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Belgium Polished Trade Slips in October
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports fell 6% year on year to $629 million in October as lower shipments to Hong Kong and France
News Nov 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Jacques Korn
Belgium Diamond Veteran Jacques Korn Dies
The Belgian diamond industry is mourning the death of Jacques “Jacky” Korn, a former president of the Antwerp Diamond
News Nov 02, 2020 Rapaport News
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New Banking Law Set to Support Antwerp Trade
Belgium’s federal parliament has approved a new law entitling diamond companies to open bank accounts even after
News Oct 27, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Chaim Pluczenik
Chaim Pluczenik Becomes AWDC President
The board of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has elected Chaim Pluczenik as president, a spokesperson for
News Oct 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp Diamond Bourse
Hong Kong Show Cancellation Hits Belgium Trade
Belgium’s polished shipments slumped last month as the cancellation of the September Hong Kong show and continued
News Oct 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Nishit Parikh
Nishit Parikh Stepping Down as AWDC President
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has reshuffled its leadership team, with president Nishit Parikh
News Oct 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Belgium Exports Rise as Demand Returns
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports grew for the first time in 16 months in August, as demand rose after a long period
News Sep 09, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp
Belgium Sees Trading Slump Ease
Belgium’s diamond shipments continued to fall in July, but the rate of decline slowed as markets reopened following coronavirus
News Aug 30, 2020 Rapaport News
The Diamond Office in Antwerp
Belgium’s Diamond Shipments Drop Further
Belgium’s diamond trade slowed in June, with polished exports down 44% year on year to $469 million, according
News Jul 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp Port House
Slowdown in Belgian Shipments Eases
Belgium’s diamond trade continued to decline in May, but at a gentler pace that in the previous month as global markets
News Jun 25, 2020 Rapaport News
HRD jewelry grading report.
HRD Shuts Equipment Unit in Reorganization
HRD Antwerp has closed its equipment division, effective June 9, as part of a restructuring of the Belgian grading laboratory.The
News Jun 10, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp Diamond Bourse.
Antwerp Trade Suffers Its Worst Month Ever
Belgium’s diamond trade fell to its lowest level on record in April as US orders dried up and the shutdown of the
News May 13, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Diamond manufacturing in Antwerp
Belgian Exports Slump as COVID-19 Hits US
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports dropped 51% to $513.7 million in March, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus on global shipments.
News Apr 28, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp port house
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
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 Mandeleo
AWDC Launches Artisanal Certification in Guinea
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) will introduce a certification project for Guinea’s artisanal miners that
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
Antwerp
Belgium’s Polished Trade Slows in January
Belgium’s polished exports dropped 22% year on year in January, with volumes and average price both falling.
News Mar 03, 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
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