Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas “Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now stands at 1,774; the geopolitical situation has never been so tense and everything can be expected. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes were down 12 points and the...
August 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets, the Bottom Line: the BDI down to 1,788 points.-

The Markets, the Bottom Line: the BDI down to 1,788 points.-
John Faraclas The Markets, the Bottom Line: the BDI down to 1,788 points.- Whatever you see, read, hear or imagine one thing is for sure: the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is down 24 points today and 149 since last week’s closing of 1,937. Geopolitics in complete jeopardy; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly...
August 2nd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global & Regional Daily (Friday, 2 August 2019)

Global & Regional Daily (Friday, 2 August 2019)
. Global & Regional Daily (Friday, 2 August 2019) HIGHLIGHTS August 2, 2019 Global markets Global equity indices traded lower on Friday, with investors moving into safe-haven assets, following US President Trump’s announcement that he will implement new tariffs of 10% on the remaining $300bn of...
August 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI losses deepen

BDI losses deepen
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 BDI losses deepen The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) losses continued following a bad ending in July and a bad start today the 1st of August amid turbulent Geopolitics. At 1,812 points the dry index sends a Mayday. Geopolitics too ae getting worse, possibly at its worse...
August 1st, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Accelerating Islamic finance growth, International capital markets conference

Accelerating Islamic finance growth, International capital markets conference
… Accelerating Islamic finance growth, International capital markets conference Commentary: Accelerating Islamic finance growth By Mohamed Damak in Dubai Total Islamic finance assets increased by only around 2% in 2018, compared with 10% in 2017. The market is unlikely to fare much better in the...
August 1st, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Finance, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davies Turner remains positive about Turkish trade

Davies Turner remains positive about Turkish trade
Philip Stephenson Davies Turner remains positive about Turkish trade Despite the ongoing economic uncertainties in the country, combined with currency volatility and inflation, Turkey remains one of Davies Turner’s most important trade lanes. The UK’s leading independent freight forwarder says that...
July 31st, 2019 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in H1 2019

Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in H1 2019
Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in H1 2019 In the first half of 2019, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TagSCP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 554,000 tonnes of cargo, down 11%, year-on-year. The decrease should be attributed to business decline in foreign trade market dealing with the...
July 31st, 2019 | News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 31 July, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 31 July, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 31 July, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity markets traded in the red on Wednesday, following President Donald Trump’s complaints that China has not been “coming...
July 31st, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

On the road to a US-German trade war, Libor’s evolution, scandals and future

On the road to a US-German trade war, Libor’s evolution, scandals and future
US president Donald Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel On the road to a US-German trade war, Libor’s evolution, scandals and future Commentary: On the road to a US-German trade war By Desmond Lachman in Washington At around $300bn, Germany has the world’s largest external surplus....
July 31st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

10th Hydra Shipping Conference – 14 Sept. 2019: The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable?

10th Hydra Shipping Conference – 14 Sept. 2019:  The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable?
. 10th Hydra Shipping Conference Saturday September 14th, 2019 Theme: The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable? Every September since 2009, the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots organises the Hydra Shipping Conference in the historic island of Hydra. The gathering has become a tradition in...
July 27th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics

What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell ten points earlier on today and now stands at 1,937; it also fell 233 points since last week’s 2,170!!! That was a fall thanks to the Capes’ “performance”! The Geopolitical aspects...
July 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1947: the fall?

The BDI@1947: the fall?
John Faraclas The BDI@1947: the fall? The BDI lost 67 points earlier on today given that its two main drivers the Capes – mainly and to a lesser extent the Panamaxes fell. Above all the psychological threshold of 2,000 was lost! Geopolitics: still getting worse. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
July 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

White Paper: Avoid In-Transit Loss

White Paper: Avoid In-Transit Loss
White Paper: Avoid In-Transit Loss Gain Competitive Edge with End-to-End Multimodal Supply Chain Visibility As supply chain networks feel the impact of things outside their control, such as consolidation, tightened capacity and rising carrier costs, shippers seek strategies to eke improvements where...
July 25th, 2019 | Communication, Logistics, Markets, Press and Media, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI
John Faraclas Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 151 points and now dangerously approaches / dives towards the 2,000 point-threshold… Boris Johnson enters no. 10 Downing Street following an emotional but also unusual, odd day holding the keys of power…Can...
July 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 24 July, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 24 July, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 24 July, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  As expected, Eurosceptic Boris Johnson was declared yesterday the winner of the Conservative leadership contest and consequently, the new UK’s Prime...
July 24th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes blues …as Boris wins leadership and premiership

Capes blues …as Boris wins leadership and premiership
John Faraclas   Capes blues …as Boris wins leadership and premiership The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 2,165 points increasing the gap to 82 points from that as of end of December 2013 (2,247) thanks to the Capes’ fall. Geopolitics remain more than crucial....
July 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Food and Drink, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Navigating the New Silk Road in intellectual property rights: Clyde & Co highlights China’s role

Navigating the New Silk Road in intellectual property rights: Clyde & Co highlights China’s role
Elliot Papageorgiou, Yan Gong, Mark Devaney and Rob Deans. Navigating the New Silk Road in intellectual property rights: Clyde & Co highlights China’s role  By James Brewer As China pursues its Belt and Road initiative, spanning 66-plus countries, it is officially taking the protection of intellectual...
July 23rd, 2019 | Comment, Insight, Legal, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M
John Faraclas The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M The BDI is just 56 points apart as of the end of Dec 2013 when the BDI stood at 2,247… Geopolitics being conspicuously “silent” might turn explosive to a degree of no return. John Faraclas’ daily recap: With only 56 points...
July 22nd, 2019 | Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Sanctions, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sobel on unsound dollar intervention, OMFIF appoints new chief executive, and more

Sobel on unsound dollar intervention, OMFIF appoints new chief executive, and more
USA’s President Donald Trump Sobel on unsound dollar intervention, OMFIF appoints new chief executive, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW  Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 5-19 July 2019, Vol.10 Ed.29 Most-Read Commentary Trump’s unsound dollar intervention idea: Markets...
July 20th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits
John Faraclas The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up earlier on today 40 points standing at 2,170; the perplexed geopolitics now confirm our fears on our numerous written hints on Planet Ocean’s dire straits over the last seven years following...
July 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Flags, Insight, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 66 points and now stands at 2,130; Geopolitics are so perplexed with clever dicks doing everything possible to ruin Peace on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another boost from...
July 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 17 July, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 17 July, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 17 July, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  Asian bourses performed quite poorly overnight and European equity markets opened in the red earlier today, as investors await more earnings reports...
July 17th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*
John Faraclas The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…* The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) finally “did it”… surpassing the 2,000 points threshold and indeed under the circumstances is a milestone… Geopolitics still perplexed, explosive but very much interesting… John Faraclas’...
July 16th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1928 … the dragon* roars before the 2,000 point threshold!

The BDI@1928 … the dragon* roars before the 2,000 point threshold!
John Faraclas The BDI @1928 … the dragon* roars before the 2,000 point threshold! The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today at 1,928 points – up 63 and for sure is read to go over and above the 2,000 mark which we haven’t seen since the 3rd of January 2014. Geopolitics: explosive!!! John...
July 15th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Public and Legal Notices, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows…

Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows…
John Faraclas Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) got to yet another high: 1,865 points – up 49! It was also 125 points higher since last Friday the 5th of July when it stood at 1,740…Geopolitics too messy! John Faraclas’ brief daily and...
July 12th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Insight, Markets, News, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tenders, Trade and Commerce | Read More