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SA’s Vutomi project can start production end of 2018 – John Teeling

Botswana Diamonds entered into an option and earn-in agreement with Vutomi Mining and Razorbill Properties, a private diamond exploration and development firm in South Africa last February. It agreed to pay Vutomi a total of £942,000 in cash, of which...

26 june 2017

Proximity doesn’t matter, your pocket does: Tanzanians interested in tanzanite jewellery can testify

Tanzanite, a rare blue/purple gem, was discovered in the Merarani Hills of Manyara Region in northern Tanzania in 1967, a few miles from Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. It is used as a gemstone and of late Tanzanians are manufacturing quality jewellery...

19 june 2017

Global demand for polished diamonds will remain steady – Ali Pastorini

Ali Pastorini, senior vice-president of the World Jewelry Hub, answered questions from Rough & Polished concerning the world diamond market, preferences of consumers and role of bank crediting.

13 june 2017

Eternal values in Malaya Bronnaya Street

The assay supervision in Russia is 317 years old. Much younger is the Moscow Gemological Certification Centre (MGCC) established under the Assay Chamber and located in the same ancient respectable mansion at 18, Malaya Bronnaya Street. The MGCC employees’...

05 june 2017

Diamonds will have the greatest potential in 2017

Mumbai-based Rajesh Bhagat, India Consultant of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) who oversees HKTDC’s operations across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, has been assisting companies, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the...

29 may 2017

SDiX partners with the MCX of India to launch spot and derivatives contracts on diamonds in India.

17 february 2017
The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX), the commodity exchange trading in physically settled diamonds, and the Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding forging a strategic alliance to launch spot and derivatives contracts on diamonds in India, including using the SDiX-traded reference prices, as per a report in automatedtrader.net.
The goal of this strategic alliance between SDiX and MCX is to develop, design and launch, with the relevant regulatory approvals, the first diamond derivatives contract of its kind anywhere in the world. The contracts will utilise actual traded spot prices for the daily and final settlement of diamond contracts.
The partnership aims to offer diamond market participants a tool to hedge their business risk and unveil new opportunities to unlock diamonds as an investible commodity. SDiX and MCX can offer domestic Indian diamond traders, jewellers and financial market participants access to Indian Rupee denominated derivatives products based on physically settled diamonds.
Alain Vandenborre, Executive Chairman & Founder of SDiX, commented: "SDiX is committed to working with MCX to offer this unique opportunity for jewellers and diamond traders, commodity market participants, and intermediaries to trade in diamonds in a transparent and regulated market".

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

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