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Stephen Rego

He has been a journalist since the mid-1980s, and has spent close to two decades tracking the gem and jewellery industry while holding different editorial positions in industry specific publications and websites

Latest Articles By Stephen Rego

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Stephen Rego

By accepting the Lahiri Sub-Committee recommendations, the government has brought to an end the high-decibel debate related to the levy of excise on the jewellery industry. Does this also amount to indirect acknowledgement of the need for sector-specific policy prescriptions as well?

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Bullion Prices Soar in Uncertain Environment

Stephen Rego

There is neither any mechanism nor any centralised agency to manage the prices of gold and silver in an immediate sense. Constraints on the supply side and growing demand from investors seeking a safe haven in the current uncertain environment will ensure no major dips in the latter half of the year

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Investors Return to Gold Amidst Economic Uncertainty

Stephen Rego

Gold prices have continued to strengthen this year, rising by nearly 20 per cent as the first half of 2016 draws to a close, driven largely by jittery investors seeking safe havens in turbulent global markets

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No Slogan Is Forever

Stephen Rego

The number 1 advertising slogan of the last century, the iconic 'A Diamond is Forever', will henceforth no longer be the vanguard message of the diamond industry as the Diamond Producers Association unveils a new platform to redefine diamonds for the millennial generation

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Top Indian Jewellers On Global Luxury List

Stephen Rego

Luxury conglomerates with operations in multiple sectors of the luxury goods are at the top with a 32 per cent share in total sales, and average sales of $6.5 billion

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Two Years Of Modi Govt | The Expected Sparkle That Failed To Arrive

Stephen Rego

Barring a few bold steps that remain hampered by obvious lacunae, the NDA government has failed to match the high expectations of the gem and jewellery trade during its two years in office, and a sense of uneasiness prevails across most segments of the industry.

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What The Titan-CaratLane Deal Could Mean For Online Jewellery Retail

Stephen Rego

Titan’s recent announcement that it was acquiring a stake in CaratLane is likely to herald in a new round of change in the online jewellery retail business, just as it may also spur transformation in the world of the tradtional jewellery retailer

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Bringing Back The Shine

Stephen Rego

Gem and jewellery exports were down in 2015-16, with the diamond sector reporting a fall of over 13 per cent. But, rather than simply waiting for better times to return, the industry has been proactive in framing suggestions for policy measures that will ensure a quick turnaround

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Subdued Global Diamond Demand A Cause For Concern

Stephen Rego

Uncertainties in the macroeconomic environment have impacted diamond demand, which fell by $2 billion in 2015, according to a De Beers study

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Gold May Not Sustain Q1 Gains

Stephen Rego

The first quarter of 2016 saw a significant firming up of gold prices as economic uncertainties enhanced the safe haven appeal of the yellow metal. Yet, in a market where sentiment plays a key role, patterns could easily change in the short term

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