Israel Diamond Exchange opens trading floor


The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has opened its trading floor, which had been closed during the two-month lockdown.

From May 24, the trading floor will operate under a new format, in compliance with government mandated safety practices.

The trading floor has been divided into two areas – one for polished trading and one for rough trading.

The number of traders allowed to sit on the floor has been reduced considerably and transparent partitions have been installed at each table.

Traders must maintain a two meter distance, must wear masks and sign a daily health declaration.

The trading floor closed on March 15 because of the lockdown due to coronavirus.

The IDE began a return to activity on May 3, as the government gradually lifted restrictions on business activities.

“We are very strictly enforcing government guidelines, since protecting the health and safety of our members is above everything,” IDE Managing Director Eran Zini said.

Israel Diamond Exchange opens trading floor
IDE prepares trading hall prior to opening