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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
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India Eases Trade’s Financial Burden
India’s government has approved concessions to ease the financial situation for diamond and jewelry businesses after
News Mar 25, 2020 Rapaport News
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Indian Exporters Get Reprieve from Banks
Indian banks have agreed to offer special concessions to diamond exporters to help them deal with late payments
News Mar 19, 2020 Rapaport News
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Pressure on Diamond Midstream Likely to Increase
Diamond manufacturers will consolidate in the coming years to avoid being further squeezed by miners and retailers, Bain
News Dec 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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ABN Amro Tightens Diamond Lending Terms
ABN Amro will implement changes to its guidelines for lending to the diamond industry in 2020, reasoning that
News Dec 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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
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
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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
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Indian Banks Slash Lending by 10%
Bank financing to India’s gem and jewelry sector has fallen at least 10% since April 1 due to stricter
News Jul 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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ABN Amro Scales Back Diamond Lending
ABN Amro is terminating its diamond and jewelry lending business in the US and the United Arab Emirates
News May 21, 2018 Rapaport News
India
India Trade Looks to Ease Banks’ Concerns
India’s diamond industry is working to produce guidelines for banks to reduce their risks when lending to the trade.
News May 01, 2018 Joshua Freedman
AWDC Hong Kong show March 2017
Antwerp Body Joins India KYC Program
Trade organizations in Belgium and India are collaborating on an online network to enable industry members to share know-your-customer (KYC)
News Dec 06, 2017 Rapaport News
Erik Jens ABN Amro
Erik Jens Steps Down as ABN Amro Diamond Chief
ABN Amro’s diamond and jewelry division will become part of its trade-and-commodity finance business under a restructuring
News Dec 03, 2017 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Bank Seizes Exelco’s Assets: Bloomberg
Belgian bank KBC Group has seized assets of Antwerp diamond firm Exelco to recover unpaid loans, according
News Jul 06, 2017 Rapaport News
Antwerp Diamond Fair
Banks Snubbing Belgian Diamond Trade: AWDC
Belgian banks are discriminating against the diamond trade by not lending to anyone linked to the industry, the
News Apr 02, 2017 Rapaport News
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Birks Credits Strategic Goals in New Deal
Birks Group has negotiated new credit terms that it says will enable continued implementation of its growth
News Dec 26, 2016 Rapaport News
Israel Diamond Exchange
Israel’s FIBI Bank Tightens Terms for Diamond Trade
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) pledged to contest a decision by First International Bank of Israel (FIBI) to tighten its
News Aug 18, 2016 Rapaport News
New York
NY Firm to Launch Diamond Industry Lending
The midstream diamond and jewelry industry is set to gain access to more than a billion dollars in loans from
News Aug 17, 2016 Rapaport News
James C. Polan OPIC
U.S. Backs Funding for Botswana Diamond Trade
The U.S. government has agreed to guarantee a $125 million loan to Botswana’s diamond manufacturing industry to promote local
News Jul 26, 2016 Rapaport News
Shrenuj Botswana Diamond Factory
Shrenuj Seeks Legal Opinion Over Bank Action
Shrenuj & Co., a Mumbai-based diamond and jewelry manufacturer, is challenging an order by India’s second-largest bank to seize its
News Jul 03, 2016 Rapaport News
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