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The second edition of CARAT+ recorded a total of 3,829 visitors during the three-day event, up from 2,927 last year, the organizers said.
                               
Among the visitors were diamond professionals, buyers and members of the press from 50 countries, including India, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the United Kingdom.
 

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The Union of Northern Workers, which represents unionized workers at Dominion Diamond's Ekati mine, is accusing Dominion of wanting to lay off 150 workers.
                                        
Dominion has threatened to lay off the workers and replace them with contractors due to "unsustainable" absenteeism. The union says the mining company has not backed up the claims.
 

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De Beers and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) are holding talks about potential cooperationin De Beers’ recently announced blockchain platform.
                                  

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Excelsior Capital Ventures (ECV) LLC is to provide "substantial liquidity" to the mid-stream diamond and jewelry industry.

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Two economists have urged Botswana to undergo a second economic transformation. In a report compiled by Econsult Botswana, economists Dr Keith Jefferies and Sethunya Sejoe warned that diamond mining is unlikely to drive economic growth in future, but rather a foundation for current economic activity and income levels.

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Yoram Dvash, the President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) is calling for more credit to finance the diamond industry globally.

Dvash said the global diamond trade must work together to bring more financing to the diamond sector.

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Rio Tinto’s 2015 Pink Diamonds Tender collection of 65 rare pink and red diamonds from its Argyle diamond mine produced excellent results "reflecting global demand and sustained price growth," the firm said.

Achieving the highest average price per carat since the tender began in 1984, the tender continued its double-digit price growth trajectory.

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Zimbabwe plans to make the Chinese yuan legal tender in the African country in return for Beijing agreeing to cancel $40 million in debts.

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said the decision follows Zimbabwe's move to increase trade with China.

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Over the past twelve months, Antwerp clearly confirmed its leadership role in the global diamond trade and remains the preferred partner for diamond trade worldwide, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) said.

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