- Anglo American said the value of rough diamond sales at its De Beers unit had increased during the seventh cycle of 2020 to $320m from $287m seen in the same cycle a year earlier.

The figure compared with $116m seen in the sixth cycle of 2020.

'Diamond markets showed some continued improvement throughout August and into September as Covid-19 restrictions continued to ease in various locations, and manufacturers focused on meeting retail demand for polished diamonds, particularly in certain product areas,' De Beers chief executive Bruce Cleaver said.

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