Archive for the ‘Banking’ Category

Powell pivots to patience, Roundtable with Hans Vijlbrief

Powell pivots to patience, Roundtable with Hans Vijlbrief
US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Commentary: Powell pivots to patience By Darrell Delamaide in Washington US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell wanted to make sure everyone understood that the Fed has changed its stance and that patience is the new byword. Not gradual rises in interest rates,...
February 7th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 6, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 6, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the positive tone in Wall Street overnight, most Asian equity indices traded higher on Wednesday (China’s markets closed amid holidays for the Lunar New Year), following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address,...
February 6th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one
. Commentary: Central banks take on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Davos As 1,500 private jets flew into Davos to talk about climate change, the Central Banks’ and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System was holding its latest steering committee meeting in Mexico. The...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Climate, Comment, Environment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 5, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 5, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from Wall Street’s gains overnight, major European bourses opened higher in early trade today supported by major Central Banks’ dovish shift on the back of weaker global growth momentum, rising political risks...
February 5th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Election muddies India’s outlook, Rise of central bank gold demand

Election muddies India’s outlook, Rise of central bank gold demand
..  Commentary: Election muddies India’s outlook By Prakash Sakpal in Singapore Conditions are becoming murky in the lead up to India’s general election in May. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity is falling, and the losses of his BJP in state assembly and other by-elections...
February 5th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Meeting: Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Meeting: Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia City Lecture with Patrick Harker, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Washington is sending mixed messages about the health of the  US economy. The Federal Reserve surprised markets in its policy...
February 4th, 2019 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 4, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 4, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasuries were weaker in early European trade on Monday pressured by increased optimism for a resolution in the US/China trade dispute as well as a string of better-than-expected US data releases on Friday. Bunds followed suit while,...
February 4th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Desmond Lachman on US monetary policy, Danae Kyriakopoulou on Banxico independence and more

Desmond Lachman on US monetary policy, Danae Kyriakopoulou on Banxico independence and more
OMFIF Update  – Week 5 2019 28 January-1 February 2019 Vol.10 Ed.5 REPORT  The rise of central bank gold demand Since the 2008 financial crisis there has been renewed interest in gold’s unique characteristics as a safe haven asset that is nobody’s liability. This, combined with scepticism...
February 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Insight, Markets | Read More

The BDI@645; without frills…

The BDI@645; without frills…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) loss was a bit contained today, just 23 points but on a weekly basis the loss was a triple-digit one: 260 points from 905 of last Friday the 25th of January. Geopolitics still in disarray. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes’ BCI was down...
February 1st, 2019 | Academia, Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 1, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 1, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European bourses were mixed in early trade on Friday while Asian equity ended almost flat this morning as renewed concerns about China’s growth prospects offset positive signs from US/China trade talks. According to US President Donald...
February 1st, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 31, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 31, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the Fed kept the rate for the fud funds target rate unchanged at 2.25-2.50% at this week’s two-day policy meeting which concluded yesterday. However, the tone of the FOMC policy statement and the...
January 31st, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

PM must push Brexiteers against the wall, CCE and normalising monetary policy

PM must push Brexiteers against the wall, CCE and normalising monetary policy
United Kingdom’s PM Theresa May Commentary: PM must push Brexiteers against the wall By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected – again – because she is not in control of her party. In the probable case of no meaningful concessions...
January 31st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Markets | Read More

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

Emerging market trials persist, Ahead of the ECB podcast

Emerging market trials persist, Ahead of the ECB podcast
Commentary: Emerging market trials persist By Gary Kleiman in Washington Last year’s thrashing in all emerging market investment classes, with debt, equity and currencies in simultaneous decline for the first time in a decade, prompted reconsideration of allocation rationale into the next decade. Crises...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Markets, Reports | 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