Archive for the ‘Banking’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After Republican lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on Donald Trump’s proposed healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”),...
March 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: According to data released yesterday by the Bank of Greece, in January 2017, the current account showed a deficit of €271mn, down by €500 mn yoy. This development...
March 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. announces up to US$150 million securities offering

Diana Containerships Inc. announces up to US$150 million securities offering
ATHENS, GREECE, March 22, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, announced today that the Company has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with Kalani Investments Limited, an entity organized...
March 22nd, 2017 | Containers, Markets, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

CYPRUS & SERBIA: On a virtuous cycle of sovereign rating upgrades

CYPRUS & SERBIA: On a virtuous cycle of sovereign rating upgrades
Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note – CYPRUS & SERBIA: On a virtuous cycle of sovereign rating upgrades (Tuesday, March 21, 2017) On March 17th, Standard and Poor’s upgraded the sovereign rating of Cyprus by one notch (from BB to BB+) with a stable outlook. The decision confirmed...
March 21st, 2017 | Banking, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure in European trade on Tuesday as the less-hawkish-than-expected tone of last week’s FOMC monetary policy statement continued...
March 21st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure across the board as the less-hawkish-than expected tone of the FOMC monetary policy statement released after the conclusion...
March 20th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Speakers – Marine Money Cyprus Forum, 26 April 2017, Limassol

Speakers – Marine Money Cyprus Forum, 26 April 2017, Limassol
  Dear viewers, Shipping and ship finance experts and investors from Cyprus, Europe and beyond will attend the inaugural Marine Money Cyprus Forum on 26 April 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol. Program is online at www.marinemoney.com/forums/cyprus17/index. Speakers to-date: Marios...
March 20th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure against its major currency peer while  US Treasuries’ positive reaction to the less hawkish than expected FOMC monetary...
March 17th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 16, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 16, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Fed raised the federal funds rate by 25bps to a target range of 0.75%-1.0% at the two-day monetary policy meeting that concluded late on Wednesday,...
March 16th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Dutch voters go the poll today to elect the 150 members of the lower house of parliament. Polling stations close at 21:00 CET. The first exit poll will...
March 15th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Save the Date: 5th Annual Marine Money Geneva Forum on 15 June 2017

Save the Date: 5th Annual Marine Money Geneva Forum on 15 June 2017
Kevin Oates and Mia Jensen As we move through 2017 it is clear the challenges remain in the shipping and finance industries. However, it is clear too that there are opportunities for companies with access to capital or with secure trades to take advantage of attractive asset prices and be positioned...
March 15th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD gained some ground in European trade on Tuesday supported by market expectations for a 25bps rate hike at this week’s two-day FOMC monetary...
March 14th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 13, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 13, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The US’ non-farm payrolls report for February surprised positively providing further support to the prevailing market view for a 25bps rate hike at...
March 13th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 09, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 09, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: ADP employment data surprised to the upside, triggering a renewed hawkish shift in Fed rate hike expectations. Against this background, US Treasuries...
March 9th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 08, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 08, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: Deliberations between Greek officials and the institutions will continue today in Athens with the aim of accelerating progress ahead of tomorrow’s Euroworking...
March 8th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 07, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 07, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The institutions mission heads are scheduled to depart tomorrow after another round of meetings with Greek government officials today. The March 9 Euroworking...
March 7th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 03, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 03, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD retained a firm tone in European trade on Friday and US Treasuries remained under pressure amid increased market expectations for an imminent...
March 3rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 02, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 02, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US core PCE price –the Fed’s preferred inflation measure index– rose by a higher than expected 0.3%mom in January, the biggest increase in four...
March 2nd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook (March 1, 2017)

Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook (March 1, 2017)
Greece Macro Monitor (March 1, 2017) Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook Greece’s real GDP came in at -0.4% QoQ / +0.3% YoY in Q4-16 (quarterly national accounts, flash estimate), interrupting two consecutive quarters of positive QoQ growth (Q3: 0.9%; Q2: 0.3%). For the full-year, real output grew by 0.3%,...
March 1st, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Insight, News, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 28, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 28, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market focus today is on US President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress for guidance about the administration’s plan on tax reform and infrastructure...
February 28th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Aramco ‘overvalued:’ Daily Wealth Letter

Aramco ‘overvalued:’ Daily Wealth Letter
Ian Brodie Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com) NEXT WEALTH FORUM EVENT: Monaco Wealth Forum, March 15, Cafe de Paris, Monte-Carlo (visit www.thewealthforums.com...
February 24th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Reports, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasuries retained a firm tone on Friday supported by lingering market uncertainty about the timing Donald Trump’s administration will enact the...
February 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The January 31/February 1 FOMC monetary policy minutes released yesterday supported the view that a gradual Fed rate tightening path is likely to be appropriate...
February 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the positive tone in Wall Street overnight, the majority of Asian bourses firmed on Wednesday supported by upbeat euro area data...
February 22nd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Asian equity markets traded mixed on Tuesday, with the Japanese Nikkei-225 stock average index ending higher favored by the JPY’s weakness and the BoJ’s...
February 21st, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More