Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Gems and Jewellery

Gems and Jewellery

News and analysis for Gem and Jewellery Industry

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/commodities/gold-needs-some-very-urgently-needed-policy-changes-4820471.html Policy changes for gold urgently required RN Bhaskar  -- January 15, 2020 Successive governments in India have waffled on gold policies for long (http://www.asiaconverge.com/2019/11/urgent-needfor-gold-reforms/). As a result, the entire gold trade was allowed to either go underground, or go to seed. The...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-gold-mining-an-agenda-for-the-government Gold mining IV What the government should do? RN Bhaskar When it comes to gold, politicians, government officials, media and the general public can be quite misinformed to the point of hysteria. Consider how – on 21 February 2020 -- an unsuspecting public...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/urgent-need-for-gold-reforms Gold reforms are being delayed. Why? RN Bhaskar  -- 14 November, 2019 Last week, on Nov 5, 2019, this publication, in association with BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) held a conference on The increasing allure of gold. As discussions continued, each panellist spoke...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/gold-import-duties-need-to-be-streamlined-rn-bhaskar/1372617 Gold import duties begin to attract attention — By RN Bhaskar | Oct 11, 2018 Last fortnight, the government of India released a list of 19 items where import duties had been raised. What was interesting was that despite a clamour from the trade...
  https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-a-colonial-outlook-has-stunted-indias-gold-mining-sector Gold mining – part III India sabotages its own gold mining interests RN Bhaskar  --  31 December, 2020 Basically, there are two types of corruption.  There can be good corruption and bad corruption.  In China, the state controls all resources. But the...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/coronavirus-in-india-close-precious-metal-commodity-markets-urge-experts Coronavirus lockdown requires precious metal commodity markets to be closed immediately RN Bhaskar – 10 April, 2020 Experts in the commodity markets in India have appealed to the government to suspend all commodity trades in precious metals. This is because hitherto, physical...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-case-for-bullion-banking-in-india Will the government allow bullion banking in India? RN Bhaskar  --  26 December 2019 India has been myopic about so many things.  One of them, tragically, is gold.  It has forgotten to exploit its own mines,  It gave out licences to...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-diamonds-may-not-be-safe-for-investors-any-more Diamonds no longer anyone's best friend any more RN Bhaskar The last couple of months have witnessed a barrage of advertisements seeking to lure jewellery buyers to diamonds.  They talk about how natural diamonds are the safest items of jewellery, unique...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/interviews/gold-has-become-more-alluring-than-ever-before PR Somasundaram-WGC-Gold requires one regulatory body Tales around gold have always fascinated people. And as the price moves higher, or promises to climb, the fascination with gold grows stronger. Free Press Journal’s Jescilia Karayamparambil and RN Bhaskar spoke to World...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/gold-smuggling-turn-the-spotlight-from-kerala-to-govt-policies Gold smuggling - I Part II can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2020/10/gold-smuggling-ii-a-cleanup-is-urgently-needed/) A beneficiary of flawed government policies. RN Bhaskar There’s an apocryphal story about a man blinded because he stole the gold that he saw lying unattended on the table in his master’s...