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Antwerp exchange offers entry to non-Belgium bourse members
ANTWERP , BELGIUM , May 6, 2009 [AFNS] – The Antwerpsche Diamantkring cvba (ADK) is allowing free entrance to its exchange hall in May and June to all diamantaires who are not members of Belgian bourses and who hold a 2009 membership card at bourses affiliated to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB).
 
The ADK is one of four diamond exchanges located in Antwerp and has an exchange hall that is dedicated to the rough diamond trade.
 
"The ADK bourse is considered to be the heart of the world rough diamond trade and, as a member of the WFDB, we believe the exchange plays an important role both locally in Antwerp and internationally," said David Wahl, president of the ADK.
 
"The decision to waive the daily entrance fee for a two-month period was made due to the fact that we recognize the importance of taking steps to stimulate trade in these trying times.  We trust that this gesture will encourage diamantaires to visit Antwerp ."
 
Antwerp Facets News Service (AFNS).