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Asian Star Full-Year Profit Rises
Profit at Asian Star, a Mumbai-based diamond manufacturer, grew 6% to INR 1.16 billion ($16.7 million) in thepast fiscal year, as lowerexpenses compensated for a decline in sales.Revenue, including at subsidiaries, dropped7% to INR 39.13 billion ($524.6 million) for the...
Manufacturing May 27, 2019 Rapaport News
BDB
India’s Polished Trade Slows Further
India’s polished-diamond exports slid 18% to $1.64 billionin April, representing the sixth consecutive month of year-on-year decline.Lower volumes outweighed a rise in the average price. Rough imports also fell,reflecting slow demand since the start...
Polished Markets May 27, 2019 Rapaport News
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Platinum Jewelry Sales Saw Strong 2018
Platinum-jewelry demand grew in India and the US in 2018, as younger consumers and male buyers responded strongly to marketing campaigns,Platinum Guild International (PGI) reported. US sales at PGI’s retail members grew 11% amid stronggrowth in the bridal...
Retail May 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Gateway of India
India Cracks Down on Rough Shipments
India’s diamond trade is in a fight with authorities overstricter customs enforcement for rough that could have a “disastrous” impact on theindustry.Companies have recently been suspected of giving incorrect values for imports or exports of rough diamonds, a senior...
Financial-Legal May 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
India Data
India’s Polished Exports Fall in March
India’s polished exports dropped 8% year on year to $1.86 billion inMarch, reflecting continued weakness in the diamond market. Lower volumes outweighed a rise in the average price, according to data the Gem &Jewellery Export Promotion Council...
Polished Markets May 06, 2019 Rapaport News
DPA India
DPA Targets New Indian Parents
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) will launch acampaign in India encouraging new parents to celebrate the birth of a child by purchasing a diamond. Based on the DPA’s consumer research, 39% of Indianconsumers consider the birth of a child to be an auspicious...
Retail May 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Mehul Choksi Gitanjali
Gitanjali Edges Toward Liquidation
Gitanjali Gems, whose chairman is a suspect in India’slargest bank fraud, is expected to go into liquidation, after its lendersrejected a recovery plan.Creditors voted by a 54% majority on March 28 not to extend Gitanjali’s “corporate-insolvency resolution process,” a six-month window during which...
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Sierra Leone
Rapaport Proposes Sierra Leone Diamond Reform
RAPAPORT PRESSRELEASE, April 17, 2019, New York … The Rapaport Trade Mission to Sierra Leoneattracted a strong group of 29 international diamantaires and jewelers. Participants were from theUS, India, UAE, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Canada, Spain, and...
Fair Trade Apr 17, 2019 Rapaport
Debswana Jwaneng
De Beers Sales Jump 10% in April
De Beers recorded its largest rough-diamond sale sincemid-2018 as demand was steady following a slow first quarter. Sales rose 10% year on year to $575 million in the thirdsales cycle of the year, including last week’s sight...
Rough Markets Apr 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelry store New York diamond district
US Trade Confident as Polished Imports Surge
Dealers expressed optimism for the US diamond marketafter polished imports rose last year to their highest level since 2014.Shipments to the country jumped 8% to $23.3 billion in2018, according to the US Census Bureau, despite more modest...
Polished Markets Apr 03, 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 of shipments outweigheda higher average price, according to data the Gem & Jewellery ExportPromotion Council (GJEPC) released this...
Polished Markets Feb 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Surat cutting
Rapaport Trade Mission to Surat, India
The RapaportGroup is pleased to announce our trade mission to Surat, India. This mission willprovide an opportunity for members of the diamond-and-jewelry trade to gainfirst-hand knowledge of the diamond supply chain. Surat ishome to an estimated 500,000 diamond cutters,...
Mining Feb 14, 2019 Rapaport
Loupe & Polished diamonds
Diamond Prices Slide as Year Begins with Caution
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, February 5, 2019, Las Vegas … Polished-diamond prices softened in January as US restocking proved slower than expected after the holiday season, and as Far East buyers took vacation ahead of the Chinese New...
Polished Markets Feb 05, 2019 Rapaport
Stornoway
Weakness in Low-Value Stones Hits Stornoway
Stornoway Diamond Corporation’s sales fell in the finalthree months of last year as weakness in the Indian market dented prices oflower-value rough from its Renard mine in Canada. Fourth-quarter proceeds dropped 35% to CAD 32.1 million($24.2...
Mining Jan 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Bharat Diamond Bourse
India Cracks Down on Bankrupt Diamantaires
Indian industry bodies are stepping up measures to prevent owners of bankrupt diamondcompanies from starting a new business before clearing their debts. The country’s TradeDisciplinary Committee (TDC) could ban such new firms fromcarrying out...
Financial-Legal Jan 14, 2019 Rapaport News
ICICI HQ
India’s ICICI Bank Exits Antwerp
India’s ICICI Bank will shut its branch in Antwerp onMarch 29, becoming the latest lender to quit the Belgian diamond market. The move followed a strategic review of ICICI’s businessoperations in the country, a spokesperson for...
Financial-Legal Jan 09, 2019 Rapaport News
Anantha Padmanaban
India’s GJC Elects New Chairman
The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC)has elected Anantha Padmanaban as chairman for a two-year term. The organization, which represents India’s domesticjewelry industry, chose Shaankar Sen to be its vice chairman. The...
Retail Jan 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Titan
Titan Records Growth over Diwali Season
Same-store jewelry sales at Titan Company grew during the thirdfiscal quarter, signaling strong demand for branded jewelry during the Diwali and Dussehra festivalperiod, the Indian retailer said. “Customer demand was buoyant...
Retail Jan 06, 2019 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 Export Promotion Council(GJEPC). Polished exports slid to their lowest level since December 2016, when demand dropped in the...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 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
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