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Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 30, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 30, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After the US and Mexico reached a NAFTA deal earlier this week, Canada rejoined talks aiming to either participate in this agreement or strike a separate one. Otherwise, US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on...
August 30th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,661; brace…

The BDI@1,661; brace…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 23 points earlier on today and now, amid the worst uncertainty both trade and geopolitics-wise, sends warning shocks. Let’s hope we are wrong… The Geopolitics continue to be dodgy. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
August 29th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 29, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 29, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their cue from Asian bourses earlier today, major European equity markets were marginally higher in early trade on Wednesday as optimism over the US-Mexico trade deal was partially counterbalanced by market anxiety over a potential...
August 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,684… Geopolitics too bad to follow…

The BDI@1,684… Geopolitics too bad to follow…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and let’s see how many can ride the triple storm: The Markets, the Geopolitics and the entry in the second year of World War Three… John Faraclas’ post Bank Holiday recap: We are approaching the end of the summer and still the Dry and...
August 28th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, August 28, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, August 28, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity markets retained a positive tone in early trade on Tuesday supported by an agreement between the US and Mexico to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s...
August 28th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

‘Crazy’ pricing and strong results put StealthGas back on screen for investors

‘Crazy’ pricing and strong results put StealthGas back on screen for investors
Harry Vafias Chief executive says huge void between fleet value and market cap opens door for bargain hunters. A surprisingly strong second quarter result is set to put StealthGas on the map for new investors at a time when its market capitalization is almost $1bn below the value of its fleet. Chief...
August 24th, 2018 | Accountancy, LPG, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,709….expected fall

The BDI@1,709….expected fall
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry (Index) lost 26  points amid mega geopolitical mayhem; John Faraclas writes: The Capes’ BCI  lost 139 points and now reads 3,232 The Panamaxes’ BPI   with plus 47  points now stands at  1,607 points Good gains for the Supras’BSI ...
August 23rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana announces T/C period fixture for m/v Semirio with Pacific Bulk

Diana announces T/C period fixture for m/v Semirio with Pacific Bulk
ATHENS, GREECE, August 22, 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, it has entered into a time charter contract with Pacific Bulk Cape Company...
August 22nd, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Tough days for the struggling BDI and Geopolitics

Tough days for the struggling BDI and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained three points since yesterday and now reads 1,723. Geopolitics and disasters – natural, technical and political ones are high on the agenda! John Faraclas’ brief Daily and Weekly Recap: So at 1,723 one must be more than happy as these three plus points...
August 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BDI falls at 1,720 amid perplexed Geopolitics

BDI falls at 1,720 amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost seven points and now stands at 1,720; Perplexed and enigmatic Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ brief markets and Geopolitics recap: The Capes uncertainty brings the Dry Market down. The BCI lost 84 points and now stands at 3,476… below the 3,500 point threshold! The...
August 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana announces period time charter contract for m/v Coronis

Diana announces period time charter contract for m/v Coronis
ATHENS, GREECE, August 16, 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, it has entered into a time charter contract with CJ International Italy...
August 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The EUR rose to EUR/USD1.1381 at the time of writing from Wednesday’s close of 1.1343 and the dollar index slipped 0.2 percent to 96.554 after news that a Chinese delegation will travel to the United States for trade talks. GREECE: According...
August 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@ 1,725 amid an upcoming geopolitical chaos

The BDI@ 1,725 amid an upcoming geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 16 points earlier on today; Geopolitics still chaotically messy! John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capes still the main driver for the dry cargoes saw the BCIp up 51 points at 3,587. The Panamaxes managed...
August 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, August 14, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, August 14, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity indices advanced on Tuesday, the US dollar retreated from its highest level in about 14 months while US Treasury yields edged higher, as the Turkish Lira was broadly stable overnight, though Chinese shares traded lower...
August 14th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BDI …“resurfaces” above the 1,700 point mark; Geopolitics chaotic…

BDI …“resurfaces” above the 1,700 point mark; Geopolitics chaotic…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 Thanks to the volatile Capes, the BDI begun the week on a positive note amid an alarming geopolitical environment given the Turkish despicable behaviour with the USA and others. John Faraclas’ brief market and geopolitics recap: The BDI gained 18 points...
August 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. announces direct continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Protefs and a new time charter contract for m/v Nirefs with Hudson

Diana Shipping Inc. announces direct continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Protefs and a new time charter contract for m/v Nirefs with Hudson
ATHENS, GREECE, August 13, 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, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Hudson...
August 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets traded in the red on Monday as a plunge in the Turkish lira generated a sell-off in risky assets while boosting demand for safe haven currencies such as the Swiss franc, the yen and the US dollar. After losing...
August 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets pulled back on Friday as turmoil in major emerging markets (the plunging Turkish lira, Sino-US trade conflict as well as US sanctions on Russia for election meddling) continued to dampen sentiment. In FX markets,...
August 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,694; what next…

The BDI@1,694; what next…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 10 points as well as the 1,700 points threshold as the main indices fell except the BSI and BHSI. Geopolitics still in tatters… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 11 points and now reads 3,472… The Panamaxes’ BPI lost 16 and now reads...
August 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships fixes Pamina on period t/c with HMM

Diana Containerships fixes Pamina on period t/c with HMM
.. DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V PAMINA WITH HMM ATHENS, GREECE, August 9, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate...
August 9th, 2018 | Container shipping, Containers, Shipmanagement, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Dry Market hiccups with the BDI down at 1,732…

Dry Market hiccups with the BDI down at 1,732…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 41 points and now thanks to the volatile Capes, reads 1,732. Geopolitics getting more perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes back again to volatility – 104 points were wiped-off earlier on from the BCI which now stands at 3,550 points. The...
August 7th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 6, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 6, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of Asian equity indices traded in the red on Monday amid escalating US/China trade tensions. China proposed on Friday retaliatory new tariffs (from 5% to 25%) on $60bn worth of US imported goods. Trying to counterbalance...
August 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,773; a breath of sea-breeze…

The BDI@1,773; a breath of sea-breeze…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 17 points  plus since yesterday and 101 since last Friday the 27th of July 2018 – from 1,672. Geopolitics more than crucial. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capes both on a daily and weekly basis did well; the BCI gained 98 points earlier...
August 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 3, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 3, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Shrugging off gains in Wall Street overnight on a technology-led rise, Asian equity indices traded mixed on Friday amid mounting trade war concerns. In response, the US dollar extended its overnight gains against a basket of major...
August 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 2, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 2, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the Fed maintained the target range for the fed funds unchanged at 1.75-2.00% at its August meeting. The FOMC upgraded its view of economic growth since June, noting that “economic activity has been...
August 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More