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Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

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Norilsk Nickel discussed joint business projects with Tangshan Administration

13 july 2023

Vitaly Busko, Vice President of Innovation at Norilsk Nickel, told colleagues from China about the Russian company's sustainable growth strategy and its plans to develop the production of components for the battery industry.

During a meeting at the Norilsk Nickel head office in Moscow City with the administration of Tangshan, one of the largest cities in the eastern province of Hebei, the parties agreed to continue negotiations on specific opportunities for the construction of joint business projects.

The Chinese delegation at the talks was headed by Wu Weidong, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC of Hebei Province.

The next meeting will be held in China.

Hebei Province, one of the largest industrial centers in China, has embarked on the development of the industry of alternative energy sources, the press service of Norilsk Nickel notes.

As previously reported, the company plans to test catalysts for hydrogen energy in the Chinese market.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished