World number one diamond producer by value, De Beers, reported a one fifth fall in the third sale of the year and warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is still creating difficulties for its markets.

De Beers, which is 85% owned by global resources company Anglo American, reported income of $440m (R6.38bn) for its third sales event of 2021, down from $550m in the second sale...

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