RAPAPORT… A drop in exports to Hong Kong dented the Belgian
polished-diamond trade in July, according to data from the Antwerp World
Diamond Centre (AWDC).
Belgium’s total polished exports for the month fell 1% year
on year to $1.01 billion, with shipments to Hong Kong diving 39% to $131.9
million. Still, orders from the US — Belgium’s largest export market for
polished diamonds — partly…