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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
Union Bank
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
Israel Diamond Exchange.
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
Nissim Zuaretz
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
Atzmon Breitbart
How One Diamantaire Is Picking Up the Pieces
An Israeli diamond cutter with 45 years of experience in the trade turned to a surprising source of income when his business floundered due to Covid-19: driving a garbage truck.The story of Atzmon Breitbart might sound more worrying than inspiring....
Polished Markets Jun 24, 2020 Joshua Freedman
IDE cleaning.
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
Bank Leumi Beersheba branch credit.
Israel’s Bank Leumi Eyes Return to Diamonds
Israel’s Bank Leumi has entered the bidding to acquire Union Bank’s diamond-lending business, signaling a potential return to the industry following a six-year absence.The move pits the lender against Peninsula, another Israeli credit provider,...
Financial-Legal Jun 11, 2020 Rapaport News
he Israel Diamond Exchange trading floor during In
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
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
Diamond manufacturing in Antwerp
Belgian Exports Slump as COVID-19 Hits US
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports dropped 51% to $513.7 million in March, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus on global shipments.Exports to the US fell 47% to $152.9 million, according to data from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, as the pandemic...
Polished Markets Apr 28, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished diamond
Belgium, Israel to Hold Online Diamond Fair
Belgian and Israeli industry organizations are jointly organizing a virtual trade show to compensate for the cancellation of major exhibitions around the world.The Online Diamond Trade Fair will run from March 30 to April 3, the...
Polished Markets Mar 18, 2020 Rapaport News
IDE
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
AWDC building Antwerp
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
Rough and polished diamonds at International Diamo
Israel Eases Trading Rules After Exports Plummet
Israel’s diamond regulator has granted temporary concessions to promote shipments to and from countries affected by the coronavirus, after exports slumped in February.Dealers can now spend 90 days inspecting polished goods from certain virus-hit countries...
Polished Markets Mar 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Podcast
Podcast: How Big a Threat Is the Coronavirus?
With the coronavirus dominating headlines since late January, the Rapaport Diamond Podcast looks at its potential impact on the diamond and jewelry market. In addition, Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz sums up the mood...
Polished Markets Feb 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Arosa IDWI
Alrosa Puts Lower-Value Mines on Hold
Alrosa has paused production at certain lower-value deposits as the diamond industry continues to face an inventory imbalance and external challenges, its CEO said.The Russian miner placed on care and maintenance select alluvial mines that...
Mining Feb 12, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Benny Landa
Tech Pioneer Sees Future for Synthetics in Israel
Israel has an opportunity to forge a new specialism in diamond synthesis as its polishing sector diminishes, according to a leading hi-tech executive and founder of a lab-grown venture.The country’s once-thriving diamond-manufacturing industry has mostly shifted to India, with only...
Technology Jan 02, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Diamond exchange district
Israel Polished-Diamond Exports Decline
Israel’s polished-diamond exports fell 21% to $2.62 billionin the first nine months of the year, according to data from the nation’sMinistry of Economy. Shipments to the US, Israel’s largest export market,dropped 14% to $1.13 billion, while...
Polished Markets Nov 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Shanghai
Israel, Shanghai Bourses Strengthen Cooperation
Members of the Israel and Shanghai diamond exchanges are set to sign a cooperation agreement during the inaugural Israel Diamond Week that opens in the Chinese city on Tuesday.The three-day event marks the first time...
Polished Markets Jul 15, 2019 Rapaport News
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