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Indian dealer market illiquid with no one buying for inventory. Dealers with money waiting for lower prices. Some action in Israel during Diamond Week but ~$15M insolvencies creating concern. Dubai reports ~$136M retailer insolvency with similar failure expected in China. Low expectations for...
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Rapaport Diamond Industry Stock Tracker
The following lists diamond-industry public companies and their share price changes over the preceding five days, as of 09:00 GMT on September 3. Sept. 3 Aug. 27 Chng. $1 = Euro 0.8898 0.8851 0.005 $1 = Rupee 66.1905 65.875 0.3...
Financial-Legal Sep 03, 2015 Rapaport News
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Indian dealer market illiquid with no one buying for inventory. Dealers with money waiting for lower prices. Some action in Israel during Diamond Week but ~$15M insolvencies creating concern. Dubai reports ~$136M...
Polished Markets Sep 03, 2015 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Indian Market Report
POLISHED: Slow demand and activity continues to hang over local polished market. Few overseas buyers seen this week. Weakening of rupee against the dollar affecting domestic activity. Liquidity remains tight. Round -1 point:...
Research Sep 03, 2015 Rapaport News
ALROSA's Udachniy mine
A Sustained Diamond Supply Surplus
Don’t be fooled by the pitch that touts shortage as a reason for investors to plough dollars into the diamond mining sector. In fact, like many other commodities in the world today, the diamond industry is also drowning...
Rough Markets Sep 03, 2015 Avi Krawitz
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Changes in China's Import Laws Could Encourage Retail Sales
Duty-free and travel-related retail sales in China could get a boost from government plans to change tax rules and build more retail venues, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Catherine Lim.The government is expected to include these...
Retail Sep 03, 2015 Rapaport News
EEF Forum
Diamond Industry Leaders Meet Ahead of Russia Economic Forum
Diamond industry leaders are meeting ahead of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russia to discuss diamond marketing and promotion, assess the threat of the synthetic diamond industry and contemplate financing and investment...
Rough Markets Sep 03, 2015 Rapaport News
Lucapa Recovers 10-ct-Plus Diamonds from Angola's Lulo Site
Lucapa Diamonds has recovered additional large and what it describes as “special” diamonds from its Lulo diamond project in Angola, according to a filing with the Australian Stock Exchange. The company said it produced nine special...
Mining Sep 03, 2015 Rapaport News
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New Sightholder KGK Opens Botswana Factory
(RAPAPORT) Indian diamond cutting and polishing firm KGK Diamonds has opened operations in Gaborone, Botswana, according to news website Mmegi Online. The unit is expected to employ as many as 150 staff and will cut and...
Rough Markets Sep 03, 2015 Mmegi Online
Mwana Africa Plc
Mwana Africa To Raise $5.6M For Klipspringer Mine Work
Miner Mwana Africa PLC on Wednesday said it is planning to raise $5.6 million (GBP 3.67 million) in an open offer to back work at the Klipspringer diamond mine in South Africa, Alliance News reportsMwana will issue 367.6 million...
Mining Sep 02, 2015 Alliance News
Hatton Gardens Front
Burgled Hatton Garden Jewelry Vault Firm Closing
The London safe deposit box company that was burgled over Easter weekend 2015 has gone into liquidation, U.K.’s Sky News reported. Hatton Garden Safe Deposit issued a statement saying it had gone...
Manufacturing Sep 02, 2015 Sky News
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Lazare Kaplan Postpones SEC Filings as Loan Claims Continue
Lazare Kaplan International has delayed the filing of its annual report for fiscal 2015 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a notice from the agency. The New York-based diamond manufacturer...
Financial-Legal Sep 02, 2015 Rapaport News
India’s Flipkart Ties Up With PC Jeweller
(RAPAPORT) E-commerce retailer Flipkart is partnering jewelry retailer PC Jeweller to create an online shopping platform, according to daily The Hindu. The focus will be on replicating the shopper’s bricks-and-mortar experience at a PC Jeweller's large format showroom, according to the...
Retail Sep 02, 2015 The Hindu
Hong Kong's Plukka Sets $7 Million IPO to Fund U.S. Expansion
Hong Kong jeweler Plukka will list its shares in Australia as it raises $7.1 million (AU$10 million) to expand into the U.S., according to Chief Executive Officer Joanne Ooi.Plukka is set to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange...
Retail Sep 02, 2015 Rapaport News
BDI Says ISO CVD Standards Don’t Meet Expectations
The International Organisation for Standardisation's (ISO) new guidelines for lab-grown diamonds don’t meet the organization’s traditional standards and nor suggest best industry practices, the Better Diamond Initiative (BDI) said on its...
Technology Sep 02, 2015 Rapaport News
HRD to Intro Melee Screening Unit at Hong Kong Show
HRD Antwerp will introduce an automated melee screening device, known as M-Screen, on September 17 at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, according to an announcement by the diamond certification lab.The machine was developed in a venture with Belgium’s...
Technology Sep 02, 2015 Rapaport News
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ALROSA May Cut Diamond Prices Again as Orders Fall Short
Russian diamond miner ALROSA may cut prices again in the second half of the year after already lowering them by 6 percent earlier in 2015, chief financial officer Igor Kulichik said during a conference call with...
Mining Sep 02, 2015 Rapaport News
U.N. Panel Highlights Cameroon's Role in Illicit Diamond Trading
(RAPAPORT) Illicit trafficking of diamonds from Central African Republic (CAR) into neighboring Cameroon is helping finance the continuation of a nearly three-year conflict, an expert panel that monitors U.N. sanctions said in a confidential report, according to various...
Fair Trade Sep 02, 2015 FirstPost
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IDE Officially Opens International Diamond Week
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) officially opened its fifth International Diamond Week on Monday. The event features more than 300 Israeli exhibitors and hundreds of buyers and exhibitors from 20 countries, including Belgium,...
Manufacturing Sep 01, 2015 Rapaport News
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