Archive for the ‘Reports’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 18, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 18, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Rising hopes of a resolution to the US/China trade dispute and a string of firmer than expected US data, boosted risk appetite. Dented by their safe-haven appeal, core government bonds were weaker while optimism that a no-deal Brexit...
January 18th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets still falling with the …exception of Capes and Cleans, but…

Markets still falling with the …exception of Capes and Cleans, but…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched earlier on today 22 points thanks to the volatility governing the Capes… Geopolitics are about to produce global chaos… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI now reads 1,077 points – plus 22 thanks as said above to the Capes… All other indices...
January 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 17, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 17, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: UK Prime Minister Theresa May won the confidence vote in her government yesterday by 325-306, as expected. In her post-vote statement, she continued to be in favor of delivering a softer Brexit and expressed her intention to have talks...
January 17th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,055: crashing-out?

The BDI@1,055: crashing-out?
John FaraclasBDI, BREXIT, Greece The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 41 points earlier on today; Mrs. May survives a no confidence vote despite losing last night’s BREXIT vote with an unprecedented 432 – 202, a loss by 230… a disaster though turned to a success tonight with 325 vs 306 votes! Greek...
January 16th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 16 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 16 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: As expected, UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected in the House of Commons yesterday evening. However, the negative votes were more than expected —the biggest government defeat since 1924 — with 432 lawmakers...
January 16th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

IMB piracy report 2018: attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea

IMB piracy report 2018: attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 16 January 2019 – Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals. Worldwide,...
January 16th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Insight, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Cool; the BDI@1,096 …and life goes on

Cool; the BDI@1,096  …and life goes on
John Faraclas Opps Opps the BDI fells with the Capes leading the sky-fall; Geopolitics despite the vote on BREXIT, forthcoming hostilities and looming trade wars will respond. Lloyd’s Register traditional Vassilopitta takes the Square Mile by surprise and ATOPOS cvc makes wave at the Hellenic Centre....
January 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 15 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 15 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The UK House of Commons is scheduled to vote later today on Theresa May’s Brexit deal which includes the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement that lays out the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU including the controversial Irish...
January 15th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets: Even the Wets Dry out

Markets: Even the Wets Dry out
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) is now 1,100 points below that as of the end of December 2013 when the BDI stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitical jeopardy continues… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI lost 22 points and now reads 1,147 points! The Capes’ BCI lost 14 points and now stands...
January 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 14 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 14 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: China’s poor trade data added to market worries over a sharper than currently expected slowdown in global growth, pushing US Treasury yields lower today. In FX markets, the EUR/USD retreated further from Thursday’s near three month...
January 14th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!
John Faraclas opposite the place his used to work in 1974 Brexit? Business as usual! No fear! John Faraclas takes a tour down his own memory lane; an unforgettable good little adventure… The dubious work of propaganda and dirty party politics as well as international envy towards the United Kingdom...
January 12th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Consumers Market, European Union, Fashion, Holidays, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,169: not yet a disaster…

Falling BDI@1,169: not yet a disaster…
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nearly 100 points on a weekly basis and now stands at 1,169; Geopolitics in jeopardy… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI was down 20 points earlier on today and now reads 1,169 and was exactly 91 points down...
January 11th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Music, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 11, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 11, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from moderate gains in Wall Street overnight, major European bourses were slightly firmer in early trade today supported by fresh dovish comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell. Shrugging off the modest improvement in...
January 11th, 2019 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling BDI@1,189: Liabilities ante portas

Falling BDI@1,189: Liabilities ante portas
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 49 points earlier on today and  given that all indices are in red, the situation in the Dry and Wet Markets turns to a major liability for all stakeholders – and looks likely tomorrow the Markets will be on a falling...
January 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019

Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019
.. Greece – Focus Notes (Thursday, 10 January 2019) Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019 The present report, attached herebelow*, looks at the progress of the privatisations programme in recent months, the projects...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Insight, News, Reports | Read More

Vote Clune report: ESPO welcomes the outcome but remains highly concerned about adding another reporting layer through the creation of an EU interface

Vote Clune report: ESPO welcomes the outcome but remains highly concerned about adding another reporting layer through the creation of an EU interface
Isabelle Ryckbost 10 January 2019 This morning, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted its position on the Commission proposal for a regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window Environment. In many ways, the adopted Clune report improves the Commission proposal and...
January 10th, 2019 | Associations, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 10, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 10, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In FX markets, the DXY index extended recent losses with the EUR/USD hitting a near three-month peak of 1.1570 earlier today following the release of the minutes from the December FOMC policy meeting. The minutes revealed that many...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Non-American should lead World Bank, Global economic challenges in 2019

Non-American should lead World Bank, Global economic challenges in 2019
Commentary: Non-American should lead World Bank By Mark Sobel in Washington Since the creation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the end of the second world war, an American has led the Bank (Jim Yong Kim, who announced his resignation from the presidency on Monday, is Korean-American)...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,238: there can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm…

The BDI@1,238: there can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points earlier on today as all Dry Indices fell – thank Posidon the fall was a double digit one… Geopolitics… continue to be more than perplexed; John Faraclas’ daily market recap: The Capes lost  39 points and the BCI now stands at 2,078… Same...
January 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Capes volatility keeps the uncertain markets “afloat”…

Capes volatility keeps the uncertain markets “afloat”…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points earlier on this afternoon and now stands at 1,262 points. Geopolitics still the same; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes “hit” again with the BCI at 2,117 – a good  triple points rise of 101 but again this cannot constitute...
January 8th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Freight Derivative Trade Volumes up in 2018

Freight Derivative Trade Volumes up in 2018
The Baltic Exchange Figures compiled by the Baltic Exchange reveal that the overall volume of Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) trades increased in 2018. Freight derivative volumes in the tanker market rose by 20% in 2018 hitting 321,962 lots, volumes in the dry market rose 1.4% to 1,196,929 lots, its...
January 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Markets, Reports | Read More

IMCA issues guidance to assist analysis and testing of DP systems

IMCA issues guidance to assist analysis and testing of DP systems
Andy Goldsmith The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’ (IMCA M 247). The new document complements the Association’s existing guidance on Dynamic Positioning (DP). Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Marine...
January 8th, 2019 | Associations, Books, Reports | Read More

The BDI is now 1,000 points below the Dec 2013 closing…

The BDI is now 1,000 points below the Dec 2013 closing…
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic dry Index) lost 13 points and now reads 1,247 – 1,000 points below the closing of Dec 2013!  Geopolitics still messy; John Faraclas’ brief daily market recap: The Capes were the only size to clinched points and the BCI now reads 2,016...
January 7th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 7, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 7, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In early European trade today, core government bond yields were off last week’s fresh lows in reaction to FOMC Chairman Jerome Powell’s dovish remarks at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta on Friday....
January 7th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fall was very much contained, thanks once again to the volatile Capes. The New Year as we believe might begin when the Far East and mainly Japan begin to kick-off. Geopolitics as ever messy. John Faraclas’  daily and …Festive Season’s recaps: The...
January 4th, 2019 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More