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India Cracks Down on Rough-Diamond Shipments
India’s diamond trade is in a fight with authorities over stricter customs enforcement for rough that could have
News May 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Sales Slump 25% in May
De Beers’ sales fell to their lowest level in more than a year and a half, as a slowdown in the Indian manufacturing
News May 21, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
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Webinar: The Way Forward in a Slow Market
What’s the current state of the rough, polished and retail markets? Avi Krawitz, Rapaport’s Senior Analyst
News Apr 18, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Debswana Jwaneng
De Beers Sales Jump 10% in April
De Beers recorded its largest rough-diamond sale since mid-2018 as demand was steady following a slow first quarter.
News Apr 10, 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
Gahcho Kué
Analysts Expect Flat Rough Prices in 2019
Rough-diamond prices will remain sluggish this year as the market challenges that arose in the second half
News Mar 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds 13.33ct pink diamond
Letšeng Pink Sells for Almost $9M
Gem Diamonds has announced the sale of a 13.33-carat pink diamond, discovered in February at its mine in Lesotho, for
News Mar 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Revenue Slumps in February
Sales at Alrosa fell 36% year on year to $345.6 million in February as a slowdown in the rough market continued. Rough-diamond
News Mar 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Venetia
Weak Demand Weighs on De Beers Sales
De Beers’ sales fell for the second consecutive month, as high rough prices and slim midstream profits
News Mar 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Gateway of India
India Starts Year with Export Slump
India’s polished-diamond exports dropped 16% to $1.75 billion in January, continuing their recent weakness. A slide in the volume
News Feb 20, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers for the NewsBrief
De Beers Sales Slump Amid Market Weakness
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales slowed in January as a disappointing holiday season piled further pressure on the midstream. Proceeds fell
News Jan 29, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Victor mine
2H Slump Dents De Beers Sales Volume
De Beers’ sales volume fell 4% last year due to weakened demand for lower-value diamonds in the second half.
News Jan 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa Lomonosov deposit
Alrosa to Hold Back Supply in 2019
Alrosa plans to keep its rough-diamond sales in line with production in 2019 to avoid flooding the market with
News Dec 23, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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De Beers Sales Rise After Diwali Break
De Beers sold $540 million of rough diamonds in its December cycle, buoyed by the return of Indian manufacturers from
News Dec 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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India’s Diamond Trade Slows in November
The Indian trade fell by most key measures in November, according to data from the Gem & Jewellery
News Dec 18, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Cuts Prices of Cheaper Rough
De Beers significantly reduced prices of lower-quality rough diamonds at this week’s sight in response to a slowdown in the Indian manufacturing
News Nov 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Okavango
Okavango Revenue Falls in First Half
Sales at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) dropped 16% to $260 million in the first half of 2018 due to a limited
News Aug 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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Botswana’s Rough Exports Drop in 1H
Exports of rough diamonds that De Beers mined in Botswana declined 2.5% to $1.67 billion in the first half of 2018,
News Aug 02, 2018 Rapaport News
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Who Are the Top Rough Buyers?
In this excerpt from the latest issue of the Rapaport Research Report, we list the 124 companies buying
News Jul 26, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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