Archive for the ‘Banking’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 7, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 7, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street managed to close well off the mid-session sell-offs overnight (Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed -0.3%, -0.2% and +0.4%, respectively), while the majority of Asian equity indices traded higher on Friday. Core government...
December 7th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Fed signals slowdown in rate increase, Adapting to changing US-China relations

Fed signals slowdown in rate increase, Adapting to changing US-China relations
Commentary: Fed signals slowdown in rate increase By Darrell Delamaide in Washington It came as a surprise when US Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell said in a speech that there was no ‘pre-set path’ for interest rate increases. But his address capped a dovish turn in the panel, rather than breaking...
December 7th, 2018 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 6, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 6, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity indices traded lower on Thursday after Canadian authorities arrested the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei for extradition to the US amid alleged violations of Iranian sanctions. The arrest amplified investor worries over...
December 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 5, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 5, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the negative tone in Wall Street overnight, global equity indices traded in the red on Wednesday amid heightened investor concerns over trade protectionism and weakening global economic momentum. Against this background, core...
December 5th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European Central Bank, IMF, and Political Risk podcast

European Central Bank, IMF, and Political Risk podcast
Vítor Constâncio, vice-president of the European Central Bank   City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio Wednesday 23 January, 10:30 London A city lecture with Vítor Constâncio, vice-president of the European Central Bank who served from June 2010-May 2018. The lecture focuses on the developments...
December 4th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 4, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 4, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Yesterday’s market relief following the ceasefire trade agreement between the US President and his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the G20 meeting proved short-lived. European bourses opened lower today and US stock futures...
December 4th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 3, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 3, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinse counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 meeting led to an agreement for the US to postpone the scheduled tariff increase. In return, China will purchase a “very...
December 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Africa must accelerate market reforms, Interference at the Reserve Bank of India

Africa must accelerate market reforms, Interference at the Reserve Bank of India
. Commentary: Africa must accelerate market reforms By George Asante in Johannesburg For Africa to grow, it needs a broad, all-inclusive financial market that facilitates investment. Policy-makers must pursue accelerated reforms to the continent’s financial markets, principally because these can...
December 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

The Bulletin: Up in the air

The Bulletin: Up in the air
.. December 2018 Vol.9 Ed.11 The state of globalisation From the UK’s Brexit challenge and US unilateralism, to trade wars and European immigration concerns, the unifying theme that preoccupied liberal policy-makers in 2018 was the political threat to economic globalisation and how best to share...
December 1st, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 30, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 30, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes are on the meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina late on Saturday which will aim at resolving the trade dispute between the two countries....
November 30th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets, Global financial stability

Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets, Global financial stability
Commentary: Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets By Pierre Ortlieb in London The promise of tokenisation lies in substantially reducing remaining illiquidity discounts by creating tokens that represent partial ownership rights to underlying illiquid assets. This is particularly encouraging in the commercial...
November 30th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 29, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 29, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the positive performance in Wall Street overnight, Asian equity indices ended in the black on Thursday following Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments yesterday that fed fund rates are currently “just below” neutral,...
November 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

First successful privatisation of a Landesbank completed

First successful privatisation of a Landesbank completed
Stefan Ermisch, CEO HAMBURG/KIEL – HSH Nordbank AG is today embarking on its future as the first successfully privatised Landesbank in Germany. The commercial bank’s new shareholders, who are independent of each other, are Cerberus Capital Management, J. C. Flowers & Co., GoldenTree Asset Management,...
November 28th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 28, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 28, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Trade woes linger ahead of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on 1 December, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina. Adding to the above, a media report conveyed that the US...
November 28th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

May deal faces near-impossible hurdles, In conversation with Caroline Atkinson

May deal faces near-impossible hurdles, In conversation with Caroline Atkinson
British PM Theresa May Commentary: May deal faces near-impossible hurdles By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore Prime Minister Theresa May would almost certainly try to counter a rejection of her Brexit deal in the UK parliament by returning with an amended version to avoid the more dramatic alternatives....
November 28th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Balancing the roles of the ECB, China and the US: Adapting to a changing relationship, The future of EU financial services after Brexit

Balancing the roles of the ECB, China and the US: Adapting to a changing relationship, The future of EU financial services after Brexit
… Balancing the roles of the ECB Monday 10 December, 12:15 London A discussion with Ignazio Angeloni, member of the supervisory board at the European Central Bank. The meeting will focus on how the ECB balances its roles of monitoring the euro area’s banking sector whilst stimulating banks...
November 27th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US-China trade conflict remains one of the major market themes with investors eagerly awaiting the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina...
November 27th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Countries victims of ‘ninja’ loans, Central bank digital currencies report

Countries victims of ‘ninja’ loans, Central bank digital currencies report
. Commentary: Countries victims of ‘ninja’ loans By Herbert Poenisch in Beijing Countries need infrastructure in much the same way that US families needed houses before the 2008 financial crisis. The ‘American dream’ was to provide everyone with their own home. Similarly, poorer...
November 27th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 26, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Although Wall Street dropped in the post-Thanksgiving Friday’s session on the back of an energy sector plunge, most global equity markets traded higher on Monday, while oil prices are showing signs of stabilization around levels of...
November 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ECB must address QE misallocation risk, Adapting to changing US-China relations

ECB must address QE misallocation risk, Adapting to changing US-China relations
.. Commentary: ECB must address QE misallocation risk By Frank Westermann in Osnabrück By the end of this year, the European Central Bank is expected to end its monthly net asset purchases. This raises several questions about the ECB’s reinvestment strategy and the implications for individual...
November 26th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…
John Faraclas … one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”… In continuation of yesterday’s title – Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…” we feel obliged to remind you that one size not only doesn’t fits all but more importantly same doesn’t constitute a market....
November 23rd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Banking, Chartering, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Headlines, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Ahead of this Sunday’s extraordinary meeting of EU leaders to endorse the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, the UK and the European Commission agreed yesterday on a draft political declaration on the future UK/EU relationship. In a knee-jerk...
November 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Cheer up – it’s the best UK can do, Outlook for reserve asset management

Cheer up – it’s the best UK can do, Outlook for reserve asset management
United Kingdom’s PM Theresa May Commentary: Cheer up, it’s the best UK can do By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May is safe from a leadership challenge through her rebellious but so far irresolute backbenchers. Just as the challenge to the prime minister in the 1922 Committee has not happened...
November 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 22, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 22, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In its updated economic outlook report released yesterday, the OECD said that the global expansion has peaked and revised lower its global GDP growth estimate for 2019 to 3.5% from 3.7% previously, citing continued headwinds from trade...
November 22nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Trump stuck with Powell despite strains, Global crypto-asset regulatory landscape

Trump stuck with Powell despite strains, Global crypto-asset regulatory landscape
Commentary: Trump stuck with Powell despite strains By Darrell Delamaide in Washington Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari’s defiance on the Fed’s interest rate increases has made commentators wonder if he was angling for Jerome Powell’s job as Fed chair. Donald Trump...
November 22nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News | Read More