Archive for the ‘Finance’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 30, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 30, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Investors adopted a cautious stance against risk assets earlier today ahead of Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s press conference that will follow the conclusion of the two-day monetary policy meeting. In addition, a new round of two-day...
January 30th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Powell should ease US monetary policy, Financial instability series

Powell should ease US monetary policy, Financial instability series
Janet Yellen Commentary: Powell should ease US monetary policy By Desmond Lachman in Washington In 2017, a key monetary policy mistake of the US Federal Reserve under Janet Yellen was to keep monetary policy too loose despite a strong increase in US stock prices. Hopefully Jay Powell does not make that...
January 30th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, News | Read More

Banxico independence faces scrutiny, Innovation and sustainability for Islamic finance

Banxico independence faces scrutiny, Innovation and sustainability for Islamic finance
Commentary: Banxico independence faces scrutiny By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Mexico City Central banks, traditionally considered harmless technocratic institutions, have come under intense scrutiny since the 2008 financial crisis. A distinct set of tensions is unfolding between Mexican President Andrés...
January 29th, 2019 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 29, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 29, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: War trade woes intensified on news that the US Justice Department levelled criminal charges against China’s telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies. Against this background, the majority of European bourses opened marginally...
January 29th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 28, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 28, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European bourses opened lower today as data from the Eurozone continue to disappoint, fueling market concerns about the economy’s growth prospects. On the flipside, US equity markets gained on Friday capitalizing on the US President...
January 28th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Gary Kleiman on emerging markets, James Carrick on China, and more

Gary Kleiman on emerging markets, James Carrick on China, and more
Vitor Constâncio OMFIF UPDATE – WEEK 4  21-25 Januaryy 2019  Vol.10 Ed 4 NEWS Euro: Success and vulnerability Challenges facing Europe’s unfinished monetary union were discussed in a wide-ranging OMFIF London City Lecture with Vitor Constâncio, former vice-president, European Central...
January 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 25 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 25 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: As expected, the ECB kept its key interest rates unchanged and confirmed its guidance on interest rates and reinvestments at yesterday’s monetary policy meeting. However, in the post-meeting press conference, President Mario Draghi...
January 25th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Euro: Success and vulnerability, Central banks and supervisory tech

Euro: Success and vulnerability, Central banks and supervisory tech
Vitor Constâncio Commentary: Euro – Success and vulnerability By Kat Usita in London Challenges facing Europe’s unfinished monetary union were discussed in a wide-ranging OMFIF London City Lecture with Vitor Constâncio, former vice-president, European Central Bank, Lucrezia Reichlin, London...
January 25th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 24, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 24, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Today’s market focus is on the ECB monetary policy meeting, where the Governing Council is expected to keep its rate guidance unchanged. However, following a string of poor Eurozone data that leave no hope for a reacceleration in...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Jan-Philipp Rohr new Head of Shipping

Jan-Philipp Rohr new Head of Shipping
HAMBURG/KIEL In Jan-Philipp Rohr (39), HSH Nordbank has a new Global Head for its entire shipping business. Before Jan-Philipp Rohr joined HSH Nordbank in 2013, he worked for Vereins- und Westbank, Hypovereinsbank and Unicredit. “Jan-Philipp Rohr has extensive experience in shipping and has built...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Person Profiles, Shipfinance | Read More

The BDI@982: a disaster waiting to happen

The BDI@982: a disaster waiting to happen
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell below the 1,000 points psychological threshold; an expected fall and now reads 982 – minus 54 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily markets briefing: The Capes’ triple-digit...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, HR, Markets, Oceanology, Pollution, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 23, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 23, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market sentiment took a turn to the worse amid enduring concerns about the global growth outlook. Adding to market woes, Brexit–related uncertainty prevails while a resolution in the US/China trade dispute seems to be still a long...
January 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 22, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 22, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market sentiment towards risk assets worsened amid mounting concerns about a weakening global expansion. Following the release of data from China earlier this week which showed an annual GDP growth rate of 6.6% in 2018, the slowest...
January 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Proper perspective on emerging risks, In Conversation with Paul Tucker

Proper perspective on emerging risks, In Conversation with Paul Tucker
.. Commentary: Proper perspective on emerging risks By Christopher Smart in Boston You can hear the bearishness in everyone’s voices. They fear a market swoon in a world of unstable politics. Risks are mounting, as indicated by recent data signalling slight economic contractions in Germany and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 21, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 21, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European equity markets opened lower today and German government bonds were slightly firmer on a daily basis on the back of lingering Brexit uncertainty. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is anticipated to present her new Brexit plan to...
January 21st, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 18, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 18, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Rising hopes of a resolution to the US/China trade dispute and a string of firmer than expected US data, boosted risk appetite. Dented by their safe-haven appeal, core government bonds were weaker while optimism that a no-deal Brexit...
January 18th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 17, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 17, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: UK Prime Minister Theresa May won the confidence vote in her government yesterday by 325-306, as expected. In her post-vote statement, she continued to be in favor of delivering a softer Brexit and expressed her intention to have talks...
January 17th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Swiss are collateral victim of Brexit, Global economic challenges in 2019

Swiss are collateral victim of Brexit, Global economic challenges in 2019
Commentary: Swiss are collateral victim of Brexit By Denis MacShane in Davos Amid all the Brexit excitement in London, no one seems to have noticed that Switzerland is as much embroiled in a row with the EU as is the UK. Switzerland has been engaged in on-off negotiations with Brussels since 1992. The...
January 17th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 16 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 16 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: As expected, UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected in the House of Commons yesterday evening. However, the negative votes were more than expected —the biggest government defeat since 1924 — with 432 lawmakers...
January 16th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 15 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 15 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The UK House of Commons is scheduled to vote later today on Theresa May’s Brexit deal which includes the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement that lays out the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU including the controversial Irish...
January 15th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Fiscal money solution for Rome, 100th edition of The Bulletin

Fiscal money solution for Rome, 100th edition of The Bulletin
. Commentary: Fiscal money solution for Rome By Biagio Bossone, Marco Cattaneo, Massimo Costa, and Stefano Sylos Labini Fiscal money is a transferable and negotiable government-issued security that bearers may use for obtaining tax rebates two years from issuance. In the case of Italy, FM could fund...
January 15th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 14 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 14 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: China’s poor trade data added to market worries over a sharper than currently expected slowdown in global growth, pushing US Treasury yields lower today. In FX markets, the EUR/USD retreated further from Thursday’s near three month...
January 14th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

The Bulletin: The 100th Edition

The Bulletin: The 100th Edition
. January 2019 Vol.10 Ed.1 The 100th Edition of the OMFIF Bulletin OMFIF was born on a wave of reflection that the good times couldn’t possibly last – because they only recently had come to an end. January 2010, the date of the first of what has now become 100 monthly Bulletins, marked the onset...
January 14th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Press and Media, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Back to Brussels on Brexit, In conversation with Marco Cattaneo

Back to Brussels on Brexit, In conversation with Marco Cattaneo
. Commentary: Back to Brussels on Brexit By Norman Lamont in London Prime Minister Theresa May, facing a crucial House of Commons vote on 15 January on Britain’s EU exit, is running down the clock until members of parliament feel they have no option but to back the government’s deal over...
January 11th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

The Funds

The Funds
Emmanouela Depounti The Funds By Emmanouela Depounti, Attorney at Law, Former legal advisor of Agricultural Bank of Greece SA, Former introducer of Astrobank Ltd (Cyprus). Part of the population in Greece strongly believes that the reason why the subject of non-performing loans  (NPL) was allowed to...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More