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Israel, Dubai Diamond Sectors Sign Trade Deal
Diamond bourses in Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a cooperation deal following the recent peace accord between the two Middle East countries.The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will open...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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Dubai and Israel Open Markets
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, August 18, 2020, New York… The Rapaport Group congratulates the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel on the normalization of relations. Trade ties between the two countries are...
Polished Markets Aug 20, 2020 Rapaport
Burj Khalifa.
Diamonds Light Up World’s Tallest Building
Dubai has embarked on an eye-catching campaign to attract the global diamond industry to the emirate — and has lit up the world’s tallest building to mark the launch.The story of a diamond’s creation recently appeared on the side of the...
Polished Markets Aug 02, 2020 Rapaport News
Sightholder.
Nine Sightholders Aim for Carbon Neutrality
Nine De Beers sightholders have committed to becoming carbon-neutral, aiming to align the manufacturing sector with environmental standards present elsewhere in the diamond industry.The participants will begin by assessing their current emissions, and will then...
Manufacturing Jul 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Melee polished diamonds being graded and organised
India Extends Import Curbs as Surat Shuts Again
Indian trade bodies have recommended continued limits on rough-diamond imports in July, with a fresh weeklong shutdown of the Surat cutting sector adding to concerns about the market.The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)...
Polished Markets Jul 01, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Rough diamonds in a loupe
De Beers Sight Opens with Viewings in Antwerp
De Beers has been holding sight viewings in Antwerp this week as part of its move to offer goods in locations other than Botswana due to the coronavirus.The company might also enable customers to view rough in Hong Kong...
Rough Markets Jun 17, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Ernie Blom
Ernie Blom Wins Legal Case Against WFDB
An Antwerp court has prohibited the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) from publicly blacklisting former president Ernie Blom over a payment dispute in Dubai.Blom had sought an injunction to prevent the organization from complying with...
Financial-Legal May 17, 2020 Rapaport News
India Bharat Diamond Bourse
Exports Restart at India’s Bharat Diamond Bourse
Mumbai has dispatched its first diamond exports since India’s lockdown started, after the regional government allowed limited activities to resume at the city’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB).The first shipments took place on Tuesday,...
Polished Markets May 14, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Israel bourse district
Israel Bourse Resumes Certain Services
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has become the latest bourse to revive operations, as trading centers around the world slowly return to action following lockdowns.Facilities including banks, the post office, customs, the diamond...
Polished Markets May 06, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA Dubai
GIA to Shut Down Dubai Branch
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will close its Dubai office by the end of the year, ending a decade-long presence in the city. The organization has offered education programs, including its Graduate Diamonds course...
Polished Markets Dec 04, 2019 Rapaport News
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) was graced by royalty and high-ranking politicians, recalled industry consultant Peter Meeus at the organization’s annual Presidents’...
Polished Markets Oct 07, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Dubai Tender
Dubai Upgrading Diamond-Tender Center
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) will soon unveil its renovated center for rough and polished diamond tenders, the bourse reported Saturday. “The DDE is currently under renovation,” the exchange said. “Once...
Polished Markets Jul 29, 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 arepresentative office in Antwerp as it looks to expand its business lending toestablished diamond traders. The Dubai-based bank targets wholesalers with secure sourcesof income and solid product...
Financial-Legal Apr 07, 2019 Joshua Freedman
TAGS
Trans Atlantic Dubai Tender Grosses $46M
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) sold $46.4 million worth ofrough diamonds during a tender in Dubai in late November and early December, itsaid Wednesday. The company sold 97,841 carats of high-quality stones frommines in South...
Rough Markets Dec 13, 2018 Rapaport News
Asian Sar
Sales Rise at India’s Asian Star
Sales and profit grew at Indiandiamond manufacturer Asian Star in the second fiscal quarter amid improvedjewelry exports and a strong performance at its Dubai trading unit.The Mumbai-based group saw strong margins in its jewelry division,...
Manufacturing Dec 04, 2018 Rapaport News
Trans Hex
Dubai Rough Tender Garners $21M
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) sold $20.9 million worth ofrough diamonds during a tender it held in Dubai in early August. The company sold 25,342 carats of high-quality stonessourced from mines in South Africa and Angola...
Polished Markets Aug 19, 2018 Rapaport News
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Trans Atlantic Brings In $35M at Dubai Tender
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) garnered $35 million from atender of rough diamonds in Dubai in June, it said Monday.The company sold 27,161 carats of high-qualitystones sourced from mines in South Africa and Angola. The diamonds...
Rough Markets Jul 09, 2018 Rapaport News
06 Peter Meeus Chairman Dubai Diamond Exchange
CAR Appoints Peter Meeus as Adviser
The Central AfricanRepublic (CAR) has appointed industry veteran Peter Meeus as a governmentadviser, in line with the nation’s efforts to make its diamond sector compliantwith global standards.Meeus (pictured), asinternational diamond specialist and special adviser,...
Rough Markets Jun 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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ABN Amro Scales Back Diamond Lending
ABN Amro is terminating its diamond and jewelry lendingbusiness in the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Amsterdam-based banksaid.The lender decided to end its services to the US industrydue to its “very small portfolio,” a spokesperson...
Financial-Legal May 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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GJEPC Predicts Strong Year for Jewelry
India’s gem and jewelry exports will grow by adouble-digit percentage this year, Pramod Agrawal, the newly elected chairman ofthe Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), predicted this week. The high...
Polished Markets Feb 13, 2018 David Brough
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