Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

14 october 2019

Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

23 september 2019

Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

On September 9, 2019, the French Association of Gemmology (l’Association Française de Gemmologie, AFG) held its regular Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. Its organizer, Didier Giar, the head of the AFG kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished...

16 september 2019

ALROSA to allocate 100% of free cash flow for H1 dividends

02 october 2019

alrosa_logo.jpgThe Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of PJSC ALROSA held on 30 September 2019 decided to pay dividends for the first half of 2019 in the amount of 28.3 billion rubles or 3.84 rubles per share. Therefore, the company will allocate 100% of its free cash flow for the corresponding period to pay out dividends.
Six months dividend yield will be at around 5%. The record date is 14 October 2019.
In June 2019, ALROSA’s Supervisory Board approved a new version of the company’s Dividend Policy, with the methodology for determining the amount of dividends updated as follows: if the Net Debt / LTM EBITDA ratio as at the end of the first half of the year or as at the end of the year is within the range of 0.0 to <0.5x, the semi-annual dividend payout ratio is 100% of the FCF for the respective half of the reporting year, but not less than  50% of IFRS net profit.