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

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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

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

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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

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23 august 2021

CAR: Malnutrition hits towns as world crisis cuts diamond demand - aid group 24 Sep 2009

25 september 2009

The global financial crisis has led to an alarming rate of urban malnutrition in the south of the Central African Republic, where diamond mines have closed as demand for the gems falls, the medical relief group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says, Reuters reported.
Diamond production fell two thirds over 2008 as mines closed, raising unemployment and cutting incomes, leaving people struggling to feed their families.
MSF has admitted over 1,300 severely malnourished children within a month in its temporary clinics in the towns of Carnot, Boda, Nola and Gamboula.
"This is urban malnutrition and it is weird because some of these urban people do not have the fields or plots and capacity to plant things to feed their families," David Noguera, an emergency response manager for MSF said.
"All they know is to work in mines and get paid and eat the next day - it is that kind of economy; and the moment they lose their jobs they do not have any kind of coping mechanism and there is a big sense of uncertainty about the future."
In a country where around two thirds of people live below the U.N. poverty line of $1.25 per day, many cannot afford healthcare.