Global rough diamond output slides 12% in 2019

Global diamond output eased 12% to 130.3 million carats in volume terms, according to the latest data from the Kimberley Process (KP).
Russia maintained the pole position as it produced 45.3 million carats, which represents 34.73%...

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Covid-19: Lesotho opens more border posts to foreign mineworkers

Lesotho, which hosts Lucapa Diamond and Gem Diamonds, has opened up more border posts to foreign mineworkers following a lock-down that was introduced last March.

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Diamond miner Kimberley Ekapa Mining renames to Ekapa

South African diamond miner, Kimberley Ekapa Mining (KEM) has changed its name to only Ekapa following the collapse of the joint venture between diamond miners KEM and Petra Diamonds.

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Luk Fook Holdings profit dips 42% in FY 2019-21

Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd has announced that the overall profit dipped of 42 per cent during the year ending March 31, 2020.

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ALROSA’s financing to prevent COVID-19 spread exceeds RUB 500 million

ALROSA's overall spending on countering COVID-19 pandemic amounted to almost 8 mln USD (more than RUB 500 mln), according to a press statement distributed by the company last week. Assistance is provided to public health facilities of the...

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Debswana to remain focused on diamond mining for now

25 november 2019

(weekendpost.co.bw) - Leading rough diamonds producer Debswana, a joint venture between Government of Botswana and De Beers Group, will in the near term to midterm remain focused on solely doing the business of mining diamonds. This was emphasized by De Beers Group Chief Executive Officer and Debswana Board Chair Mr. Bruce Cleaver and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mineral Mmetla Masire at a media briefing on the sidelines of the 2019 Diamond Conference in Gaborone on November 5, 2019.