Archive for the ‘Reports’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 29, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 29, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: According to press reports, the institutions anticipate a commitment by the Greek PM consenting to the framework agreement that was discussed last week in Brussels...
March 29th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In the absence of major data releases, G10 currency pairs were little changed on a daily basis in European trade on Tuesday. Major US equity markets closed...
March 28th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

fathom-news e-bulletin 26 March 2017

fathom-news e-bulletin 26 March 2017
INSIGHT In-depth topical analysis The 10 unmanned water craft that talk of the future There are a number of uniquely interesting projects underway that highlight how automation in shipping is advancing. More. FOCUS Short features and analysis Key...
March 26th, 2017 | Associations, Energy, Environment, Reports | Read More

Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics

Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today on a positive tone at 1,240 points; geopolitics though were far worse than last week. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI gained 44 points since yesterday as well as from last week’s 1,196 points and managed to end the week in a positive...
March 24th, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After Republican lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on Donald Trump’s proposed healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”),...
March 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Panamaxes keep the market buoyant as volatile Capers fall…

Panamaxes keep the market buoyant as volatile Capers fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained six points and now reads 1,196 thanks to the 51 points gained by the Panamaxes. Geopolitics continue to be the major headache. John Faraclas brief daily recap: With six points plus the BDI  maintains its rise despite the ups and downs of Capers and Panamaxes. The...
March 23rd, 2017 | Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: According to data released yesterday by the Bank of Greece, in January 2017, the current account showed a deficit of €271mn, down by €500 mn yoy. This development...
March 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Market falls amid geopolitical chaos and terrorism

Market falls amid geopolitical chaos and terrorism
John Faraclas The BDI lost ten points earlier on today and now reads 1,190 points. The Geopolitics continue to get sour and Terrorism hits London. John Faraclas midweek recap: The Capers lost 63 points and now the BCI 2014 stands at 2,378 points; volatility and uncertainty at its best not to mention...
March 22nd, 2017 | Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Greece: Quick take on the outcome of the March 20 Eurogroup, key items & timeline

Greece: Quick take on the outcome of the March 20 Eurogroup, key items & timeline
Global Economic & Market Outlook- Focus Notes (March 22, 2017) Quick take on the outcome of the March 20 Eurogroup, key items & timeline Following the March 20 Eurogroup, the present report aims to provide an update on the state of play in the ongoing negotiations between Greece and its official...
March 22nd, 2017 | Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets edged significantly lower on Wednesday, as increasing concerns about the timing of the new US administration’s economic growth...
March 22nd, 2017 | Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Unsustainable Markets amid Geopolitical Tempest ante portas

Unsustainable Markets amid Geopolitical Tempest ante portas
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) after a quick …”rally” over and above the 1,205 points, lost five points and now stands at 1,200 “thanks” to the as ever volatile Capes; The geopolitical upheaval coupled with ultra protectionism in all fronts “promises” mess and only mess… John...
March 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Shipping confidence holds steady despite industry and political pressures

Shipping confidence holds steady despite industry and political pressures
Richard Greiner Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. In February 2017, the average confidence level expressed by respondents was 5.6 out of 10.0,...
March 21st, 2017 | Markets, Reports | Read More

CYPRUS & SERBIA: On a virtuous cycle of sovereign rating upgrades

CYPRUS & SERBIA: On a virtuous cycle of sovereign rating upgrades
Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note – CYPRUS & SERBIA: On a virtuous cycle of sovereign rating upgrades (Tuesday, March 21, 2017) On March 17th, Standard and Poor’s upgraded the sovereign rating of Cyprus by one notch (from BB to BB+) with a stable outlook. The decision confirmed...
March 21st, 2017 | Banking, Reports | Read More

Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions

Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions
Greece Macro Monitor (21.03.2017) Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions: How generous is it by international standards and relative to the rest of the EU? 1. For a couple of decades before the outbreak of the Greek sovereign debt crisis, Greece’s pension expenditure recorded...
March 21st, 2017 | Country Profiles, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure in European trade on Tuesday as the less-hawkish-than-expected tone of last week’s FOMC monetary policy statement continued...
March 21st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure across the board as the less-hawkish-than expected tone of the FOMC monetary policy statement released after the conclusion...
March 20th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Is Capers’ rise a bubble or the start for a sustainable upturn…?

Is Capers’ rise a bubble or the start for a sustainable upturn…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued to rise all through the week and now, with 24 plus points earlier on today, stands at 1,196 points. Geopolitics though are very dodgy and as we have warned, needless to remind you what you and all of us experienced this last week globally, can be a major...
March 17th, 2017 | Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure against its major currency peer while  US Treasuries’ positive reaction to the less hawkish than expected FOMC monetary...
March 17th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A Capers’ market is NOT a market, particularly amid explosive geopolitics…

A Capers’ market is NOT a market, particularly amid explosive geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) rose to 1,172 points – plus 25 since yesterday. In the geopolitical front we reiterate the view that the drums of War can be heard – War in the platoon,  War in the financial “galaxy”, it’s War everywhere. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers...
March 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 16, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 16, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Fed raised the federal funds rate by 25bps to a target range of 0.75%-1.0% at the two-day monetary policy meeting that concluded late on Wednesday,...
March 16th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Continued Capers volatility with Geopolitical Economic uncertainty

Continued Capers volatility with Geopolitical Economic uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with 35 points plus standing at 1,147, thanks to the excellent but also volatile “performance” of the Capesize tonnage. The Geopolitical situation, as expected and as things prove becomes more and more uncertain. John Faraclas’ midweek report: The...
March 15th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Dutch voters go the poll today to elect the 150 members of the lower house of parliament. Polling stations close at 21:00 CET. The first exit poll will...
March 15th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A Capers “market” with consequences; geopolitics a concern…

A Capers “market” with consequences; geopolitics a concern…
John Faraclas The BDI was up 13 points at 1,112 with the “support” from the Capers. The wets in the …dry…  Geopolitics are a major concern. John Faraclas’ daily report: The Capers’ BCI 2014 continue to rise; this time at 1,929 – up 86 points, in a very asymmetrical sequence. Time will...
March 14th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD gained some ground in European trade on Tuesday supported by market expectations for a 25bps rate hike at this week’s two-day FOMC monetary...
March 14th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT
John Faraclas The BDI was modestly up and Geopolitics get the impulse of BREXIT – to be triggered anytime now; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 13 points at 1,099, thanks once again to the Capers, as all other sizes where on a single-digit plus or minus modus. The...
March 13th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Markets, News, Religion, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More