

24 april 2017

Jean-Marc Lieberherr: Medium to long term prospects for the world diamond market are strong

Diamond Producers Association (DPA) was established in May 2015 by seven of the world's leading diamond companies, including ALROSA and DE BEERS, to maintain and increase the demand for diamonds, as well as their credibility. One of DPA’s most important...

17 april 2017

Chidhakwa: I have no misgivings about diamond mining consolidation in Zim

Zimbabwe’s mines minister Walter Chidhakwa stands accused of decimating the country’s diamond industry when he decided early last year to streamline operations of mining companies in Marange and that of partly Russian-owned, DTZ-OZGEO, in Chimanimani...

10 april 2017

We are open for good business in all our locations - Erik Jens

Erik Jens, the Global Head - Diamond & Jewellery Clients - AMRO BANK N.V. comes armed with professional experience in banking, financing and investments. He has specialized in private wealth management solutions, investments in hedge funds, private...

03 april 2017

Those who do not define their own niche, will not survive

The Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) enjoys broad industry support as a key annual event for the international jewelry community. The invitation to the ADTF can be obtained directly from the organizers, on the recommendation of one of the participants...

27 march 2017

Registration begins for 2017 Presidents Meeting and Finance Seminar

12 january 2017
The official web site of the 2017 Presidents Meeting and Finance Seminar has gone live, allowing participants to register for the February 5-8 biennial gathering of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), says a press note from WFDB.
The four-day gathering, organised by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the Bharat Diamond Bourse, will take place at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai, starting with committee meetings of the WFDB and IDMA on February 5, followed by a Finance Seminar; the Presidents Meeting ; and gatherings of WFDB and IDMA Presidents.
WFDB President Ernie Blom said, "We have invited experts from the banking and finance community, as well as industry stakeholders to participate and provide crucial input. There are many issues to be tackled, and I look forward to extremely interesting and challenging discussions. We aim to establish a regular dialogue between banks and other providers to develop solutions for the diamond industry, and create a financing task force to drive forward solutions. We also seek to create online education courses for all members of WFDB affiliated diamond bourses, and roundtable discussions to be held in all the leading diamond centres. This Summit will play a critical role so we ask members of all trade organisations to attend," Blom added.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished

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