ABN AMRO predicts uncertain future for diamond industry

The global diamond industry has moved from a relatively stable environment to a highly uncertain environment due to lab-grown diamonds, according to The Diamond Insights report published by ABN AMRO Bank recently.

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Signet registers drop in its sales during the holiday season

Signet Jewelers Limited, the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, has announced its sales results for the holiday season, that ended January 5, 2019.

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ALROSA earns $463 mln at international auctions in 2018

In 2018, ALROSA, the largest diamond mining company in the world, held 32 international auctions for special size (over 10.8 carats) rough diamonds, receiving a total revenue of $463 million for the year.

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TDC warns entities declaring bankruptcy and restarting business without discharging liabilities

The Trade Disciplinary Committee set up in India has issued a circular for members of the respective organisations intimating them that action will be taken against entities which have declared bankruptcy/insolvency, and continue to conduct business...

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Angola extracted 9.43 mln carats of diamonds worth $1.2 bln in 2018 – report

Angola produced 9.43 million carats worth $1.2 billion in 2018, according to Macauhub citing the state-owned diamond company Endiama.

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Marange Critical to Zimbabwe Reforms, Group Says

26 december 2018
(Rapaport) - Global Witness is calling for improved transparency in Zimbabwe’s diamond sector, pitching it as a test case for the new president’s economic reforms. “The new government’s handling of the Marange diamond industry will be a clear indication of whether its commitments to economic reform and anti-corruption go beyond lip service,” Sophia Pickles, campaign leader for the organization, said in early December. Zimbabwe recently indicated that it will allow certain companies to explore and mine diamonds in the country, and that it would explore the possibility of allowing foreign majority ownership.