Archive for the ‘Statistics’ Category

The BDI’s fall continues

The BDI’s fall continues
John Faraclas Another day of losses in nearly all sectors of the Dr and Wet Markets. Geopolitics are warming up for an all-out war. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: Minus  31 points for the BDI now standing at 1,657 points. The Capes’ BCI on yet another three-digit losses – now at 3,130 points;...
July 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD retained a firm tone in European trade favored by Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s positive comments on the US growth outlook in his congressional testimony on Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee and again on Wednesday before...
July 19th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI falls; Geopolitics might rock the boat…

The BDI falls; Geopolitics might rock the boat…
John Faraclas It was about time to witness yet again one more result of an uncertain and unsustainable market despite the “rich” peaking of the last two weeks… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  fall, thanks once again to the as ever and predictably unpredictable Capes; we have hinted of this fall yesterday!...
July 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 18, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 18, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: During his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Fed Chair Jerome Powell sounded optimistic on the US growth outlook and reiterated that the FOMC believes that “for now the best way forward is to keep gradually raising the...
July 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes upturn… Geopolitics blues…

Capes upturn… Geopolitics blues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today with another 26 plus points and now stands at 1,741 points – thanks once again to the Capes; Geopolitics though might create tsunamis of incalculable levels. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes continued its unprecedented rise and the BCI...
July 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US retail sales rose by 0.5%mom in June mainly on the back of a 0.9%mom gain in motor vehicle sales, following an upwards revised increase of 1.3%mom in May, the largest since September 2017. Solid US June retail sales, together with...
July 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,695 holds well…

The BDI@1,695 holds well…
John Faraclas Once again the Capes managed to keep the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) afloat reviving the hopes of the industry, but once again: one size doesn’t make a market, so caution for all as Geopolitics are still very perplexed and we wonder what next. John Faraclas’ brief market: The BDI gained...
July 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana signing and drawdown of US$ 75 mio term loan facility with BNP Paribas

Diana signing and drawdown of US$ 75 mio term loan facility with BNP Paribas
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES SIGNING AND DRAWDOWN OF A US$75 MILLION TERM LOAN FACILITY WITH BNP PARIBAS ATHENS, GREECE, July 16, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on July...
July 16th, 2018 | Banking, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Core government bonds retained a firm tone in European trade on Monday following the release of the FOMC’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to the US Congress on Friday where the Central Bank reiterated that “further gradual...
July 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics

Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 34 points and now reads 1,666; 44 points better off since last week’s 1,622 points. Volatility is here to stay and same together with perplexity applies for the messy Geopolitics; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly...
July 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US CPI rose 2.9%YoY in June, the biggest annual increase in nearly 6 ½ years and core CPI increased to an 18-month high of 2.3%YoY, supporting the case for two additional Fed rate hikes by the end of this year. Turning to FX markets,...
July 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Volatility knocks again…CAUTION!

Volatility knocks again…CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended earlier on today at 1,632 points, 42 higher than yesterday “thanks” to the volatile as ever Capes. Geopolitics remain more than perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI surpassed once …again the 3,000 point threshold – actually...
July 12th, 2018 | Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global stocks and commodities rebounded in early trade on Thursday with markets trying to consolidate from y-day’s sell-off due to the escalation of the trade dispute between the US and China following the US Trade Representative’s...
July 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Dry Market Volatility and Geopolitics Mayhem

Dry Market Volatility and Geopolitics Mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) despite gaining 31 points since yesterday , looks volatile and vulnerable; geopolitics might redraw European and World order. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI now stands at 1,586 points thanks to the Panamaxes’ maintained low-level surge – 64 points...
July 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Trade dispute between the US and China continues to escalate. In response to China’s retaliatory measures following the US imposition of an additional 25% duty on Chinese goods with an annual trade value of c. $34bn, effective from...
July 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Market uncertainty drives down the BDI now at 1,555…

Market uncertainty drives down the BDI now at 1,555…
John Faraclas The BDI dropped further down earlier on today at 1,555 – minus 54 points amid a geopolitical mayhem! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI witnessed a three digit fall – 224 points and now stands at 2,792 points; CAUTION! If it wasn’t for the Panamaxes’ rise the BDI...
July 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Maera” on period

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Maera” on period
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V MAERA WITH ST SHIPPING ATHENS, GREECE, July 10, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned...
July 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In protest against UK PM Theresa May’s soft Brexit plan on the future UK/EU relationship, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also resigned, just a few hours after David Davis quit as Brexit Secretary, raising the risk of an imminent...
July 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI lost 13 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,609… The Geopolitics take a perplexed twist and turn and among other issues there has been major events in British Politics due to the ongoing BREXIT saga. A different wold since last Friday… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The...
July 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Rowing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 09, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 09, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US non-farm payrolls rose by a higher than expected 213k in June but the unemployment rate rose for the first time in the last ten months at 4.0% from 3.8% in May and average hourly earnings were held steady at 2.7%YoY. In reaction...
July 9th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 06, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 06, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US tariffs on more than 800 imported goods from China worth $34bn took effect earlier today, with China’s Ministry of Commerce reportedly saying that it is forced to retaliate with tariffs on $34bn imported US goods including autos...
July 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 05, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 05, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European government bond yields, mainly of core countries and at the short end of the curve, were higher in early European trade on Thursday after a report conveyed that some ECB Governing Council members were uneasy about investors...
July 5th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Volatile Capes rule the day, but…

Volatile Capes rule the day, but…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went over and above the 1,500 point threshold… geopolitics and in particular the addition of Trade Wars will spill over badly! John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI was up 91 points and at 1,567 creates another momentum, may I say a chilly one as nothing should...
July 4th, 2018 | Academia, Art and auctions, Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, Education and Training, Fashion, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 04, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 04, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The compromise on migration between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party and its Bavarian sister party CSU foreseeing the creation of transit centers at the German-Austrian border, allowed Horst Seehofer to stay as Interior Minister...
July 4th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 03, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 03, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Horst Seehofer, the leader of Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU) and Germany’s Interior Minister who offered to resign over the weekend after rejecting Chancellor Angela Merkel’s EU migration deal, told reporters yesterday...
July 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More