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Israel Diamond Exchange trade floor shut June 2020
Israel Polished Exports Slump
Israel’s polished-diamond exports fell 37% year on year to $1.9 billion in the first 10 months of 2020, according to figures the government released last week.The decline, which reflects the impact of the pandemic, eased slightly in August...
Polished Markets Nov 22, 2020 Rapaport News
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Yoram Dvash to Chair Israel Diamond Institute
The board of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) has elected Yoram Dvash for a three-year term as chairman, it said Wednesday.Dvash, who announced he was stepping down as president of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) last week,...
Polished Markets Nov 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Dvash with Diamond
Yoram Dvash to Step Down as Israel Bourse Head
Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) president Yoram Dvash will not run for a third term, choosing instead to focus on his leadership position at the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB).Elections for the IDE presidency are...
Polished Markets Oct 28, 2020 Rapaport News
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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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WFDB Elects Yoram Dvash as President
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has voted in Yoram Dvash as its president for a three-year term, the organization said Tuesday.Dvash, who holds the same position at the Israel Diamond Exchange, had been...
Polished Markets Sep 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp Diamond Bourse trading floor.
Antwerp Trading Halls Shut for Second Time
The Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses has closed all four of Antwerp’s trading floors following a spike in coronavirus cases in the city.The national government tightened social-distancing rules on Monday to prevent a repeat of the full lockdown it instituted...
Polished Markets Jul 28, 2020 Joshua Freedman
The diamond-exchange district in Ramat Gan, Israel
Israel Bourse Calls for Tax-Free Trading Zone
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has urged the government to establish an international free-trade area in the bourse complex, arguing that the tax-free zone would attract foreign companies and boost the local industry.The...
Financial-Legal Jul 28, 2020 Rapaport News
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Israel’s Union Bank Sells Diamond Portfolio
Israeli finance company Peninsula has agreed to buy Union Bank’s diamond business, pledging to continue offering loans amid a shortage of credit in the domestic industry.Peninsula will pay between 55% and 70% of the loan portfolio’s...
Financial-Legal Jul 14, 2020 Rapaport News
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Israel Diamond Industry ‘on Verge of Collapse’
Israel’s diamond industry is on the verge of collapse as the coronavirus has wiped out sales and forced business to stop, the president of the Israel Diamond Exchange said Wednesday in a letter to the government.The pandemic will cost...
Polished Markets Jul 09, 2020 Rapaport News
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ISDMA Elects Nissim Zuaretz as President
The Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (ISDMA) has elected Nissim Zuaretz, founder of D.N. Diamonds, as its president.He will serve a three-year term, succeeding Kobi Korn, who had held the position since 2014, Zuaretz...
Manufacturing Jun 28, 2020 Rapaport News
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Israel Trading Floor Shuts Due to Virus Case
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) closed its trading floor on Wednesday after a member who had been inside the hall tested positive for Covid-19.The bourse has already disinfected the room in preparation for...
Polished Markets Jun 11, 2020 Rapaport News
Image: The Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai. (Rapap
Israel Bourse Opens Redesigned Trading Hall
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has reopened its trading floor following a two-month nationwide lockdown due to the pandemic.The hall will operate under a new format to comply with government health-and-safety rules, the IDE...
Polished Markets May 25, 2020 Rapaport News
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Israel Bourse Trading Floor to Reopen May 24
The trading floor at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will resume “regular activities” next week, bourse president Yoram Dvash announced in a Facebook post Sunday.From May 24, the hall will function under a new...
Polished Markets May 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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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
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WFDB Head Ernie Blom Steps Down
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has named Yoram Dvash as acting president following Ernie Blom’s decision to stand down temporarily.The WFDB’s executive committee elected the Israel Diamond Exchange president in a Zoom meeting...
Polished Markets Apr 20, 2020 Rapaport News
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Israel Bourse Offers Two-Month Fee Discount
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has temporarily reduced fees for members due to the severe slowdown in trading resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.IDE president Yoram Dvash announced a 50% discount on membership charges and...
Polished Markets Mar 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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Belgium, Israel Shut Diamond Trading Halls
All diamond trading halls in Belgium and Israel are closing until further notice as the countries attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus.Antwerp’s four bourses will shut their trading floors from Monday, the...
Polished Markets Mar 15, 2020 Rapaport News
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Panel Highlights Traceability Opportunity
The trend of adopting diamond traceability measures is gaining traction, according to participants in a panel discussion at Israel’s International Diamond Week.The panel, moderated by Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz, explored how various businesses across the supply...
Polished Markets Feb 13, 2020 Rapaport News
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Israel Diamond Week Lifts Local Trade
The International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) closed Wednesday with participants noting steady trading among local dealers in the absence of Chinese buyers.Delegations from China and Hong Kong were scheduled to attend the three-day...
Marketing Feb 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa Udichniy Mine
Alrosa Reveals Client List for 2020
Alrosa has named 58 companies that qualify for its long-term rough supply in 2020.The annual reshuffle saw the mining company remove Belgium-based Blue Gems and Russia’s EPL Diamond from the roster, while...
Rough Markets Feb 06, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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