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De Beers Office in Botswana
De Beers Turns to Tech as Layoffs Loom
De Beers is no stranger to changing strategy. Throughout its 130-plus-year history, the company has often adjusted its approach, sometimes with just a few tweaks, and on other occasions with radical consequences for the diamond market....
Rough Markets Aug 03, 2020 Avi Krawitz
The new Cullinan plan
Petra Revenue Falls to Nine-Year Low
Petra Diamonds’ full-year sales dropped to their lowest level in almost a decade as the coronavirus aggravated an already weak rough market.Revenue fell 36% to $295.8 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, reflecting sluggish rough...
Mining Jul 26, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers rough and polished diamonds.
De Beers to Hold Viewings in Antwerp and Dubai
De Beers will allow clients to view goods in Antwerp and Dubai at next week’s sight, with both the company and its Russian rival Alrosa maintaining their policies of enabling 100% deferrals.The two largest miners...
Rough Markets Jul 23, 2020 Joshua Freedman
De Beers.
Covid-19 Ravages De Beers Sales
De Beers’ sales and production nosedived in the second quarter as the coronavirus crushed diamond demand throughout the pipeline and forced shutdowns at several mines.“Demand for rough diamonds was significantly impacted by a combination of Covid-19 restrictions...
Mining Jul 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Nyurbinskaya
Alrosa Monthly Sales Plummet Again
Alrosa’s diamond sales fell 86% year on year to $31.3 million in June as contract customers continued to delay buying rough allocations.“For the third time in a row, we offered our long-term customers unprecedentedly flexible sales conditions, including...
Rough Markets Jul 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa Inter International mine
Virus Cases Force Shutdown at Alrosa Mine
Alrosa has suspended operations at its International underground mine for up to two weeks after “several” employees tested positive for coronavirus.The Russian miner will only carry out work to ensure the safety and maintenance...
Mining Jun 25, 2020 Rapaport News
BlueRock
BlueRock Counts Cost of Coronavirus
The coronavirus cost BlueRock Diamonds GBP 550,000 ($690,000) as sales slumped and the closure of its Kareevlei mine added to its expenses, the company reported Monday.The amount includes an estimated GBP 100,000 ($125,000) of lost...
Mining Jun 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Grib Diamonds
Rough Prices Climb at Grib Auction in Antwerp
Grib Diamonds noted a modest increase in rough prices versus pre-lockdown levels as demand returned following a two-month pause in sales.The Belgian company, which sells production from AGD Diamonds’ Grib mine in Russia, brought in just over...
Rough Markets Jun 18, 2020 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds Letseng
Gem Diamonds Notes Solid Rough Demand
Gem Diamonds reported a rise in the average selling price for the first half of 2020, noting that appetite for its goods had improved at a recent tender in Antwerp.“The results of the latest tender for Letšeng’s...
Rough Markets Jun 18, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds.
Rough Sales to Decline Up to 40% This Year
Rough-diamond sales will drop by 30% to 40% this year as Covid-19 restrictions have shut down the global supply chain, Moody’s Investors Service projected.The market won’t recover until the second half when social-distancing...
Rough Markets Jun 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Lulo.
Lucapa Raises $3.6M for Lulo Kimberlite Hunt
Lucapa Diamond Company has completed a sale of new shares that successfully raised AUD 5.25 million ($3.6 million) to fund its search for the kimberlite source of its high-value alluvial stones.The proceeds of the rights...
Mining Jun 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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Petra Mulls June Tender After Rough-Price Slump
Petra Diamonds is considering whether to hold a rough tender in June after a market slowdown prompted it to cancel its May sale.Prices fell 27% in March and April compared with February as the Covid-19 pandemic reduced business activity...
Mining May 31, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough diamond sorting
Alrosa Allows Deferrals at Third Consecutive Sale
Alrosa has continued its policy of enabling customers to hold off buying its rough diamonds until later in the year, aiming to avoid flooding the market with goods.The flexibility will be in place at the upcoming June...
Rough Markets May 31, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds Alrosa
Alrosa Sales Nearly Wiped Out in April
Alrosa’s diamond sales plummeted 95% to $15.6 million in April, the lowest on record, as customers deferred purchases until the market improves.Rough sales slumped 96% to $13.1 million, while polished revenues fell 17% to $2.4 million,...
Rough Markets May 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa Komsomolsky cut at Aikhal mine
Alrosa Pauses Production at Two Mines
Alrosa has suspended production at two of its less profitable mines, citing the heavy impact of the coronavirus on diamond demand. The company will also rethink its group output plan for 2020 at its board...
Mining May 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Bruce Cleaver
Don’t Ban Rough Buying, De Beers Urges
De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver has called on the trade to allow rough purchases, assuring manufacturers the company won’t require them to buy in the weak market.“We will only sell [rough] when the demand is such...
Rough Markets May 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Revenue Improves in 1Q
Sales of rough from Mountain Province’s Gahcho Kué mine grew 2.4% to 659,318 carats in the first quarter, the company said Monday.The Canada-based miner also saw a 6% uplift in its average price, yielding $75 per...
Mining Apr 22, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Donation
De Beers Bolsters Coronavirus Aid Package
De Beers and its parent company Anglo American have contributed an additional $3 million in aid to help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19.The donation, announced Monday, will be split between two emergency finance bodies in South Africa,...
Mining Apr 21, 2020 Rapaport News
Nimesh Patel
De Beers CFO to Leave Company
De Beers chief financial officer Nimesh Patel will exit the company on July 26 to become CFO and executive director at UK-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering.Patel joined De Beers parent company Anglo American in 2012 as group head of corporate finance....
Mining Apr 02, 2020 Rapaport News
Karowe
Lucara May Struggle to Hold Botswana Sales
The coronavirus outbreak has threatened Lucara Diamond Corp.’s ability to hold tenders in Botswana, and had a heavy negative effect on rough prices, the company said Tuesday.The Botswana government has given Lucara permission to hold...
Rough Markets Apr 01, 2020 Rapaport News
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