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Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 20 March, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 20 March, 2019)
 HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  Awaiting the conclusion of the Fed’s monetary policy meeting, European bourses opened lower today on appetite for some profit taking following yesterday’s hefty gains. Headlines suggesting that a final trade agreement between...
March 20th, 2019 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Trump must ‘get real on trade’, In conversation with Nellie Liang

Trump must ‘get real on trade’, In conversation with Nellie Liang
US President Donald Trump mentary: Trump must ‘get real on trade’ By Steve Hanke in Baltimore The US trade deficit is not made by foreigners who engage in unfair trade practices; it is homegrown. To the extent that domestic savings in the US fall short of domestic investments, the economy...
March 20th, 2019 | News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Desmond Lachman on Brexit, David Marsh on ECB pressures, and more

Desmond Lachman on Brexit, David Marsh on ECB pressures, and more
Desmond Lachman on Brexit, David Marsh on ECB pressures, and more 11-15 March 2019 Vol.10 Ed.11 COMMENTARY Missing out on monetary normalisation The European Central Bank’s postponement of its first post-financial crisis interest rate increases exposes it to pressures which will weigh on the bank’s...
March 16th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem… What a week that was, eh! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 53 points earlier on today and 81 since last week’s 649! Geopolitics with the BREXIT saga enigmatically perplexed,  as well as with the unprecedented bankruptcy of...
March 15th, 2019 | Canals, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations

Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations
Johan Roos Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations A four-man team from global trade association Interferry will be in Manila from March 18-22 in the first stage of a project to study significant safety improvements in Philippines ferry operations and produce a ‘lessons...
March 15th, 2019 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

PAO Sovcomflot: 2018 Results Announcement

PAO Sovcomflot: 2018 Results Announcement
Sergey Frank President & CEO of Sovcomflot Consistent growth in SCF’s offshore and gas revenues 15 March 2019, Moscow: PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group), one of the world leaders in energy shipping and marine services for offshore oil and gas upstream projects, has today reported its results for the...
March 15th, 2019 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Markets, Shipmanagement, Statistics | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 15 March 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 15 March 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European equity markets opened mixed earlier today with no clear direction, amid trade talk uncertainty. Although some reports conveyed that the US and China have made further substantial progress on trade negotiations, a summit between...
March 15th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@677 and BREXIT continues to make waves…

The BDI@677 and BREXIT continues to make waves…
John Faraclas The BDI@677 and BREXIT continues to make waves… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 23 points and at 677 looks certain of surpassing the 700… Geopolitics on a turning point with BREXIT – primarily and other issues in need of attention. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
March 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
14-Mar-2019 MOODY’S UPGRADES CANAL’S LONG-TERM RATING Panama Canal, Panama TRAFFIC SUSPENSION Dardanelles, Turkey Moody’s upgrades Canal’s long-term rating Thursday, March 14, 2019, Panama Canal, Panama Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the 20-year $450 million Senior Unsecured...
March 14th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Canals, Inland Waterways, Markets, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@654: slow recovery, more jeopardy or what…

The BDI@654: slow recovery, more jeopardy or what…
John Faraclas The BDI@654: slow recovery, more jeopardy or what… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up seven points; the Geopolitics are totally governed by what’s the aftermath in a BREXIT scene… John Faraclas’ brief midweek recap: The Capes “are back”; the BCI was up 49 points surpassing...
March 13th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

BREXIT: The Ides of March?

BREXIT: The Ides of March?
  .. BREXIT: The Ides of March? Following our last night’s on BREXIT, we had once again a very perplexed result at the House of Commons today and we are now faced with an unprecedented continuation of a Byzantine style scenario on the BREXIT saga. With a 321 to 278 score MPs have rejected the...
March 13th, 2019 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Filing of its 2018 Annual Report on Form 20-F

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Filing of its 2018 Annual Report on Form 20-F
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES THE FILING OF ITS 2018 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 20-F  ATHENS, GREECE, March 13, 2019 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on March 12, 2019 it filed its 2018...
March 13th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

GAC wins PETRONAS Caspian Sea contracts

GAC wins PETRONAS Caspian Sea contracts
GAC wins PETRONAS Caspian Sea contracts Marine support for drilling and development of new Towing operation jack up rig Saturn by AHTS Soltan Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, 13 March 2019 –  GAC Marine S.A. branch in Turkmenistan (GAC Marine) has been awarded two contracts by PETRONAS Carigali (Turkmenistan)...
March 13th, 2019 | Energy, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 13 March 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 13 March 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Despite UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s efforts to secure last-minute legal assurances from the EU over the contentious Irish backstop issue, the UK House of Commons rejected yesterday her Brexit plan for the second time, by a majority...
March 13th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility, Roundtable with Ambassador Patrick Suckling

‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility, Roundtable with Ambassador Patrick Suckling
‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility, Roundtable with Ambassador Patrick Suckling Commentary: ‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility By Pierre Ortlieb in London Globalisation and technological advances have allowed a small number of firms to become dominant within their industries....
March 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 12 March 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 12 March 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The GBP was firmer across the board in early European trade on Tuesday and European bourses opened higher amid increased hopes for parliamentary approval of the UK PM Theresa May’s Brexit plan at today’s “meaningful vote” in...
March 12th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@645; Capes “surge” and Panamaxes fall…

The BDI@645; Capes “surge” and Panamaxes fall…
John Faraclas The BDI@645; Capes “surge” and Panamaxes fall… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost four points earlier on today and 624 tries to survive… All we all want is to avoid a drop below the 600 points. Geopolitics continue to be perplexed and wonder who really knows what’s net to come....
March 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GAC India handles first tanker at new LNG terminal

GAC India handles first tanker at new LNG terminal
Marshall Islands-flagged LNG carrier ‘LNG/C Golar Snow’ GAC India handles first tanker at new LNG terminal  India, 11 March 2019  – GAC has handled the first tanker to berth at the newly constructed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal inside Kamarajar Port, Ennore in Chennai, India. The Marshall...
March 11th, 2019 | Bunkering, LNG | Read More

David Marsh on ECB leadership, Darrell Delamaide on the Fed, and more

David Marsh on ECB leadership, Darrell Delamaide on the Fed, and more
David Marsh on ECB leadership, Darrell Delamaide on the Fed, and more 4- 8 March Vol.10 Ed.10 COMMENTARY  Fed to rethink inflation expectations The Federal Reserve is pausing its interest rate increases, and will suspend its balance sheet runoff later this year. The Federal Open Market Committee is...
March 9th, 2019 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Markets | Read More

The BDI@649; adversity makes strange bedfellows…*

The BDI@649; adversity makes strange bedfellows…*
John Faraclas The BDI@649; adversity makes strange bedfellows…* The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down eight points today thanks to the Panamaxes as the Capes are settling(?) down a bit. Geopolitics remain very perplexed in all fronts and issues. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The weekly loss...
March 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas
Robert Keen BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is warning its members about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be...
March 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Containers, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Oslo Børs renews agreement with SIX x-clear Inbox x

Oslo Børs renews agreement with SIX x-clear Inbox x
Oslo Børs renews agreement with SIX x-clear 08/03/2019 Oslo Børs has renewed the agreement with SIX x-clear to further commit to the derivatives partnership. SIX x-clear is the designated CCP for clearing of derivatives traded at Oslo Børs. Today the two parties signed an extension of the existing...
March 8th, 2019 | Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Greek Controlled Shipping Statistics 2019

Greek Controlled Shipping Statistics 2019
The Baltic Exchange Building were the GSCC’s offices are GREEK CONTROLLED SHIPPING Αn information paper based on data provided to the GSCC by IHS Markit For the 32nd consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables on Greek controlled ships over 1,000 GT, registered...
March 8th, 2019 | Headlines, Insight, Statistics | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 8 March, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, 8 March, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The ECB surprised markets to the dovish side at its monetary policy meeting yesterday, moving more quickly than expected in an attempt to counter the Eurozone’s economic slowdown and preserve accommodative financial conditions. In...
March 8th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657

Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657
John Faraclas The BDI@657; Capes and Panamaxes fall… Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down seven points; Geopolitics remain dodgy and perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes lost 34 points and the BCI now stands at 236 points…...
March 7th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More