Diamond – Reuters reported that according to the Israel Diamond Institute, polished diamond exports from Israel rose 11.6 percent in 2013, to $6.2 billion. Further, those in the industry see further growth coming in 2014.
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Uranium – Although Iran has said it has no interest in nuclear weapons, global leaders remain skeptical about the country's uranium enrichment plans, and talks have continued.
Diamond – Reuters reported that this week, the Israel Diamond Exchange hosted a four-day show at which $2 billion worth of precious stones were displayed. The country hopes the endeavor will strengthen its position as a "major hub."
Oil – Adira Energy Ltd. (TSXV:ADL,OTCBB:ADENF) announced that it has published a revised resource report for for the Yam Hadera license, located offshore Israel. Adira has the option to buy a 15-percent participating interest in the license subject to certain conditions.
Diamond – Rapaport reported that during the week of August 26, rough diamonds from Rio Tinto plc's (LSE:RIO,ASX:RIO,NYSE:RIO) Canada-based Diavik diamond mine will be available for viewing in Israel for the first time.
Potash – Mining Weekly reported that ICL (TLV:ICL) is challenging the Israeli government's royalties plan. As quoted in the Mining Weekly report:
Diamond – RT reported that human rights groups, trade unions and "major civil society organisations" want Israel to be excluded from diamond processing by the Kimberley Process. They claim that "billions of dollars" worth of diamonds from Israel provide revenue to the country's military, which has been accused of war crimes.
Diamond – JTA reported that Jose Fernandez, the United States' assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, is in Israel to discuss trade, particularly conflict diamonds.
Potash – Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan's bid for Israel Chemicals could have big implications for the potash markets even beyond the borders of Canada and Israel.
Oil – A brief overview of oil price developments, supply and demand and significant market movers.