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Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The EUR rose to EUR/USD1.1381 at the time of writing from Wednesday’s close of 1.1343 and the dollar index slipped 0.2 percent to 96.554 after news that a Chinese delegation will travel to the United States for trade talks. GREECE: According...
August 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,727: Capes tumble; Geopolitics “await” the tsunami…

The BDI@1,727: Capes tumble; Geopolitics “await” the tsunami…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Exchange Dry Index) clinched two points and now reads 1,727 amid an uncertain global political, economic and waring future. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 27 points and now stands at 3,560 points… Good news for the...
August 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@ 1,725 amid an upcoming geopolitical chaos

The BDI@ 1,725 amid an upcoming geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 16 points earlier on today; Geopolitics still chaotically messy! John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capes still the main driver for the dry cargoes saw the BCIp up 51 points at 3,587. The Panamaxes managed...
August 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI …“resurfaces” above the 1,700 point mark; Geopolitics chaotic…

BDI …“resurfaces” above the 1,700 point mark; Geopolitics chaotic…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 Thanks to the volatile Capes, the BDI begun the week on a positive note amid an alarming geopolitical environment given the Turkish despicable behaviour with the USA and others. John Faraclas’ brief market and geopolitics recap: The BDI gained 18 points...
August 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets traded in the red on Monday as a plunge in the Turkish lira generated a sell-off in risky assets while boosting demand for safe haven currencies such as the Swiss franc, the yen and the US dollar. After losing...
August 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,691; thank Posidon as it could have been worse…

The BDI@1,691; thank Posidon as it could have been worse…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since yesterday and now reads 1,691. Geopolitics are, as predicted  from this medium, worryingly warry! John Faraclas’ brief Markets and Geopolitics note: So at 1,691 the BDI survives an otherwise Summer of Discontent, a decisive Market...
August 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Brexit ‘nightmare’ for industry unless government breaks political deadlock

Brexit ‘nightmare’ for industry unless government breaks political deadlock
Giving insurance a voice: Brexit ‘nightmare’ for industry unless government breaks political deadlock We are delighted to introduce our latest report – Brexit and the insurance sector: Towards 2020 and beyond – as part of Kennedys’ ongoing commitment to providing key business insights...
August 10th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

Navigating China’s savings surplus, GPI interactive online databank

Navigating China’s savings surplus, GPI interactive online databank
.. Commentary: Navigating China’s savings surplus By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore China’s current account surplus, measuring its excess savings vis-a-vis the rest of the world, is dwindling fast. This is causing the Chinese government to rethink its foreign investment strategies....
August 10th, 2018 | Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets pulled back on Friday as turmoil in major emerging markets (the plunging Turkish lira, Sino-US trade conflict as well as US sanctions on Russia for election meddling) continued to dampen sentiment. In FX markets,...
August 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,694; what next…

The BDI@1,694; what next…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 10 points as well as the 1,700 points threshold as the main indices fell except the BSI and BHSI. Geopolitics still in tatters… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 11 points and now reads 3,472… The Panamaxes’ BPI lost 16 and now reads...
August 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 9, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 9, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Asian equity markets traded mixed on Thursday, with China’s tech shares leading the gains amid news for possible government support to further open the domestic technology sector to foreigners. In FX markets, the Russian ruble plunged...
August 9th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in July 2018

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in July 2018
.. In July 2018, a total of seven incidents (all actual incidents) of armed robbery against ships were reported All incidents have been verified and reported to the ReCAAP ISC by ReCAAP Focal Points and Contact Point Compared to the preceding month of Jun 2018, there has been an increase in the...
August 8th, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 8, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 8, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the positive momentum in Wall Street overnight, Asia equity indices traded in the black on Wednesday for a fourth day in a row. Nevertheless, China’s shares retreated on Wednesday after the US Trade Representative’s...
August 8th, 2018 | Reports | Read More

Peak season promises better box freight rates but limited charter market upside

Peak season promises better box freight rates but limited charter market upside
MSI has redesigned its Container Shipping Forecaster, increasing the focus on freight and charter markets and enhancing data on mainlane deployment and bunker charges London, 08 August, 2018. After a pattern of divergence at the start of the year, July saw a modest realignment between charter and freight...
August 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Reports, Statistics | Read More

Panamaxes continuous losses ground the BDI@1,773…

Panamaxes continuous losses ground the BDI@1,773…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 Perplexed Market figures amid a Trade War fiasco, particularly for those seeking “revenge” but cannot go all the way… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained the same but the interest has been focused on both the Capes...
August 6th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 6, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 6, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of Asian equity indices traded in the red on Monday amid escalating US/China trade tensions. China proposed on Friday retaliatory new tariffs (from 5% to 25%) on $60bn worth of US imported goods. Trying to counterbalance...
August 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,773; a breath of sea-breeze…

The BDI@1,773; a breath of sea-breeze…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 17 points  plus since yesterday and 101 since last Friday the 27th of July 2018 – from 1,672. Geopolitics more than crucial. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capes both on a daily and weekly basis did well; the BCI gained 98 points earlier...
August 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 3, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 3, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Shrugging off gains in Wall Street overnight on a technology-led rise, Asian equity indices traded mixed on Friday amid mounting trade war concerns. In response, the US dollar extended its overnight gains against a basket of major...
August 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Oppps !!! Falling Panamaxes brings down the BDI…

Oppps !!! Falling Panamaxes brings down the BDI…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost four points earlier on today and now reads 1,756 points. Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes were also a bit down despite its BCI increase of 19 points – now reading 3,534 points.  Still...
August 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tenders, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 2, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 2, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the Fed maintained the target range for the fed funds unchanged at 1.75-2.00% at its August meeting. The FOMC upgraded its view of economic growth since June, noting that “economic activity has been...
August 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,760; contained rise…

The BDI@1,760; contained rise…
John N. Faraclas – picture by George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 13 points earlier on today and at 1,760 still remains safe. Geopolitics in tatters. John Faraclas’ mid-week brief recap: The Capes’ BCI now stands at 3,515 – that’s 44 points plus; a bit of a contained rise...
August 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street closed in the red overnight for the third consecutive session as technology companies were further pressured, while Asian equity markets traded mixed on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected corporate profits announcements...
August 1st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Sea Port of St. Petersburg H1 cargo throughput rises 5 percent

Sea Port of St. Petersburg H1 cargo throughput rises 5 percent
Sea Port of St. Petersburg In the first half of 2018, AO Sea Port of St. Petersburg (SP SPb, a company of UCL Holding) handled over 3.8 million tonnes, which represents a 5% growth on the same period a year earlier.   The growth was driven primarily by increased handling of metal scrap, mineral fertilizers...
August 1st, 2018 | Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  gained another 44 points and now stands at 1,747 thanks to the Capes’ continuous surge… Geopolitics a bit of the same – still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was up 191 points – now reading 3,471 points. CAUTION as this...
July 31st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Final results of CIC on Safety of Navigation published

Final results of CIC on Safety of Navigation published
Richard Schiferli Today the final results of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation (including ECDIS) have been published. The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation including...
July 31st, 2018 | Health and Safety, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More