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Rough Prices Slide 24% at Petra Tender
Rough prices slumped at Petra Diamonds’ March tenders in South Africa and Antwerp as the severe slowdown in the
News Mar 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished diamond
Belgium, Israel to Hold Online Diamond Fair
Belgian and Israeli industry organizations are jointly organizing a virtual trade show to compensate for the cancellation
News Mar 18, 2020 Rapaport News
AWDC building Antwerp
Belgium, Israel Shut Diamond Trading Halls
All diamond trading halls in Belgium and Israel are closing until further notice as the countries attempt
News Mar 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp diamond processing
Belgium’s Polished Exports Slump 55%
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports dropped 55% to $560 million in February, reflecting a slowdown in the market due to the coronavirus.
News Mar 08, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa diamond sorting
Alrosa to Maintain Supply Flexibility
Alrosa has pledged to remain flexible with its supply policy during the current industry downturn, as the
News Mar 08, 2020 Rapaport News
Ellen Joncheere HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp Not for Sale (for Now)
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has postponed the sale of HRD Antwerp, and will instead
News Feb 23, 2020 Joshua Freedman
HRD Antwerp Hatton Garden
Peter Meeus Bids Again for HRD Antwerp
Former HRD Antwerp chief Peter Meeus has made a second offer to buy the Belgian laboratory, after
News Feb 19, 2020 Joshua Freedman
AGD
Grib Diamonds Taps New Rough Source
Grib Diamonds has started buying rough in Angola, as a new company structure has enabled it to diversify beyond its
News Feb 09, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa rough diamonds
Russian Bank Offers Credit to Alrosa Client
Russia’s Eximbank has started offering credit to rough-diamond buyers through a loan deal with an Antwerp-based Alrosa client,
News Feb 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp
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
Sewelo diamond
Louis Vuitton Buys 1,758ct. Diamond from Lucara
Lucara Diamond Corp. has sold Botswana’s largest diamond to Louis Vuitton in a rare move that will see
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
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
WFDB Presidents' Meeting Opening
WFDB Prepares Master Plan to Boost Relevance
There was a time, though not very recent, when a gathering of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB)
Analysis Oct 07, 2019 Avi Krawitz
De Beers sightholder office 150
De Beers Sales Drop in Slow Rough Market
De Beers’ sales slumped to $295 million in September as the miner continued to allow sightholders to refuse goods in the prevailing
News Oct 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
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
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