Author

 
Roman Grynberg

Roman Grynberg

    Competition in diamond market chips away at De Beers
    Competition in diamond market chips away at De Beers
    COMMENT
    Japan's Shinzo Abe flouts economics 101
    Japan's Shinzo Abe flouts economics 101
    COMMENT
    Region fails to cut it in diamonds
    Region fails to cut it in diamonds
    For the past year Botswana, Namibia and South Africa have seen their dream to cut and polish their own diamonds evaporate like a mirage on a...
    Diamonds aren't Sacu's best friend
    Diamonds aren't Sacu's best friend
    COMMENT
    Pursuit of luxury drives trade crisis
    Pursuit of luxury drives trade crisis
    COMMENT
    The curse of cars going cheap
    The curse of cars going cheap
    COMMENT
    Customs union inhibits development
    Customs union inhibits development
    In a recent commentary about tax proposals for the 2015 South African budget, accounting firm PwC slammed the revenue-sharing formula agreed to by...
    The IMF loves, but labour's still lost
    The IMF loves, but labour's still lost
    COMMENT
    Botswana diamond workers bleed
    Botswana diamond workers bleed
    ANALYSIS
    Reel in Botswana's wild west
    Reel in Botswana's wild west
    In 2010 the Tahal group presented a bold idea to the Botswana ministry of agriculture – that the landlocked semi-desert country develop a fishing...
    Will Putin use diamonds to rescue Russia?
    Will Putin use diamonds to rescue Russia?
    In the mid-1990s, when the Russian Federation was being created out of the ashes of the former Soviet Union, Vladimir Putin's infamous vodka-swilling, bottom-pinching predecessor Boris Yeltsin was involved in a process that was to create the Russian oligarchs who made their fortunes...
    Africa's diamantaires in the rough
    Africa's diamantaires in the rough
    The wages of diamond cutters in Botswana and India are not dissimilar, yet in India there are 800 000 cutters and in Botswana only 3 750....