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

Russia eyes Zimbabwe mining industry

10 october 2012

Russian investors said they are interested in investing in Zimbabwe’s mining industry, particularly the platinum sector.
Russians were currently mining gold and diamonds in Zimbabwe.
“We already have a number of Russian companies operating in the country concentrating mostly in the mining sector. We have a lot of areas where we feel we can partner the Zimbabwe government by investing in such as platinum mining,” said Russia’s Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov who led a business delegation from his country to Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's Ministry of Mines and Mining Development minister Obert Mpofu confirmed that the Russians had enquired about platinum mining in Darwendale.
“They also have an interest in the energy sector where they would like to set up power stations. So we discussed about those opportunities and some of the challenges involved and how to resolve them,” he was quoted as saying by a state radio.
A Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (BIPPA) between the two countries was also signed last Sunday.
This was expected to further stimulate investment and trade between the two countries.
Trade between Russia and Zimbabwe increased from $1.5 million in 2009 to $5.5 million last year.

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