Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

Russian Mining Symposium to be held in London

08 april 2009

Organized by the Mining Journal, the Russian Mining Symposium to be held on June 18-19, 2009 in London will attract miners and investors to the most innovative event ever staged in Europe, looking at finance and strategy, and the mining challenges and investment opportunities in Russia, Central Asia and Ukraine. The event is sponsored by SRK Consulting. The issues to be tackled include:

The latest development affecting foreign participation in Russian mining enterprises, and what should foreign investors be prepared for when entering the CIS mining market?
The impact of regulation on the current business, and future opportunities of exploration and mining companies working in the CIS.
The challenges of raising capital for ongoing mining operation. How can CIS companies beat the liquidity crisis and secure capital in today's market?
What markets and financial instruments are currently offering juniors the best access to strategic investors and capital?
The role that banks and financial institutions play in sustaining the CIS mining industry. A regulatory update on foreign investment in the region, looking in particular at subsoil regulations.
An appraisal of the opportunities for refinancing and debt restructuring in the current climate.
How will Russian and CIS mining companies cope with the global shortages of finance, slumping commodity prices and declining demand?
The growing role of private equity in a distressed mining economy.

The symposium is aimed at joining efforts of mining companies and international financial institutions and investors in seeking ways to develop the huge mineral potential of the CIS in the current challenging economic environment.