Diamond Shavings: Your (Kind of Late) Friday Web Roundup

Sorry this is a little later than usual because of my travel schedule. Speaking of which, I will at the Rio TInto conference in Chicago next week, and hope to have some report s from that as well …

And here’s the news:

 

De Beers class action settlement overturned.

– Final action “may take months longer.”

– Text of legal opinion.

 

Zale appoints chief stores officer.

 

Avon buys silver company.

 

JA worried about “conflict mineral” provisions in financial reform bill.

– Bill passes.

 

Kimberley Process and Zimbabwe reach deal

– Analysis by myselfEdahn and the BBC.

Text of agreement.

– Statements from World Diamond CouncilNGOs.

– Arrested NGO released on bail.  WDC hails.

– Mining minister won’t talk to Rapaport reporter.

 

Zim government considers new diamond act.

– Are mining moneys being diverted?

 

Diamond Congress Held in Moscow:

My report from day one.

– Avi Paz reelected at WFDB. (And Moti Ganz at IDMA.)

– IDMA calls for restructuring of diamond financing.

– South Korean bourse admitted to WFDB.

– Leviev challenges miners to support business.

 

Sightholders don’t like new Botswana mining licenses.

– De Beers, Botswana discuss agreement.

 

Indian diamantaires worry about supply.

– … and tax raids.

 

Naomi Campbell diamond testimony postponed.

 

Mumbai diamond trader arrested for fraud.

 

Esmerian seeks reorganization.

 

New research may aid diamond exploration.

 

Analyst cautious on Blue Nile.

– Bidz sees decline, may launch stock buyback.

 

Harry Bock dies.

 

New director at Graff Chicago.

 

United Brands makes appointments.

 

Feds: Jeweler was shot in Mafia case.

 

Man sues to get $100K engagement ring back.

 

Media Watch:

NPR talks KP/Zimbabwe.

WSJ blog goes to diamond district.

Industry responds to last week’s Washington Post piece.

 

Video:

My interview with Christopher Ellis, Consensus Advisors.

 

From the Blog

The Kimberley Process’ Latest Near Death Experience.

Report from World Diamond Congress, Day One.

 

Have a great weekend …

 

 

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