Archive for the ‘Statistics’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 6, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 6, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Awaiting the outcome of today’s US midterm elections (expected from 23:00GMT),  the 10-yr UST yield was hovering around 3.20% in European trade at the time of writing, not far from this year’s peak of 3.26% recorded in early October...
November 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,428: remember remember remember the 5th of November

The BDI@1,428: remember remember remember the 5th of November
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 29 points and now stands at 1,428… Geopolitics in jeopardy as the banking system needs trillions of US Dollars …just to breath. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The volatile Capes lost the 2,500 points threshold with a small bang by losing 105 point;...
November 5th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 5, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 5, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US non-farm payrolls for the month of October surprised on the upside adding to the view for further gradual Fed rate hikes in the period ahead. In FX markets, the GBP extended its recent gains against both the USD and the EUR amid...
November 5th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

US faces twin deficit crisis, Roundtable with Donald Kohn

US faces twin deficit crisis, Roundtable with Donald Kohn
Commentary: US faces twin deficit crisis By Desmond Lachman in Washington The US trade deficit has widened steadily over the past two years, reaching a record high of almost $1tn annually. As a result of Washington’s expansive budget policy at this late stage in the economic cycle, analysts expect...
November 5th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 13 points losing the 1,500-point base of last week when it stood at 1,519 points – down 62! Geopolitics are not only perplexed they are dubious and the outcome on many global issues remains totally uncertain and this in turn will affect shipping – in...
November 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Eurobank Global Macro Themes & Market Implications for the EA Periphery and the CESEE (October 2018)

Eurobank Global Macro Themes & Market Implications for the EA Periphery and the CESEE  (October 2018)
Eurobank Global Macro Themes & Market Implications for the EA Periphery and the CESEE (October 2018) Macro Picture • USA: Final consumption supports Q3 GDP, but fiscal stimulus’ positive effect may prove rather short-lived • EA: Q3 GDP deceleration, with manufacturing weakness spreading...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 2, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 2, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets were firmer in early trade on Friday supported by hopes that the US and China are close to reaching an agreement on their trade dispute. An FT report, which suggested that there might be some progress on the Brexit...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism | Read More

BDI’s contained fall at 1,470; Wets ’R fine and Geopolitics with corruption et al rule the day…

BDI’s contained fall at 1,470; Wets ’R fine and Geopolitics with corruption et al rule the day…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 20 points at 1,470  earlier on today – a contained fall so to speak… Geopolitics though and the  issue of corruption remains the name of the game… For the sake of Art though the day ended more than harmoniously at the After Nyne Gallery in...
November 1st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Finance, Markets, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

WISTA International Elects New Executive Board Members

WISTA International Elects New Executive Board Members
… WISTA International Elects New Board Members and Honors 2018 Personality of the Year October 30, 2018 – Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Connie Roozen, Director of C&B More (WISTA the Netherlands) as Treasurer and Angie Hartmann, Vice...
October 30th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today and now reads 1,513 – too close to the 1,500 points threshold and the market losses steam… hopefully. The Geopolitics continue to be as ever  perplexed and expect Yellowstone-style “explosions”… John Faraclas’ daily...
October 30th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 30, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 30, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After dominating European politics for well over a decade, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced yesterday that she will not run again for the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). However, this does not mean the immediate...
October 30th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 29, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 29, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, late on Friday S&P revised its outlook on Italy to negative from stable and affirmed the rating at BBB, two notches above non-investment grade. Market relief on the back of no ratings downgrade...
October 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Decision time for US deficit, OMFIF-IBM Central bank digital currency report

Decision time for US deficit, OMFIF-IBM Central bank digital currency report
. Commentary: Decision time for US deficit By Seema Shah in London US President Donald Trump must choose between a larger budget deficit or a smaller trade deficit. The US has so far managed to run up its debt without alarming the markets, thanks to the dollar’s unchallenged role as the world’s...
October 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 26, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from weaker Asian bourses earlier today, major European equity markets opened lower in early trade on Friday pressured by a string of mixed US corporate earnings results, concerns over global growth on the back of...
October 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 24, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 24, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Following losses in Wall Street overnight amid a series of negative earnings reports releases, Asian equity markets traded mixed on Wednesday, with major indices paring back earlier losses following the PBOC announcement that it plans...
October 24th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

UCL Holding stevedoring division’s nine-month throughput remains flat, at 27.2 million tonnes

UCL Holding stevedoring division’s nine-month throughput remains flat, at 27.2 million tonnes
.. In January-September 2018, companies of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of UCL Holding, handled 27.2 million tonnes of cargo, which is similar to the results of the nine-month period of 2017.  In the reporting period dry cargo volume grew by 4.2% to 23.4 million tonnes. Handling of oil cargo...
October 24th, 2018 | Markets, Ports & Terminals, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A “sustained” fall with the BDI@1,577 …and WISTA 2018 event gets under way!

A “sustained” fall with the BDI@1,577  …and WISTA 2018  event gets under way!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points – an expected scenario so to speak – see our yesterday’s hint, and all things being equal expect the unexpected… Geopolitics with the fall of oil and other hiccups become interesting whilst the WISTA International AGM and Conference begins...
October 23rd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: An EU spokesman said that the EU Commission will decide on Tuesday (today) its next steps in the procedure for assessing Italy’s 2019 draft budget. On the issue, a number of press reports suggested that the EU Commission will probably...
October 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

No sustainability for the BDI@1579…

No sustainability for the BDI@1579…
John Faraclas The BDI clinched just three points earlier on today and look vulnerable for an imminent fall; geopolitics continue to be messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 66 points keeping the BDI afloat and now stands at 2,296; CAUTION! Losses for the Panamaxes’ BPI  now...
October 22nd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 11 points up since yesterday at 1,576 which is though minus three points down since last week’s 1,579 points! Mixed Wets with the Dirties improving… Geopolitics a liability for all in a bankrupt Planet Ocean – most issues which...
October 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German government bonds were firmer in early European trade on Friday and the EUR/USD came under renewed pressure amid mounting worries over a possible rise in tensions between the Italian government and the EU Commission. In the first...
October 19th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…
John Faraclas With 11 plus points, thanks to the volatility of the Capes – down 58 yesterday and plus 70 today,  the BDI …floats “safely”… Geopolitics messy as ever… John Faraclas’ daily Markets and Geopolitics briefing: The Capes’ BCI  with its 70 points plus now reads 2,176 points… Minus...
October 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Legal, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 18, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 18, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasury yields were higher in early European trade on Thursday and the USD was firmer across the board on the back of increased expectations for further Fed rate tightening by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the GBP remained under...
October 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points earlier on today raising eyebrows. Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI fall of 58 points brought the respective index down at 2,106 points; once again: CAUTION! The  Panamaxes’ BPI managed to...
October 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets were firmer early on Wednesday following hefty gains in Wall Street overnight in the wake of encouraging US corporate earnings results. Positive US data showing that industrial production rose in September for...
October 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More