Paul Zimnisky
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POSTED ON February 01, 2016 BY Paul Zimnisky

A concerted effort by De Beers and Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO) to limit global diamond supply is forecast to be offset by stable Russian production, new mines, and production increases by Dominion Diamond Corp (TSX: DDC) and Petra Diamonds (LSE: PDL). Despite De Beers and Rio’s efforts, 2016 global diamond production by-volume is forecast to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 15, 2015 BY Paul Zimnisky

Given the current inclement state of the diamond industry, I thought it would be useful to take a few steps back and break the convoluted dynamics of the industry down into the simplest fundamental concept in economics: supply and demand. Despite the fact that the diamond industry is heavily concentrated, and still possesses tones congruent… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 11, 2015 BY Paul Zimnisky

Lucara Diamond Corp’s (TSX: LUC) third quarter results, released on November 5th, showed a strong average price-per-carat sold in the period, primarily driven by the previously released results from the first “exceptional” diamond sale of the year (those estimated to sell for at least $1 million) and a overall greater recovery of higher-value stones in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 06, 2015 BY Paul Zimnisky

So far in 2015, the state of the global diamond industry has been closely aligned with the posture of the global economy, as it so often is, and should be. The developed nations of the world are growing, but at uninspiring rates, and with inflation subtle, central banks continue to side with easy policy, too… Continue Reading