De Beers to curb supply on weakening of diamond market

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De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond miner by value, is scaling back production plans for this year as it tries adjusting to a brewing industry crisis that’s hitting prices and lowering demand for precious stones. The Anglo American unit said a range of factors, including ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China, contributed to a 27% drop […]

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Diamond Giant DeBeers initiates work on the world’s largest custom-built offshore diamond mining vessel in Namibia

Diamond giant De Beers is building a new diamond mining exploration vessel — the largest of its kind — for Debmarine Namibia. The 176-m-long vessel that will cost $142-million to build is expected to join the fleet within three years. Debmarine Namibia is a 50:50 joint venture with the Namibian government. “There is a great […]

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