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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
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
Antwerp Beurs
Antwerp Bans Lab-Grown from Trading Floors
The Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses has introduced a ban on lab-grown sales in Antwerp’s four trading halls. While
News Oct 10, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
HSBC
HSBC to Pay $330M in Antwerp Fraud Settlement
A Swiss unit of HSBC has agreed to pay a record EUR 294.4 million ($330 million) to settle fraud claims
News Aug 07, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp diamond processing AWDC
Belgium’s Rough Trade Hits Decade Low
Belgium’s rough-diamond trade fell in the first half to its lowest level since the financial crisis. Rough
News Jul 15, 2019 Rapaport News
ABN Amro branch Capelle aan den IJssel
ABN Amro Restricts Rough-Sector Lending
ABN Amro has scaled back its financing of rough-diamond purchases, citing a lack of profitability in the manufacturing and
News Jul 15, 2019 Joshua Freedman
AWDC
Belgium’s Rough Trade Slumps in May
Rough exports from Belgium dropped 37% year on year to $741.5 million in May, reflecting continued weakness in the
News Jun 26, 2019 Rapaport News
AWDC building Antwerp
Belgium Rough Trade Slows in 1Q
Belgium saw a decline in its imports and exports of rough diamonds in the first quarter, as mining companies’ sales
News Apr 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelry store New York diamond district
US Trade Confident as Polished Imports Surge
Dealers expressed optimism for the US diamond market after polished imports rose last year to their highest
News Apr 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
BNP
Antwerp Vault Heist Leaves Clients in the Dark
Thieves have broken into a bank vault near Antwerp’s diamond district, with some clients in the dark
News Feb 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp Diamond Bourse
Record Average Price Supports Belgium Trade
Belgium’s polished exports were flat in 2018 as a higher average price offset a drop in volume, according to data the
News Feb 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Antwerp port
Belgium Prepares for ‘No-Deal’ Brexit
Belgium’s diamond industry has urged companies to prepare for the possibility of the UK leaving the European Union
News Jan 21, 2019 Rapaport News
ICICI HQ
India’s ICICI Bank Exits Antwerp
India’s ICICI Bank will shut its branch in Antwerp on March 29, becoming the latest lender to quit
News Jan 09, 2019 Rapaport News
Eurostar
Eurostar Enters Administration as Debts Mount
Eurostar Diamond Traders has entered restructuring proceedings in Belgium, having amassed substantial debts, according to the company’s
News Dec 25, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp Diamond Bourse 150
Belgium Sees Monthly Exports Falter
Belgium’s polished trade dropped in November, according to data from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. Exports fell
News Dec 18, 2018 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Higher Average Price Drives Belgium Exports
Belgium’s polished trade grew strongly in October, according to data from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. Exports
News Nov 25, 2018 Rapaport News
Brexit
Brexit Could Halt UK Rough Trade
The UK will temporarily be unable to import and export rough diamonds if the nation leaves the European Union
News Oct 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Record Average Price Lifts Belgium Exports
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports increased 5% in the third quarter as the average price hit a record high of $2,542 per
News Oct 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Union Bank Antwerp
India’s Union Bank Leaves Antwerp
Union Bank of India will close its branch in Antwerp, citing the weak performance of its diamond division,
News Sep 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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