All right, I know this is very early, but it is Friday here in India. I will have more to say about the U.S.-Indo Business Development Conference in the next few weeks, and in JCK. But thanks to the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council for sponsoring my trip to this very interesting conference.
And now the news:
Zale chairman steps down.
Broad daylight robbery in Diamond District.
Nambian sightholders selected.
Alrosa faces audit.
De Beers to purchase Botswana mine.
Government, cutters at odds in South Africa.
Congrats to Lorraine Depasque.
Quote of the week: “You can be creative in your designs, you can be creative in your marketing, but please don’t be creative in your book-keeping and accounting.” – Jairam Ramesh, India’s state minister of trade and commerce, to Indian manufacturers at this week’s conference
From JCK: My article on diamond futures.
Have a good weekend ….