“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019

Design is the key to all markets

Besides being an astute businessman, Mumbai-born Laksh Pahuja is a designer par excellence known globally for his awe-inspiring unusual jewellery pieces. Trained at the Gemological Institute of India and Harrow College of Art England, Laksh combines...

10 june 2019

Mutual mass destruction will not serve anybody’s purposes

The recent moves by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including its letters urging some companies to abide to the revised edition of FTC Jewelry Guides and the explanations from FTC attorney Robert Frisby posted on the FTC website were...

03 june 2019

Pavel Sokolov: Every stone has its beauty

THE ‘GEMSTONES BY SOKOLOV’ brand has been popular for over 25 years. The aim of this company is to supply any kind of gem studs to the Russian market including the unique ones except diamonds of any cut. The product range by the SOKOLOV Company is very...

27 may 2019

ALROSA to pay almost 38.6 billion rubles for dividends following 2017

27 june 2018
ALROSA Shareholders approved the annual report and financial statements during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 26. Shareholders also made decisions on profit distribution for 2017. 38.59 billion rubles are to be paid as dividends, namely 5.24 rubles per one ordinary share at a nominal price of 50 kopecks.
According to the consolidated financial statements of PJSC ALROSA and its subsidiaries prepared in conformity with IFRS Standards, the net profit, net of income attributable to the non-controlling interest, amounted to 77.075 billion rubles in 2017. 50.07% of this sum will be allocated for payment of dividends.
The list of shareholders entitled to receive dividends for the year 2017 is drawn up as of July 14, 2018.
The amount of ALROSA dividends following 2017 has become one of the largest in the history of the company and gives place only to dividend payments for 2016 (65.8 billion rubles).