Debmarine Namibia's new diamond recovery vessel to arrive in SA next week

Debmarine Namibia’s new N$7 billion diamond recovery vessel, Additional Mining Vessel #3 (AMV3), is expected to arrive in Cape Town, South Africa next week ahead of commissioning early next year.


World Gold Council members commit to TCFD reporting

The World Gold Council (WGC) has announced that its members, 33 of the world’s most forward-thinking gold miners, have committed to reporting their positions and progress on climate-related risks in line with their commendations of Taskforce...


Petra gross diamond reserves down 14% to 33.33Mcts

Petra Diamonds’ gross diamond reserves decreased 14% to 33.33 million carats as of 30 June 2021 compared with 38.86 million carats, a year earlier.


Vladimir Dyukarev, former COO of ALROSA passes away

Vladimir Dyukarev, a mining engineer, who committed most of his life to the country's diamond industry making his way up from a foreman at the Udachny Mining Division to the COO of ALROSA, passed away today at the age of 78.


The third J-1 Jewellery Congress to be held in Moscow on September 26-28

The third J-1 Jewellery Congress will be held in Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor Conference Hall on September 26-28. The Congress will become a key educational and business platform for the jewellery industry and will set new vectors for its further development...


Has the DNA of Retailing Been Compromised?

07 march 2019
(RobinReport) - If you think brick-and-mortar stores are in turmoil because of the internet, you would be wrong. The recent closing of Lord & Taylor’s iconic Fifth Avenue store was not preordained by the impact of e-commerce. The real problem was its ownership. The real-estate investment powerhouse owners had little understanding of the retail industry – in particular what it takes to implement an executive structure to build a profitable retail business. This is surprising since the investors own other well-established international retail brands that are doing well. In my opinion, their strategy is to purchase retail stores for their real estate locations and the ultimate real estate value of each site. Retailing is just a sideline business. Thanks to 40-plus years of a successful and privileged retail career, I’ve been fortunate to have worked alongside some of the most amazing merchants and retailers who have built the industry’s impressive reputation. I can state with total confidence that a compromise in the industry’s DNA is precisely what has taken place.