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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
Pink Diamond 150
30-Carat Fancy Pink Set for Antwerp Sale
Lesotho-focused miner Namakwa Diamonds will sell a 29.59-carat, fancy-pink rough stone in Antwerp this fall. The company
News Aug 27, 2018 Rapaport News
Cuts
Proprietary Cuts: Their Own Brand of Trouble
Creating and launching a proprietary cut is difficult for almost any diamantaire. The costs can be prohibitively high,
News Aug 22, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp 150
Belgium Trade Increases in July
Belgium saw a jump in rough and polished shipments in July, reflecting higher average prices, according to data the
News Aug 14, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa 150
Alrosa Garners $1.5M at New York Polished Sale
Alrosa brought in $1.5 million from its first polished-diamond tender in New York since it reopened its office
News Aug 09, 2018 Rapaport News
Belgium 150
Belgium’s Polished Trade Grows in June
Belgium saw an increase in polished imports and exports in June, continuing a modest upward trend for the sector
News Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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