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RAPAPORT… ALROSA sales fell 6 percent to an estimated $1.25 billion during the first quarter even as its rough diamond prices firmed, the company reported at an investor conference on Wednesday. The miner’s rough diamond price index rose 2 percent with reports of strong demand at the beginning of the year. The index was flat through 2016. “ALROSA slightly increased its average diamond price…

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