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IMF Urges Zimbabwe to Boost Transparency in the Diamond Sector
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that Zimbabwe remains committed to implementing the policies and reforms
News Jun 24, 2014 Jeff Miller
De Beers Rough
Rough Economies
Two trends have emerged at the start of the second quarter that will likely influence ‎diamond trading
Analysis Apr 20, 2012 Avi Krawitz
Move to Safe Havens
Diamond demand, along with prices, was climbing briskly when the debt crisis in Greece threw the world’s financial markets into a spin.
Features Jun 06, 2010 Gaston D’Aquino
Lagging Behind
What a difference a month makes! In the May edition of Rapaport Diamond Report, we described the optimism in the diamond industry being spurred by the chasing
Features Jun 03, 2010 Avi Krawitz
A Fragile Recovery
A heavy gray cloud has hovered over Europe in the past week, culminating in the worst possible scenario. Rather than volcanic ash being
Analysis May 06, 2010 Avi Krawitz
New U.S. Bill Proposes Zim's Suspension From KP
U.S. Senators Russell Feingold, Johnny Isakson and John Kerry introduced the Zimbabwe Transition to Democracy and Economic Recovery Act, which is designed
News May 05, 2010 Jeff Miller
ALROSA Pledges $300 Million in Rough to Israel
ALROSA agreed to supply $300 million worth of rough diamonds per year to Israel’s manufacturing sector, according to Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.
Features Apr 01, 2010 Rapaport
IMF Program Tackles Africa's Illicit Diamond Trade
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched a project to help 16 African countries combat money laundering, as well as the utilization of their gold and diamond
News Mar 16, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Botswana Pushes Creation of Diamond-Trading Market
As the keynote speaker at the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) meeting in Antwerp in November, Dr. Akolang Tombale pulled no punches about his country’s
News Nov 30, 2009 Avi Krawitz
Gold Again Surpasses Record, Reaching $1,100 an Oz.
  Gold set a new record Wednesday, hitting an intraday high of $1,099 an ounce in trading after surging past its previous record high of $1,081 an ounce, which was set Tuesday. Gold
News Nov 04, 2009 Jeff Miller
IMF Approves $19M in Funds for Sierra Leone as Gov't Revenues Drop
  The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved $18.8 million in funds for Sierra Leone under its Poverty Reduction and
News Jun 25, 2009 Jeff Miller
Gold -9%: Nov. Layoffs Top 500K, Israel Declines to List Stats
  Gold is holding up relatively well, considering the fact that demand and prices for other commodities have fallen off a cliff since mid-year as speculators
News Dec 05, 2008 Jeff Miller
Rosy Blue's Dilip Mehta: Where Do We Go From Here?
The following letter was sent to diamond industry professionals by Dilip Mehta, CEO of Rosy Blue. Dear friends, staff and fellow stakeholders within
News Nov 12, 2008 Dilip Mehta
India Market Report: Adapting to Crisis
As the global economic crisis deepens, Israeli diamantaires have assumed an adapt-or-die attitude as they seek ways to minimize the impact of a slow market. “Unless
News Nov 01, 2008 Avi Krawitz
Consumer Confidence Falls to All-Time Low
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index™ fell to an all-time low in October. The index now stands at 38, down sharply from 61.4 in September,
News Nov 01, 2008 Rapaport News
Gardner to Address Antimoney-Laundering Response
  Cecilia Gardner, President, CEO and general counsel of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), will present an overview, to the World Bank on October 30, of the
News Oct 27, 2008 Jeff Miller
IMF Sees U.S. Economic Growth Falling Flat in 2009
  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted the United States would become the epicenter of the world's financial meltdown as the group further lowered
News Oct 08, 2008 Jeff Miller
Hong Kong Market Report
While the hype is that the demand for large diamonds continues to be strong, sales appear to be centered on a very selective, relatively small percentage of diamond-purchasing
News May 01, 2008 Gaston D’Aquino
Gold Ends Week +2%, Current Price Doesn't Support Jewelry Sector
  Gold rose 2.2 percent this week to close in London at $926 an ounce. Platinum shed 0.6 percent to $2,008, and silver was flat at $17.75
News Apr 11, 2008 Jeff Miller
Gold Snaps at the $1,000 Mark, Ends Week +3%
Gold for April surged to $978.50 an ounce today -- a new record high. At this rate, the psychological $1,000 mark is not out of reach "...any
News Feb 29, 2008 Jeff Miller
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