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New MD of Rio Tinto Diamonds visits IDTC to hold discussions with GJEPC, BDB

29 february 2016
A delegation from Rio Tinto Diamonds headed by Simon Trott, MD, visited the premises of India Diamond Trading Centre (IDTC) within the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB). This was Trott’s first visit to the Bourse and the Special Notified Zone (SNZ), after assuming his new charge, reports
The Rio Tinto Diamonds MD and his team held discussions with committee members of GJEPC and BDB on the current situation and various ways in which Rio Tinto and the Indian trade could work together.
Anoop Mehta, BDB President gave a brief overview of the IDTC-SNZ and its facilities for the delegation. He said that the SNZ has had an overwhelming response from the start and has been appreciated by the miners and potential buyers with premises booked for more than 200 days till December 2016.
Praveenshankar Pandya, GJEPC Chairman, made a presentation on the need for generic promotion and marketing of diamonds. He said that all major mining companies need to unite and allocate funds for this purpose, adding that the Council was willing to support these marketing initiatives in every possible manner.
The Indian diamantaires requested the mining companies, including Rio Tinto, to evolve a strategy to keep prices stable. They added that De Beers and ALROSA are working directly with India to keep stocks and price under control.
The GJEPC chairman said that Council is doing all it can to enhance the reputation of diamond companies with Indian banks. Bad loans and companies winding up undermined bankers' trust in the diamond sector.
The Rio Tinto team said it was of the view that both synthetic and natural diamond industries can co-exist but they should be clearly differentiated. The Indian industry representatives said it was important to enhance joint efforts for creating faster and cheaper detection technology.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished