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Belgian Banks Postpone Loan Repayments
Belgium has introduced emergency financial concessions to help companies survive the current downturn, offering businesses extra
News Mar 30, 2020 Rapaport News
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Belgium, Israel to Hold Online Diamond Fair
Belgian and Israeli industry organizations are jointly organizing a virtual trade show to compensate for the cancellation
News Mar 18, 2020 Rapaport News
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AWDC Launches Artisanal Certification in Guinea
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) will introduce a certification project for Guinea’s artisanal miners that
News Mar 15, 2020 Rapaport News
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Belgium’s Polished Exports Slump 55%
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports dropped 55% to $560 million in February, reflecting a slowdown in the market due to the coronavirus.
News Mar 08, 2020 Rapaport News
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Alrosa to Maintain Supply Flexibility
Alrosa has pledged to remain flexible with its supply policy during the current industry downturn, as the
News Mar 08, 2020 Rapaport News
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Belgium’s Polished Trade Slows in January
Belgium’s polished exports dropped 22% year on year in January, with volumes and average price both falling.
News Mar 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Ellen Joncheere HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp Not for Sale (for Now)
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has postponed the sale of HRD Antwerp, and will instead
News Feb 23, 2020 Joshua Freedman
HRD Antwerp Hatton Garden
Peter Meeus Bids Again for HRD Antwerp
Former HRD Antwerp chief Peter Meeus has made a second offer to buy the Belgian laboratory, after
News Feb 19, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp
Belgium Shipments Hit 10-Year Low
Belgium’s diamond trade declined in 2019 as excess supply led to slower demand for rough and polished, the
News Jan 16, 2020 Rapaport News
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UK Secures Deal to Keep Rough Trade Alive
The UK has secured independent membership of the Kimberley Process (KP), enabling it to continue participating in the international rough-diamond
News Jan 15, 2020 Joshua Freedman
AWDC
Belgium Tightens Access to Diamond Trade
Belgium has introduced legislation requiring managers of diamond companies to prove their good conduct and knowledge of money-laundering
News Jan 09, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Ellen Joncheere HRD
HRD Names New CEO Amid Sale Process
HRD Antwerp has hired Ellen Joncheere as its CEO in the middle of a process to sell the company.Joncheere currently
News Dec 26, 2019 Rapaport News
Polished diamond
Belgium Export Data Looking More Positive
Belgium’s diamond trade showed signs of stabilizing in November, with rough exports increasing year on year for the
News Dec 15, 2019 Rapaport News
HRD
Sarine Joins Race to Buy HRD Antwerp
Sarine Technologies has entered the running to acquire HRD Antwerp, according to two sources close to the sale
News Dec 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp Receives Two Takeover Bids
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and industry veteran Peter Meeus have put in rival bids to acquire
News Nov 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
The Diamond Office in Antwerp
Belgium Diamond Shipments Drop
Belgium’s diamond trade slowed in September, continuing a downward trend for the year. A 25% decline in polished exports
News Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
AWDC
Belgium Diamond Trade Slows
Belgium’s diamond trade continued its decline in August, with rough and polished shipments slowing. Polished exports
News Sep 11, 2019 Rapaport News
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Officials Calm Hong Kong Show Concerns
The organizers of the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair have assured the trade that the
News Aug 25, 2019 Rapaport News
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Trade Calls to Postpone Hong Kong Show
Three major trade bodies have asked the organizer of the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
News Aug 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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Belgium Trade Cuts Diamond-Research Funding
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) will no longer provide financial backing to the city’s diamond-technology unit,
News Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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