Import Duty on Gold, Silver Cut to 6%

New Delhi: India’s Finance Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman today announced that the basic custom duty on gold and silver will be cut to 6% from the current 10%. The 5% cess for agriculture infrastructure and development will continue. So, the total duty on gold and silver will fall to 11% from 15%. “To enhance domestic value addition in gold and precious metal jewellery in the country, I propose to reduce customs duties on gold and silver to 6 per cent and that

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Import Duty on Gold, Silver Cut to 6%

New Delhi: India’s Finance Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman today announced that the basic custom duty on gold and silver will be cut to 6% from the current 10%. The 5% cess for agriculture infrastructure and development will continue. So, the total duty on gold and silver will fall to 11% from 15%. “To enhance domestic value addition in gold and precious metal jewellery in the country, I propose to reduce customs duties on gold and silver to 6 per cent and that

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New York Orders Comprehensive Ivory Ban

New York: New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation yesterday that amends the state’s environmental law to ban elephant ivory, mammoth ivory and rhino horn sales in New York. This state legislation enhances federal efforts to tighten the ivory trade ban on a federal level. Under the law, this permanent ban on the sales of these products has only a

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Gemfields Reports Auction Revenues of $15.5 Million

Lusaka: Gemfields plc reported auction revenues of $15.5 million, the second highest achieved at any lower quality auction, of its auction of mostly lower quality rough emerald and beryl held in Lusaka, Zambia, from August 5 to 8. Excluding the sale of 1.5 tonnes of low grade beryl, the average realized price was $3.61 per carat, a new record for

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Viewing of 122.52-Ct Blue Diamond to Start Soon

Johannesburg: Petra Diamonds will shortly start the viewing process for the sale of the exceptional 122.52-carat blue diamond that it recovered in June at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. The viewing process will open on Monday, August 18, and will close on Friday, September 12, when offers from prospective buyers are to be submitted. Appointments to view the stone

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Rio Tinto Showcases Rare Red & Pink Diamonds

Perth: Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has been unveiled during a world exclusive preview in Sydney, with the 2014 collection boasting a record four rare Fancy Red diamonds. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the world’s most anticipated diamond sale, the 2014 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender collection comprises 55 diamonds, including 51 pink and purplish red diamonds and four

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New York Orders Comprehensive Ivory Ban

New York: New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation yesterday that amends the state’s environmental law to ban elephant ivory, mammoth ivory and rhino horn sales in New York. This state legislation enhances federal efforts to tighten the ivory trade ban on a federal level. Under the law, this permanent ban on the sales of these products has only a

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Gemfields Reports Auction Revenues of $15.5 Million

Lusaka: Gemfields plc reported auction revenues of $15.5 million, the second highest achieved at any lower quality auction, of its auction of mostly lower quality rough emerald and beryl held in Lusaka, Zambia, from August 5 to 8. Excluding the sale of 1.5 tonnes of low grade beryl, the average realized price was $3.61 per carat, a new record for

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Viewing of 122.52-Ct Blue Diamond to Start Soon

Johannesburg: Petra Diamonds will shortly start the viewing process for the sale of the exceptional 122.52-carat blue diamond that it recovered in June at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. The viewing process will open on Monday, August 18, and will close on Friday, September 12, when offers from prospective buyers are to be submitted. Appointments to view the stone

Read More »

Rio Tinto Showcases Rare Red & Pink Diamonds

Perth: Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has been unveiled during a world exclusive preview in Sydney, with the 2014 collection boasting a record four rare Fancy Red diamonds. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the world’s most anticipated diamond sale, the 2014 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender collection comprises 55 diamonds, including 51 pink and purplish red diamonds and four

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