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  1. Are diamonds the new best friend of investors?

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... But now a private Singapore-based diamond broker is encouraging investors to include the sparkling gems in their portfolio. While diamonds are known to have much lower liquidity as an investment tool compared to equities and gold, and no standard benchmark for valuation, diamond experts say the gems are a good option in this time of economic fluctuation given their current low pricing, ...

  2. Graff Diamonds: a look at the year's most buzz-worthy float

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philippe Espinasse moneypost@scmp.com Graff Diamonds- which styles itself as maker and retailer of the 'most fabulous jewels in the world'- has just filed its application ... in a range of about 18 to 20 times 2012 earnings. Graff Diamonds, however, is a lower volume business. Its profits come from slowly selling an inventory (mostly diamonds). It is a higher-margin ...

  3. Graff looks beyond the precious few

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philippe Espinasse moneypost@scmp.com Bankers started sounding out fund managers on May 7 on their interest for the long-awaited Graff Diamonds initial public offering. The process- known ... reports that offer insight into this closely held, upscale jeweller. For example: 13 of Graff Diamonds' 31 stores are franchises, not directly owned. The company's five Asian stores ...

  4. Graff I.P.O. to sparkle despite the gloom

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com London jeweller Graff Diamonds is offering a treasure trove to lure investors to its US$1 billion Hong Kong initial public offering. Sources close to the deal confirmed yesterday that Graff Diamonds will go ahead with its listing despite the grim conditions of Hong Kong's stock market. The indicative price range is from HK$25 to HK$37, 18 to 24 times ...

  5. Events

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Club. Canadian Chamber of Commerce event: 'A diamond investment workshop: An insider's perspective'. Kinwick Centre, Central. ...

  6. News - World - ZIMBABWE

    Government says it is down to its last US$217

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Government says it is down to its last US$217 Two hundred and seventeen US dollars. That is all that remains in the public account of the Zimbabwean government, a bewildered finance minister has announced. The paltry amount cast doubt over claims of a slow economic recovery and raised fresh questions about the fate of the country's diamond revenues - officials ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... CEO Stephen Hester's bonus, next up to run the gauntlet are Barclay's CEO Bob Diamond and HSBC's Stuart Gulliver. According to Bloomberg, Gulliver stands to receive around GBP13 ... This compares with a possible GBP11.5 million for Diamond, leaving Gulliver as potentially the highest-paid banking chief executive in the UK. Before this come to pass, he has to get shareholder ...

  8. HSBC's Green to take up UK ministerial post

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Sean Kennedy

    ... Index advanced 46.02 points to 21,401.79. It is the second major change at a British bank to be announced within hours. Barclays said investment banking chief Bob Diamond would take over as chief executive from John Varley at the end of March next year. Diamond missed out on the top job when Varley took the helm six years ago. Analysts said it meant the bank was likely to keep much ...

  9. Haitong fails to excite on debut

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said Haitong's performance could affect the market's perception of several big listings in the pipleline, including luxury jeweller Graff Diamonds, Fosun Pharmaceutical and China ...

  10. Industry group to scrutinise Hibor fixing

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... corporate loans, credit cards and home mortgages. The Libor probe has already claimed the scalp of Robert Diamond, who resigned as chief executive of Barclays after the bank was fined GBP290 million ...




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