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Blom Urges KP to Define Systemic Violence
The war on conflict diamonds will remain at a standstill until the industry can agree on what constitutes systemic
News Jul 29, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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Alrosa Partners with Zimbabwe Mining Company
Alrosa has agreed to a joint venture with national miner Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) for exploring
News Jul 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rough Trading Slowed in 2018
Global rough-diamond shipments dropped last year, reflecting slower trading in India and Belgium, according to new data
News Jul 09, 2019 Rapaport News
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Global Diamond Production Value Rises
Global rough-diamond output grew 2% to $14.47 billion last year, reflecting higher production in Botswana, according to data the
News Jul 07, 2019 Rapaport News
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Trust Is Key for Ethical Dealing, Say Suppliers
Transparency is a growing goal for wholesalers, but there’s another “T” word that may be even more important:
News Jun 19, 2019 Joyce Kauf
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Industry Leaders Encourage Reform at KP
World Diamond Council (WDC) president Stephane Fischler urged Kimberley Process (KP) member governments to reach an agreement
News Jun 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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US Looks to Tighten Jewelry-Origin Rules
The US government wants the jewelry industry to declare the origin of all materials in products, trade organizations learned
News Apr 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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CAR Invites De Beers and Alrosa to Mine Its Diamonds
The Central African Republic (CAR) is trying to entice large diamond-mining companies to set up operations in the country, as part
News Apr 02, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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UN Resolution Calls for KP Reforms
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has enacted a resolution calling for reforms to increase the effectiveness
News Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
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Botswana Denies Zimbabwe Loan Report
The president of Botswana has repudiated claims that the country planned to loan Zimbabwe $600 million to support
News Mar 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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KP Needs to Embrace Change, WDC Says
World Diamond Council (WDC) president Stephane Fischler has urged the Kimberley Process (KP) to implement changes
News Mar 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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WDC Issues Definition of Conflict Diamonds
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has released its proposed new Kimberley Process (KP) definition of conflict
News Nov 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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NGOs Slam Industry’s Human-Rights Efforts
Civil-society groups have lashed out at the diamond trade over its apparent leniency in preventing human-rights abuses
News Nov 13, 2018 Rapaport News
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Conflict-Diamond Definition on KP Agenda
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will propose an expanded definition of conflict diamonds at this week’s Kimberley Process
News Nov 11, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Violence Limiting CAR Diamond Exports
Continued violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is making it impossible for the nation to develop its diamond
News Oct 25, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Global Rough Production Surges in 2017
Global rough-diamond production increased in 2017, mainly due to new mines in Canada, according to data the Kimberley Process
News Jul 08, 2018 Rapaport News
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KP Accelerates CAR’s Diamond Exports
The Kimberley Process (KP) has agreed to shorten the amount of time it takes to clear diamond exports from
News Jun 27, 2018 Rapaport News
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KP Addresses Conflict-Diamond Definition
The Kimberley Process (KP) discussed plans for a reform agenda at its intersessional meeting in Antwerp last week,
News Jun 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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CAR Appoints Peter Meeus as Adviser
The Central African Republic (CAR) has appointed industry veteran Peter Meeus as a government adviser, in line with
News Jun 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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WDC Seeks Feedback on Ethics Reforms
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has invited the public to review reforms to its System of Warranties (SoW),
News Jun 10, 2018 Rapaport News
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