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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...

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

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

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

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Talks Progress to Move Indian Diamond Industry

29 august 2012

Discussions to negotiate conditions favorable to the Indian diamond industry to entice manufacturers to move some of their operations to another province in the country are occurring at the highest levels of government, Diamond Intelligence reports cited by Israelidiamond.co.il.
Rajiv Jain, chair of the pivotal Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council, led a contingent of Indian diamond manufacturers in a meeting with the Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of the Madhya Pradesh province to discuss a possible move. The plan being discussed would entail tax breaks for diamond companies willing to move the center of their operations from Surat – in the state of Gujarat – to the city of Indore, located in Madhya Pradesh.
Indian diamond companies are currently obliged to pay a tax rate of 33%, according to Diamond Intelligence. Rio Tinto's Bunder diamond mine is also located nearby. Drawing Indian manufacturers to Madhya Pradesh would ensure that Bunder's output did not leave the state unless it was in value-added polished form.