Processo Kimberley em Portugal – publicação no Jornal Oficial da UE


“As of today (11 de Agosto 2015) Portugal has a Union authority for the implementation of the KPCS. Please follow this link for the publication of the amendment of Regulation 2368/2002 in the Official Journal: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2015.212.01.0003.01.ENG” A implementação do Processo Kimberley em Portugal acabou de ser concluída, permitindo a partir de agora a importação e exportação directas … Continue reading Processo Kimberley em Portugal – publicação no Jornal Oficial da UE

GEM DIAMONDS HALF YEAR RESULTS


Gem Diamonds Limited (LSE: GEMD) (“Gem Diamonds”, the “Company” or the “Group”) today announces its half year results for the six months ending 30 June 2015 (“H1 2015” or “the Period”). To view the announcement in full, please click on the following link. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OPERATIONAL RESULTS: Letšeng: Strong operational performance with projects delivered on time and budget; … Continue reading GEM DIAMONDS HALF YEAR RESULTS

Sri Lanka, Ceilão, Taprobana: a close to perfect (first) trip


As armas e os barões assinalados, Que da ocidental praia Lusitana, Por mares nunca de antes navegados, Passaram ainda além da Taprobana, Em perigos e guerras esforçados, Mais do que prometia a força humana, E entre gente remota edificaram Novo Reino, que tanto sublimaram; Os Lusíadas, I Canto Os Lusíadas, Luís de Camões Portuguese epic poem … Continue reading Sri Lanka, Ceilão, Taprobana: a close to perfect (first) trip

Mineral commodities 2013 total mined volumes and values, average prices


Diamonds mined in 2013 total 14 bn USD. How do they compare with other mineral commodities? Rather than using somebody else’s compilations, I prefer to check values published by (commodity) specialised international organisations or public companies (OPEC, World Gold Council, KPCS, USGS, etc.). After some work, I have arrived to the estimates presented in the table … Continue reading Mineral commodities 2013 total mined volumes and values, average prices

Really? The price of diamonds collapsing?


No doubt the commodities have seen recently a sharp decline in price (do you remember oil at 150 US/bbl and gold at 1.600 US per oz or iron, or copper?). Yes, there are problems brewing in China (perhaps brewing is an understatement in face of the stock  markets sharp decrease of the last few days) … Continue reading Really? The price of diamonds collapsing?