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A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched 121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous recaps,...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 24, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 24, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: UST and German Bund yields were lower in early European trade on Tuesday and EMU periphery sovereign bonds retained a positive tone even though recent economic data point to a moderation in the pace of Eurozone economic growth and...
April 24th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets slow down with the BDI now@1,306…

Markets slow down with the BDI now@1,306…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 25 points earlier on today surpassing the 1,300-point mark; the Geopolitics deteriorate more than ever before. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The good thing is that both the BDI and BCI went over and above the 1,300 and 2,000 points respectively,...
April 23rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasury yields remained in an upward trend in European trade on Monday while German Bunds continued to follow suit in spite of deteriorated euro area growth indicators in the last couple of months and persistently subdued inflationary...
April 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 20, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 20, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Equity markets’ positive momentum that prevailed over the last few sessions vanished yesterday amid market concerns about waning demand for mobile-phone handsets. Favored by renewed risk aversion, US Treasuries gained some ground....
April 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 18, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In its updated World Economic Outlook report, the IMF foresees the current global economic upswing to continue in the next two years warning though that risks prevail threatening to derail growth prematurely in the next several quarters....
April 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European equity markets opened higher on Tuesday, tracking gains in Wall Street overnight, amid less concern about the potential of retaliation from Russia to the US-led missile strikes in Syria. Market expectations for a hefty increase...
April 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,025: contained rise…

The BDI@1,025: contained rise…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) rise was contained earlier on today with almost 50 centum lower since last Friday’s the 13th of April level (plus 21). Geopolitics will become more perplexed and be braised for a long warring environment which will affect all business and conversely Shipping....
April 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Appetite for risk taking appeared to be holding up well in early trade on Monday, denting the safe-haven appeal of core government bonds. Favored by higher German Bunds yields, yield premiums of EMU periphery sovereign bonds narrowed...
April 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from Wall Street’s positive performance overnight, European bourses were modestly higher in early trade on Friday on easing worries over global trade tensions and market relief that a US military strike against...
April 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capers’ “surge” lifts BDI@993 amid the coming Armageddon…

Capers’ “surge” lifts BDI@993 amid the coming Armageddon…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers and is an iota away from the 1,000 point threshold; the geopolitical situation might create a situation of no return. John Faraclas’ daily market...
April 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Risk off mode prevailed in early trade on Thursday with European bourses opening in the red and US Treasuries gaining some ground, on the back of escalating tensions in Syria. Market focus today will be on the ECB accounts of the 8...
April 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market sentiment turned sour again early today with US stock futures pointing to a softer start and major European bourses opening in the red, amid prevailing worries over a trade war and escalating tensions in Syria. US Treasuries...
April 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capers’ gains improve the BDI now at 974…

Capers’ gains improve the BDI now at 974…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with 22 points plus, thanks to the Capers; geopolitics urge us all to refrain from actions that sooner or later we will regret doing. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI was up 76 points and now stands at 930; good...
April 10th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes panamax “Melia” on period t/c with United

Diana fixes panamax “Melia”  on period t/c with United
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Melia with United ATHENS, GREECE, April 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 subsidiary,...
April 10th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses were firmer in early trade, US Treasuries weakened and safe-haven currencies lost some ground on somewhat easing market worries over an escalating US-China trade war. Speaking at the Bo’ao Forum for Asia, China’s...
April 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) following an unprecedented fall over the last fortnight managed to clinch just four points earlier on today thanks to the Capers’ 30 points and at 952 takes …a deep breath… Geopolitics in this extended Easter...
April 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…
John Faraclas – picture credits Georgina Lazaridis The BDI ended up at 948 points – down five since yesterday, and 107 since Thursday the 29th of March when it stood at 1,055 – the point when we raised the alarm. The geopolitics are worsening and the trade wars add “substance” to the norm...
April 6th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@953; the fall continues amid a fragile “peace”…

The BDI@953; the fall continues amid a fragile “peace”…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) earlier on today lost 24 points and things, as we have predicted, might lead – hopefully NOT, to a point of no return. World Peace is at stake. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Today’s Market fall for both Dry and...
April 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@977; the Dog isn’t barking…

The BDI@977; the Dog isn’t barking…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 39 points since yesterday and the three-digit number , as well as the fact that all indices  – Dry and Wets, are in red might be the preamble of a yet another summer of discontent… The Geopolitical environment with the economic and trade...
April 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana fixes Newcastlemax “Los Angeles” on period to Swissmarine

Diana fixes Newcastlemax “Los Angeles” on period to Swissmarine
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V LOS ANGELES WITH SWISSMARINE ATHENS, GREECE, April 4, 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...
April 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?
John Faraclas As expected the BDI has fallen to a dangerous level; at 1,015 pauses grave dangers. Geopolitics competes too in creating mess in the markets and Peace. Our title is on purpose a promising one, an optimistic so to speak, despite the harsh reality but there is hope, hope unfortunately for...
April 3rd, 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 (Tuesday, April 03, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 03, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market concerns about the global growth outlook due to escalating trade tensions between the US and China are rising while the threat of government regulation has fueled worries over the outlook of technology shares. Taking their lead...
April 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More