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Premier League footballers are not doing enough to help disadvantaged young people, according to the American sportsman recruited by Boris Johnson to mentor London’s teenagers.

Carat and stick approach to diamond investment

John Andrew offers a guide to the four C's for prospective gem buyers and hints on how to bypass the high mark-up high street jewellers

De Beers sets sights on diamond peace

De Beers will tomorrow attempt to reassure its key customers that its grip on the world's diamond remains intact, as 160 gem buyers from all over the world gather at its City of London headquarters for one of the year's most important "sights".

Minorco sells 10% Matthey stake for pounds 132m

Minorco, the South African-owned natural resources group, has pulled out of the precious metals and specialist ceramics group Johnson Matthey by selling its near-10 per cent stake to broker SBC Warburg for pounds 132m.

Australian mine quits De Beers

The owners of the world's largest diamond mine have dealt a blow to the dominant De Beers diamond trading cartel by pulling out of their price fixing agreement.

The bear necessities

A traditional Kremlin fix seems to have saved the diamond market. Paul Farrelly reports; 'The point is De Beers has a deal it thinks Russia will stick to'

De Beers in Russian marketing deal

De Beers in Russian marketing deal

Your Money: Diamonds are for love, not for money

What will your Valentine be left with after the roses have wilted? Wise investors are looking at second-hand gems and the status of their life policies

King George rises as Arc support is withdrawn

Europe's two top middle-distance races for horses of all ages, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, have had contrasting fortunes with sponsors this week. The Longchamp race will be in need of a new sponsor next year because of Granada's takeover of Forte, who have backed the race for the last two years. Granada are obliged to continue the sponsorship of this year's race, but will not continue thereafter.

Diamonds are a cartel's best friend

It's an industry forever feuding, but the big players always put prices first, writes Paul Farrelly

OBITUARIES: Sir Philip Oppenheimer

During a time when racing in Britain has become increasingly dominated by hugely wealthy owners from abroad, one of the most successful home- based owner-breeders in the last two decades has been Philip Oppenheimer.

Russians confound De Beers

Moscow diamond glut is hard to control, writes Paul Rodgers

Rothschild urged to sell now

Advisers push for quick deal over Smith New Court

The Godfather, the Lady and Sir's Old Dutch

Alan Murdoch views the masterpiece thieves just couldn't leave alone

Imprints to keep track of diamonds

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