Military-run Myanmar has wrapped up a gem auction, a major money-spinner for the junta, state media said Tuesday, november 27th despite sanctions and calls for a boycott following its deadly crackdown on protests.
Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury goods group, recorded Friday, november 16th a 28 percent increase in net profit for the first half of the financial year, up to 824 million euros (1.201 billion dollars).
Myanmar opened a lucrative auction of gems on Wednesday, November 14th, despite tightening Western sanctions and calls for a boycott from top international jewellers following the junta's deadly crackdown on protests.
Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury goods group, said on Thursday September 13rd that its sales had risen by 11.0 percent in the first five months, from April to August, of its 2007-8 financial year.
Finnish customs arrested five European and African citizens as they were trying to smuggle fake brand watches and mobile phone components destined to the Spanish and Polish markets, the Finnish authorities said on Wed...
Two armed robbers tricked their way into one of the British capital's most exclusive jewellery stores and stole millions of pounds (euros, dollars) worth of designer gems, British police said Friday, July 6th.