Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment warns of a possible shortage of diamonds in the country

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation notifies of a future shortage of diamonds in the country and plans to make up for it by mining diamonds in Karelia, Dmitry Kobylkin, the head of the ministry said.

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De Beers to partially lift its source-disclosure ban – report

De Beers is set to relax its source-disclosure restrictions for diamond buyers known as sightholders as calls for transparency grow to a crescendo, according to Rapaport News.

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AGD Diamonds commissioned yet another facility to improve ecology at the Grib mine

In mid-December, AGD Diamonds’ Mining and Processing Unit at the Grib diamond mine launched a car wash to clean rock haulers and auxiliary mining equipment, the company’s press service said.

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Trans Hex returns to profitability

Trans Hex, which has operations in Angola and South Africa, said it recorded a net profit of R52-million ($3.7 million) for the six months ended September 30, compared to a loss of R199-million ($14 million), a year earlier.

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India’s polished diamond exports down by 12% in November

Polished diamond exports dipped by 12.06% as compared to the same month in 2017, according to provisional data released by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India.

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A Tale of Two Millennials: India and China

08 august 2018
(jingdaily.com) - Today’s 1.8 billion millennial population, the 22 to 37-year-olds just reaching their peak spending bracket, makes up the world’s most powerful consumer group. They are the core business of most of the world’s companies; they dictate the design and marketing of most products and services worldwide. Millennials in China (415 million) and India (440 million) make up 47 percent of the world’s millennial population, and together, they’ll be the leading authors of our 21st-century narrative. However, despite their similarities, India and China’s millennials have evolved in markedly different ways, and there are key differences between the two markets. Chinese millennials, for instance, have larger average disposable incomes, but other distinctions also set them apart.