Archive for the ‘Stock Markets’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 07, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 07, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Core government bond yields continued to move higher in reaction to the ECB account of the June 8th monetary policy meeting which revealed that Governing...
July 7th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 6, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 6, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The FOMC minutes from the June 14th monetary policy meeting released yesterday did not trigger much of a market reaction as they revealed lack of consensus...
July 6th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears

Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Wednesday , July 5 2017) Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – May 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca €1.24...
July 6th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Agrees to a Loan of US$82.6 Million to Diana Containerships Inc.

Diana Shipping Inc. Agrees to a Loan of US$82.6 Million to Diana Containerships Inc.
ATHENS, GREECE, July 5, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has agreed to refinance its existing loan facility with Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), having an outstanding...
July 5th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. agrees to pay US$85.0 Million in full and final settlement of the US$128.9 million outstanding amount with RBS

Diana Containerships Inc. agrees to pay US$85.0 Million in full and final settlement of the US$128.9 million outstanding amount with RBS
ATHENS, GREECE, July 5, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has paid an aggregate of US$85.0 million for full and final settlement of its US$148.0 million secured loan...
July 5th, 2017 | Container shipping, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 05, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, July 05, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market interest today will centre on the release of the FOMC minutes from the June 14th monetary policy meeting where the committee raised the Federal...
July 5th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, HR, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@871 and messy geopolitics: is the end nigh?

The BDI@871 and messy geopolitics: is the end nigh?
With minus 11 points ended up earlier on the BDI at 871 points – a bit less losses from yesterday’s, but still losses. The Geopolitics as we have all along predicted might give tsunamis beyond any imagination! John Faraclas daily market briefing: The Capers lead the downwards mode by losing 35 points...
July 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 04, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 04, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the negative tone in Asian bourses, major European equity markets opened lower today giving back part of recent gains on geopolitical...
July 4th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 03, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 03, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Core government bond yields remained in an upward trend in European trade on Monday following last week’s hawkish shift from several G10 central...
July 3rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 30, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 30, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Yields of core government bonds remained in an upward trend in European trade on Friday in response to recent hawkish comments from G10 central bankers...
June 30th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 29, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 29, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: GBP was firmer across the board and UK Gilts came under heavy selling pressure following comments by BoE Governor Mark Carney at the fourth annual ECB Forum on...
June 29th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 28, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 28, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global sovereign bond yields moved sharply higher and the EUR firmed after comments by the ECB President at the fourth annual ECB Forum on Central Banking in Portugal...
June 28th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 27, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 27, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German Bund yields held near recent lows in European trade ahead of a speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the fourth annual ECB Forum on Central Banking...
June 27th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 26, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 26, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European equity markets opened higher on Monday on the prevailing view that global economic recovery remains broadly intact. Elsewhere,...
June 26th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points since yesterday and 19 since last week’s 851 points ending the week at 870; Geops (Geopolitics) simply sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost another six points since yesterday and its respective BCI 2014 now stands at 987...
June 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices pulled further away from this week’s multi-month low although market sentiment remained fragile amid prevailing supply jitters. In reaction to higher...
June 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Panamaxes, Supras …and Handies …“lift” the BDI

Panamaxes, Supras …and Handies …“lift” the BDI
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 11 points since yesterday at 855 – a kiss of life. Geopolitics more than messy. John Faraclas daily briefing: Bad news for the Capers’ BCI 2014 which fall below the 1,000 point threshold at 993 – minus 27! Ultra Caution! The Panamaxes gained 39 and...
June 22nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana announces period t/c contract for “Clio” with Phaethon

Diana announces period t/c contract for “Clio” with Phaethon
ATHENS, GREECE, June 22, 2017 – 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 Phaethon International...
June 22nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 22, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 22, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices remained under pressure amid lingering supply jitters, continuing to push lower long-dated bond yields.  In FX markets, GBP gained some ground...
June 22nd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices remained under pressure on oversupply jitters. Brent crude moved below $46bbl for the first time so far this year, initiating a bull flattening...
June 21st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Energy, Finance, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier on today, thanks to the Panamaxes, Supras and Handies …”balancing” the Capers’ fall; Geops (Geopolitics) will soon cause a …geopolitical inferno of incalculable dimensions. It will be both a Tsunami and a …forest fire on...
June 20th, 2017 | Banking, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes panamax “Protefs” on period with Hudson

Diana fixes panamax “Protefs” on period with Hudson
ATHENS, GREECE, June 20, 2017 – 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 Hudson Shipping Lines...
June 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasury yields were modestly higher in European trade following comments by NY Fed President William Dudley that US inflation will gradually rise...
June 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Panamaxes contain BDI loses

Panamaxes contain BDI loses
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday the 16th of June, thanks to the Panamaxes who gained 20 points earlier on today; the Geopolitical issues have gone beyond control and soon it will be chaos with Armageddon arriving soon. Terrorism and revenge ante portas. John...
June 19th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 19, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 19, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche party and its ally centrist party MoDem won the French legislative...
June 19th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More