Archive for the ‘Banking’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 4, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 4, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Fuelled by strong US macroeconomic data, the 10-yr UST yield rose to a seven-year high of 3.23% in Asian trade on Thursday, marking the steepest daily increase since the US presidential election in November 2016, in what could be considered...
October 4th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Argentina and the IMF – Take Two, Absa Africa Financial Markets Index

Argentina and the IMF – Take Two, Absa Africa Financial Markets Index
Argentina President Mauricio Macri Commentary: Argentina and the IMF – Take Two By Mark Sobel in Washington Amid a plunging peso and falling confidence in Argentine economic policy, President Mauricio Macri turned to the International Monetary Fund for the second time in three months. His government...
October 4th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 3, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 3, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to Italian press reports, following budget talks late yesterday between Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte, the two Deputy Prime Ministers, Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini, and Finance Minister Giovanni Tria, the government might...
October 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Promise and peril in Ethiopia, Islamic private equity podcast

Promise and peril in Ethiopia, Islamic private equity podcast
. Commentary: Promise and peril in Ethiopia By Ben Robinson in London Ethiopia stands out among a handful of African countries that have recently rid themselves of incumbent leaders in pursuit of better governance and accountability. So far, the country has gone further and faster than others in revising...
October 3rd, 2018 | Country Profiles, Finance, News | Read More

Capes’ volatility might shake the Markets…

Capes’ volatility might shake the Markets…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 15 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,570; the Geopolitics are turning sour! Ultra-CAUTION should be observed. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes increased its fortunes by another 87 points and now the BCI reads 2,148 points… On...
October 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 2, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 2, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market concerns about escalating tensions between the Italian government and the EU are mounting. 10-yr Italian government bond yields rose further in early European trade on Tuesday hitting a 4½  year high of 3.44% while the EUR...
October 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Central banks face ‘hot breath’ over QE, Technology, investment and the future of cities

Central banks face ‘hot breath’ over QE, Technology, investment and the future of cities
. Commentary: Central banks face ‘hot breath’ over QE By David Marsh in New York Political constraints on the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank restarting large-scale asset purchases to combat a future recession will be much greater than after the 2008 financial crisis. Interest...
October 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 1, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 1, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market concerns about Italy’s public finances stability prevail. Against this background, investors continued to demand a higher credit risk premium on Italian government bonds while the EUR/USD was hovering in early European trade...
October 1st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Fed moves to a hawkish consensus, Executive Programme in Gold Reserves Management

Fed moves to a hawkish consensus, Executive Programme in Gold Reserves Management
Commentary: Fed moves to a hawkish consensus By Darrell Delamaide in Washington At the Federal Reserve, the doves are flocking to the hawk side of the perch as a consensus grows that policy-makers should temper robust US growth with a steady increase in interest rates, reflecting strong growth, low unemployment...
October 1st, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Markets, News | Read More

New York seminar: a decade of quantitative easing

New York seminar: a decade of quantitative easing
.. New York seminar: a decade of quantitative easing  A decade after the unfolding of the 2008 financial crisis, The OMFIF Foundation is organising a seminar in New York to assess the longer-term effects of quantitative easing implemented to combat the ensuing downturn and dip in inflation.     In...
September 28th, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 28, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 28, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Italian government issued a statement yesterday to announce that the new budget deficit target for 2019 has been set at the upper range of market expectations at 2.4%-of-GDP. Tensions with the European Commission are likely to...
September 28th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 27, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 27, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the Fed raised interest rates by 25bps at this week’s two-day monetary policy meeting which concluded late on Wednesday, taking the target range for the federal funds rate to 2.00%-2.25%. Changes...
September 27th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

IMF adapts and underpins legitimacy, Shaping the future of central banks

IMF adapts and underpins legitimacy, Shaping the future of central banks
.. Commentary: IMF adapts and underpins legitimacy By Mark Sobel in Washington The two decades since the Asia financial crisis have not been easy for the International Monetary Fund. It grappled with the rise of China and emerging markets, and the 2008 financial crisis. Then it faced Europe’s...
September 27th, 2018 | Banking, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 26, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes are on the conclusion of the two-day FOMC policy meeting later today (policy announcement due at 20:00 CET). A 25bps rate hike, the third out of four expected for this year, that will take the target range for the federal funds...
September 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 25, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 25, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European equity markets opened higher on Tuesday but gains were limited amid prevailing trade war concerns. Elsewhere, 10-yr Bund yields rose slightly above 0.54% today, the highest since 22 May after ECB President Mario Draghi...
September 25th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 24, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 24, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Developments over the last few sessions have increased worries over a hard Brexit scenario. EU leaders rejected the “Chequers plan” at last week’s summit while UK PM Theresa May acknowledged that Brexit talks have hit “an impasse”....
September 24th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 21, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 21, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Risk assets retained a positive tone in early trade on Friday supported by the prevailing market view that the direct impact of the US/China trade dispute on the world economy will likely be limited. In spite of global equity markets’...
September 21st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

Remembering Reggie Dale, Banks prepared for ‘guillotine Brexit’, Islamic finance podcast

Remembering Reggie Dale, Banks prepared for ‘guillotine Brexit’, Islamic finance podcast
Reginald ‘Reggie’ Dale, 1940-2018 Obituary: Reginald ‘Reggie’ Dale, 1940-2018 Reginald ‘Reggie’ Dale, OMFIF advisers network member, who died on 18 September, was a much-admired commentator on European politics and economics with a matchless catalogue of contacts...
September 21st, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, News, Obituaries, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 20, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 20, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Risk-on mode continued to prevail in early trade on Thursday on market perception that the direct impact of the US/China trade dispute on the global economy will likely be manageable. Taking their cue from Asian bourses earlier today,...
September 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A regulatory approach to fintech, The valuation of energy and infrastructure investments

A regulatory approach to fintech, The valuation of energy and infrastructure investments
.. Commentary: A regulatory approach to fintech By Christine Lagarde in Washington On the one hand, regulators must protect consumers and investors against fraud and combat tax evasion, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. They must also protect the integrity and stability of the financial...
September 20th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Take advantage of R&D funding

Take advantage of R&D funding
Laurence Kingdon Take advantage of R&D funding by Laurence Kingdon Given the mounting pressure on the shipping industry to reduce emissions brought on by the IMO’s GHG strategy and commitment to a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050, it is unsurprising that there is a growing desire to innovate...
September 19th, 2018 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In retaliation to the US administration’s announcement late on Monday of a 10% tariff on an additional $200bn of imports from China, the latter announced yesterday the imposition of duties on $60bn worth of US goods. However, the...
September 19th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Shipping announces pricing of US$100 Million senior unsecured bond offering

Diana Shipping announces pricing of US$100 Million senior unsecured bond offering
ATHENS, GREECE, September 18, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced the pricing of a US$100 million private placement of senior unsecured bonds maturing in September 2023 and callable...
September 18th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US/China trade conflict is likely to escalate further after the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the Trump administration is considering a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods that could be announced as early as today...
September 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Overblown rhetoric over UK withdrawal, City Lecture with Charles Evans

Overblown rhetoric over UK withdrawal, City Lecture with Charles Evans
.. Commentary: Overblown rhetoric over UK withdrawal By David Marsh in Kraków The rhetorical battle over the best way for Britain to exit the EU has witnessed a ratcheting up of overblown invective from all sides. We have dire technocratic admonitions on the effects of a ‘no deal’ Brexit...
September 17th, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Reports | Read More