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Bharat Diamond Bourse
Mumbai Exchange Mulls Lifting Synthetics Ban
Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) is considering allowingsynthetic-diamond trading on the exchange premises, its president told RapaportNews. Some members have asked management to reconsider its 2015ban on selling lab-grown diamonds anywhere in the BDB’s vast...
Polished Markets Nov 15, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Israel Bourse Bans Traders for Synthetics-Swapping
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has kicked out two boursemembers it suspects of swapping natural diamonds with synthetics. The traders were allegedly complicit in switching D-color,high-clarity polished diamonds weighing 3 to 5 carats with lab-grown stones,IDE...
Financial-Legal Aug 05, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Ernie Blom
WFDB Asks Ernie Blom to Remain as President
Ernie Blom is poised to serve another two years as president ofthe World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), after Yoram Dvash turned downthe role. “The executive of the WFDB at their meeting [in Germany inMarch] asked...
Polished Markets May 16, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Wang Ning Shenzhen Rough Diamond Exchange
Shenzhen Rough Exchange Chooses Chairman
Members of the Shenzhen Rough DiamondExchange (SRDE) have elected its CEO, Wang Ning, as chairman, the organization announcedlast week.Ning (pictured) will serve a renewable two-year termat the SRDE, a trading platform for diamonds, jade...
Rough Markets Aug 14, 2017 Rapaport News
Diamonds
Volumes Rise on SDiX Diamond Exchange
Trading on the Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX) jumpedto $6.7 million in August, from the inaugural month of May.Trading grew from $1.1 million in May to $3.1 million inboth June and July, according to a spokesperson for...
Financial-Legal Sep 01, 2016 Rapaport News
UK hallmarking
London Bourse 'Well Placed' to Cope With Brexit
The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) said it is in a strongposition to face the post-Brexit storm because of its access to a bondedwarehouse enabling duty-free trading but warned of currency headwinds.A bonded warehouse is a facility overseen by customs authorities where imports...
Polished Markets Jul 04, 2016 Rapaport News
canada
Canada Bourse Reelects Gavin as President
The Diamond Bourse of Canada (DBC) elected David Gavin aspresident for a third two-year term. Gavin has served on the DBC board sinceits inception in 2009 and was later treasurer until he first became presidentin...
Polished Markets Jun 30, 2016 Rapaport News
Mahesh Khemlani
Panama Diamond Exchange Gets New Name
The Panama Diamond Exchange hasbeen renamed the World Jewelry & Diamond Hub, Panama, to reflect a broaderrange of goods being traded in the bourse. “While the trade in diamonds is aprincipal component of the activity at our bourse,...
Polished Markets May 30, 2016 Rapaport News
Harry Levy & Menachem Prager
London Diamond Bourse Shakes Up Leadership
The London Diamond Bourse’s (LDB) management council unanimouslyvoted to create a new position of chairman for outgoing president Harry Levy. Menachem Prager (pictured, right) will take over as president after Levy, an industry veteran of 45 years,...
Polished Markets May 19, 2016 Rapaport News
Israel Diamond Exchange
Israel Diamond Exchange Unveils Expansion Plans
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) is seeking building rightsto expand the bourse complex by creating an additional office tower or addingfloors to existing buildings. IDE management signed an agreement with Yashar Architects whowill plan the new...
Polished Markets May 09, 2016 Rapaport News
Borsa Istanbul World Diamond Mark
Borsa Istanbul, WDM Sign Pact to ‘Institutionalize’ Diamond Trading in Turkey
Turkish exchange Borsa Istanbul signed an agreement with the World DiamondMark Foundation (WDM) to “institutionalize” diamond trading in Turkey and othermarkets with which the bourse is connected.The deal “cements the cooperation” between thediversified Istanbul...
Marketing Jan 20, 2016 Rapaport News
Eli Avidar
Israel Diamond Exchange Hires Eli Avidar as Managing Director
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has appointed Eli Avidaras managing director, replacing Moti Besser, who had completed two terms in therole. Avidar, managing director of the Israel Diamond InstituteGroup of Companies (IDI) since...
Polished Markets Jan 14, 2016 Rapaport News
Yoram Dvash
IDE Appoints New Board, Committee Chairs
Yoram Dvash, the new president of the Israel DiamondExchange (IDE), has unveiled a full list of appointments to the bourse’s boardand committees.Yehezkel Blum, formerly vice president of the IDE, is nowexecutive vice president, while Shalom Papir...
Polished Markets Dec 29, 2015 Rapaport News
Yair Sahar, Shmuel Schnitzer
Israel Bourse Ex-President Yair Sahar Awarded Honorary President Title
The Israel Diamond Exchange’s general assembly awardedformer president Yair Sahar the title of honorary president at the bourse’sannual general meeting on December 15.Sahar, presidentof the exchange between 2011 and 2013, received the honor...
Polished Markets Dec 29, 2015 Rapaport News
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Cayman Islands Diamond Exchange Sought By Local Promoter
A Cayman Islands jewelry maker is seeking to turn the British territory and tax haven into a North American-focused diamond trading center. The territory’s minimal tax burden, its highly developed international banking infrastructure and...
Polished Markets Jul 13, 2015 Rapaport News
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WFDB Distinguishes SDX From its Member the DES
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) sought to clarify that the opening of the Singapore Diamond Exchange (SDX), a platform for private investors to invest in diamonds, should not be mistaken for the Diamond Exchange of Singapore...
Polished Markets Jun 19, 2012 Jeff Miller
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WFDB Presidents' Meeting Highlights
Press Release: The 2011 Presidents' Meeting of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) opened April 11 with welcoming speeches by WFDB president Avi Paz; and the meeting's hosts, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of the...
Polished Markets Apr 13, 2011 WFDB
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