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New Banking Law Set to Support Antwerp Trade
Belgium’s federal parliament has approved a new law entitling diamond companies to open bank accounts even after
News Oct 27, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Chaim Pluczenik
Chaim Pluczenik Becomes AWDC President
The board of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has elected Chaim Pluczenik as president, a spokesperson for
News Oct 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp Diamond Bourse
Hong Kong Show Cancellation Hits Belgium Trade
Belgium’s polished shipments slumped last month as the cancellation of the September Hong Kong show and continued
News Oct 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Nishit Parikh
Nishit Parikh Stepping Down as AWDC President
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has reshuffled its leadership team, with president Nishit Parikh
News Oct 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Belgium Exports Rise as Demand Returns
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports grew for the first time in 16 months in August, as demand rose after a long period
News Sep 09, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp
Belgium Sees Trading Slump Ease
Belgium’s diamond shipments continued to fall in July, but the rate of decline slowed as markets reopened following coronavirus
News Aug 30, 2020 Rapaport News
The Diamond Office in Antwerp
Belgium’s Diamond Shipments Drop Further
Belgium’s diamond trade slowed in June, with polished exports down 44% year on year to $469 million, according
News Jul 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp Port House
Slowdown in Belgian Shipments Eases
Belgium’s diamond trade continued to decline in May, but at a gentler pace that in the previous month as global markets
News Jun 25, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp Diamond Bourse.
Antwerp Trade Suffers Its Worst Month Ever
Belgium’s diamond trade fell to its lowest level on record in April as US orders dried up and the shutdown of the
News May 13, 2020 Joshua Freedman
AWDC
Antwerp Trading Floors to Reopen May 11
Antwerp’s four diamond-trading halls will reopen next week as Belgium gradually relaxes its restrictions on movement and
News May 04, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp port house
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
Polished diamond
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
AWDC Mandeleo
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
Antwerp diamond processing
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
Alrosa diamond sorting
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
Antwerp
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
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
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