EU forbids deals between ALROSA and De Beers

The European Commission has banned a deal between Russian diamond producer ALROSA and De Beers, because it contradicts European anti-monopoly legislation.

As reported earlier, ALROSA proposed to sell half of its produced diamonds to De Beers. According to the deal, the Russian company was to supply uncut diamonds totaling $844.6m annually for a five-year period.

This deal undermines competition on the market of uncut diamonds, the anti-monopoly commission said in its statement.

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