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Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 20, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 20, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate by a further 25bps to a range of 2.25%-2.50% at this week’s two-day meeting which concluded late yesterday, as expected. The forward guidance in the statement was slightly modified. The...
December 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Globus Maritime Limited announces closing of US$ 13.5 million loan

Globus Maritime Limited announces closing of US$ 13.5 million loan
Athens, Greece, December 19, 2018 – Globus Maritime Limited (“Globus” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, has successfully closed the refinancing of two ships through a long term credit facility with Macquarie through its global ship financing business. The loan...
December 19th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes are on the two-day FOMC monetary policy meeting which concludes later today with investors assigning a c. 70% probability for a further 25bps hike in the target rate to a range of 2.25%-2.50%. However, rising signs of slowing...
December 19th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,395… Volatility yet again

The BDI@1,395… Volatility yet again
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 11 points earlier on today thanks to the as ever volatile Capes; perplexed Geopolitics can cause tsunamis with incalculable repercussions for all on Planet Ocean… AND Christmas parties to the fore. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost 40...
December 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mild upturn with the BDI@1,406…

Mild upturn with the BDI@1,406…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched five points  despite the fact that 99 centum of all dry indices were on the rise, even low key… Strange things… The Wets …falling and Geopolitics now produce tsunamis… John Faraclas’ daily brief / recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 50 points and...
December 17th, 2018 | Charity, Events, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. announces date for its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Diana Containerships Inc. announces date for its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
.. ATHENS, GREECE, December 17, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has scheduled the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders...
December 17th, 2018 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Eurozone PMIs for December disappointed added to market concerns about the economy’s growth outlook. On the flipside, encouraging US retail sales reinforced market optimism over the US’s cycle outperformance. Against this background,...
December 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 36 points earlier on today and 29 since last week’s closing of 1,372 points – despite earlier mild hiccups (11 and 12 of Dec). Thanks to the volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes, it managed to stay afloat and “offer” a possible Christmas...
December 14th, 2018 | European Union, News, Politics and Government, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 14, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 14, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the ECB decided at yesterday’s monetary policy meeting that net purchases under the asset purchase programme (APP) will cease at the end of this month. In the press conference that followed, the overall...
December 14th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to press reports, UK Premier Theresa May is likely to face a leadership challenge later today. If she does lose —a simple majority of votes against her by conservative MPs would suffice—an interim leader will have to be...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Ismene” on period to Koch

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Ismene” on period to Koch
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V ISMENE WITH KOCH ATHENS, GREECE, December 11, 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...
December 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Acknowledging that her government would have faced a heavy defeat, UK Prime Minister Theresa May cancelled the vote in the House of Commons on her proposed Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, which was scheduled for today....
December 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Changes to the composition of the OBX Index from 27 December 2018

Changes to the composition of the OBX Index from 27 December 2018
News from Oslo Børs 11/12/2018 – 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 27 December 2018, NEL (NEL) and BW Offshore Limited (BWO) will be added to the index, while Norwegian Finans Holding...
December 11th, 2018 | Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Risk-off sentiment continued to engulf global market markets early today on mounting worries over the global growth outlook, increasing risks that the US/China trade negotiations may not deliver a successful outcome and expectations...
December 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI on an upwards but still on a volatile and enigmatic mode…

The BDI on an upwards but still on a volatile and enigmatic mode…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on 33 points and now stands at 1,372 points – thanks mainly to the Capes’ triple-digit daily and weekly gains. Geopolitics still perplexed! Air-Travel schedules still an issue… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly brief recap: The weekly BDI’s...
December 7th, 2018 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Awards, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, People and Places, Press and Media, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 7, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 7, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street managed to close well off the mid-session sell-offs overnight (Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed -0.3%, -0.2% and +0.4%, respectively), while the majority of Asian equity indices traded higher on Friday. Core government...
December 7th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 43 points – once again thanks to the Capes!!! Geopolitics dodgy. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI  stood at 2,080 plus 155  !!! The Panamaxes’ BPI  cliched just a point and now reads 1,473  .- Same story for the Supras’ BSI now...
December 6th, 2018 | Awards, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 6, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 6, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity indices traded lower on Thursday after Canadian authorities arrested the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei for extradition to the US amid alleged violations of Iranian sanctions. The arrest amplified investor worries over...
December 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 59 points earlier on today as the questionable Capes’ BCI clinched another three-digit points and now stand at 1,925 which is 186 plus since yesterday… and soon might be over and above the 2,000 threshold! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Panamaxes’...
December 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Claims, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,237… Que será, será?*

The BDI@1,237… Que será, será?*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points since yesterday thanks to the as ever volatile Capes… Geopolitics and its influence in the global economy and conversely to shipping are more than perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief recap: 101 points plus for the Capes’ BCI now standing at...
December 4th, 2018 | Awards, Chartering, Clubs, Communication, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Food and Drink, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 4, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 4, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Yesterday’s market relief following the ceasefire trade agreement between the US President and his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the G20 meeting proved short-lived. European bourses opened lower today and US stock futures...
December 4th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Oslo Børs: Ice Group approved for listing

Oslo Børs: Ice Group approved for listing
04/12/2018 – Oslo Stock Exchange has resolved to admit the shares in Ice Group ASA to listing on Oslo Børs. It is stipulated that the company prior to the first day of listing must satisfy the listing requirements on Oslo Børs. The Chief Executive Officer of Oslo Børs determines the date...
December 4th, 2018 | Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on today thanks, once again to the Capes losing whatever more or less gained during the past ten days… Geopolitical chaos gets another extension before Armageddon’s arrival…...
December 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points and now stands at 1,231 points. Geopolitics are about to bring a Shakespearean Tempest revisited; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: On a weekly basis the BDI was up 138 points – from 1,093, thanks to the Capes’ erroneous skyrocking earlier...
November 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 30, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 30, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes are on the meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina late on Saturday which will aim at resolving the trade dispute between the two countries....
November 30th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More