GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

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

BHP set to elect new chairman

03 august 2009

BHP Billiton is set to elect its new chairman next week when the board of the world's biggest miner meets to consider candidates to succeed Don Argus, Financial Times reported.
After ruling out external candidates, people close to the situation said there were two remaining BHP non-executives vying for the position - Jacques Nasser, the 61-year-old former chief executive of Ford Motor, and John Schubert, the 65-year-old chairman of Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
The new chairman is due to be decided by a secret ballot of the 15 board members meeting in Melbourne. The process will be managed by KPMG, BHP's auditor, in accordance with the mining group's board succession rules.
Mr Nasser's appeal rests with his international profile and experience - he was a former chairman of Polaroid and spent 33 years with Ford - but he is based in the US and may have difficulty convincing fellow board members he can manage the job away from BHP's Melbourne headquarters.
Mr Schubert is a well-known and respected Australian director who has held various positions, including the president of the Business Council of Australia and chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. He may win favour if he is seen to continue Mr Argus's legacy of promoting BHP as Australia's global champion in Canberra.
BHP declined to comment on the timing of the vote or candidates for chairman. It said: "The chairman has not made any announcements on succession or his retirement." It is possible the ballot on the new chairman could be delayed.
However, if the vote is held as expected, the mining group would make public its decision on Mr Argus's successor once the ballot result was known. BHP's three days of scheduled board meetings end on Thursday.