Archive for the ‘Stock Markets’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 08, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 08, 2018)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Extending recent gains, the majority of European bourses retained a positive tone in early trading on Monday amid expectations that...
January 8th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,371 …”refloats”; the Wets still stranded…

The BDI@1,371 …”refloats”; the Wets still stranded…
John Faraclas Thanks to the Capers and Panamaxes the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 30 points and survived further humiliation, “even” the one anticipated over the festive season. Geopolitics remain perplexed and enigmatic. John Faraclas brief recap: The Capers “surge” continued but incredibly...
January 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dry and Wet Market Blues…

Dry and Wet Market Blues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), thanks to the Capers, following yesterdays major losses, managed to gain 32 points and now stands at 1,262 points; the Wets collapsed and all of us must consider the geopolitical effects. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Volatiles, …err the Capers clinched...
January 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

With the BDI@1,230 brace for the new era…

With the BDI@1,230 brace for the new era…
John Faraclas Despite the BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) triple digit fall in an otherwise odd welcome for the New Year, the good news is that Shipping for the vey very very few begins to make waves; geopolitics getting worse and we can hear the barking dog coming… on the 16th of February… John Faraclas’...
January 2nd, 2018 | Energy, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

An exceptionally good year for the Oslo stock exchange

An exceptionally good year for the Oslo stock exchange
29/12/2017 – 2017 was an exceptionally good year for the Oslo stock exchange, with the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index achieving more than 50 new highs and climbing 19.1% over the course of the year. The Oslo Børs Benchmark Index achieved more new highs in 2017 than in any year since 2005, with the...
December 29th, 2017 | Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Oslo Børs: Received APA license from Finanstilsynet

Oslo Børs: Received APA license from Finanstilsynet
22/12/2017 – Oslo Børs has received a license from Finanstilsynet (the Financial Supervisory Authority  of Norway) to offer services as Approved Publication Arrangement – APA. With implementation of MiFiD II, all trades that are defined as OTC-trades (i.e. not entered into under the rules...
December 22nd, 2017 | Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Record year for issues at Oslo Børs

Record year for issues at Oslo Børs
22/12/2017 – More new debt and equity capital was raised on the Oslo Børs marketplaces in 2017 than ever before, with the previous record years for both equities and bonds already exceeded. So far this year the combined total value of funds raised through the equity and debt markets stands at...
December 22nd, 2017 | Banking, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,430: CAUTION!

The BDI@1,430: CAUTION!
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its fall and the losses are now more than serious. There isn’t a single chance for the BDI to go over and above the 2,000… The wets are also stuck and Geopolitics will dictate more than you can imagine. John Faraclas’ brief daily report: Both...
December 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: As expected, late yesterday the US House of Representatives formally passed the compromise tax bill which envisions $1.5trn in total...
December 21st, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Along party lines, the US Republican-led Senate approved the tax bill earlier today. The House of Representatives which approved the...
December 20th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European equity markets were slightly stronger in early trade on Tuesday, taking their lead from the positive tone in Wall Street overnight...
December 19th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Fitch and S&P upgrade Serbia’s sovereign credit ratings on improving fiscal metrics (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)

Fitch and S&P upgrade Serbia’s sovereign credit ratings on improving fiscal metrics  (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)
Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note – Fitch and S&P upgrade Serbia’s sovereign credit ratings on improving fiscal metrics (Tuesday, December 19, 2017) In line with our expectations, S&P upgraded on December 15th its long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit...
December 19th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 18, 2017

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 18, 2017
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The Greek government has decided to assign the alignment of property tax assessment zonal values with market prices to certified appraisers through...
December 18th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Oslo Børs: Listing of Tysnes Sparebank at Merkur Market

Oslo Børs: Listing of Tysnes Sparebank at Merkur Market
Public listing of Tysnes Sparebank at Merkur Market Listing date: 18/12/2017 Ticker: TYSB-ME Tysnes Sparebank is an independent, local savings bank offering a full service concept for banking and financial services for both retail banking and corporate customers. The bank has its head...
December 18th, 2017 | Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?
John Faraclas Falling Markets at the end of the day is nothing to be afraid of or being a bad thing so to speak, as it separates the wheat from the chaff, particularly as many failed to use the appropriate mechanisms with their risk assessment tools available and contain at worse this eight year old...
December 15th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Communication, Education and Training, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, Jobs, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping, Yachting | Read More

December ECB meeting: Improved growth outlook, but little progress on inflation

December ECB meeting: Improved growth outlook, but little progress on inflation
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, December 15 2017) December ECB meeting: Improved growth outlook, but little progress on inflation At its regular monetary policy meeting on Thursday 14 December, as widely expected, the ECB Governing Council (GC) kept key policy interest...
December 15th, 2017 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 15, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 15, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the negative sentiment in Wall Street overnight, Asian equity indices closed in the red on Friday and major European bourses...
December 15th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 14, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 14, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the FOMC delivered a 25bps rate hike at this week’s monetary policy meeting which concluded yesterday....
December 14th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,730: is the “surge” over…?

The BDI@1,730: is the “surge” over…?
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points earlier today and now stands at 1,730 points ending the surge(?) a correction or a pre-festive stagnation; the New Yea will tell… On the Geopolitical front things continue its steady course for the forthcoming Armageddon in all fronts. John...
December 13th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Markets, Oil Spill, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 13, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 13, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The FOMC is widely expected to raise the target range for the federal funds rate by 25bps to 1.25-1.50% at this week’s two-day monetary...
December 13th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 12, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 12, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market focus is on this week’s two-day FOMC monetary policy meeting that commences today. A 25bps rate hike is almost fully priced...
December 12th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Changes to the composition of the OBX Index from 22 December 2017

Changes to the composition of the OBX Index from 22 December 2017
12 December 2017 – Oslo Børs has performed the semi-annual revision of the composition of the OBX Index, which consists of the 25 most traded shares at Oslo Børs. From 22 December 2017 Norwegian Finans Holding (NOFI) and Questerre Energy Corporation (QEC) will be added to the index, while...
December 12th, 2017 | Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 11, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 11, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: While November US payrolls surprised to the upside, data on wages were somewhat disappointing. However, on the back of an ongoing improvement...
December 11th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

An upwards surge of the BDI but also a fall in the Wets…

An upwards surge of the BDI but also a fall in the Wets…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up the day at 1,702 points bringing a ray (?) of hope but also controlled caution, as volatility is the name of the game given the messy geopolitics; the Wets on a falling modus… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly market briefing: The BDI was up 23 points...
December 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 08, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 08, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD extended its recent gains against the majority of its currency peers amid increased optimism that tax reform legislation could become law...
December 8th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More