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HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp Receives Two Takeover Bids
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and industry veteran Peter Meeus have put in rival bids to acquire HRD Antwerp.Meeus, HRD’s former managing director, lastweek submitted a proposal to buy at least 51% of the lab in partnership...
Financial-Legal Nov 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Marange Fields
US Bans Import of Zimbabwe Diamonds
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has blocked theimport of rough diamonds mined from the Marange fields in Zimbabwe, claimingthey were produced using forced labor. “CBP is firmly committed to identifying and preventingproducts made with...
Mining Oct 03, 2019 Rapaport News
WFDB External Advisor
Peter Meeus to Advise WFDB on Synthetics
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has hiredPeter Meeus as an external adviser. He will be responsible for helping theorganization fine-tune its position on lab-grown diamonds and other industrymatters. Synthetic diamonds are a huge concern in the...
Polished Markets Jun 27, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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CAR Invites De Beers and Alrosa to Mine Its Diamonds
The Central African Republic (CAR) is trying to entice large diamond-mining companies to set up operations in thecountry, as part of its effort to reform the sector and meetKimberley Process (KP) regulations. The government has already contacted both...
Mining Apr 02, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Artisinal Mining
CAR Appeals for Wider Diamond Clearance
The Central African Republic (CAR) is hoping this week’s Kimberley Process (KP) meeting will help raise its rough-diamond exports. Mining Minister Leopold Mboli Fatran is appealing to the KP to approve nine additional zones from...
Rough Markets Nov 12, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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Violence Limiting CAR Diamond Exports
Continued violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) ismaking it impossible for the nation to develop its diamond sector, according to the World DiamondCouncil (WDC). A massacre in Bria left 30 people dead last week — thelatest in a string...
Rough Markets Oct 25, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Diamond Resources Might Not Be Forever
While it’s true that value comes from rarity, no naturalresource lasts forever, and the rare is becoming even rarer. Diamond productionis set to peak in 2019, after which it will begin a steady decline. De Beersestimates global...
Mining Aug 14, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has appointedPeter Meeus as chairman of its World Diamond Mark (WDM) program. Meeus — who will take over from Alex Popov — was president of the DubaiDiamond Exchange from...
Polished Markets Jul 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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KP Accelerates CAR’s Diamond Exports
The Kimberley Process (KP) has agreed to shorten the amountof time it takes to clear diamond exports from the Central African Republic(CAR) to one week.The KP monitoring team that polices CAR’s exports made thedecision following...
Rough Markets Jun 27, 2018 Rapaport News
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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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Dubai Diamond Exchange Elects Board
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) has elected a new board of directors,featuring a range of professionals from across the industry, the bourse saidMonday. New members include Amit Dhamani, CEO of Dhamani Jewels;Davy Blommaert, the diamond-and-metals...
Rough Markets May 08, 2018 Rapaport News
Virginia Drosos Signet
2017’s Diamond Merry-Go-Round
The past year has seen a number of changes in management-levelemployees within the diamond industry. Here’s a breakdown of the new faces anddepartures for 2017: Alrosa CEO Andrey Zharkov stepped down to besucceeded by former Sberbank senior...
Polished Markets Dec 26, 2017 Rapaport News
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WFDB Unveils New Roster of Leaders
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) announced anew executive committee, selecting Mehul Shah as treasurer-general. Shah, vice-president of Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse, takesover from longstanding officeholder Dieter Hahn, while Rony Unterman continuesas...
Polished Markets Jun 07, 2016 Rapaport News
DMCC
Dubai Diamond Conference to Hold Panel on Ethics
Press Release: The second Dubai Diamond Conference, taking place April 21 and 22, will highlight the issue of ethical business behavior -- one of the most pressing issues affecting the global diamond trade. The...
Polished Markets Apr 13, 2015 DMCC
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Meeus Addresses PAC's Allegations Against Dubai
Press Release: Peter Meeus, the chairman of the board of the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), issued the following transcript in response to the Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) address at the Kimberley Process (KP) intercessional meeting...
Rough Markets Jun 10, 2014 Peter Meeus
Peter Meeus
Peter Meeus Responds to Belgium's Resolution on Kimberley Process
I nearly fell off my chair when I recently read the motion for a resolution of the six federal government parties in Belgium, with the bold theory that the fight against “blood diamonds” has failed. Now...
Rough Markets Feb 20, 2014 Peter Meeus
DMCC
Dubai's 1H Rough Trading +5%
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) reported that total rough diamond trading, including rough exports and rough imports, rose 5 percent year on year to $6.2 billion in the first half of 2013. By volume, rough trading...
Rough Markets Jul 11, 2013 Deena Taylor
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