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Stranded BDI@1,575… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics

Stranded BDI@1,575… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 11 points up since yesterday at 1,575 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 | Read More

Revised Code of Practice for Corporate Governance

Revised Code of Practice for Corporate Governance
19/10/2018  – The Norwegian Corporate Governance Board has issued a revised Code of Practice on Corporate Governance. The reasons for the revision are changes in laws and regulations, international development and experience with the use of the Code of Practice. A number of the changes aim at...
October 19th, 2018 | Stock Markets | 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

Diana extends Kamsarmax “Astarte’s” period charter to Glencore

Diana extends Kamsarmax “Astarte’s” period charter to Glencore
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V ASTARTE WITH GLENCORE ATHENS, GREECE, October 17, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through...
October 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | 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

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points thanks to the Capes’ fall… Geopolitics as crucial as ever… particularly on the platoon and financial sector… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was down 25 points at 2,164 – …the classic volatile size… Panamaxes were...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the improved tone in Asian stocks earlier today, the majority of European bourses opened higher, moving further away from last month’s 21-month trough. Yet, gains were limited. Elsewhere, core government bond...
October 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

“K” Line Financial Press Release

“K” Line Financial Press Release
.. Please be advised that “K” Line Tokyo Head Office published the following press releases today. Notice of Revisions in First Half and Full Year Consolidated Business Forecasts of  Integrated Container Shipping Operating Company Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/ir/auto_20181015418026/pdfFile.pdf Revised...
October 16th, 2018 | Accountancy, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI still “stranded”

The BDI still “stranded”
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) although was up five points standing at 1,584 points in reality same is stranded! Geopolitics and in particular the Trade Wars and Bankruptcy will turn things sour. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI gained 20 points and now reads 2,189; the only...
October 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Regulatory, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 15, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 15, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Bavaria, suffered big losses in the elections of that state on Sunday 14 October. CSU defeat does not bode well with...
October 15th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Gains for the BDI and the Wets amid mini financial hiccups…

Gains for the BDI and the Wets amid mini financial hiccups…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week with 64 points plus since yesterday at 1,579 and 43 since last week’s 1,536 points… The Geopolitics and in particular the financial situation on Planet Ocean remains enigmatic. John Faraclas’ brief daily and weekly recap: A good triple rise...
October 12th, 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 (Friday, October 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market sentiment towards risky assets improved today with major equity markets recovering part of Thursday’s hefty losses. Meanwhile, the 10-yr UST yield was 3bps higher on the day in spite of yesterday’s weaker than expected US...
October 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets dive but Shipping Markets resurface…

Markets dive but Shipping Markets resurface…
John Faraclas Despite the fact that the World Stock Markets dive the odd happened and the Shipping Markets are all in black. Geopolitics though in …red. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The BDI@1,515 +22 points; pinch me… The Capes’ BCI  up 56 at 2,005 surpassing the 2,000 point threshold… The...
October 11th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

What’s up with the Markets?

What’s up with the Markets?
John Faraclas The Stock Markets  opened in red in the Mighty Continent following the Far East’s fall. Is it the Trade War? Is it Ms Lagarde’s statement that the stock market valuations have been extremely high? How this will affect the shipping freight rates  – BDI etc etc? Are we going to...
October 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, October 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Focus today is on global equity markets’ performance after Wall Street’s sharp losses overnight fueled by a sharp drop in technology stocks, led to a generalised risk-off sentiment. Favoured by equity markets’ sell-off, core government...
October 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@1,493

Contained losses with the BDI@1,493
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another ten points losing the threshold of the 1,500 points but doesn’t look  too worrying unless… The Geopolitics on the same level as yesterday with the Economic mess ready to engulf Planet Ocean and make the World suffer for another ten years. John...
October 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Oslo Børs: Opening a new marketplace for start-up companies

Oslo Børs: Opening a new marketplace for start-up companies
10/10/2018 – Oslo Børs’ subsidiary company NOTC is launching Family & Friends, a list for start-up companies and family businesses. Start-up companies often have family and friends as a source of capital and as shareholders. The new Family & Friends list will enable companies for which...
October 10th, 2018 | Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Italian government bonds remained under pressure early yesterday but market sentiment improved somewhat around lunchtime following Economy Minister Giovanni Tria’s pledge that he will do whatever is necessary to restore calm if market...
October 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling BDI@1,503 a concern?

Falling BDI@1,503 a concern?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 27 points since yesterday and if same goes below the 1,500 point-threshold it will be an issue. Geopolitics equalise the theatre of the absurd! John Faraclas’ brief report: The Capes did it again; falling 81 points and going well below the 2,000 points...
October 9th, 2018 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 9, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 9, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In an update to its World Economic Outlook, the IMF revised downwards its global economic growth forecast for 2018 and 2019 on the back of rising trade tensions and a weaker outlook for some key emerging and developing economies. Meanwhile,...
October 9th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BDI’s contained fall at 1,530…

BDI’s contained fall at 1,530…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points earlier on today, a rather contained fall thanks to the Panamaxes upwards “trend” as the Capes’ fall triggers worries… Geopolitics go bankrupt… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 39 points and now stand at ...
October 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 8, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 8, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In a letter sent to the Italian government late on Friday in response to the release of the Update to the Economic and Financial Document 2018 published one day before, the European Commission expressed concern that the budget deficit...
October 8th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More