TAGS record breaking Dubai tender to be held from 6 to 12 October

Trans Atlantic Gems Sales (TAGS) record-breaking rough diamond tender is being held at the Dubai Diamond Exchange in Dubai from the 6th to the 12th October 2021, says a press note from the company.


CIBJO releases precious metals special report

With fewer than six weeks to go to the opening of the 2021 CIBJO Congress on November 1, 2021, the third of this year’s CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released.


iTraceiT to help the diamond and jewelry industry become more transparent

iTraceiT, a new and independent technology and service provider, will soon launch a robust and user-friendly traceability solution for the diamond and jewelry industry.


Chinese diamond miner apologises to Marange headman – report

Anjin Investment, a joint venture between China’s Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company (AFECC) and Matt Bronze, an investment vehicle controlled by Zimbabwe’s military, has apologised to Headman Chiadzwa for resuming operations in Marange...


Catoca denies polluting DRC rivers that killed 12 people

Sociedade Mineira de Catoca which produces 75% of Angola’s diamonds, has denied leaking heavy metals from its mine in the northern part of the country.


China strikes debt deals with poor nations under G20 scheme

01 september 2020

(Financial Times) - China says it has struck agreements with half of the 20 low-income nations that have requested debt restructurings as part of their efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. “Work on this is progressing well,” the Chinese foreign ministry said, adding that the World Bank and major developed nations still held most of the debt of a number of heavily indebted countries. Beijing is negotiating under a G20-led debt standstill scheme for low-income countries launched in April, in a move designed to help them focus on tackling the health and economic crises triggered by the pandemic. The scheme, known as the Debt Service Suspension Initiative, allows eligible countries to freeze bilateral loan repayments until the end of the year.