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US Consumer Spending Dips
US retail sales stalled between August and September, indicating that consumer confidence may be waning in light of the
News Oct 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Chow Tai Fook
Chow Tai Fook Sales Slump
Hong Kong-based jeweler Chow Tai Fook has reported a downward trend in sales across both mainland China
News Oct 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond Trade with Loupe
Diamond Trade Cautious Ahead of Holiday Season
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 7, 2019, Las Vegas…Diamond market sentiment was weak in September after the Hong
Press Release Oct 07, 2019 Rapaport
HK show Sept 2019
Hong Kong Show Reflects Slow Chinese Demand
The timing of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair was unfortunate, coming amid a wave
News Sep 24, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Shanghai
Signet Scaling Back China Buying
Signet Jewelers plans to reduce its purchasing of Chinese goods by about 50%, aiming to minimize the impact of US tariffs
News Sep 09, 2019 Rapaport News
Hong Kong airport protest
Trade Seeks Discount for Hong Kong Show
The Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) is asking the organizers of the September show for a 25%
News Aug 15, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HK protest
Hong Kong Riots Cast Cloud over Show
Diamond traders have raised concerns ahead of next month’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, as mass
News Aug 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Imports
How Trump’s Tariffs Could Affect the Trade
Long before the threat of tariffs on Chinese goods loomed large, brick-and-mortar retailers in the US were facing challenges.
News Aug 11, 2019 Lara Ewen
Hong Kong retail
Protests Dent Hong Kong Retail Outlook
Retail sales in Hong Kong are set to fall by 5% in 2019, with the decline expected to be even sharper in the
News Jul 03, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelers of America DC visit 2019
Tariffs, Taxes Top JA Washington Agenda
A delegation from Jewelers of America (JA) has met with US lawmakers and congressional staff to discuss trade and
News Jul 02, 2019 Rapaport News
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
GIA Expands China Education
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer remote learning to students in China, expanding its collaboration with
News Jul 02, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond Cutting
Challenging Diamond Market Sees Further Declines
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, July 2, 2019, Las Vegas … Diamond market sentiment was weak in June due to sluggish
Press Release Jul 02, 2019 Rapaport
Image: A Kay Jewelers store in New Jersey. (Shutte
Signet Revenue Drops in First Quarter
Signet Jewelers has lowered its sales outlook for the rest of the year, after revenue fell
News Jun 06, 2019 Rapaport News
HK Data
Hong Kong Polished Imports Slip in 1Q
Polished-diamond imports to Hong Kong declined 3% in the first quarter, according to data from the Diamond Federation of Hong
News May 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Hong Kong Kowloon Bay
Hong Kong’s Polished Imports Stable
Polished-diamond imports to Hong Kong were flat in 2018, according to data from the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong,
News Mar 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Hong Kong March 2019 show
Oversupply an Issue at Hong Kong Show
Dealers at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show expressed concerns about sluggish polished
News Feb 28, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Reuven Kaufman podcast
Podcast: The New York View
Rapaport News caught up with Reuven Kaufman, president of New York’s Diamond Dealers Club (DDC), to gauge the
News Jan 31, 2019 Rapaport News
HK
Hong Kong Luxury Sees Rare Drop
Retail sales of jewelry and other luxury items in Hong Kong declined for the first time in 17 months
News Jan 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Hong Kong container terminal 150
Hong Kong Jewelry Exports Face Slowdown
Hong Kong’s jewelry exports are expected to slow in 2019 after strong growth last year, due to sluggish
News Jan 02, 2019 Rapaport News
Luk Fook Hong Kong store
Hong Kong Jewelers Warn of Slowdown
Hong Kong’s largest jewelry retailers expect sales growth to slow in light of recent US-China trade tensions and
News Dec 02, 2018 Rapaport News
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