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US Sanctions on Russia: Diamond Impact Unclear
US President Donald Trump has said he intends to sign off on sanctions against Russia, but the diamond trade
News Aug 01, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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U.S. Sanctions Belgium-Based Trader for CAR Exports
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on August 21 sanctioned two companies, Belgium-based
News Aug 24, 2015 Rapaport News
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Zimbabwe Wins First Round in Return of Antwerp Diamond Proceeds
The Court of First Instance in Belgium ruled that approximately $45 million in proceeds from a Marange diamond tender
News Dec 08, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Zimbabwe Requires ZMDC to Publish Financial Statements
Zimbabwe has been working toward greater financial transparency and, in particular, tracking diamond dividends as part of a long
News Dec 02, 2014 Jeff Miller
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ALROSA Redeems $500M in Eurobonds
ALROSA, the Russian diamond miner, announced it had paid off $500 million of outstanding company Eurobonds, reducing
News Nov 18, 2014 Ronen Shnidman
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OFAC Adds Sino Zim and Sam Pa to Sanctions List
The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which lists specially designated nationals and blocked
News Apr 17, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Diamond Industry Implications From Ukraine Crisis
It is not unusual for international geopolitical events to have an influence on the diamond industry. The diamond industry depends
News Apr 07, 2014 Isi Morsel
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EU Lifts Sanctions on Zimbabwe Mining Development Corp.
Press release: Today the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) received noticed from the Federal Public
Press Release Sep 24, 2013 AWDC
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EU Preps to Lift Sanctions on ZMDC
Special interest leaks from the European Union (EU) signaled that the governing body would be lifting
News Sep 18, 2013 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Extends Myanmar's Ruby, Jadeite Ban
President Barack Obama extended a ban on the import of rubies and jade from Myanmar through an executive order
News Aug 08, 2013 Deena Taylor
UN Renews Diamond Sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire
The UN Security Council unanimously renewed diamond sanctions and an arms embargo on Cote d'Ivoire for another year as the West African nation continues
News Apr 26, 2013 Jeff Miller
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EU Keeps Sanctions on ZMDC, Eases Restrictions on Others
Following what it called a successful constitutional referendum in Zimbabwe, the European Union (EU) further relaxed sanctions on the
News Mar 25, 2013 Jeff Miller
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EU Rewards Progress in Zimbabwe
The European Union's (EU) Foreign Affairs Council voted to ease some restrictions on Zimbabwe ahead of its constitutional
Video Feb 20, 2013 Rapaport News
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Global Witness Welcomes Continued EU Sanctions on ZMDC
Global Witness welcomed the European Union's (EU) decision to keep the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)
News Feb 19, 2013 Jeff Miller
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EU Eases Sanctions on Zimbabwe
The foreign affairs council of the European Union (EU) suspended a travel ban on six members of Zimbabwe's government
News Feb 18, 2013 Jeff Miller
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U.N. Extends Rough Diamond Ban on Cote d'Ivoire
The U.N. Security Council renewed a ban on rough diamonds leaving Cote d'Ivoire for another year, which
News Apr 26, 2012 Jeff Miller
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UN to Renew Diamond Embargo on Cote d'Ivoire
The UN Security Council will likely renew sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire next week due to ongoing violations and
News Apr 18, 2012 Jeff Miller
Myanmar
Clinton Praises Reform in Myanmar, Sanctions Remain for Now
The following statement was issued by U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in support of Myanmar's (also known
News Apr 04, 2012 U.S. State Department
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HRW Urges European Union to Keep Pressure on Mugabe
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the European Union to maintain travel restrictions and asset freezes on President
News Feb 17, 2012 Jeff Miller
U.S., Myanmar Relations Warm Considerably
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the U.S. and Myanmar would begin the process of exchanging ambassadors, but even so,
News Jan 13, 2012 Jeff Miller
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