Archive for the ‘Finance’ Category

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

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

After the controversial Withdrawal Agreement, what next for Brexit?

After the controversial Withdrawal Agreement, what next for Brexit?
The City of London Eurobank Research: After the controversial Withdrawal Agreement, what next for Brexit? (21 November, 2018) The draft Withdrawal Agreement on a technical level sealed between the UK government and the EU27 on 13 November regarding the terms of the Brexit divorce, was supposed to be...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 21 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 21 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The European Commission is expected to state its final opinion on Italy’s 2019 budget plan to the government today and is highly likely to take the first step towards initiating an excessive deficit procedure against Italy after the...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

May the survivor will plough on, Where we are on fears for euro breakup

May the survivor will plough on, Where we are on fears for euro breakup
Commentary: May the survivor will plough on By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May is still standing after last week’s Cabinet battles. The British prime minister has more resilience and better cards in her hand than many opponents think. May’s strengths are her apparent weakness and the lack of...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

New report: crypto-assets and how they should be regulated

New report: crypto-assets and how they should be regulated
. Investors favour Switzerland, UK and US for crypto-assts Potential crypto-asset investors favour established jurisdictions such as Switzerland, the UK and US as the best regulatory environments for trading and investment operations in this new asset class, according to a survey by investment firm London...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 20 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 20 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from Wall Street’s losses overnight, global equity markets were under pressure in early trade today weighed down by worries over a slowing global growth momentum, lingering US/China trade tensions, rising borrowing...
November 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Opening for US-China renminbi action, Africa Financial Markets Index

Opening for US-China renminbi action, Africa Financial Markets Index
Commentary: Opening for US-China renminbi action By Mark Sobel in Washington Since early April, the renminbi has fallen 10% against the dollar, largely reflecting dollar strength. The causes lie in the cyclical and monetary policy divergence between the US and China. However, there is an alignment of...
November 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Following President Donald Trump’s upbeat comments on Friday that he may not impose additional tariffs on Chinese imported goods as China offered a list of potential measures in order to resolve trade tensions, the majority of global...
November 19th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Five options if UK rejects May deal, Balancing the roles of the ECB

Five options if UK rejects May deal, Balancing the roles of the ECB
UK PM Theresa May – Commentary: Five options if UK rejects May deal By Charles Grant in London UK Prime Minister Theresa May has clinched her deal with the European Union and persuaded most of her cabinet to support it. But after EU leaders sign off the deal at a summit on 25 November, May has...
November 19th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Insight, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

HSH Nordbank: Privatisation marks nine-month results

HSH Nordbank: Privatisation marks nine-month results
Stefan Ermisch Nine-month Group net income before taxes of € 8 (previous year: 201) million Guarantee brings negative impact of € -188 million – including cash settlement for early termination Administrative expenses reduced by 13% to € -319 million CET1-ratio consolidated at a good level...
November 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 15 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 15 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: UK Prime Minister announced yesterday the Cabinet’s approval for the tentative agreement reached with EU27 on the terms of the Brexit divorce. This is expected to open the way for an extraordinary EU Council meeting in late November...
November 15th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global insurance and trade grapple with blockchain innovation

Global insurance and trade grapple with blockchain innovation
Prof Michael Mainelli. Global insurance and trade grapple with blockchain innovation By James Brewer Blockchain, a system that has seen substantial growth in 2018, holds out immense promise for mitigating business and financial risk, a conference in the heart of London’s insurance market heard. The...
November 15th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Finance, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Shipfinance | Read More

ECB on brink of egregious policy error, Islamic finance Bulletin

ECB on brink of egregious policy error, Islamic finance Bulletin
Commentary: ECB on brink of egregious policy error By Desmond Lachman in Washington ECB President Mario Draghi sees no need for the central bank to change course from its decision to withdraw monetary policy stimulus by concluding its bond-buying programme later this year. He does so despite growing...
November 15th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 14, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 14, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to press reports, the UK and EU negotiators reached an agreement on a technical level on the terms of the Brexit divorce. The UK cabinet will meet today at 14:00 GMT to decide whether to approve the draft text. In reaction...
November 14th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses opened in positive territory today amid hopes for a de-escalation of trade frictions between the world’s two biggest economies. Meanwhile, Italy’s sovereign paper remained under pressure with the 10-yr BTP/Bund...
November 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Doves waiting in Fed wings, Global trends in interest rates

Doves waiting in Fed wings, Global trends in interest rates
Commentary: Doves waiting in Fed wings By Darrell Delamaide in Washington The rotation of voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee after its December meeting will bring to the fore outspoken doves, James Bullard of the St. Louis Fed and Charles Evans of the Chicago Fed, to balance out incoming...
November 13th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The GBP was under pressure across the board on mounting worries over a non-timely Brexit deal. Meanwhile, mounting Brexit jitters and concerns about a further increase in tensions between Italy and the European Commission over Italy’s...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Rising external deficit ‘made in USA’, In Conversation with Scott Morris

Rising external deficit ‘made in USA’, In Conversation with Scott Morris
Commentary: Rising external deficit ‘made in USA’ By Mark Sobel in Washington As US external deficits widen in response to relatively strong US economic performance and imbalanced macroeconomic policies, there is a considerable risk the Trump administration could amplify its protectionist...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Greece Macro Monitor – Focus Notes (Friday, November 9, 2018)

Greece Macro Monitor – Focus Notes (Friday, November 9, 2018)
Greece Macro Monitor – Focus Notes (Friday, November 9, 2018) Greece: January – September 2018 State Budget Execution & General Government Budget Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January  – September 2018 the overall fiscal balance  registered a surplus...
November 9th, 2018 | Banking, Consumers Market, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 9, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 9, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Fed maintained the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.00% to 2.25% at yesterday’s monetary policy meeting, as was widely expected, and reiterated that “further gradual increases” will be consistent with its policy...
November 9th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More