Colin Shaw

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Colin Shaw commented : "We used to go regularly - first it was to The Running Horse, then across the road to Mr Haddock’s. It was definitely the best fish and chips in Nottingham, and then back to the Running Horse to watch the bands, and that was a brilliant night out" External link

nottinghampost Sunday, October 23, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "I believe we're witnessing India's steady progress towards becoming the gem and jewellery manufacturer of choice for the rest of the world," External link

timesofoman Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “The gem and jewellery exports are strong despite global crisis due to Ukraine war, inflation and rising oil prices. The demand for gem and jewellery are high and that is a positive sign,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw told : “India is a global leader in export of emerald, morganite and tanzanite coloured gemstones. Due to higher demand and over 25 percent price rise the growth in export is over 100 percent,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “LGDs have the potential to build and sustain a stronger and more self-reliant domestic cutting and polishing industry. The introduction of an LGD tracking system will help GJEPC monitor the supply chain and maintain consumer confidence in lab-grown diamonds,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “The IGJS platform is an ideal opportunity for Indian manufacturers to feel the pulse of the world market, conduct business, and expand their client base,” External link

rough-polished Friday, May 6, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India’s gem and jewellery export to global markets bounced back by 54%, demonstrating the agility of the industry in adjusting quickly to an uncertain business environment marked by temporary Covid lockdowns and unprecedented demand surges. The government support and GJEPC initiatives benefited the industry,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 22, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India’s exports to global markets bounced back 54%, demonstrating the agility of the Indian Gem and Jewellery pipeline in adjusting quickly to an uncertain business environment marked by temporary COVID lockdowns and unprecedented demand surges,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 21, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “Our industry has stood hand in hand with the export sector at large in fulfilling the government’s target, and some additional requisite policy support could unleash the industry’s true potential,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 21, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The historic India-Australia trade agreement is expected to unlock millions of dollars of additional trade due to the preferential access accorded towards India’s gem and jewellery exports to the island nation. While India-UAE CEPA will build inroads for plain gold jewellery to the Middle East, and CECA with Australia would provide a preferential advantage for the studded jewellery sector,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “Australia is one of our large suppliers of gold and silver bullion, and until recently, it was also a key supplier of diamonds. We expect Australia to benefit from access to areas where India is a world leader, such as diamonds. By providing preferential accessfor Indian gems and jewellery exports, the deal also makes it cheaper for Australian retailers to procure world-class jewellery crafted with finesse from Indian manufacturers. We expect the Agreement to boost bilateral gem and jewellery trade from US$ 950 million at present to US$ 1.5 billion,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Our exports to the UAE are increasing and we would work to double or triple it in the years to come," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Alrosa has assured that they are running their business as usual ... They will be fulfilling all their obligations to their clients in any part of the world,” External link

guardian Saturday, March 19, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Orders for these diamonds were placed in early March, according to the sight holding schedule of Alrosa. They are coming now,” External link

tribune Friday, March 18, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “There is uncertainty as nearly 30% of the diamonds come from Russia, with 10% coming directly. We hope it is resolved soon,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 6, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "However, has received a letter from ALROSA dated February 28 stating that it is ready to address the concerns related to day-to-day operations due to the US restrictions imposed on ALROSA last week," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 3, 2022 11:19:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “ALROSA has assured that they are running their business as usual and they have all the necessary resources to ensure normal operation in the current circumstances. They will be fulfilling all their obligations to their clients in any part of the world,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The FTA will pave the way for raw material imports at competitive prices in India and provide free access for finished products to the UAE market. The FTA will fast-track India’s goal of reaching $52 billion in exports of gems and jewellery by 2022-23,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added ( about Narendra Modi ) : “This bold vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will transform India’s economic relations with the entire Gulf region and beyond, and will also reinvigorate Indian plain gold and studded jewellery exports to what is, by far, the largest consuming nation, accounting for 26% of gem & jewellery exports,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "UAE accounts for 80 per cent of India's plain gold jewellery exports and 20 per cent of studded jewellery exports. The FTA between India and UAE has come at an opportune time when both countries are looking to rebound from the Covid-19 setback and recalibrate and realign their common business interests, including gold and diamonds. UAE is a gateway to the entire Middle East region and the proposed abolition of 5 per cent import duty in UAE would lead to increased prosperity on both sides of the Arabian Sea," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "UAE is a gateway to the entire Middle East region and the proposed abolition of 5 per cent import duty in UAE would lead to increased prosperity on both sides of the Arabian Sea," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 17, 2022 4:36:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The UAE is a gateway to the Middle East and the proposed abolition of 5% import duty in the UAE will lead to increased prosperity on both sides of the Arabian Sea” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 2:44:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Reduction in import duty will further help in strengthening the diamond sector," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 2, 2022 6:17:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw expresses : “Reduction in import duty on cut and polished diamonds to 5% will further help in strengthening the sector and retain its leadership position,” External link

news18 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 4:43:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "We now target to achieve $100 billion exports when India observes the centenary of its Independence," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 19, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "To kickstart the same, we appeal to the government to announce a special package for the gem and jewellery sector in the forthcoming Budget. Such favourable export and domestic policies would help elevate the gems and jewellery exports sector and lay a foundation for quantum growth. The only way to further scale up this sector is through policy reforms, which will make us more competitive in the global market," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 19, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "We will achieve the target of USD 41 billion for this sector (for the current fiscal). We now target to achieve USD 100 billion exports when India will observe the centenary of its independence. To kickstart the same, we appeal to the government to announce a special package for the sector in the forthcoming Union Budget," External link

business-standard Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "We have requested to reduce import duty on cut and polished diamonds; permit the sale of rough diamonds in Special Notified Zone in Mumbai...This will not only help the Indian diamond industry to remain as the largest diamond producer of diamonds in the world but would also help us to become the largest diamond trading hub," External link

business-standard Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We will achieve the target of USD 41 billion for this sector (for the current fiscal). We now target to achieve USD 100 billion exports when India will observe the centenary of its independence. To kickstart the same, we appeal to the government to announce a special package for the sector in the forthcoming Union Budget,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “We have requested to reduce import duty on cut and polished diamonds; permit the sale of rough diamonds in Special Notified Zone in Mumbai…This will not only help the Indian diamond industry to remain as the largest diamond producer of diamonds in the world but would also help us to become the largest diamond trading hub,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India’s gem and jewellery export performance through 2021 has been far ahead of what we had been expecting at this time last year. The good news is that the world’s biggest jewellery consuming nation, the USA, has increased purchases from India this year,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 24, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “We expect to achieve the export target of $41.65 billion this fiscal year. And we have recommended to the government a few policy reforms to consider in the Union Budget 2022-23. These include the reduction of import duty on cut & polished diamonds, gold and other precious metals and an amendment in taxation provisions to allow the sale of rough diamonds in the Special Notified Zones in Mumbai and Surat – this would help the industry to achieve its export target of $70 billion in the next few years,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 24, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “This project aims to bring the gem and jewellery sector one step closer to the Atmanirbhar Bharat envisioned for the nation,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, December 18, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “We are witnessing great progress in hallmarking since it was made mandatory in mid-June. Currently, we have adequate AHCs for accommodating the jewellers’ hallmarking requirements and based on industry estimates, we could see an estimated 12 crore pieces being hallmarked annually. This would definitely help in changing the perspective of consumers and further boost their confidence in gold,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw informs : “The increasing gold rates have only reinforced the faith among consumers to regard it as a reliable asset. Moreover, since the Government has now made hallmarking mandatory, it will increase consumer confidence further to invest in the yellow metal,” External link

news18 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The direct sourcing of rough diamonds would help our MSME sector in a big way. We have discussed possible ways of collaboration with ALROSA, and will soon submit a plan so that our MSME sector would secure direct access to rough from the world leader in diamond mining,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said ( about Jewellery Export Promotion Council ) : “GJEPC successfully concluded the International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) in Dubai recently. We have received particularly good feedback from the exhibitors and buyers. Moreover, with the festive season coming up, we are optimistic to achieve the export target by the end of the financial year,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 18, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "festive season and a lot of demand" External link

business-standard Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “festive season and a lot of demand” External link

financialexpress Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "festive season and a lot of demand" External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Moreover, with the festive season coming up, we are optimistic to achieve the export target by the end of the financial year,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "With Rs 140,412.94 crore (USD 18.98 billion) exports during April-September, the sector has already achieved nearly half (46 per cent) of the USD 41.66 billion exports target set by the government for the sector. The sentiment in the industry is incredibly positive with markets opening up and demand gradually returning to normal," External link

business-standard Saturday, October 16, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India has always been the key player at Middle East region contributing around 40 per cent of jewellery exports from India,” “Dubai is the jewellery gateway for the most strategic jewellery markets such as the Gulf countries, Russia, Eastern Europe, North and East Africa, India, Central Asia, South and East Asia. IGJS is a great opportunity for the retailers, manufacturers and stakeholders to reconnect at the start of the festive season,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “This has only reinforced consumers’ faith in investing in gold. We're expecting a positive festive season,” External link

thenational Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “The pandemic hit the gem and jewellery sector hard in the initial months of 2020 and again during the second Covid wave around March to April this year,” “But India has an eternal bond with gold. The yellow metal’s prices are stabilising and jewellers pan-India are upbeat already” External link

thenational Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “Lightweight gold jewellery is in high demand due to high gold prices,” External link

thenational Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Increase of credit to the industry from banks is the result of pragmatic decisions taken by the industry during the pandemic," External link

business-standard Monday, June 21, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Various government schemes including extension of the interest equalisation scheme, positive changes in definition of MSME, emergency credit guarantee schemes, restructuring and other relaxations given to the export and manufacturing sector have supported the recovery of business post September 2020," External link

business-standard Monday, June 21, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The demand is good, but the problem is manufacturing because some of our workers have gone back home. So, things may slow down a little in June and July, although April and May have been good,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “With the drop in GSP benefit a lot of products which were higher average unit price, they either went to China or Mexico. So they were the beneficiaries as that business started moving out of India. In last few years the imports into the US has been dropping progressively every year with no growth for the last 6 to 7 years,” External link

rough-polished Friday, May 14, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “A waiver of stamp duty on gold imports into Mumbai would boost the state’s revenues,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The new initiative will boost the gem and jewellery exports helping us to achieve our goal of US$ 75 billion exports by 2025,” External link

timesofindia Friday, February 26, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The revamped Gold Monetisation Scheme is a win-win situation for all as it will unlock tonnes of unused gold in India. This will not only benefit the consumer, retailer and banks, but the nation as well,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India imports around 700 tonnes gold every year and is the second largest gold consumer after China. The dependency of gold import will come down significantly as there will be local gold in the system. We anticipate the per cent of gold import in the next three years will gradually reduce by 30 per cent which will help the country with our current account deficit,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw told : "We need this policy in the next foreign trade policy (2020-25). India has skilled man power for repair of jewellery. A friendly policy would help us in excelling in the sector," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw told : “We need this policy in the next foreign trade policy (2020-25). India has skilled man power for repair of jewellery. A friendly policy would help us in excelling in the sector,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Setting up of a new regulated gold exchange and the announcement that Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), will be notified as the regulator for gold exchanges will surely help marketability and sale of gold,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “It was our long pending demand to cut the import duty on gold and silver. It is a welcome move for the domestic organised sector,” External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw says : "At 15.5 percent of import duty and GST, we are probably the most expensive gold in the world. It is making us non-competitive among practically every neighbouring country and even the West," External link

irishsun Friday, January 22, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw explained : “This industry has emerged from every crisis more resilient. This time, it will take longer to find the new normal, which could be about 20% below the pre-Coronavirus level in value terms. The industry collectively took a decision to halt rough diamond imports for a month starting from May 15th, 2020 to stabilise diamond prices and clear the existing inventory” External link

rough-polished Monday, January 11, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “No major delinquency has been reported in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting better compliance within the sector and growing awareness for self- regulation,” External link

Hindu Friday, December 11, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The upcoming holiday season in western countries would further boost the demand for gems and jewellery,” External link

rough-polished Monday, November 2, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “Covid-19 has pushed all our trade to happen over e-commerce. Already, due to the challenges brought in by the pandemic, the industry has faced heavy loss of exports and now followed by additional 2 per cent EL tax is unfair to the industry. In our last meeting with finance minister, we had proposed to remove it and we are hopeful that it will be amended soon,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “This last week brought about that positivity and became a turning point again in this year. A great amount of optimism has come into the industry again from the disconnect between buyers and exhibitors over the last two quarters. This became an event where I guess everyone came together,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that. This is now two quarters gone,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that. This is now two quarters gone,” External link

miningweekly Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that. This is now two quarters gone,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that. This is now two quarters gone,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The upcoming holiday season in western countries would further boost the demand for gems and jewellery,” External link

economictimes Friday, September 11, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Today, there's enough work, but not enough manpower," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Silver is affordable too and Indian designs are liked by overseas buyers. Soon, we will compete with Thailand and China, who are major players in this category,” External link

economictimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Today, there’s enough work, but not enough manpower,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Today, there’s enough work, but not enough manpower,” External link

asianage Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Today, there's enough work, but not enough manpower," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Today, there's enough work, but not enough manpower," External link

4-traders Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Today, there’s enough work, but not enough manpower,” External link

news18 Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “GJEPC has plans to set up model manufacturing workshops, focusing on upgradation of skill development programmes. Introduction of technology upgradation fund (TUF) will benefit the MSME sector by enabling clusters to infuse advanced technology to augment productivity, reduce cost, improve quality and spur innovation to make them globally competitive,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “India possesses natural benefit of ready availability of raw material, manpower and skillsets, a sector with 5 million workforce and a ready infrastructure to cater to the global demand. Indian gem & jewellery sector has an opportunity ahead to take a quantum leap to become the global leader and a trading hub in the gems and jewellery,” External link

rough-polished Monday, July 27, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “This move will possibly create opportunities to India in gems and jewellery trade. For the United States, Hong Kong and China are fourth largest importing destinations of gems and jewellery after India, France and Italy,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Hong Kong and China exported gems and jewellery worth $980.85 million and $2,622.19 million respectively to the US in 2019. Ending of preferential treaty as per the new order with Hong Kong would open new business avenues for India. Manufacturing business has the potential to witness a shift to India from China,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The Indian gems and jewellery sector has an opportunity ahead to take a quantum leap and become the global leader trading hub in gems and jewellery,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "The ending of the preferential treaty as per the new order with HK would open new business avenues for India. The manufacturing business has the potential to witness a shift to India from China," External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "India possesses the natural benefit of ready availability of raw material, manpower and skill sets, a sector with 5 million workforce ... It (end of preferential trade status for Hong Kong) is an opportunity to take a quantum leap to become the global leader and a trading hub in the gems and jewellery," External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The new term at GJEPC starts amidst acute uncertainties due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in India and world over,” External link

jckonline Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "Inventory of rough diamonds lying with the industry since the beginning of the lockdown in March will get cleared only by second quarter of the current fiscal 2020-21," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "It (voluntary ban) has helped in controlling volatility in pricing which are now steady," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “China alone accounts for about 15 per cent of finished Indian diamond market, and so far there has been no impact due to the border tiff. If it worsens, the pain for the sector could increase,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "However, large parts of the Gulf and the US are still in turmoil due to the pandemic. The industry is recovering slowly but surely, adhering to all the safety norms required," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "However, large parts of the Gulf and the US are still in turmoil due to the pandemic. The industry is recovering slowly but surely, adhering to all the safety norms required," External link

news18 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "However, large parts of the Gulf and the US are still in turmoil due to the pandemic. The industry is recovering slowly but surely, adhering to all the safety norms required," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “However, large parts of the Gulf and the US are still in turmoil due to the pandemic. The industry is recovering slowly but surely, adhering to all the safety norms required,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Rough diamonds imported in January-February are already lying with processors, who are sitting on huge inventories during the past two months of lockdown, when processing activity came to a halt,” External link

business-standard Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said ( about Bharat Diamond Bourse ) : “Diamond processors that had stored imported rough stones at their factories abroad including Dubai, are now bringing them to India,” External link

business-standard Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “May exports will be 25-30% of the usual level,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “More the lockdown is extended, higher will be the loss to the industry. The business will be reduced in the next 12-18 months,” External link

economictimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “For this, brand innovation and occasional appeal is required to improve jewellery sales in the post-Covid era,” External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We have been receiving online orders during the Covid-19 lockdown. Orders are getting carried over from the pre-lockdown period as well. But many of them are being cancelled as buyers have started moving to alternate markets like China. Hence, we need to start our factories in SEEPZ immediately to meet export obligations else, orders will be lost forever,” External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The industry awaits a stimulus from banks amid the trying scenario,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The industry awaits stimulus from banks amid the trying scenario,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said ( about China Hong Kong ) : “In February, when the deadly virus spread in China, Hong Kong and Far East, gems and jewellery exports had plunged by 19.37% in comparison to February 2019,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The FM’s announcement that companies with an annual turnover of less than ₹5 crore will not be levied any interest, penalty or late fee with respect to GST till June 30, 2020 will help MSMEs in the gem and jewellery sector,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We are expecting 15-20 per cent decline in overall gems and jewellery exports this year itself. The Chinese New Year was a complete washout. Export receivables are stuck for over two months. Sooner the recovery will be better for India’s overall gems and jewellery sector including cut and polished diamonds,” External link

business-standard Monday, March 2, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We have tied up with leading trade associations in India, Antwerp, Hong Kong and elsewhere across the world to provide details of jewellers to update MyKYC. SBI and other banks, in addition to the ministries of finance and commerce, were happy with our efforts. We will be signing an MoU with SBI later this month, followed by other PSBs,” External link

business-standard Friday, February 14, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The Chinese new year (a peak consumption season) was a whitewash in terms of jewellery sales in China as people remained indoors amid fear of virus spread. Shops and factories remained closed for weeks, resulting in receivables getting stuck for two months. We, therefore, have written to leading banks and the ministries concerned to grant another six months for receivables. The overall impact of coronavirus on India’s gems and jewellery would depend on how long factories and shops are shut in China,” External link

business-standard Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Right now nobody is going to Hong Kong,” “No one knows how long the impact of the coronavirus will last” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 7, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “There is an immediate need for a cut in customs duty to five per cent. With the current account deficit situation under control at 1.5 per cent (of gross domestic product) for April-September 2019, we appeal to the government for this. The import duty on rough diamonds should also be brought down to 2.5 per cent, from the existing 7.5 per cent. And, the GST on diamond certification must be cut to 5 per cent, from 18 per cent,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “At this juncture, the trade has to explore newer markets,” External link

economictimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The sector will immensely benefit from jewellery parks in terms of a common facility centre, associated services like banks and accommodation for karigars (workers), among others,” External link

business-standard Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “There are some 7,000 manufacturers working with 100,000 retailers in India. Today every company needs a gemologist, while there aren’t enough people,” External link

economictimes Friday, December 13, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In spite of several representations from us on industry-specific challenges, specially on (operations and export from) Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Customs issues on diamonds and the GST (goods and services tax) rate on certification, we are unable to take advantage of the US-China trade war,” External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “The India Design Gallery highlights some of the finest contemporary jewellery available from India today. Indian jewellers and craftsmen cater to the most demanding customers across the globe. This has been possible due to Industry’s willingness to embrace and adopt the latest technology,” External link

rough-polished Monday, September 16, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "The more time we take, the greater is our loss to countries like Thailand and Vietnam. We cannot possibly be world leaders in exports with such a high duty structure and taxation regime. We have represented the concerns and are optimistic that we will get some respite soon. Specially since we are a huge foreign exchange earner and employment generator for the country," External link

firstpost Friday, September 13, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “An industry which took 50 years to build its global leadership, is today in a state of turmoil. This is due to the unfavourable perception of bankers and government about trade due to the wrongdoings of a few,” External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “To be globally competitive, we urgently need a reduction in duty on gold and polished diamonds. We also need ease of doing business on the GST and customs side,” External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We cannot possibly be world leaders in exports with such a high duty structure and taxation regime. We hope to get some respite soon,” External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Given that Thailand and Vietnam have already started grabbing the opportunity emerged after the US-China trade war, we are looking at a $1-billion opportunity for India while the remaining will go to other South East Asian countries,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The industry is paying 18 per cent of GST on all processed diamond certified by a certifying agency. When these certified diamonds are exported, the exporter gets an input credit which stands lower than the GST paid on certification as buyers do not reimburse taxes. This has resulted into GST accumulation and, therefore, blockage of working capital of diamond processors, we have proposed the government to reduce the GST on diamond certification to 5 per cent,” External link

business-standard Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw disse : "Há um consumidor na Índia que quer designs com sensibilidade ocidental, assim como no caso de roupas, onde algumas marcas ocidentais estão indo bem" External link

uol Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “There is a consumer in India who wants designs with western sensibility just the same as in the case of clothes where some western brands are doing well,” External link

businessday Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “There is a consumer in India who wants designs with western sensibility just the same as in the case of clothes where some western brands are doing well,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Unless there is a favorable tax regime and ease of doing business it would be challenging for the industry to move from China to India,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Unless there is a favorable tax regime and ease of doing business it would be challenging for the industry to move from China to India,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “This diktat, asking rough diamond importers to make very specific declaration, is not helping any cause whatsoever... It’s only adding to our existing challenges,” External link

economictimes Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “The demand in the US is robust for Indian gem and jewellery, especially after the trade war with China,” External link

economictimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “These factors will keep exports under pressure in near future,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are responsible for the decline in exports from the Surat SEZ. Modi was operating five gems and jewellery units, while Choksi too had few units there. Majority of the export contribution came from Modi’s units,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 29, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are responsible for the decline in exports from the Surat SEZ. Modi was operating five gems and jewellery units, while Choksi too had few units there. Majority of the export contribution came from Modi’s units,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India’s gems and jewellery exporters are facing problems which need to be addressed immediately. Liquidity remained tight throughout this year despite repeated requests from the industry to bankers and the government seeking ‘ease of doing business’ here. The industry is also struggling with blockage of working capital due to delays in getting refund. All these issues have hit overall gems and jewellery exports this financial year,” External link

business-standard Friday, April 19, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said ( about Baba Kalyani ) : “The government needs to implement the Baba Kalyani report on duty-free sales of jewellery from SEZs/EOUs to domestic tariff areas (DTAs). While jewellers are ready to pay a gold import duty of 10 per cent and GST of 3 per cent, other duties applicable to selling gems and jewellery from these special export centric zones to domestic markets should be abolished. We have submitted recommendations to the ministry concerned but still awaiting a favourable result,” External link

business-standard Friday, April 19, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “Dollarisation of limits has been introduced by SBI,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "I would like to take this opportunity to commend the officers involved in the successful arrest of this individual. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw adiantou : “Acreditamos que o conteúdo que foi encontrado no interior do ovo pode ser metanfetamina” External link

ptjornal Friday, June 3, 2016 1:56:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw told : "This incident just reminds us that criminals have no regard whatsoever for the safety of local residents, and I am thankful that this child had the sense to speak to an adult about what he discovered," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 2, 2016 4:16:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "The contents of the bag, which was found inside a toy egg, is believed to be methamphetamine. This incident is of the uppermost concern for all of us. " External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "The contents of the bag, which was found inside a toy egg, is believed to be methamphetamine. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1:08:00 PM EAT



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Colin Shaw commented : "We used to go regularly - first it was to The Running Horse, then across the road to Mr Haddock’s. It was definitely the best fish and chips in Nottingham, and then back to the Running Horse to watch the bands, and that was a brilliant night out" External link

nottinghampost Sunday, October 23, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "I believe we're witnessing India's steady progress towards becoming the gem and jewellery manufacturer of choice for the rest of the world," External link

timesofoman Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “The gem and jewellery exports are strong despite global crisis due to Ukraine war, inflation and rising oil prices. The demand for gem and jewellery are high and that is a positive sign,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw told : “India is a global leader in export of emerald, morganite and tanzanite coloured gemstones. Due to higher demand and over 25 percent price rise the growth in export is over 100 percent,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “LGDs have the potential to build and sustain a stronger and more self-reliant domestic cutting and polishing industry. The introduction of an LGD tracking system will help GJEPC monitor the supply chain and maintain consumer confidence in lab-grown diamonds,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “The IGJS platform is an ideal opportunity for Indian manufacturers to feel the pulse of the world market, conduct business, and expand their client base,” External link

rough-polished Friday, May 6, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India’s gem and jewellery export to global markets bounced back by 54%, demonstrating the agility of the industry in adjusting quickly to an uncertain business environment marked by temporary Covid lockdowns and unprecedented demand surges. The government support and GJEPC initiatives benefited the industry,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 22, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India’s exports to global markets bounced back 54%, demonstrating the agility of the Indian Gem and Jewellery pipeline in adjusting quickly to an uncertain business environment marked by temporary COVID lockdowns and unprecedented demand surges,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 21, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “Our industry has stood hand in hand with the export sector at large in fulfilling the government’s target, and some additional requisite policy support could unleash the industry’s true potential,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 21, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The historic India-Australia trade agreement is expected to unlock millions of dollars of additional trade due to the preferential access accorded towards India’s gem and jewellery exports to the island nation. While India-UAE CEPA will build inroads for plain gold jewellery to the Middle East, and CECA with Australia would provide a preferential advantage for the studded jewellery sector,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “Australia is one of our large suppliers of gold and silver bullion, and until recently, it was also a key supplier of diamonds. We expect Australia to benefit from access to areas where India is a world leader, such as diamonds. By providing preferential accessfor Indian gems and jewellery exports, the deal also makes it cheaper for Australian retailers to procure world-class jewellery crafted with finesse from Indian manufacturers. We expect the Agreement to boost bilateral gem and jewellery trade from US$ 950 million at present to US$ 1.5 billion,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Our exports to the UAE are increasing and we would work to double or triple it in the years to come," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Alrosa has assured that they are running their business as usual ... They will be fulfilling all their obligations to their clients in any part of the world,” External link

guardian Saturday, March 19, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Orders for these diamonds were placed in early March, according to the sight holding schedule of Alrosa. They are coming now,” External link

tribune Friday, March 18, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “There is uncertainty as nearly 30% of the diamonds come from Russia, with 10% coming directly. We hope it is resolved soon,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 6, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "However, has received a letter from ALROSA dated February 28 stating that it is ready to address the concerns related to day-to-day operations due to the US restrictions imposed on ALROSA last week," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 3, 2022 11:19:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “ALROSA has assured that they are running their business as usual and they have all the necessary resources to ensure normal operation in the current circumstances. They will be fulfilling all their obligations to their clients in any part of the world,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The FTA will pave the way for raw material imports at competitive prices in India and provide free access for finished products to the UAE market. The FTA will fast-track India’s goal of reaching $52 billion in exports of gems and jewellery by 2022-23,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added ( about Narendra Modi ) : “This bold vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will transform India’s economic relations with the entire Gulf region and beyond, and will also reinvigorate Indian plain gold and studded jewellery exports to what is, by far, the largest consuming nation, accounting for 26% of gem & jewellery exports,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "UAE accounts for 80 per cent of India's plain gold jewellery exports and 20 per cent of studded jewellery exports. The FTA between India and UAE has come at an opportune time when both countries are looking to rebound from the Covid-19 setback and recalibrate and realign their common business interests, including gold and diamonds. UAE is a gateway to the entire Middle East region and the proposed abolition of 5 per cent import duty in UAE would lead to increased prosperity on both sides of the Arabian Sea," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "UAE is a gateway to the entire Middle East region and the proposed abolition of 5 per cent import duty in UAE would lead to increased prosperity on both sides of the Arabian Sea," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 17, 2022 4:36:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The UAE is a gateway to the Middle East and the proposed abolition of 5% import duty in the UAE will lead to increased prosperity on both sides of the Arabian Sea” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 2:44:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Reduction in import duty will further help in strengthening the diamond sector," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 2, 2022 6:17:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw expresses : “Reduction in import duty on cut and polished diamonds to 5% will further help in strengthening the sector and retain its leadership position,” External link

news18 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 4:43:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "We now target to achieve $100 billion exports when India observes the centenary of its Independence," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 19, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "To kickstart the same, we appeal to the government to announce a special package for the gem and jewellery sector in the forthcoming Budget. Such favourable export and domestic policies would help elevate the gems and jewellery exports sector and lay a foundation for quantum growth. The only way to further scale up this sector is through policy reforms, which will make us more competitive in the global market," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 19, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "We will achieve the target of USD 41 billion for this sector (for the current fiscal). We now target to achieve USD 100 billion exports when India will observe the centenary of its independence. To kickstart the same, we appeal to the government to announce a special package for the sector in the forthcoming Union Budget," External link

business-standard Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "We have requested to reduce import duty on cut and polished diamonds; permit the sale of rough diamonds in Special Notified Zone in Mumbai...This will not only help the Indian diamond industry to remain as the largest diamond producer of diamonds in the world but would also help us to become the largest diamond trading hub," External link

business-standard Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We will achieve the target of USD 41 billion for this sector (for the current fiscal). We now target to achieve USD 100 billion exports when India will observe the centenary of its independence. To kickstart the same, we appeal to the government to announce a special package for the sector in the forthcoming Union Budget,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “We have requested to reduce import duty on cut and polished diamonds; permit the sale of rough diamonds in Special Notified Zone in Mumbai…This will not only help the Indian diamond industry to remain as the largest diamond producer of diamonds in the world but would also help us to become the largest diamond trading hub,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India’s gem and jewellery export performance through 2021 has been far ahead of what we had been expecting at this time last year. The good news is that the world’s biggest jewellery consuming nation, the USA, has increased purchases from India this year,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 24, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “We expect to achieve the export target of $41.65 billion this fiscal year. And we have recommended to the government a few policy reforms to consider in the Union Budget 2022-23. These include the reduction of import duty on cut & polished diamonds, gold and other precious metals and an amendment in taxation provisions to allow the sale of rough diamonds in the Special Notified Zones in Mumbai and Surat – this would help the industry to achieve its export target of $70 billion in the next few years,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 24, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “This project aims to bring the gem and jewellery sector one step closer to the Atmanirbhar Bharat envisioned for the nation,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, December 18, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “We are witnessing great progress in hallmarking since it was made mandatory in mid-June. Currently, we have adequate AHCs for accommodating the jewellers’ hallmarking requirements and based on industry estimates, we could see an estimated 12 crore pieces being hallmarked annually. This would definitely help in changing the perspective of consumers and further boost their confidence in gold,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw informs : “The increasing gold rates have only reinforced the faith among consumers to regard it as a reliable asset. Moreover, since the Government has now made hallmarking mandatory, it will increase consumer confidence further to invest in the yellow metal,” External link

news18 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The direct sourcing of rough diamonds would help our MSME sector in a big way. We have discussed possible ways of collaboration with ALROSA, and will soon submit a plan so that our MSME sector would secure direct access to rough from the world leader in diamond mining,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said ( about Jewellery Export Promotion Council ) : “GJEPC successfully concluded the International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) in Dubai recently. We have received particularly good feedback from the exhibitors and buyers. Moreover, with the festive season coming up, we are optimistic to achieve the export target by the end of the financial year,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 18, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "festive season and a lot of demand" External link

business-standard Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “festive season and a lot of demand” External link

financialexpress Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "festive season and a lot of demand" External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Moreover, with the festive season coming up, we are optimistic to achieve the export target by the end of the financial year,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "With Rs 140,412.94 crore (USD 18.98 billion) exports during April-September, the sector has already achieved nearly half (46 per cent) of the USD 41.66 billion exports target set by the government for the sector. The sentiment in the industry is incredibly positive with markets opening up and demand gradually returning to normal," External link

business-standard Saturday, October 16, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India has always been the key player at Middle East region contributing around 40 per cent of jewellery exports from India,” “Dubai is the jewellery gateway for the most strategic jewellery markets such as the Gulf countries, Russia, Eastern Europe, North and East Africa, India, Central Asia, South and East Asia. IGJS is a great opportunity for the retailers, manufacturers and stakeholders to reconnect at the start of the festive season,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “This has only reinforced consumers’ faith in investing in gold. We're expecting a positive festive season,” External link

thenational Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “The pandemic hit the gem and jewellery sector hard in the initial months of 2020 and again during the second Covid wave around March to April this year,” “But India has an eternal bond with gold. The yellow metal’s prices are stabilising and jewellers pan-India are upbeat already” External link

thenational Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “Lightweight gold jewellery is in high demand due to high gold prices,” External link

thenational Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Increase of credit to the industry from banks is the result of pragmatic decisions taken by the industry during the pandemic," External link

business-standard Monday, June 21, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Various government schemes including extension of the interest equalisation scheme, positive changes in definition of MSME, emergency credit guarantee schemes, restructuring and other relaxations given to the export and manufacturing sector have supported the recovery of business post September 2020," External link

business-standard Monday, June 21, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The demand is good, but the problem is manufacturing because some of our workers have gone back home. So, things may slow down a little in June and July, although April and May have been good,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “With the drop in GSP benefit a lot of products which were higher average unit price, they either went to China or Mexico. So they were the beneficiaries as that business started moving out of India. In last few years the imports into the US has been dropping progressively every year with no growth for the last 6 to 7 years,” External link

rough-polished Friday, May 14, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “A waiver of stamp duty on gold imports into Mumbai would boost the state’s revenues,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The new initiative will boost the gem and jewellery exports helping us to achieve our goal of US$ 75 billion exports by 2025,” External link

timesofindia Friday, February 26, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The revamped Gold Monetisation Scheme is a win-win situation for all as it will unlock tonnes of unused gold in India. This will not only benefit the consumer, retailer and banks, but the nation as well,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India imports around 700 tonnes gold every year and is the second largest gold consumer after China. The dependency of gold import will come down significantly as there will be local gold in the system. We anticipate the per cent of gold import in the next three years will gradually reduce by 30 per cent which will help the country with our current account deficit,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw told : "We need this policy in the next foreign trade policy (2020-25). India has skilled man power for repair of jewellery. A friendly policy would help us in excelling in the sector," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw told : “We need this policy in the next foreign trade policy (2020-25). India has skilled man power for repair of jewellery. A friendly policy would help us in excelling in the sector,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Setting up of a new regulated gold exchange and the announcement that Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), will be notified as the regulator for gold exchanges will surely help marketability and sale of gold,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “It was our long pending demand to cut the import duty on gold and silver. It is a welcome move for the domestic organised sector,” External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw says : "At 15.5 percent of import duty and GST, we are probably the most expensive gold in the world. It is making us non-competitive among practically every neighbouring country and even the West," External link

irishsun Friday, January 22, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw explained : “This industry has emerged from every crisis more resilient. This time, it will take longer to find the new normal, which could be about 20% below the pre-Coronavirus level in value terms. The industry collectively took a decision to halt rough diamond imports for a month starting from May 15th, 2020 to stabilise diamond prices and clear the existing inventory” External link

rough-polished Monday, January 11, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “No major delinquency has been reported in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting better compliance within the sector and growing awareness for self- regulation,” External link

Hindu Friday, December 11, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The upcoming holiday season in western countries would further boost the demand for gems and jewellery,” External link

rough-polished Monday, November 2, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “Covid-19 has pushed all our trade to happen over e-commerce. Already, due to the challenges brought in by the pandemic, the industry has faced heavy loss of exports and now followed by additional 2 per cent EL tax is unfair to the industry. In our last meeting with finance minister, we had proposed to remove it and we are hopeful that it will be amended soon,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “This last week brought about that positivity and became a turning point again in this year. A great amount of optimism has come into the industry again from the disconnect between buyers and exhibitors over the last two quarters. This became an event where I guess everyone came together,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that. This is now two quarters gone,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that. This is now two quarters gone,” External link

miningweekly Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that. This is now two quarters gone,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In 2008, things were bad for a quarter and business recovered after that. This is now two quarters gone,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The upcoming holiday season in western countries would further boost the demand for gems and jewellery,” External link

economictimes Friday, September 11, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Today, there's enough work, but not enough manpower," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Silver is affordable too and Indian designs are liked by overseas buyers. Soon, we will compete with Thailand and China, who are major players in this category,” External link

economictimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Today, there’s enough work, but not enough manpower,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Today, there’s enough work, but not enough manpower,” External link

asianage Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Today, there's enough work, but not enough manpower," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "Today, there's enough work, but not enough manpower," External link

4-traders Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Today, there’s enough work, but not enough manpower,” External link

news18 Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “GJEPC has plans to set up model manufacturing workshops, focusing on upgradation of skill development programmes. Introduction of technology upgradation fund (TUF) will benefit the MSME sector by enabling clusters to infuse advanced technology to augment productivity, reduce cost, improve quality and spur innovation to make them globally competitive,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “India possesses natural benefit of ready availability of raw material, manpower and skillsets, a sector with 5 million workforce and a ready infrastructure to cater to the global demand. Indian gem & jewellery sector has an opportunity ahead to take a quantum leap to become the global leader and a trading hub in the gems and jewellery,” External link

rough-polished Monday, July 27, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “This move will possibly create opportunities to India in gems and jewellery trade. For the United States, Hong Kong and China are fourth largest importing destinations of gems and jewellery after India, France and Italy,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Hong Kong and China exported gems and jewellery worth $980.85 million and $2,622.19 million respectively to the US in 2019. Ending of preferential treaty as per the new order with Hong Kong would open new business avenues for India. Manufacturing business has the potential to witness a shift to India from China,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The Indian gems and jewellery sector has an opportunity ahead to take a quantum leap and become the global leader trading hub in gems and jewellery,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "The ending of the preferential treaty as per the new order with HK would open new business avenues for India. The manufacturing business has the potential to witness a shift to India from China," External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "India possesses the natural benefit of ready availability of raw material, manpower and skill sets, a sector with 5 million workforce ... It (end of preferential trade status for Hong Kong) is an opportunity to take a quantum leap to become the global leader and a trading hub in the gems and jewellery," External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The new term at GJEPC starts amidst acute uncertainties due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in India and world over,” External link

jckonline Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "Inventory of rough diamonds lying with the industry since the beginning of the lockdown in March will get cleared only by second quarter of the current fiscal 2020-21," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "It (voluntary ban) has helped in controlling volatility in pricing which are now steady," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “China alone accounts for about 15 per cent of finished Indian diamond market, and so far there has been no impact due to the border tiff. If it worsens, the pain for the sector could increase,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "However, large parts of the Gulf and the US are still in turmoil due to the pandemic. The industry is recovering slowly but surely, adhering to all the safety norms required," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "However, large parts of the Gulf and the US are still in turmoil due to the pandemic. The industry is recovering slowly but surely, adhering to all the safety norms required," External link

news18 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "However, large parts of the Gulf and the US are still in turmoil due to the pandemic. The industry is recovering slowly but surely, adhering to all the safety norms required," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “However, large parts of the Gulf and the US are still in turmoil due to the pandemic. The industry is recovering slowly but surely, adhering to all the safety norms required,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Rough diamonds imported in January-February are already lying with processors, who are sitting on huge inventories during the past two months of lockdown, when processing activity came to a halt,” External link

business-standard Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said ( about Bharat Diamond Bourse ) : “Diamond processors that had stored imported rough stones at their factories abroad including Dubai, are now bringing them to India,” External link

business-standard Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “May exports will be 25-30% of the usual level,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “More the lockdown is extended, higher will be the loss to the industry. The business will be reduced in the next 12-18 months,” External link

economictimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “For this, brand innovation and occasional appeal is required to improve jewellery sales in the post-Covid era,” External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We have been receiving online orders during the Covid-19 lockdown. Orders are getting carried over from the pre-lockdown period as well. But many of them are being cancelled as buyers have started moving to alternate markets like China. Hence, we need to start our factories in SEEPZ immediately to meet export obligations else, orders will be lost forever,” External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The industry awaits a stimulus from banks amid the trying scenario,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The industry awaits stimulus from banks amid the trying scenario,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said ( about China Hong Kong ) : “In February, when the deadly virus spread in China, Hong Kong and Far East, gems and jewellery exports had plunged by 19.37% in comparison to February 2019,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The FM’s announcement that companies with an annual turnover of less than ₹5 crore will not be levied any interest, penalty or late fee with respect to GST till June 30, 2020 will help MSMEs in the gem and jewellery sector,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We are expecting 15-20 per cent decline in overall gems and jewellery exports this year itself. The Chinese New Year was a complete washout. Export receivables are stuck for over two months. Sooner the recovery will be better for India’s overall gems and jewellery sector including cut and polished diamonds,” External link

business-standard Monday, March 2, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We have tied up with leading trade associations in India, Antwerp, Hong Kong and elsewhere across the world to provide details of jewellers to update MyKYC. SBI and other banks, in addition to the ministries of finance and commerce, were happy with our efforts. We will be signing an MoU with SBI later this month, followed by other PSBs,” External link

business-standard Friday, February 14, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The Chinese new year (a peak consumption season) was a whitewash in terms of jewellery sales in China as people remained indoors amid fear of virus spread. Shops and factories remained closed for weeks, resulting in receivables getting stuck for two months. We, therefore, have written to leading banks and the ministries concerned to grant another six months for receivables. The overall impact of coronavirus on India’s gems and jewellery would depend on how long factories and shops are shut in China,” External link

business-standard Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Right now nobody is going to Hong Kong,” “No one knows how long the impact of the coronavirus will last” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 7, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “There is an immediate need for a cut in customs duty to five per cent. With the current account deficit situation under control at 1.5 per cent (of gross domestic product) for April-September 2019, we appeal to the government for this. The import duty on rough diamonds should also be brought down to 2.5 per cent, from the existing 7.5 per cent. And, the GST on diamond certification must be cut to 5 per cent, from 18 per cent,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “At this juncture, the trade has to explore newer markets,” External link

economictimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The sector will immensely benefit from jewellery parks in terms of a common facility centre, associated services like banks and accommodation for karigars (workers), among others,” External link

business-standard Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “There are some 7,000 manufacturers working with 100,000 retailers in India. Today every company needs a gemologist, while there aren’t enough people,” External link

economictimes Friday, December 13, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “In spite of several representations from us on industry-specific challenges, specially on (operations and export from) Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Customs issues on diamonds and the GST (goods and services tax) rate on certification, we are unable to take advantage of the US-China trade war,” External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “The India Design Gallery highlights some of the finest contemporary jewellery available from India today. Indian jewellers and craftsmen cater to the most demanding customers across the globe. This has been possible due to Industry’s willingness to embrace and adopt the latest technology,” External link

rough-polished Monday, September 16, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "The more time we take, the greater is our loss to countries like Thailand and Vietnam. We cannot possibly be world leaders in exports with such a high duty structure and taxation regime. We have represented the concerns and are optimistic that we will get some respite soon. Specially since we are a huge foreign exchange earner and employment generator for the country," External link

firstpost Friday, September 13, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “An industry which took 50 years to build its global leadership, is today in a state of turmoil. This is due to the unfavourable perception of bankers and government about trade due to the wrongdoings of a few,” External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “To be globally competitive, we urgently need a reduction in duty on gold and polished diamonds. We also need ease of doing business on the GST and customs side,” External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “We cannot possibly be world leaders in exports with such a high duty structure and taxation regime. We hope to get some respite soon,” External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Given that Thailand and Vietnam have already started grabbing the opportunity emerged after the US-China trade war, we are looking at a $1-billion opportunity for India while the remaining will go to other South East Asian countries,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “The industry is paying 18 per cent of GST on all processed diamond certified by a certifying agency. When these certified diamonds are exported, the exporter gets an input credit which stands lower than the GST paid on certification as buyers do not reimburse taxes. This has resulted into GST accumulation and, therefore, blockage of working capital of diamond processors, we have proposed the government to reduce the GST on diamond certification to 5 per cent,” External link

business-standard Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw disse : "Há um consumidor na Índia que quer designs com sensibilidade ocidental, assim como no caso de roupas, onde algumas marcas ocidentais estão indo bem" External link

uol Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “There is a consumer in India who wants designs with western sensibility just the same as in the case of clothes where some western brands are doing well,” External link

businessday Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “There is a consumer in India who wants designs with western sensibility just the same as in the case of clothes where some western brands are doing well,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Unless there is a favorable tax regime and ease of doing business it would be challenging for the industry to move from China to India,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Unless there is a favorable tax regime and ease of doing business it would be challenging for the industry to move from China to India,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “This diktat, asking rough diamond importers to make very specific declaration, is not helping any cause whatsoever... It’s only adding to our existing challenges,” External link

economictimes Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw added : “The demand in the US is robust for Indian gem and jewellery, especially after the trade war with China,” External link

economictimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “These factors will keep exports under pressure in near future,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are responsible for the decline in exports from the Surat SEZ. Modi was operating five gems and jewellery units, while Choksi too had few units there. Majority of the export contribution came from Modi’s units,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 29, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are responsible for the decline in exports from the Surat SEZ. Modi was operating five gems and jewellery units, while Choksi too had few units there. Majority of the export contribution came from Modi’s units,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw said : “India’s gems and jewellery exporters are facing problems which need to be addressed immediately. Liquidity remained tight throughout this year despite repeated requests from the industry to bankers and the government seeking ‘ease of doing business’ here. The industry is also struggling with blockage of working capital due to delays in getting refund. All these issues have hit overall gems and jewellery exports this financial year,” External link

business-standard Friday, April 19, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said ( about Baba Kalyani ) : “The government needs to implement the Baba Kalyani report on duty-free sales of jewellery from SEZs/EOUs to domestic tariff areas (DTAs). While jewellers are ready to pay a gold import duty of 10 per cent and GST of 3 per cent, other duties applicable to selling gems and jewellery from these special export centric zones to domestic markets should be abolished. We have submitted recommendations to the ministry concerned but still awaiting a favourable result,” External link

business-standard Friday, April 19, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw says : “Dollarisation of limits has been introduced by SBI,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "I would like to take this opportunity to commend the officers involved in the successful arrest of this individual. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:39:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw adiantou : “Acreditamos que o conteúdo que foi encontrado no interior do ovo pode ser metanfetamina” External link

ptjornal Friday, June 3, 2016 1:56:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw told : "This incident just reminds us that criminals have no regard whatsoever for the safety of local residents, and I am thankful that this child had the sense to speak to an adult about what he discovered," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 2, 2016 4:16:00 AM EAT

Colin Shaw added : "The contents of the bag, which was found inside a toy egg, is believed to be methamphetamine. This incident is of the uppermost concern for all of us. " External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Colin Shaw said : "The contents of the bag, which was found inside a toy egg, is believed to be methamphetamine. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1:08:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
member2.33%EN01/07/201707/01/2017
inspector41.86%EN10/28/201628/10/2016
ceo of property protection services2.33%EN09/01/201601/09/2016
author4.65%EN08/07/201607/08/2016
chief executive officer of property protection services2.33%EN06/18/201618/06/2016
police. inspector6.98%EN06/02/201602/06/2016
police" inspector2.33%EN06/01/201601/06/2016
managing director20.93%EN03/19/201419/03/2014
councillor9.30%EN12/09/201309/12/2013
mayor6.98%EN12/09/201309/12/2013
Names Lang Count
Colin ShawEN86.27%
Colin ShawPT7.84%
Colin ShahEN5.88%


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