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

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

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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

Botswana’s new diamond trader see first auction next year

16 august 2012

Botswana’s Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), which will be responsible for the trading of the southern African country’s diamonds, is set to start its auctions in the second quarter of 2013.
The new company was expected to auction rough diamonds worth $300 million to $350 million per year on the open market from Debswana’s average $3 billion-a-year supply.
ODC’s newly appointed chairperson Jacob Thamage, who is also Botswana’s Diamond Hub co-ordinator said in a statement that the board had approved an aggressive establishment plan that “encompassed all the complexities of setting up a company of this nature”.
He said that the company’s activities were expected to stimulate additional business opportunities in the country as well as encouraging overseas investment.
ODC managing director Toby Frears said that the diamond trader’s commercial strategy would be to deliver a market-leading value proposition that would encourage diamantaires from Botswana and across the world to acquire their rough diamonds from the company at globally competitive, market determined prices. 
ODC was set up following a 10-year sales agreement reached between De Beers and Botswana last year.
Part of the agreement allowed the Botswana government to buy, market and sell 10 to 15 percent of Debswana's production.

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