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< SOUND FUNDAMENTALS: HOW THE DIAMOND INDUSTRY IS FACING THE CURRENT SITUATION, JUNE 2018, ISSUE NO. 225 >
RETAIL
De Beers Luxury Report: Tastes Shifting To Long-Lasting Items
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POLISHED
India Fiscal Stimulus Package Offers Exporters Credit Relief
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MINING
What’s a Diamond Conglomerate?
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FOCUS
Sound Fundamentals: How The Diamond Industry Is Facing The Current Situation
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FOCUS
There’s Nothing Easy About Credit
Don’t lose heart. Though many view the current financial crisis as the beginning of the end of an era, it is not the first time our global markets have been shaken by large, earth-shattering financial debacles. And while these disastrous events brought immediate turmoil to most of society, the economies that were struck, like the proverbial phoenix, always rose from the ashes stronger and healthier.
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Bracing for the Diamond Trade’s Ripple Effect
The economic slowdown will impact the entire diamond pipeline, but each will be impacted in a different way – with the diamond cutting centers taking the more severe beating, together with the producers. The economic phenomenon that explains with considerable certainty the ways diamond and players are going to be affected is the “ripple effect” – a theory that has proven itself over time within our industry.
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Crisis Conference
It was supposed to be a showpiece event – the highlight of the Antwerp diamond community's year. Instead of hosting its annual conference, complete with keynote speakers, African royalty and a black tie gala dinner, November's Antwerp gathering turned into a crisis control meeting where industry leaders from around the world converged on Belgium to talk about the financial situation and what the community as a whole should be doing to combat it.
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As The Belt Tightens
As most of the Western world tightens its purse strings, for many, buying with the long term in mind is now a key concern. Claire Adler investigates the possibility of jewelry as a viable alternative investment to stocks and shares.
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THE PORTE POINT OF VIEW
What Marketing Changes Will You Make In 2009? Are You Shaped For The Old World Or The New?
Some jewelers are finding that creative and innovative marketing in a recession enables their store voice to be heard louder and clearer than ever before.
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WHAT'S NEW
Scope It Out
V-scope, formerly known as Visagem, has launched a sophisticated camera for photographing diamonds that promises to give an image result better than any other tool on the market.
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BAUBLE BUZZ
Bauble Buzz
Hurley Burley: Beautiful Brit Elizabeth Hurley is Rosato's new brand ambassador. Hurley appears in the Italian company's latest advertising campaign, which was shot in London by the photographer Daniela Federici.
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