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Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 20, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 20, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Risk-on mode continued to prevail in early trade on Thursday on market perception that the direct impact of the US/China trade dispute on the global economy will likely be manageable. Taking their cue from Asian bourses earlier today,...
September 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A regulatory approach to fintech, The valuation of energy and infrastructure investments

A regulatory approach to fintech, The valuation of energy and infrastructure investments
.. Commentary: A regulatory approach to fintech By Christine Lagarde in Washington On the one hand, regulators must protect consumers and investors against fraud and combat tax evasion, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. They must also protect the integrity and stability of the financial...
September 20th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In retaliation to the US administration’s announcement late on Monday of a 10% tariff on an additional $200bn of imports from China, the latter announced yesterday the imposition of duties on $60bn worth of US goods. However, the...
September 19th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Opppppps the BDI@1,356

Opppppps the BDI@1,356
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just a point thanks primarily to the Supras and Handies and to a leaser extend to the Panamaxes… Geopolitics spot on: more than perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capes’ fall continued with the BCI down 27...
September 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 18, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 18, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Trade tensions between the US and China intensified following US President Donald Trump’s announcement late yesterday after market close on the imposition of a 10% tariff on an additional $200bn of imports from China. The tariff will...
September 18th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Managing economic integration in Africa, OMFIF at the IMF

Managing economic integration in Africa, OMFIF at the IMF
. Commentary: Managing economic integration in Africa By Max Roch in London In the West, protectionism and an affinity for hard borders are on the rise. Other parts of the world, however, are adopting market-orientated initiatives appealing to the centre ground of politics, most notably Africa. In March,...
September 18th, 2018 | Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US/China trade conflict is likely to escalate further after the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the Trump administration is considering a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods that could be announced as early as today...
September 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Overblown rhetoric over UK withdrawal, City Lecture with Charles Evans

Overblown rhetoric over UK withdrawal, City Lecture with Charles Evans
.. Commentary: Overblown rhetoric over UK withdrawal By David Marsh in Kraków The rhetorical battle over the best way for Britain to exit the EU has witnessed a ratcheting up of overblown invective from all sides. We have dire technocratic admonitions on the effects of a ‘no deal’ Brexit...
September 17th, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,366; don’t call my bluff…

The BDI@1,366; don’t call my bluff…
John Faraclas Asymmetrical but expected figures govern the Markets and Geopolitics; we have been warning you with CAUTION in capital letters for both for a long time. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 16 points earlier on today and now reads 1,366   points. On a...
September 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 14 Sept 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin 14 Sept 2018
Costas Frangeskides, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP In this week’s Bulletin: 1. REGULATION AND LEGISLATION UK: No-deal Brexit – More details published on the “Temporary Permissions Regime”    2. COURT CASES AND ARBITRATION Australia: Combustible cladding claims: who pays and...
September 14th, 2018 | Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, News, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 14, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 14, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The ECB stayed put on policy action and confirmed its guidance with regard to QE, interest rates and reinvestment policy at its monetary policy meeting yesterday, in line with market expectations. In the post-meeting press conference,...
September 14th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Threat of ‘currency bullying’, The UK’s macroeconomic outlook

Threat of ‘currency bullying’, The UK’s macroeconomic outlook
.. Commentary: Threat of ‘currency bullying’ By Otaviano Canuto in Washington In July the IMF released its 2018 External Sector Report, its latest assessment of the current account balances of the world’s 30 largest economies. There are reasons to expect abrupt alterations ahead, particularly...
September 14th, 2018 | Banking, Insight, Markets, Reports | Read More

The BDI bottoms-out…?

The BDI bottoms-out…?
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI went bellow the 1,400 points  mark at 1,382 which is minus 29 points and CAUTION is the best tactic to avoid messy situations. Geopolitics still an upheaval for all. John Faraclas’ brief report: The Capes’ BCI  stood at  1,980   – down...
September 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Investors across all regions showed increased appetite for risk in early trade on Thursday amid hopes that a trade deal could be sealed between the world’s two biggest economies before US midterm elections in early November. In...
September 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,411 amid continuing Global Chaos

The BDI@1,411 amid continuing Global Chaos
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points with Capes leading the fall with another triple-digit figure… John Faraclas’ brief daily market and Geopolitics recap: The Capes’ BCI stood at 2,074 -117 points and approaches the dangerous 2,000 threshold…...
September 12th, 2018 | Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Asian equity markets ended lower today amid concerns about an escalation in trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. Meanwhile, equity markets in Europe were modestly firmer in early trade amid market optimism over...
September 12th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes downs the BDI by 43 points

Capes downs the BDI by 43 points
John Faraclas The fall of the Capes was three times more than yesterday; the Geopolitics continue to be more than dodgy in many regions around Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ brief Market and Geopolitics recap: At 1,439 points the BDI becomes a bit vulnerable widening the gap since the end of December...
September 11th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Gas, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In FX markets, the GBP was firmer across the board on market optimism that a “soft” Brexit deal might be within reach. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was quoted as saying that it is “realistic” that the two sides...
September 11th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Robotics’ existential impact on labour, Meeting with Governor Perry Warjiyo

Robotics’ existential impact on labour, Meeting with Governor Perry Warjiyo
. Commentary: Robotics’ existential impact on labour By Bhavin Patel in London Robots are becoming more reliable, proficient and cheap, which incentivises companies to automate processes, despite the risk of major disruption to traditional labour markets. Today’s pace of innovation is becoming...
September 11th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,482 gets more perplexed… like the Geopolitical conundrum

The BDI@1,482 gets more perplexed… like the Geopolitical conundrum
John Faraclas Our last week’s ending title was rightly worded: “What a perplexed Dry Market with the BDI@1,490” as there was something alerting that damn feeling as well as that of the Geopolitics with the Armageddon ante portas;  John Faraclas’ daily market and Geopolitics briefing: The BDI...
September 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Shipowners’ Club reports its half year results to 30 June 2018

The Shipowners’ Club reports its half year results to 30 June 2018
Following from Simon Swallow the Shipowners’ Club Chief Executive: The Club has reported its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2018. We anticipated a continuation of difficult trading conditions for many of our Members, along with an ongoing competitive insurance environment....
September 10th, 2018 | P and I Clubs, Reports | Read More

Axco Political Risk and Trade Credit (Re)Insurance report 2018

Axco Political Risk and Trade Credit (Re)Insurance report 2018
Jolle Wever Political risk and trade credit (re)insurance in high demand: Axco report Axco Insurance Information Services (Axco) has published an overview of the political risk insurance (PRI) market and forecasts potential reforms and developments in global territories. The report summarises the changes...
September 10th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Media advisory: Foreign bribery goes unpunished by most big exporters

Media advisory: Foreign bribery goes unpunished by most big exporters
Berlin, 10 September 2018 – Most of the world’s most powerful export markets are failing to punish corporations paying bribes overseas, according to a new report from Transparency International to be released on 12 September 2018. Exporting Corruption 2018: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery...
September 10th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Talking to reporters on Friday, US President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $267bn worth of goods imports from China on top of $200bn he is already considering. The US President said that he will decide...
September 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Mark Sobel on Turkey, OMFIF at the IMF, and more

Mark Sobel on Turkey, OMFIF at the IMF, and more
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan OMFIF Update – Week 36 2018  3-7 September Vol.8 .Ed.36 COMMENTARY Four proposals to lower contagion The international community needs to do a better job in guarding against financial market contagion. The collapse of Turkish markets makes the question...
September 8th, 2018 | Markets, Reports | Read More