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De Beers Sight Box
Challenges Persist as De Beers Sees Red
De Beers suffered heavy losses in the first half of the year due to Covid-19, and cautioned that substantial challenges would remain for the diamond market.The diamond miner fell into the red for the...
Rough Markets Jul 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Sarah Kuijlaars.
De Beers Names Sarah Kuijlaars as CFO
Sarah Kuijlaars will take over as chief financial officer of De Beers on September 1, succeeding Nimesh Patel, the miner announced Wednesday. She will also join the company’s board and executive committee.Kuijlaars was previously CFO...
Mining Jul 15, 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
Venetia mine
De Beers Cuts Venetia Workforce During Lockdown
De Beers will reduce its worker head count at its sole diamond mine in South Africa by around 75% in response to the country’s measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, parent company Anglo American said Friday.The...
Mining Mar 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Petra Finsch mine
South Africa, Lesotho Mines Set for Shutdown
Petra Diamonds, Gem Diamonds, Firestone Diamonds and Lucapa Diamond Company are suspending operations at their mines in South Africa and Lesotho due to government measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.South Africa has introduced...
Mining Mar 25, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers rough and polished
De Beers Optimistic After 2019 Earnings Slump
De Beers gave a positive outlook for 2020 due to an improvement in the industry’s inventory situation, despite growing concerns about Chinese demand.Early data from the holiday season indicate midstream stock levels are more balanced...
Mining Feb 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Orapa
Profit Margins Improve at $425M De Beers Sale
De Beers’ rough sales totaled $425 million in December,the highest since April, as lower price levels and better profit marginsspurred an upturn in demand from sightholders. Buyers are returning to the market after six months ofsluggish...
Rough Markets Dec 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Petra Names New Chairman
Petra Diamonds has appointed Peter Hill as non-executivechairman, succeeding company founder Adonis Pouroulis, who is stepping down,the company said Tuesday. Hill is currently non-executive chairman of geotechnicalcontractor Keller Group and of building-products company Volution Group....
Mining Dec 17, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers diamonds on glass table
De Beers Rough Prices Decline 5% in 2019
A drop in rough-diamond prices and a sales shift tolower-value items weighed on De Beers’ profitability in the second half,according to executives at parent company Anglo American. The miner’s rough-price index fell around 5% year onyear for the first...
Mining Dec 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Jwaneng
De Beers Lowers 2020 Production Forecast
De Beers has reduced its production outlook for next year and beyond amid uncertainty about the health of the diamondmarket.The miner now expects to recover between 32 million and 34million carats in 2020, compared to its...
Mining Dec 11, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Slashes Output Amid Diamond Glut
DeBeers’ production dropped in the third quarter as the miner responded to a declinein rough demand that has left it with an inflated stockpile of diamonds. Outputfell 14% to 7.4 million carats for the period amid planned mine...
Mining Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Large Canadian rough diamond in palm of hand, GSS
Diamond Glut Prompts De Beers to Slash Production
De Beers has lowered its production forecast for this year,noting that weakness in the diamond trade negatively affected itsperformance in the second quarter.Sales volume slumped 10% to 9 million carats in the threemonths ending June 30 due...
Mining Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Siba Diamond
118ct. Yellow Smashes Estimate at Christie’s
A diamond bought in memory of late diamantaire Sam Abram sold for more than double its high estimate at Christie’s Geneva auction Wednesday. The cushion brilliant-cut, 118.05-carat, fancy-yellow,VS2-clarity stone fetched $7.1 million, or $60,000 per...
Polished Markets May 16, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers Namibia
De Beers to Build $468M Diamond-Mining Ship
De Beers will increase production at Debmarine Namibia by 500,000 carats per year through the construction of a new diamond-recovery vessel, it said Thursday. The ship, the seventh in De Beers’ fleet, will increase annual output from the...
Mining May 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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Petra Adds Ex-De Beers Exec to Board
Petra Diamonds has appointed former De Beers executive VardaShine as a non-executive director in line with a plan to refresh its leadership,the miner said Monday. Shine was CEO of the Diamond Trading Company — now DeBeers Global Sightholder...
Mining Oct 29, 2018 Rapaport News
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Higher Costs Dent De Beers Earnings
De Beers’ underlying earnings fell in the first half due to higher costs, even as the company maintained an upbeat forecast for the rest of the year.“The outlook for 2018 global consumer demand remains positive in most...
Mining Jul 26, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Sales Volume Rises in Positive Market
De Beers’ sales volume and production grew sharply in thesecond quarter amid strong trading conditions, the miner’s parent companyreported Thursday. Rough-diamond sales rose 69% to 10 million carats during thethree months ending June 30,...
Mining Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers, Botswana Prep for New Sales Deal
Botswana once again finds itself at a crossroads. The sparsely populated,landlocked country is in a constant battle to ensure the longevity of itsdiamond industry.Recognizing that diamond mining will not last forever, thegovernment’s beneficiation program has sought to establish...
Mining Jul 09, 2018 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Orapa Mine
De Beers Raises Output in Healthy Market
De Beers’ production grew during the first quarter as the company reached full capacity at its Gahcho Kué mine in Canadaand increased output in Botswana. The miner’s global production jumped 15% year on year to 8.5million carats...
Mining Apr 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Production to Peak in 2018
De Beers expects its production to hit a high point in 2018 as anumber of its mines approach the end of their life span, CEO BruceCleaver told Rapaport News. The company is planning production of 34 million to 36million carats in 2018,...
Mining Feb 22, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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