Archive for the ‘Reports’ Category

The BDI@903; nothing spectacular…

The BDI@903; nothing spectacular…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with 19 points plus surpassing the 900-point threshold and now stands at 903. The Geops (Geopolitics) might produce unexpected, undesired and asymmetrical situations. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lead the uncertainty with a volatile lift-off...
June 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 27, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 27, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German Bund yields held near recent lows in European trade ahead of a speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the fourth annual ECB Forum on Central Banking...
June 27th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 884. The Wets still low and Geops (Geopolitics) unpredictably predictable…lead to an all-out war!  John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers managed to clinch 18 points and the BCI 2014 managed to go over and...
June 26th, 2017 | Comment, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 26, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 26, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European equity markets opened higher on Monday on the prevailing view that global economic recovery remains broadly intact. Elsewhere,...
June 26th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points since yesterday and 19 since last week’s 851 points ending the week at 870; Geops (Geopolitics) simply sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost another six points since yesterday and its respective BCI 2014 now stands at 987...
June 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices pulled further away from this week’s multi-month low although market sentiment remained fragile amid prevailing supply jitters. In reaction to higher...
June 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Panamaxes, Supras …and Handies …“lift” the BDI

Panamaxes, Supras …and Handies …“lift” the BDI
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 11 points since yesterday at 855 – a kiss of life. Geopolitics more than messy. John Faraclas daily briefing: Bad news for the Capers’ BCI 2014 which fall below the 1,000 point threshold at 993 – minus 27! Ultra Caution! The Panamaxes gained 39 and...
June 22nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A quantitative assessment of the June 15 Eurogroup agreement on Greece

A quantitative assessment of the June 15 Eurogroup agreement on Greece
Greece Macro Monitor (22 June 2017)  A quantitative assessment of the agreement on Greece reached at the Eurogroup of 15 June 2017 Summary of views & key findings This study attempts a quantitative assessment of the decisions made for Greece at the Eurogroup of 15 June 2017, with particular emphasis...
June 22nd, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 22, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 22, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices remained under pressure amid lingering supply jitters, continuing to push lower long-dated bond yields.  In FX markets, GBP gained some ground...
June 22nd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@844 “makes” waves…

The BDI@844 “makes” waves…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) Lost three points creating more uncertainty. The Geopolitics are on  the edge; John Faraclas latest midweek briefing: The Capers lost 90 points and the BCI 2014 reads 1,020 … The Panamxes, Supras and Handies on the “rise” with the BPI up 53 at 1,070 points,...
June 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

GSCC’s Annual Report 2016-2017

GSCC’s Annual Report 2016-2017
The Baltic Exchange where the GSCC offices Viewers can find herebelow the link for the Annual Report 2016-2017 of the G.S.C.C., which is prefaced by the Chairman, Mr. Haralambos J. Fafalios. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 22nd June 2017, at the Baltic Exchange. From the Chairman: Dear...
June 21st, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping confidence hits three-year high

Shipping confidence hits three-year high
Richard Greiner Shipping confidence reached its equal highest rating in the past three years in the three months to end-May 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The average confidence level expressed by respondents...
June 21st, 2017 | Markets, Reports, Special Surveys | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices remained under pressure on oversupply jitters. Brent crude moved below $46bbl for the first time so far this year, initiating a bull flattening...
June 21st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Energy, Finance, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasury yields were modestly higher in European trade following comments by NY Fed President William Dudley that US inflation will gradually rise...
June 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Panamaxes contain BDI loses

Panamaxes contain BDI loses
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday the 16th of June, thanks to the Panamaxes who gained 20 points earlier on today; the Geopolitical issues have gone beyond control and soon it will be chaos with Armageddon arriving soon. Terrorism and revenge ante portas. John...
June 19th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 19, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 19, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche party and its ally centrist party MoDem won the French legislative...
June 19th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

What’s the BDI’s missing link? Geops in disarray… Grenfell Tower a liability for all

What’s the BDI’s missing link? Geops in disarray… Grenfell Tower a liability for all
John Faraclas The BDI closed earlier on today at 851 points; that’s four points down since yesterday and …two points up since last week’s 849 points. The Geops (Geopolitics) are in the worst possible state since the end of World War II! Any objections? If yes, then we are more than pleased to entertain...
June 16th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Story of the Year, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 16, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 16, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The BoE surprised markets with two MPC members joining MPC Kristin Forbes, the most hawkish member so far, and voting all three in favor of a 25bps rate...
June 16th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@855 might become …a liability; Geops too

The BDI@855 might become …a liability; Geops too
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another ten points since yesterday and now reads 855 becoming a liability for all stakeholders, despite the fact that in Feb’16 we have seen the BDI shrink  down to 290 points… The Geops are advancing fast towards a major collision between all despicable...
June 15th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

June FOMC: Downplays softness in inflation and payroll data; balance sheet normalization will begin “relatively soon” (Thursday, June 15, 2017)

June FOMC: Downplays softness in inflation and payroll data; balance sheet normalization will begin “relatively soon” (Thursday, June 15, 2017)
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Thursday, June 15, 2017) June FOMC: Downplays softness in inflation and payroll data; balance sheet normalization will begin “relatively soon” As widely expected, the Federal Reserve increased its target range for the fed funds rate...
June 15th, 2017 | Banking, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 15, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 15, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The FOMC raised the Federal Funds rate by 25bps to a 1.00-1.25%, as expected, and provided some details on how it plans to start reducing its balance...
June 15th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – Uncertain volatility coupled with new tactics and mode of fixing ships knock-off the markets. Uncertainty in Geops (Geopolitics) will create chaos in trading. John Faraclas midweek report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five...
June 14th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 14, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 14, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes today are on the FOMC monetary policy meeting where a 25bps rate hike is nearly fully priced-in. The FOMC policy announcement is scheduled for...
June 14th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 13, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 13, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In FX markets, CAD was among the main outperformers supported by Senior BoC Deputy Governor Carolyn Wikins’s hawkish comments. GBP remained under pressure...
June 13th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Dry …versus the Wets…

Dry …versus the Wets…
John Faraclas And a bit of good news, even at very very low market levels… The BDI@870 – up 21, but the Wets still diving. Geopolitics the big issue and Terrorism MUST stop here and now, or else. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) continued its upward trend, thanks to the Capers,...
June 12th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Markets, Reports, Tankers | Read More