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April 2010 Issue 308
Highlights of this Issue:
- China’s big spenders lift retail sales. In spite of the recession that devoured retailers’ profit margins in 2009, Hong Kong and Macau jewellery houses still managed to grow their revenues in the latter part of the year – thanks to the busloads of high-spending tourists from mainland China.
- China’s diamond industry. There are many customs and superstitions that the Chinese take note of when it comes to getting married. To many, the year 2010 is associated with contradicting beliefs.
- Israel diamond trade. After a tough 2009, the Israeli diamond industry is finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. According to the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies, Israel’s polished diamond exports in January and February 2010 totalled US$995.3 million, a 60.8 percent increase compared to the same period in 2009, when they stood at US$618.9 million.