Does Brexit spell bad news for diamond traders?
The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (EU) could have a direct effect on diamond producers in Africa. While [...]
The conflict waging between George Forrest International (GFI) and Congolese state-run firm Gecamines for control of the Lubumbashi slag heap (AMI 391) conceals another, more strategic, tug-of-war. When it had evicted GFI from the slag heap, Gecamines is reported to [...]
The elections scheduled in 2017 to determine Congo-K president Joseph Kabila's successor are disrupting the country's economy. The unsettling climate is taking its toll on trading firms Glencore and Trafigura, who dominate copper and cobalt trading in Katanga. Trafigura settles its [...]