Archive for the ‘Reports’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 28, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 28, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European bourses opened lower today as data from the Eurozone continue to disappoint, fueling market concerns about the economy’s growth prospects. On the flipside, US equity markets gained on Friday capitalizing on the US President...
January 28th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Gary Kleiman on emerging markets, James Carrick on China, and more

Gary Kleiman on emerging markets, James Carrick on China, and more
Vitor Constâncio OMFIF UPDATE – WEEK 4  21-25 Januaryy 2019  Vol.10 Ed 4 NEWS Euro: Success and vulnerability Challenges facing Europe’s unfinished monetary union were discussed in a wide-ranging OMFIF London City Lecture with Vitor Constâncio, former vice-president, European Central...
January 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

The greatest challenges facing the shipping industry

The greatest challenges facing the shipping industry
Andrew Taylor The greatest challenges facing the shipping industry include flattening demand growth, industry consolidation forcing freight rates down and fuel emissions regulations – according to a survey conducted by Reed Smith LONDON, 25 January, 2019 – In a survey conducted by global law firm...
January 25th, 2019 | Legal, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 25 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 25 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: As expected, the ECB kept its key interest rates unchanged and confirmed its guidance on interest rates and reinvestments at yesterday’s monetary policy meeting. However, in the post-meeting press conference, President Mario Draghi...
January 25th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@939: brace!

The BDI@939: brace!
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 43 points earlier on today –  better than yesterday when the loss was 54 points and let’s hope that things change. The Geopolitics are now entering the worse stage; it will be the beginning of the end… Globalisation...
January 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Strong year confirms Marseille Fos growth trend

Strong year confirms Marseille Fos growth trend
Marseille Volumes last year in key areas of activity confirmed Marseille Fos as the leading French cargo and cruise port – a result matched by dynamic progress at its logistics and industrial sites.     Total cargo throughput improved 1% on 2017 to 81 million tonnes.  Standout performances included...
January 24th, 2019 | Markets, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shiprepair, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 24, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 24, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Today’s market focus is on the ECB monetary policy meeting, where the Governing Council is expected to keep its rate guidance unchanged. However, following a string of poor Eurozone data that leave no hope for a reacceleration in...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Emerging market trials persist, Ahead of the ECB podcast

Emerging market trials persist, Ahead of the ECB podcast
Commentary: Emerging market trials persist By Gary Kleiman in Washington Last year’s thrashing in all emerging market investment classes, with debt, equity and currencies in simultaneous decline for the first time in a decade, prompted reconsideration of allocation rationale into the next decade. Crises...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 23, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 23, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market sentiment took a turn to the worse amid enduring concerns about the global growth outlook. Adding to market woes, Brexit–related uncertainty prevails while a resolution in the US/China trade dispute seems to be still a long...
January 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diving BDI@1,036: it’s the bankrupt global economy stupid…

Diving BDI@1,036: it’s the bankrupt global economy stupid…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 56 points earlier on today and approaches the dangerous zone – which already has each twice within the last two months… Geopolitics despicable; John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes … are “back” with a triple-digit figure loss 132 points and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 22, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 22, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market sentiment towards risk assets worsened amid mounting concerns about a weakening global expansion. Following the release of data from China earlier this week which showed an annual GDP growth rate of 6.6% in 2018, the slowest...
January 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,092: it’s the Super blood wolf moon and the lunar eclipse stupid…

The BDI@1,092: it’s the Super blood wolf moon and the lunar eclipse stupid…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 20 points earlier on today …thanks to the Super blood wolf moon lunar and …the lunar eclipse. Watch the Geopolitical aspects… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI down 13 points at  2,024! The Panamaxes down too with the BPI at  991 –...
January 21st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 21, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 21, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European equity markets opened lower today and German government bonds were slightly firmer on a daily basis on the back of lingering Brexit uncertainty. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is anticipated to present her new Brexit plan to...
January 21st, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics: Between the devil and the deep blue sea* …and a Winter BBQ to remember!

Markets and Geopolitics: Between the devil and the deep blue sea* …and a Winter BBQ to remember!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained  35 points earlier on today and now reads 1,112; on a weekly basis though the BDI was down  57 points – from 1,169 (11/1/2019). Geopolitics in total disarray.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: Capes’ unprecedented volatility develops...
January 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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