Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

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Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

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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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ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

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Eduard Gorodetsky: Currently we see high demand for synthetic diamonds for use in technology segment rather than in jewelry

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11 march 2024

Norilsk Nickel presents the results of its Government Relations project

07 february 2024

Norilsk Nickel has presented the results of the second season of its GR-Accelerator (Government Relations) program aimed at the development of investment projects for small and medium-sized businesses to the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) in Moscow.

The participants of the program, which was implemented from September to December 2023, included representatives of municipalities, resource supply organizations, territorial development agencies and business communities.

The projects under consideration concerned private investments in the fields of medicine, ecology, ski tourism and winter sports in Norilsk, as well as in the functionality and services sectors in the Murmansk region, the press service of Norilsk Nickel reported.

In his welcoming speech, RUIE president Alexander Shokhin noted the importance of creating an environment for the growth of small and medium-sized businesses, including by means of investments from large businesses - Norilsk Nickel in particular.

Andrey Grachev, Vice President of Norilsk Nickel, for his part, stressed that the GR-Accelerator project is aimed at reducing the distance between small and medium-sized businesses and government representatives. "The accelerator is an intensive course in order to show how it happens in our company," he said.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished