Diamonds: A cocktail of optimism, pessimism in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic

Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa recently attended a webinar organised by CIBJO Communications to examine consumer demand at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, importance of data, financial models and lab grown diamonds. The webinar, chaired by Edward...

10 august 2020

How Russkiye Samotsvety is coping with the current downturn

One of the key issues facing most Russian companies today is the need for an objective assessment of the new consumption decline due to the quarantine, as well as making forecasts for a way out of it. According to a RBC-Petersburg’s study made in June...

03 august 2020

Global rough diamond sales down 80-90% in value in Q2 –Zimnisky

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is spreading across the globe, having originated from China’s Wuhan has left diamond traders and buyers at sixes and sevens. Traditional diamond tenders were cancelled around March as governments imposed travel restrictions...

27 july 2020

Indian diamond and polishing industry requires forward integration - Dinesh Navadiya

Dinesh Navadiya is now the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India for the 3rd term. He is also the Director on the Board of the Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI)...

20 july 2020

GJEPC will focus on demand generation for diamonds and jewellery in the next two years

Mr. Vipul P Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC and also CEO & Managing Director of Asian Star Co. Ltd. has a rich experience in the diamond industry. His business acumen and professional conduct have contributed significantly in transforming a diamond manufacturing...

13 july 2020

Endiama plans $200mln investment to boost Angola diamond output

03 december 2019

logo_endiama-2.pngAngolan state-owned diamond mining company, Endiama is set to inject $200 million into its operations next year to lift national output from 11.3 million to 13.8 million carats.
Company chief executive Laureano Paulo was quoted by Angop news agency as saying that investments previously made saw the company producing 6.1 million carats in 2017, 8.8 million in 2018 and is expected to realise an output of 11.3 million carats this year.
He said Endiama will invest $1 billion over the next five years.
Paulo said the financial needs for the company will likely rise to between $2 billion and $3 billion per year as new projects come on stream.
The Angolan Development Bank and VTB Africa, which is part of the Russian group VTB, were among the few financiers of the diamond sub-sector in Angola.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished