Archive for the ‘Banking’ Category

Eurobank Global Macro Themes & Market Implications for the EA Periphery and the CESEE (October 2018)

Eurobank Global Macro Themes & Market Implications for the EA Periphery and the CESEE  (October 2018)
Eurobank Global Macro Themes & Market Implications for the EA Periphery and the CESEE (October 2018) Macro Picture • USA: Final consumption supports Q3 GDP, but fiscal stimulus’ positive effect may prove rather short-lived • EA: Q3 GDP deceleration, with manufacturing weakness spreading...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 2, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 2, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets were firmer in early trade on Friday supported by hopes that the US and China are close to reaching an agreement on their trade dispute. An FT report, which suggested that there might be some progress on the Brexit...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism | Read More

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit
Commentary: Incorporating climate risk in QE By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Ensuring climate-related risk does not translate to financial instability is a key concern for central banks, but not an exclusive one. Central banks are tasked with safeguarding prosperity, which in turn requires that prosperity...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

BDI’s contained fall at 1,470; Wets ’R fine and Geopolitics with corruption et al rule the day…

BDI’s contained fall at 1,470; Wets ’R fine and Geopolitics with corruption et al rule the day…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 20 points at 1,470  earlier on today – a contained fall so to speak… Geopolitics though and the  issue of corruption remains the name of the game… For the sake of Art though the day ended more than harmoniously at the After Nyne Gallery in...
November 1st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Finance, Markets, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Bulletin: In good faith

The Bulletin: In good faith
November 2018 Vol.9 Ed.10 Islamic finance scales up Thanks to the concentration of wealth in oil-rich economies and the development of harmonised regulatory standards, the Islamic finance market is more popular than ever. Islamic finance originally focused on the retail market, but now attracts mainstream...
November 1st, 2018 | Associations, Banking, Communication, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 1, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 1, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In FX markets, the GBP gained across the board supported by UK press reports suggesting that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has reached a tentative agreement with EU27 that would give UK financial services firms continued access to European...
November 1st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

‘Incertitudes allemandes’ back again, Global trends in interest rates

‘Incertitudes allemandes’ back again, Global trends in interest rates
Commentary: ‘Incertitudes allemandes’ back again By David Marsh in Berlin German instability is back again. Angela Merkel, presiding over the ruling Christian Democratic Union as chairman since 2000 and as chancellor since 2005, will step down from the party leadership in December. She protests...
November 1st, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight, Markets | Read More

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast
Commentary: Central banks greening financial system By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Central banks’ remits have changed profoundly since the 2008 financial crisis, notably – and sometimes controversially – in relation to their monetary policy practices and quantitative easing policies. Their...
October 31st, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Finance | Read More

LAST CALL: Marine Money Tokyo 2018

LAST CALL: Marine Money Tokyo 2018
3rd Annual Marine Money Japan Ship Finance Forum Wednesday, 7th November 2018 Peninsula Hotel, Tokyo https://www.marinemoney.com/forum/JAP18 This is your last opportunity to register for our 3rd Annual Marine Money Japan Ship Finance Forum which will take place next week on Wednesday 7th...
October 31st, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Shipfinance | Read More

Bank of England, Progress on Brexit, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Bank of England, Progress on Brexit, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Donald Kohn Roundtable discussion with Donald Kohn, Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England Wednesday 7 November, 12:15 GMT London A roundtable discussion with Donald Kohn, member of the Financial Policy Committee at the Bank of England and vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve (2006-10)....
October 30th, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance | Read More

“K” LINE Supports TCFD

“K” LINE Supports TCFD
.. “K” LINE Supports TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) “K” LINE expresses its full concurrence with the recommedations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) .  The FSB is an international...
October 30th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, Liner Shipping and Trade, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 30, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 30, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After dominating European politics for well over a decade, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced yesterday that she will not run again for the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). However, this does not mean the immediate...
October 30th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Ukraine’s thorny IMF relationship, Roundtable with Donald Kohn

Ukraine’s thorny IMF relationship, Roundtable with Donald Kohn
Commentary: Ukraine’s thorny IMF relationship By Mark Sobel in Washington The IMF’s relationship with Ukraine has always been among its most high profile and difficult interactions. The US and Europe have consistently encouraged the IMF to remain engaged in Ukraine, viewing this as a means...
October 30th, 2018 | Banking, Civil Unrest, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 29, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 29, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, late on Friday S&P revised its outlook on Italy to negative from stable and affirmed the rating at BBB, two notches above non-investment grade. Market relief on the back of no ratings downgrade...
October 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Decision time for US deficit, OMFIF-IBM Central bank digital currency report

Decision time for US deficit, OMFIF-IBM Central bank digital currency report
. Commentary: Decision time for US deficit By Seema Shah in London US President Donald Trump must choose between a larger budget deficit or a smaller trade deficit. The US has so far managed to run up its debt without alarming the markets, thanks to the dollar’s unchallenged role as the world’s...
October 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 26, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from weaker Asian bourses earlier today, major European equity markets opened lower in early trade on Friday pressured by a string of mixed US corporate earnings results, concerns over global growth on the back of...
October 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

No-deal Brexit threat to rich EU nations, Efficacy of macroprudential policies

No-deal Brexit threat to rich EU nations, Efficacy of macroprudential policies
Commentary: No-deal Brexit threat to rich EU nations By David Owen in London When examining the potential fallout from the two greatest risks facing European markets, a no-deal UK exit from the European Union and possible Italian contagion, the impact on EU supply chains and cross-border banking exposures...
October 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 24, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 24, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Following losses in Wall Street overnight amid a series of negative earnings reports releases, Asian equity markets traded mixed on Wednesday, with major indices paring back earlier losses following the PBOC announcement that it plans...
October 24th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ECB ponders reinvestment options, London as a hub for Islamic finance

ECB ponders reinvestment options, London as a hub for Islamic finance
Commentary: ECB ponders reinvestment options By David Marsh and Ben Robinson in London The pernicious politics of Europe’s quantitative easing reflect the innate complications of carrying out unified monetary operations across a disparate 19-country region. These realities will overshadow the intricate...
October 24th, 2018 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: An EU spokesman said that the EU Commission will decide on Tuesday (today) its next steps in the procedure for assessing Italy’s 2019 draft budget. On the issue, a number of press reports suggested that the EU Commission will probably...
October 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ECB capital key dilemma on reinvestment, Africa Financial Markets Index

ECB capital key dilemma on reinvestment, Africa Financial Markets Index
Commentary: ECB capital key dilemma on reinvestment By David Marsh and Ben Robinson in London The ECB faces potential charges of discrimination from Italy over maintaining its quantitative easing programme next year. Technical changes in allocating reinvestment of national central banks’ maturing...
October 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German government bonds were firmer in early European trade on Friday and the EUR/USD came under renewed pressure amid mounting worries over a possible rise in tensions between the Italian government and the EU Commission. In the first...
October 19th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sustainability of Italy’s public finances under question post budget announcement (Thursday, October 18, 2018)

Sustainability of Italy’s public finances under question post budget announcement (Thursday, October 18, 2018)
.. Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Thursday, October 18, 2018) Sustainability of Italy’s public finances under question post budget announcement Executive Summary The Italian government’s Draft Budgetary Plan 2019, based on its earlier multi-year Economic and Financial...
October 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 18, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 18, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasury yields were higher in early European trade on Thursday and the USD was firmer across the board on the back of increased expectations for further Fed rate tightening by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the GBP remained under...
October 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hedging inflation with gold, The future of the dollar

Hedging inflation with gold, The future of the dollar
. Commentary: Hedging inflation with gold By Aimee Bowkett in London Gold has fallen out of favour in financial markets, hitting a 19-month low in August. However, it is seen as a good hedge against rising inflation. Since the gold standard was dropped in 1971, no country has seen average inflation below...
October 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More