South Korea’s finished marble and granite products import growth: 1st quarter 2020

South Korea is one of the major importers of finished natural stones in the world. In 2019, the country was the second largest importer of finished granite products based in import value. And this is mainly because of the use of finished marble and granite products in construction and building works. From flooring and walls …

Marmomac 2020: Health safety protocol

In relation to the current COVID-19 situation and in order to assure the safety of its customers, suppliers, guests and employees and in compliance with the provisions and dispositions already issued by political and health authorities, Veronafiere has defined a series of activities in addition to the Health Safety Plan to be implemented and applied during events scheduled in …

Portugal’s marble export growth: 1st quarter 2020

Portugal is among the top marble exporters in the world. The country produces and exports both marble in blocks and slabs and finished marble products, having an important natural stone processing base. Was the Portuguese marble sector hit by the coronavirus global spread and if so, at what extent? Stonenews.eu, after collecting, studying and editing …

European Union extended its Generalised Scheme of Preferences facility to Pakistan until 2023

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood on Friday informed the Senate that European Union (EU) extended its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)-Plus facility to Pakistan until 2023. Speaking during the Question Hour, Dawood said that as a result of the EU’s “Special Incentive Arrangement for Good Governance and Sustainable Development”, Pakistan had been …

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for signature and conclusion

The European Commission adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. Through this adoption, the Commission is demonstrating its commitment to putting these agreements in place as soon as possible. The trade agreement will eliminate over 99% of customs duties on goods traded between the two sides. The …

“Iktinos Hellas SA” marble industry once again at the Greek road show of New York

This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 9th “Greek Investment Forum in New York” co-organized by HELEX with the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce will take place online. The investment forum will last four days, from 15 to 18 June 2020, with the aim of bringing together 28 of the largest Greek listed companies and …

Johannes Torpe studios reveals the first visuals for a new luxury wellness resort built on top of a former granite stone quarry

Johannes Torpe studios reveals the first visuals for a new luxury wellness resort situated in the visegrad hills of hungary. The concept proposes to breathe new life into an old hilton hotel built on top of a former granite stone quarry, which has lain empty since the early 2000s. With its impressive location amid lush green forests, and an …

United Kingdom’s finished marble and granite products import growth: 1st quarter 2020

Since the beginning of this century, the United Kingdom’s demand in natural stones has followed an upward trend, with the exception of the time before the Brexit vote and announcement, when uncertainty caused multiple business delays or cancellations. Most of the natural stones imported in the UK are used in construction works in their finished …

MARMOMAC confirms its forthcoming edition and launches the new “Marmomac Re- Start 2020” project

Special edition scheduled at Veronafiere 30 September-3 October 2020 to relaunch the natural stone value chain  The recovery of the natural stone sector starts off from Marmomac. The landmark international event for the natural stone industry confirms its 2020 appointment at Veronafiere 30 September-3 October 2020. In support of a supply chain which in Italy …

Nigeria: World Bank Urges Nigeria to Develop Mining Sector

The World Bank has advised Nigeria to develop its mining sector to help mitigate post-COVID-19 economic shocks, rather than wait for a rebound of oil prices in the global market. The Task Team Leader on the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (MinDiver) Project at the World Bank, Mr. Mike Stanley, said Nigeria should not …