Positive sentiment after Chinese New Year. Hong Kong show starts off slow, with Chinese buyers still on vacation. Steady dealer demand and firm prices for 0.30 to 1 ct., G-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A2+ diamonds. Indian consumers and banks cautious as fallout from alleged $1.8B Nirav Modi-Gitanjali fraud widens, with new reports of unpaid $810M Gitanjali loan. A.Jaffe, Firestar Diamond and Fantasy file for bankruptcy protection. India Jan. polished exports +29% to $2.1B, rough imports +14% to $1.4B. Belgium Jan. polished exports +29% to $813M, rough imports +14% to $1.1B. Eira Thomas appointed CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp. Nishit (Bali) Parikh elected AWDC president.