A delegation representing the American gems industry is visiting Burma to explore opportunities in the country following the lifting of US sanctions.
Local miners in Mandalay Division’s ‘Ruby Land’ town of Mogok may soon get access to more gems. The Myanmar Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association plans to allocate small-scale mining plots to locals to promote gem trade in the area.
Oct 28, 2008 (AFP)
Aug 6, 2008 (DVB), Burmese rights activists have called on people visiting China for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing to avoid buying any jewellery or souvenirs made of Burmese[…]
Aug 5, 2008 (DVB), At least 15 people were killed in a landslide caused by heavy rain in the popular gold and jade mining area of Pha-Kant in Kachin state[…]
Aug 1, 2008 (DVB), The United States government has strengthened sanctions against the Burmese regime, particularly targeting the gem-mining industry, a valuable source of income for the junta. The US[…]
Jul 24, 2008 (AFP)
Mar 11, 2008 (AFP), Burma has launched a new gems auction hoping to sell off more than 100 million euros (153 million dollars) worth of precious stones, despite calls for[…]
Dec 20, 2007 (AFP), The US Senate approved on Wednesday sanctions against Burma’s multi-million dollar gemstone industry to punish the military regime over its deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protests. The[…]
Dec 12, 2007 (AP), The House approved a bill Tuesday meant to stop Burma’s rubies and high-quality jade from entering the United States. It tightens already tough sanctions against a[…]