Work hard and you will find success

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

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20 september 2021

Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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13 september 2021

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

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06 september 2021

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

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30 august 2021

Court dismiss EIB’s bid to have judiciary order on DiamonEx annulled

17 august 2009

A Botswana High Court judge has dismissed with costs an application by the European Investment Bank seeking annulment of an order that placed DiamonEx Botswana Limited (DBL) under judicial management earlier this year, Mmegi reports.
The impact of the global financial crisis on world diamond markets had rendered the production of diamonds by Diamonex Botswana uneconomic and the judicial management order that provided DBL with a period of immunity from claims from its creditors was confirmed last March.
Lerala Mine, which is operated by DiamonEx, ceased operating a few months ago after failing to repay a loan of BWP10 million (USD1=BWP7.02) it acquired from the European bank resulted in the loss of 285 jobs.
The paper reported that the court had noted that there was need for the judicial manager to be given time to implement a recovery plan for the troubled company if the interests of its creditors were to be served.
"The immediate life of the judicial management order is 12 months,” court judge Singh Walia said. "This period is sufficiently long for (the judicial manager John) Stevens to assess the viability of the current initiatives."
He was quoted as saying that while no one could predict the future, what European bank sought to do was to cause the judicial manager to throw away the recovery plan before it had even seen the light of the day.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia