Belgian polished diamond exports in January rose 10 percent in value and 16 percent in volume, when compared to the corresponding figures reported in January 2006, a last week’s report from Diamond Office of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) showed.The polished exports peaked between January 10 and January 19, before a well- reported police raid that took place on January 24. In the same month, according to the Diamond Office, imports of polished diamonds rose by about two percent, both in...

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