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Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 17, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 17, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: USD remained under selling pressure and US government bond yields were slightly lower in European trade on Monday reacting to a dovish shift in short-term...
July 17th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HSH Nordbank finances office real estate portfolio in western Germany

HSH Nordbank finances office real estate portfolio in western Germany
Peter Axmann HAMBURG/KIEL – HSH Nordbank is providing the Cording Real Estate Group (Cording) with finance of € 93 million to purchase a real estate portfolio. Cording is acquiring the portfolio on behalf of a joint venture between Danish fund manager Sparinvest Property Investors and family office...
July 17th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, News | Read More

BDI’s mini “rebound” NOT enough for great expectations

BDI’s mini “rebound” NOT enough for great expectations
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 12 points earlier on today reaching the 900 point-threshold and managed to clinch 78 points since last week’s 822 points. The Geopolitics lead no were; only to catastrophe. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers BCI 2014 managed only five...
July 14th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 14, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 14, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Following the more dovish than expected tone of Fed Chair Janet Yellen at her semi-annual testimony this week, focus today is on US CPI inflation for...
July 14th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 13, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 13, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets and core government bonds were firmer while USD was under pressure across the board in European trade on Thursday reacting to the tone of...
July 13th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Can there be a “Free Lunch” for Greece?

Can there be a “Free Lunch” for Greece?
Greece Macro Monitor (12 July 2017)  Fiscal policy relaxation in a depressed economy  – Can there be a “Free Lunch” for Greece? This study leans on the literature on regime-dependent fiscal multipliers and the existence of hysteresis effects to demonstrate that, under certain conditions,...
July 12th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, News, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 12, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 12, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Focus today is on Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s semi-annual testimony before Congress starting at 14:30 CETthough any impact on markets will likely prove...
July 12th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HSH Nordbank issues public-sector Pfandbrief in the amount of € 500 million

HSH Nordbank issues public-sector Pfandbrief in the amount of € 500 million
Mark Bussmann, Headof Treasury & Markets at HSH Nordbank HAMBURG/KIEL- HSH Nordbank is continuing its Pfandbrief strategy with the successful issue of a public-sector Pfandbrief with a three-year term. The benchmark bond is in the amount of EUR 500 million and is backed by loans to the public sector....
July 11th, 2017 | Banking | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 11, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 11, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: USD was modestly firmer against its major currency peers in European trade on Tuesday ahead of Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony before Congress...
July 11th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 10, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 10, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US non-farm payrolls data for the month of June surprised positively with the headline rising by 222k, higher than 179k expected. The unemployment rate...
July 10th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 07, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 07, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Core government bond yields continued to move higher in reaction to the ECB account of the June 8th monetary policy meeting which revealed that Governing...
July 7th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 6, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 6, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The FOMC minutes from the June 14th monetary policy meeting released yesterday did not trigger much of a market reaction as they revealed lack of consensus...
July 6th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears

Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Wednesday , July 5 2017) Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – May 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca €1.24...
July 6th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. agrees to pay US$85.0 Million in full and final settlement of the US$128.9 million outstanding amount with RBS

Diana Containerships Inc. agrees to pay US$85.0 Million in full and final settlement of the US$128.9 million outstanding amount with RBS
ATHENS, GREECE, July 5, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has paid an aggregate of US$85.0 million for full and final settlement of its US$148.0 million secured loan...
July 5th, 2017 | Container shipping, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 05, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 05, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market interest today will centre on the release of the FOMC minutes from the June 14th monetary policy meeting where the committee raised the Federal...
July 5th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, HR, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 04, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 04, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the negative tone in Asian bourses, major European equity markets opened lower today giving back part of recent gains on geopolitical...
July 4th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 03, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 03, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Core government bond yields remained in an upward trend in European trade on Monday following last week’s hawkish shift from several G10 central...
July 3rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 30, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 30, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Yields of core government bonds remained in an upward trend in European trade on Friday in response to recent hawkish comments from G10 central bankers...
June 30th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@920: Volatile and Uncertain Markets

The BDI@920: Volatile and Uncertain Markets
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost nine points since yesterday as the upwards trend of the markets evaporated… Our feeling come out to be more than accurate; geopolitics are still very dodgy and expect, soon, total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers although yesterday  gained 104 points, today...
June 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 29, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 29, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: GBP was firmer across the board and UK Gilts came under heavy selling pressure following comments by BoE Governor Mark Carney at the fourth annual ECB Forum on...
June 29th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Who pays the damage for BDI’s volatily?

Who pays the damage for BDI’s  volatily?
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with 26 points plus at 929, but somebody will soon pay the damage as, except the volatile Capers who gained over 100 points all other Dry Indices where down or with extremely low “gains”. Geopoliticaly more mess is coming as more...
June 28th, 2017 | Associations, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Tourism | Read More

Commonwealth trade advantage conference on 13 July 2017

Commonwealth trade advantage conference on 13 July 2017
Harnessing the Commonwealth Advantage in International Trade  – 13th July 2017 Event Venue: 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London, EC2A 4ES Commonwealth members already enjoy a trade advantage without any formal collaboration. We tend to trade on average around 20% more compared to other partners...
June 28th, 2017 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 28, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 28, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global sovereign bond yields moved sharply higher and the EUR firmed after comments by the ECB President at the fourth annual ECB Forum on Central Banking in Portugal...
June 28th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 27, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 27, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German Bund yields held near recent lows in European trade ahead of a speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the fourth annual ECB Forum on Central Banking...
June 27th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More