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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
Rough diamond
UK Secures Deal to Keep Rough Trade Alive
The UK has secured independent membership of the Kimberley Process (KP), enabling it to continue participating in the international rough-diamond
News Jan 15, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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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HRD Names New CEO Amid Sale Process
HRD Antwerp has hired Ellen Joncheere as its CEO in the middle of a process to sell the company.Joncheere currently
News Dec 26, 2019 Rapaport News
Polished diamond
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
HRD
Sarine Joins Race to Buy HRD Antwerp
Sarine Technologies has entered the running to acquire HRD Antwerp, according to two sources close to the sale
News Dec 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp Receives Two Takeover Bids
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and industry veteran Peter Meeus have put in rival bids to acquire
News Nov 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
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
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Officials Calm Hong Kong Show Concerns
The organizers of the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair have assured the trade that the
News Aug 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Hong Kong show
Trade Calls to Postpone Hong Kong Show
Three major trade bodies have asked the organizer of the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
News Aug 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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Belgium Trade Cuts Diamond-Research Funding
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) will no longer provide financial backing to the city’s diamond-technology unit,
News Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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
WFDB External Advisor
Peter Meeus to Advise WFDB on Synthetics
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has hired Peter Meeus as an external adviser. He will be responsible for
News Jun 27, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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
National Bank of Fujairah Antwerp launch April 201
Dubai’s NBF Enters Antwerp Lending Market
The National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) has launched a representative office in Antwerp as it looks to expand its business lending
News Apr 07, 2019 Joshua Freedman
CAR
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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Belgium Trade Declines in February
Belgium’s shipments of rough and polished slowed in February. An 8% drop in the volume of polished exports outweighed growth in the
News Mar 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Antwerp credit AWDC
Belgium Trade Slows in January
Belgium’s shipments of rough and polished slid in January amid a slowdown in the global industry. A 10% drop in the
News Feb 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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