Archive for the ‘Reports’ Category

Mark Sobel on China, David Marsh on Germany, and more

Mark Sobel on China, David Marsh on Germany, and more
… OMFIF UPDATE – WEEK 42  2018 15-19 October 2018 Vol.9 Ed.42 COMMENTARY US Treasury gets China largely right Despite much huffing and puffing about China, the US Treasury’s autumn foreign exchange report is status quo. The substance is unsensational, and little changed from the last report...
October 20th, 2018 | Reports | Read More

Stranded BDI@1,575… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics

Stranded BDI@1,575… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 11 points up since yesterday at 1,575 which is though minus three points down since last week’s 1,579 points! Mixed |wets with the Dirties improving… Geopolitics a liability for all in a bankrupt Planet Ocean – most issues which...
October 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…
John Faraclas With 11 plus points, thanks to the volatility of the Capes – down 58 yesterday and plus 70 today,  the BDI …floats “safely”… Geopolitics messy as ever… John Faraclas’ daily Markets and Geopolitics briefing: The Capes’ BCI  with its 70 points plus now reads 2,176 points… Minus...
October 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Legal, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, 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

ESPO publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities

ESPO publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities
Isabelle Ryckbost 18 October 2018 – ESPO presented yesterday its annual Environmental Report for 2018 at the GreenPort Congress in Valencia. The ESPO Environmental Report includes environmental performance benchmark indicators as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European...
October 18th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

US Treasury gets China largely right

US Treasury gets China largely right
After Trump huff and puff, a renminbi non-event By Mark Sobel in Washington Note: From 2000-14, the author, now US chairman of OMFIF, was actively involved in the US Treasury’s preparation of its semi-annual foreign exchange report. Unsurprisingly, with fanfare not seen for years, all eyes have been...
October 18th, 2018 | 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

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points earlier on today raising eyebrows. Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI fall of 58 points brought the respective index down at 2,106 points; once again: CAUTION! The  Panamaxes’ BPI managed to...
October 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #17

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #17
.. Brussels, 17 October 2018 – There were a total of 113 ships broken in the third quarter of 2018. Of these, 79 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. Between July and September, three workers have lost their lives when breaking ships in Alang, India....
October 17th, 2018 | Environment, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets were firmer early on Wednesday following hefty gains in Wall Street overnight in the wake of encouraging US corporate earnings results. Positive US data showing that industrial production rose in September for...
October 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

London company market income jumps to £26.3bn

London company market income jumps to £26.3bn
Premium income in the London company market has jumped to £26.314bn, a new report by the International Underwriting Association (IUA) has revealed. Gross written premium in London for 2017 was £18.331bn while a further £7.984bn was identified as written in other locations, but overseen and managed...
October 16th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the improved tone in Asian stocks earlier today, the majority of European bourses opened higher, moving further away from last month’s 21-month trough. Yet, gains were limited. Elsewhere, core government bond...
October 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI still “stranded”

The BDI still “stranded”
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) although was up five points standing at 1,584 points in reality same is stranded! Geopolitics and in particular the Trade Wars and Bankruptcy will turn things sour. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI gained 20 points and now reads 2,189; the only...
October 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Regulatory, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 15, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 15, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Bavaria, suffered big losses in the elections of that state on Sunday 14 October. CSU defeat does not bode well with...
October 15th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Gains for the BDI and the Wets amid mini financial hiccups…

Gains for the BDI and the Wets amid mini financial hiccups…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week with 64 points plus since yesterday at 1,579 and 43 since last week’s 1,536 points… The Geopolitics and in particular the financial situation on Planet Ocean remains enigmatic. John Faraclas’ brief daily and weekly recap: A good triple rise...
October 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for January to September 2018

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for January to September 2018
Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for January to September 2018 Single-sheet Summary for ReCAAP ISC 3rd Quarter 2018 Report (Pg 1) Summary   A total of 64 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 50 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents) reported in Asia during...
October 12th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market sentiment towards risky assets improved today with major equity markets recovering part of Thursday’s hefty losses. Meanwhile, the 10-yr UST yield was 3bps higher on the day in spite of yesterday’s weaker than expected US...
October 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets dive but Shipping Markets resurface…

Markets dive but Shipping Markets resurface…
John Faraclas Despite the fact that the World Stock Markets dive the odd happened and the Shipping Markets are all in black. Geopolitics though in …red. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The BDI@1,515 +22 points; pinch me… The Capes’ BCI  up 56 at 2,005 surpassing the 2,000 point threshold… The...
October 11th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Focus today is on global equity markets’ performance after Wall Street’s sharp losses overnight fueled by a sharp drop in technology stocks, led to a generalised risk-off sentiment. Favoured by equity markets’ sell-off, core government...
October 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Absa Africa Financial Markets Index: Signs of progress amid regional economic weakness

Absa Africa Financial Markets Index: Signs of progress amid regional economic weakness
Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria have moved up the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by OMFIF, and South Africa remains in top position, supported by strong financial market infrastructure and a robust legal framework. However, South Africa’s macroeconomic performance has deteriorated over...
October 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@1,493

Contained losses with the BDI@1,493
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another ten points losing the threshold of the 1,500 points but doesn’t look  too worrying unless… The Geopolitics on the same level as yesterday with the Economic mess ready to engulf Planet Ocean and make the World suffer for another ten years. John...
October 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments
10 October 2018 – London OCIMF has today released a new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments, called A Guide to Best Practice for Navigational Assessments and Audits. Navigational assessments and audits help vessel owners, operators and Masters to identify areas...
October 10th, 2018 | Books, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Italian government bonds remained under pressure early yesterday but market sentiment improved somewhat around lunchtime following Economy Minister Giovanni Tria’s pledge that he will do whatever is necessary to restore calm if market...
October 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ECB faces QE dilemma, Developing the UAE as a centre of green finance

ECB faces QE dilemma, Developing the UAE as a centre of green finance
. Commentary: ECB faces QE dilemma By Marchel Alexandrovich in London While Italy continues to dominate the headlines, the European Central Bank is more interested in the big picture: the continuing economic recovery, building inflationary pressure, the end of quantitative easing and guiding interest...
October 10th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Events, Insight, Reports | Read More

Falling BDI@1,503 a concern?

Falling BDI@1,503 a concern?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 27 points since yesterday and if same goes below the 1,500 point-threshold it will be an issue. Geopolitics equalise the theatre of the absurd! John Faraclas’ brief report: The Capes did it again; falling 81 points and going well below the 2,000 points...
October 9th, 2018 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More