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Authentication in Art Magazine Interviews Louise Prior

Following WFDB Executive Director Louise Prior's lecture to a meeting of the Art Business Conference in London, she was interviewed by the Authentication in Art Magazine.

Hatton Garden Under Threat From Brexit, Soaring Rates and Rent Hikes

London’s world famous jewellery quarter could face extinction due to soaring business rates, rent rises and the aftermath of Brexit, Britain's Independent newspaper reported.

"Hatton Garden was the centre of the world's diamond market, but traders are fighting to bring back the glory days, as they are squeezed by rising rents and the uncertainty created by the UK vote to leave the EU. Half of businesses see the UK as the worst place to invest and create jobs.

Israel Diamond Industry Reaches Agreement with Tax Authority

After months of intensive negotiations, the Israeli diamond industry has finalized the terms of an agreement with the Israeli Tax Authority.

The boards of directors of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) and the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA) unanimously ratified the agreement on Sunday, while a special assembly of IDE members also endorsed the new arrangement.

Israel Gearing for Diamond Market Recovery

Israel’s diamond industry has undertaken several initiatives this year to lift the level of trading, and morale, in an otherwise challenging market environment. A year into his role as president of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), Yoram Dvash is confident the right platform is being built to strengthen the country’s position as a leading diamond center. He spoke with Rapaport News on the anniversary of his election to outline IDE’s strategy and program to stimulate growth in the coming years.

Koin International to Hold First Polished Diamond Tender in Israel at IDWI

Koin International Diamond Tenders will hold its first tender in Israel during the February 13-16 International Diamond Week in cooperation with the new International Tender Center at the Israeli bourse. Koin specializes in tenders of rough and polished diamonds.

Israel Diamond Week to Include Eight Tenders of Polished and Rough Diamonds

The sixth International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) from February 13-16 will feature eight tenders of rough and polished diamonds by major diamond producers and suppliers.

The tenders will take place under the auspices of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) International Tender Center, which will be officially launched during the event.

'BrilliAnt', 8th Edition of Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair, Going International

BrilliAnt - the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair - and the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) will be supporting a new 'InterBourse' Pavilion, at the 8th edition of BrilliAnt, the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF), to be held January 29-31, 2017.

The fair will take place in the trading halls of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, the Diamond Club of Antwerp, and the Antwerp Diamant Kring.

Amsterdam Bourse's Ed Blik Receives Top City Award As He Steps Downs After 33 Years

During the Annual General Meeting of the Vereniging Beurs voor den Diamanthandel, the chairman Ed L. Blik was presented with the Andreas medal by Muriël Dalgliesh, chair of the executive board of city district Amsterdam South-East.

After 33 years of chairmanship, Ed L. Blik handed over the gavel to Benno Leeser, director/owner of Gassan Diamonds.