Archive for the ‘Banking’ Category

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

PIMFA Comments on Government’s heavy defeat on Brexit Withdrawal Motion

PIMFA Comments on Government’s heavy defeat on Brexit Withdrawal Motion
John Barrass Wednesday 16th January 2019 – Following the heavy Government defeat on the Brexit withdrawal motion, PIMFA, the trade association for the personal investment management and financial advice sector, re-emphasises the requirement for legislators and Government executives to keep uppermost...
January 16th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Markets | 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

Central banks heading for exit, China’s economic outlook and the future of the renminbi

Central banks heading for exit, China’s economic outlook and the future of the renminbi
. Commentary: Central banks heading for exit By David Owen in London In among all the concern about economic growth rolling over, it is important to recognise that central banks are still heading to the exit. Just before Christmas the Sveriges Riksbank raised rates for the first time in this cycle. In...
January 16th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, Markets, News | 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

Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019

Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019
.. Greece – Focus Notes (Thursday, 10 January 2019) Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019 The present report, attached herebelow*, looks at the progress of the privatisations programme in recent months, the projects...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Insight, News, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 10, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 10, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In FX markets, the DXY index extended recent losses with the EUR/USD hitting a near three-month peak of 1.1570 earlier today following the release of the minutes from the December FOMC policy meeting. The minutes revealed that many...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Non-American should lead World Bank, Global economic challenges in 2019

Non-American should lead World Bank, Global economic challenges in 2019
Commentary: Non-American should lead World Bank By Mark Sobel in Washington Since the creation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the end of the second world war, an American has led the Bank (Jim Yong Kim, who announced his resignation from the presidency on Monday, is Korean-American)...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Reports | Read More

Italy is not Greece

Italy is not Greece
Emmanouela Depounti Italy is not Greece By Emmanouela Depounti, Attorney at Law, Former legal advisor of Agricultural Bank of Greece SA, Former introducer of Astrobank Ltd (Cyprus). …And it’ s about time to stop the comparison between Italy’s 10th largest bank,  Banca Carige, which has been put...
January 9th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Insight | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 9, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 9, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the positive tone in Wall Street overnight, most global equity indices traded in the black on Wednesday on growing optimism for progress in the ongoing US-China trade negotiations after President Trump’s comments that “talks...
January 9th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook
. Commentary: Back to pre-1914 Fortress America By Meghnad Desai in New Delhi President Donald Trump has redefined the aims of US foreign policy. We are back to pre-1914 ‘Fortress America’. The US entered the first world war only because of the German U-boat sinking of the RMS Lusitania....
January 9th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Military, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 8, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 8, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street rallied overnight on Friday’s strong US employment report and dovish remarks by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. European equity indices followed suit and opened higher on Tuesday with tech shares outperforming the market,...
January 8th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Shipfinance | Read More

The Greek Banking Issue

The Greek Banking Issue
Emmanouela Depounti The Greek Banking Issue By Emmanouela Depounti, Attorney at Law, Former legal advisor of Agricultural Bank of Greece SA, Former introducer of Astrobank Ltd (Cyprus). The problematic banking system in Greece is not a recent phenomenon. It started in 2001 and was underlined in September...
January 8th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Insight, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 7, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 7, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In early European trade today, core government bond yields were off last week’s fresh lows in reaction to FOMC Chairman Jerome Powell’s dovish remarks at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta on Friday....
January 7th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HSH to finance wind farm Linda in Saxony-Anhalt for the ERG Group

HSH to finance wind farm Linda in Saxony-Anhalt for the ERG Group
Lars Quandel HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank will provide the ERG Group with long-term project finance amounting to € 24 million for construction and operation of the Linda wind farm located near Elster in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The farm with six GE 3.6/137 wind turbines will go into operation...
January 3rd, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Energy, Finance | Read More