Archive for the ‘Statistics’ Category

The falling Markets are here to stay unless…

The falling Markets are here to stay unless…
John Faraclas Another falling day AND week when the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and the Wets too lost steam… Geopolitics are now in point of NO return; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap …all in one: The BDI lost 25 points and now reads 1,109; on a weekly basis it lost 86 points – from last week’s...
April 28th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 28, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 28, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the ECB stayed put on its monetary policy meeting on Thursday and saw no need to deviate from the guidance provided...
April 28th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics

Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics
John Faraclas The fall continued today both for the Dry and the Wets; the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and now stands at 1,134. On the Geopolitical front things are getting all over Planet Ocean sour and let’s hope diplomacy is resurrected. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were the...
April 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 27, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 27, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD was modestly weaker and US Treasuries gained some ground in European trade, in reaction to the lack of details in the US administration’s tax...
April 27th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. announces closing of US$80.5 million Public Offering of Common Shares…

Diana Shipping Inc. announces closing of US$80.5 million Public Offering of Common Shares…
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Closing of US$80.5 Million Public Offering of Common Shares; Closing Includes Full Exercise of Underwriters’ US$10.5 Million Over-Allotment Option; Board Approval of Acquisition of Three Dry Bulk Vessels Received ATHENS, GREECE, April 26, 2017—Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:...
April 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 26, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Fixed-income safe havens remained under pressure in European trade on Wednesday weighed down by the improved tone of global equity markets. The 10-yr...
April 26th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The fall continues; the BDI@1,154…

The fall continues; the BDI@1,154…
John Faraclas Another drop in the markets, both dry and wet amid continued geopolitical chaos and uncertainty; John Faraclas’ daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 16 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,154 points; a bit of a …contained fall. The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost...
April 25th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Alan McCarthy’s Quarterly Trend Analysis for Q1 2017

Alan McCarthy’s Quarterly Trend Analysis for Q1 2017
Alan McCarthy Alan McCarthy’s special Q1 2107 trend Analysis for Bulkers and Tankers Summary Charts for values, earnings and depreciation together with commentary are provided in Appendices 1 – 6 below. There has been some discussion in recent weeks suggesting that the long-awaited recovery...
April 25th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European bourses were firmer in early trade on Tuesday on investor relief that the first round of the French presidential elections yielded...
April 25th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron won with 23.9% the first round of the French presidential elections that were held on Sunday April 23rd and qualified...
April 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,195: what next…

The BDI@1,195: what next…
John Faraclas Time and again we have warned that the markets – both dry and wets, are more than volatile and uncertain and numerous times we have expressed concerns, due to the volatility and uncertainty, on the issue of valuations. How can we get it right and avoid this time the second biggest coming...
April 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Fixed income safe-havens weakened in European trade on Friday pressured by global equity markets’ improved performance. On the flipside, French government...
April 21st, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Pricing of US$70 Million Public Offering of Common Shares

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Pricing of US$70 Million Public Offering of Common Shares
ATHENS, GREECE, April 20, 2017—Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 17,500,000 common shares, par value US$0.01 per...
April 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European bourses opened lower on Thursday as investors retain a cautious stance amid lingering geopolitical jitters and uncertainty related...
April 20th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets dive further, Geopolitics too…

Markets dive further, Geopolitics too…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), thanks mainly to the Capers, lost 16 points and now reads 1,278; the Geopolitics are getting more than sour… John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The BCI 2014 lost 90 points and now reads 2,130 points. The Capers will continue for the foreseeable  future...
April 19th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In FX markets, GBP retained a firm tone in European trade on Wednesday supported by British PM Theresa May’s unexpected call for a snap general election...
April 19th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Oslo Børs taking over NOTC

Oslo Børs taking over NOTC
The Norwegian Securities Dealers Association (NSDA) set up the NOTC information system for unlisted shares in 1999. Oslo Børs acquired 50% of the share capital of NOTC AS in 2006 and has since co-owned the company with NSDA. An agreement has now been reached for Oslo Børs to acquire NSDA’s 50% stake,...
April 19th, 2017 | Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Switch to cleaner fuels could lower risk for Arctic Shipping: Report

Switch to cleaner fuels could lower risk for Arctic Shipping: Report
Washington D.C., April 18th, 2017:- A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT),  Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental tradeoffs finds that using heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping creates such great risks compared to...
April 18th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & The SEE Region (Tuesday, April 18, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & The SEE Region (Tuesday, April 18, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: While major Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday, equity markets in Japan closed in the black following US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s comments...
April 18th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

World’s first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia

World’s first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia
Igor Polyakov, Supervisor at GAC’s Sabetta base, with the world’s first Arc7 class LNG carrier, Christophe de Margerie Professional agency support delivered in preparation for start of commercial shipments Murmansk & Sabetta, Russia, 11 April 2017 – GAC Russia has marked an important...
April 11th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 11, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 11, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Most global equity markets fell on Tuesday on mounting geopolitical concerns, following comments by the White House Press Secretary that President Donald...
April 11th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 10, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 10, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The April 7 Eurogroup resulted in a framework agreement that unlocked the return of the institutions’ mission heads to Athens, which will reportedly take place...
April 10th, 2017 | Banking, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Market drops amid falling Tomahawk…

Market drops amid falling Tomahawk…
John Faraclas The Dry and Wet Market fell further on a turbulent week; Geopolitics might get sour. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: Thanks to the Panamaxes – our favourite size (and most versatile size and type of vessel so far) which clinched 40 points since yesterday,  the BDI closed up eight points...
April 7th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 07, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 07, 2017)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The Eurogroup is convening today in Malta and will discuss, among others, “the main outstanding issues that need to be solved in order to reach an agreement on the overall policy package that would allow the second review of the programme...
April 7th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 06, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 06, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: Deliberations held in Brussels on Tuesday between Greek officials and the institutions reportedly led to convergence on key issues that could pave the way for...
April 6th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More