Archive for the ‘Finance’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German government bonds were firmer in early European trade on Friday and the EUR/USD came under renewed pressure amid mounting worries over a possible rise in tensions between the Italian government and the EU Commission. In the first...
October 19th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sustainability of Italy’s public finances under question post budget announcement (Thursday, October 18, 2018)

Sustainability of Italy’s public finances under question post budget announcement (Thursday, October 18, 2018)
.. Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Thursday, October 18, 2018) Sustainability of Italy’s public finances under question post budget announcement Executive Summary The Italian government’s Draft Budgetary Plan 2019, based on its earlier multi-year Economic and Financial...
October 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 18, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 18, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasury yields were higher in early European trade on Thursday and the USD was firmer across the board on the back of increased expectations for further Fed rate tightening by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the GBP remained under...
October 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hedging inflation with gold, The future of the dollar

Hedging inflation with gold, The future of the dollar
. Commentary: Hedging inflation with gold By Aimee Bowkett in London Gold has fallen out of favour in financial markets, hitting a 19-month low in August. However, it is seen as a good hedge against rising inflation. Since the gold standard was dropped in 1971, no country has seen average inflation below...
October 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

HSH Nordbank issues € 500 million mortgage Pfandbrief

HSH Nordbank issues € 500 million mortgage Pfandbrief
Mark Bussmann, Headof Treasury & Markets at HSH Nordbank HAMBURG/KIEL – HSH Nordbank has placed a mortgage Pfandbrief in the amount of € 500 million and with a term of three and a half years. The issue, secured mostly by loans on commercial properties in Germany, pays fixed interest with an...
October 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets were firmer early on Wednesday following hefty gains in Wall Street overnight in the wake of encouraging US corporate earnings results. Positive US data showing that industrial production rose in September for...
October 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Investment Clock – A pivotal October, Risk management in Islamic finance

Investment Clock – A pivotal October, Risk management in Islamic finance
. Commentary: Investment Clock – A pivotal October By Trevor Greetham in London An astonishing 97% of global stock market returns since 1973 have accrued during the seven months from October to April. Volatility also tends to peak in October, underlined by famous crashes in 1929, 1987 and 2008. Cross-currents...
October 17th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the improved tone in Asian stocks earlier today, the majority of European bourses opened higher, moving further away from last month’s 21-month trough. Yet, gains were limited. Elsewhere, core government bond...
October 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Merkel setback hurts EMU reform chances, Future of the euro area

Merkel setback hurts EMU reform chances, Future of the euro area
Angela Merkel Commentary: Merkel setback hurts EMU reform odds By David Marsh in Bali The stunning setback for Germany’s coalition parties in Sunday’s Bavarian state elections will toughen Chancellor Angela Merkel’s already difficult task of winning consensus for reforming and strengthening...
October 16th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 15, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 15, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Bavaria, suffered big losses in the elections of that state on Sunday 14 October. CSU defeat does not bode well with...
October 15th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Global momentum abating, The role of central banks in greening finance

Global momentum abating, The role of central banks in greening finance
. Commentary: Global momentum abating By David Skilling in Singapore The global economy is slowing, and headwinds are unlikely to disappear soon. But looking across small advanced economies – helpful indicators for the health of the world economy – suggests this is more a moderation in economic momentum....
October 15th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Insight, News | Read More

Brexit negotiations- The bumpy road to a withdrawal agreement (Friday, October 12, 2018)

Brexit negotiations- The bumpy road to a withdrawal agreement (Friday, October 12, 2018)
The City of London Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, October 12, 2018) Brexit negotiations- The bumpy road to a withdrawal agreement Brexit negotiations- Where we currently stand With just five and a half months before the planned Brexit date of 30 March 2019 and an agreement...
October 12th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market sentiment towards risky assets improved today with major equity markets recovering part of Thursday’s hefty losses. Meanwhile, the 10-yr UST yield was 3bps higher on the day in spite of yesterday’s weaker than expected US...
October 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

No ‘competitive devaluation’ in China, The efficacy of macroprudential policies

No ‘competitive devaluation’ in China, The efficacy of macroprudential policies
Commentary: No ‘competitive devaluation’ in China By Mark Sobel in Washington When the Trump administration asserts that China steals intellectual property, violates foreign investor rights, engages in wholesale subsidisation of the economy, and raises questions about industrial policy pursuant...
October 12th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

What’s up with the Markets?

What’s up with the Markets?
John Faraclas The Stock Markets  opened in red in the Mighty Continent following the Far East’s fall. Is it the Trade War? Is it Ms Lagarde’s statement that the stock market valuations have been extremely high? How this will affect the shipping freight rates  – BDI etc etc? Are we going to...
October 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Focus today is on global equity markets’ performance after Wall Street’s sharp losses overnight fueled by a sharp drop in technology stocks, led to a generalised risk-off sentiment. Favoured by equity markets’ sell-off, core government...
October 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Last Places available for SHIPPING and THE LAW 9th edition, 15th – 16th October 2018 NAPLES. Register now!

Last Places available for SHIPPING and THE LAW 9th edition, 15th – 16th October 2018 NAPLES. Register now!
“The Future is Now” San Lorenzo Maggiore monumental complex  PROGRAMME  Studio Legale Lauro     is pleased to inform you that the 9th edition of  Shipping and the Law will be held on 15th and 16th October 2018.    The conference annual appointment will take place in San Lorenzo...
October 11th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Legal, Marinas, Shipfinance | Read More

Central banks’ balancing act, All eyes on Asia Bulletin

Central banks’ balancing act, All eyes on Asia Bulletin
Commentary: Central banks’ balancing act By Veerathai Santiprabhob in Bangkok Independence is one of central banks’ most important attributes, but the way they exercise this has evolved. To navigate the impact of globalised financial conditions, central banks will need to revisit their...
October 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Absa Africa Financial Markets Index: Signs of progress amid regional economic weakness

Absa Africa Financial Markets Index: Signs of progress amid regional economic weakness
Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria have moved up the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by OMFIF, and South Africa remains in top position, supported by strong financial market infrastructure and a robust legal framework. However, South Africa’s macroeconomic performance has deteriorated over...
October 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Italian government bonds remained under pressure early yesterday but market sentiment improved somewhat around lunchtime following Economy Minister Giovanni Tria’s pledge that he will do whatever is necessary to restore calm if market...
October 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 9, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 9, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In an update to its World Economic Outlook, the IMF revised downwards its global economic growth forecast for 2018 and 2019 on the back of rising trade tensions and a weaker outlook for some key emerging and developing economies. Meanwhile,...
October 9th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Euro will not survive if Italy fails, Assessing a decade of QE

Euro will not survive if Italy fails, Assessing a decade of QE
. Commentary: Euro will not survive if Italy fails By Desmond Lachman in Washington An Italian debt default would trigger a European banking crisis with global economic and financial market ramifications. Italy is the euro area’s third largest economy. If it fails, the single currency cannot survive....
October 9th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 8, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 8, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In a letter sent to the Italian government late on Friday in response to the release of the Update to the Economic and Financial Document 2018 published one day before, the European Commission expressed concern that the budget deficit...
October 8th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Five proposals for post-programme Greece, OMFIF-KfW meeting in Singapore

Five proposals for post-programme Greece, OMFIF-KfW meeting in Singapore
Commentary: Proposals for post-programme Greece By John Mourmouras in Athens After eight years of hardship, Greece is finally emerging with renewed optimism. Although the international economic environment is relatively volatile at the moment, I have long believed that the Greek case is manageable for...
October 8th, 2018 | Banking, Country Profiles, Events, Finance, Markets, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 5, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 5, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market focus today is on the US non-farm payrolls report for September, and mostly, on average hourly earnings which are expected to rise by 0.2%mom pushing the annual growth rate to 2.8% from 2.9% in the prior month. Awaiting the key...
October 5th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More