Archive for the ‘Finance’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 2 May, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 2 May, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 2 May, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:   As expected, the Fed left the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.25-2.50% at this week’s two-day monetary policy meeting, which concluded...
May 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Power struggles weigh on South Africa, Internationalisation of the renminbi

Power struggles weigh on South Africa, Internationalisation of the renminbi
. Power struggles weigh on South Africa, Internationalisation of the renminbi Commentary: Power struggles weigh on South Africa By Michelle Middleton in New York and Laura Ostrander in Boston South Africa faces a deteriorating fiscal balance, high government debt and an inefficient and unreliable power...
May 1st, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

US Treasury misguided on IMF quotas, Economic outlook and challenges for East Asia

US Treasury misguided on IMF quotas, Economic outlook and challenges for East Asia
The US Treasury Department US Treasury misguided on IMF quotas, Economic outlook and challenges for East Asia Commentary: US Treasury misguided on IMF quotas By Mark Sobel in Washington The US Treasury’s welcome stance on sustaining overall International Monetary Fund resources merits support....
April 30th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

The fall of German banking, Long-run economic growth and development in CESEE

The fall of German banking, Long-run economic growth and development in CESEE
. The fall of German banking, Long-run economic growth and development in CESEE Commentary: The fall of German banking By David Marsh in Berlin The collapse of merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, the No.1 and No2. German lenders, marks the latest episode in a 30-year downward spiral of...
April 29th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

David Marsh on Germany, France and Europe, Danae Kyriakopoulou on central bank gender balance, and more

David Marsh on Germany, France and Europe, Danae Kyriakopoulou on central bank gender balance, and more
.. David Marsh on Germany, France and Europe, Danae Kyriakopoulou on central bank gender balance, and more OMFIF UPDATE – WEEK 17 2019   / 22-26 April 2019 Vol.10 Ed.17 COMMENTARY  Gender balance in central banks One of the oft-cited arguments used to convince organisations to commit to gender diversity...
April 27th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Environment, Finance, Reports | Read More

A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode

A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode
John Faraclas Without Prejudice A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 20 points at 889 amid turbulent Geopolitics in this second pre-Easter week. John Faraclas daily, weekly and fortnight recaps: The BDI was also 99 points better...
April 26th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 25 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 25 April, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 25 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  The majority of Asian equity markets traded in the red on Thursday, after a sharp deterioration in German and South Korean economic data regenerated...
April 25th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Fed on rough road to normalisation, Economic outlook and challenges for East Asia

Fed on rough road to normalisation, Economic outlook and challenges for East Asia
.. Fed on rough road to normalisation, Economic outlook and challenges for East Asia Commentary: Fed on rough road to normalisation By Neil Williams in London The Federal Reserve, presiding over a shrunken output gap and perkier wage growth, remains the test case for whether any central bank can ‘normalise’ interest...
April 25th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 24 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 24 April, 2019)
Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 24 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  Wall Street surged to new record highs overnight following favorable Q1 earnings’ reports. Nevertheless, major Asian equity markets traded in the...
April 24th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Franco-German questions on Europe, Role of central banks in greening the financial system

Franco-German questions on Europe, Role of central banks in greening the financial system
Franco-German questions on Europe, Role of central banks in greening the financial system Commentary: Franco-German questions on Europe By David Marsh in Berlin The longest-running conundrum in the European Union is: ‘Who runs Europe – France or Germany?’ With Britain on its way to leaving...
April 24th, 2019 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 23 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 23 April, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 23 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:   Following light volumes in Wall Street overnight, Asian equity indices advanced marginally on Tuesday with many markets reopening after the Easter...
April 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, 22 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, 22 April, 2019)
Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, 22 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:   Oil prices surged earlier today on press reports conveying that, as of 2 May, the US will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is currently...
April 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 19 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 19 April, 2019)
Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 19 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  Eurozone government yields posted their biggest one-day decline in three weeks yesterday after Euro area April flash PMIs disappointed, suggesting that...
April 19th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 18 April 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 18 April 2019)
Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 18 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  Focus today is on the release of April PMIs for the manufacturing and services sector in the Eurozone for more clues over the economic growth outlook. ...
April 18th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Fed running out of monetary ammunition, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week

Fed running out of monetary ammunition, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week
Fed running out of monetary ammunition, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week Commentary: Fed running out of monetary ammunition By Desmond Lachman in Washington It is clear that President Donald Trump’s administration is not concerned with whether the US will have enough resources left to fight...
April 18th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 17 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 17 April, 2019)
Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 17 April, 2019)  HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  Yields of US Treasuries and German Bunds continued to move higher, in reaction to a string of better-than-expected data from China earlier today....
April 17th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 16 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 16 April, 2019)
Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 16 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  European equity markets opened marginally in the black earlier today and Asian bourses closed near recent multi-month highs amid hopes of stabilization...
April 16th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, 15 April 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, 15 April 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  Taking their cue from Wall Street’s positive performance on Friday, Asian equity markets kicked off the week on a positive tone, supported by better-than-expected data from China, encouraging US Q1 earnings results on Friday and...
April 15th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Sergio Fabbrini on the future of Europe, Mojmír Hampl on China and the West, and more

Sergio Fabbrini on the future of Europe, Mojmír Hampl on China and the West, and more
OMFIF Update 8-12 April 2019 Vol.10 Ed.15 Sergio Fabbrini on the future of Europe, Mojmír Hampl on China and the West, and more COMMENTARY  Beijing ready to ‘China-ise’ the West China is enjoying growing wealth because the authorities have set loose beneficial market forces. Many western...
April 13th, 2019 | Banking, Energy, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 12 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 12 April, 2019)
Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 12 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  Investors retain a cautious stance ahead of the start of the US Q1 corporate earnings season today, which is expected to record the first quarter of contracting...
April 12th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 11 April 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 11 April 2019)
Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 11 April 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  In line with expectations, the ECB stayed put on interest rates at its monetary policy meeting yesterday and reiterated the guidance for unchanged rates...
April 11th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Financial outsourcing: the benefits of new technologies for shipping

Financial outsourcing: the benefits of new technologies for shipping
Financial outsourcing: the benefits of new technologies for shipping Having weathered a difficult few years, the shipping sector continues to face many challenges. Ongoing economic uncertainty and conditions are likely to remain volatile for a number of years. However, overall confidence in the industry...
April 11th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets | Read More

‘Submerging markets’ pose global threat, In conversation with Mark Sobel and Amias Gerety

‘Submerging markets’ pose global threat, In conversation with Mark Sobel and Amias Gerety
.. ‘Submerging markets’ pose global threat, In conversation with Mark Sobel and Amias Gerety Commentary: ‘Submerging markets’ pose global threat By Desmond Lachman in Washington Renewed currency weakness in Argentina and Turkey underlines the risks that emerging markets, or rather...
April 11th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 10 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 10 April, 2019)
Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 10 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  In its semi-annual World Economic Outlook released yesterday, the IMF revised lower its 2019 GDP global growth projection for the third time since October...
April 10th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

France, Germany and the future of Europe, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week

France, Germany and the future of Europe, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week
France, Germany and the future of Europe, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week Commentary: France, Germany and future of Europe By Sergio Fabbrini in Rome Europe continues to be prisoner to a concept of sovereignty developed for its past. Setting European sovereignty against national sovereignty...
April 10th, 2019 | Banking, Construction, Finance | Read More