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Market update - Diamond trade hit by slowdown

It’s never a good sign when ‘slow’ becomes a buzzword. But the past few weeks in the global diamond trade have been undeniably slow – ranging from the business to business trade of polished diamonds, to orders from retailers, overall consumer demand and even the pace at which manufacturers are transforming rough diamonds into polished stones.

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Market Update - A State of Confusion

In last week’s Market Update, it was suggested, “It’s never a good sign when ‘slow’ becomes a buzzword.” Is it any better when the buzzword is “confusion”?

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Market Update: New Year's hangover

Evidently, the diamond industry’s mood depends now on the next trade event. With the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day behind us, the focus now shifts to the upcoming Hong Kong and Basel trade shows.

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Market update - While inventories swell, a new kind of buyer's market emerges

Our survey of the market this week has found that while demand for polished diamonds is improving, the number of transactions remains lower than usual for this time of the year. In response to high inventories, we are seeing new buying and selling behaviours in the market – from manufacturers buying run of mine diamonds, to traders self-financing and offering longer payment terms.

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Market update - A sluggish start to 2015

I’d like to be able to say that diamond traders and manufacturers are in an enthusiastic and upbeat mood this January as is usually the case at the start of the year. But the reality is they’re not feeling it, and while diamond inventories build up, I predict a tough year ahead.

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