Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon

The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 56 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,929 – a fraction away from  the psychological threshold of 2,000! Yesteday was a slightly better day… but let’s not be so greedy… Geopolitics...
October 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

RG Connect19 Conference Highlights & RG YEP Events Announced

RG Connect19 Conference Highlights & RG YEP Events Announced
. RG Connect19 Conference Highlights & RG YEP Events Announced Dear Reloader, Thank you to everyone who attended our 6th annual conference ‘RG Connect19: Greece Open for Business‘, which took place in London last Saturday. It was an amazing day – fifty-five international speakers participated, over...
October 10th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence, Meeting with Governor Marouane El Abassi

Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence, Meeting with Governor Marouane El Abassi
. Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence, Meeting with Governor Marouane El Abassi Commentary: Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence By Pierre Ortlieb in London The Bank for International Settlements points out in its most recent quarterly review that euro-denominated debt issuance is continuing...
October 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,873; better days ahead?

The BDI@1,873; better days ahead?
John Faraclas The BDI@1,873; better days ahead? Let’s hope that the BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  rises again above the 2,400 points and that better days are very near for all as well as for the Wets. Geopolitics lost in space…. John Faraclas’ brief midweek recap: The BDI gained 72 points earlier on...
October 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI “surge”; reality, correction or what…

The BDI “surge”; reality, correction or what…
The BDI “surge”; reality, correction or what… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went over and above the 1,800 points threshold with Panamaxes being the main cause of this rise! John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 28 points at 3,031… The Panamaxes’ BPI gained 56 points reaching...
October 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI struggles to survive; Geopolitics might bring in a wider war than the one expected…

The BDI struggles to survive; Geopolitics might bring in a wider war than the one expected…
John Faraclas The BDI struggles to survive; Geopolitics might bring in a wider war than the one expected… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch three points and now stands at 1,770. Geopolitics as said in the title of today’s recap might produce a wider war particularly in the region of East...
October 7th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,767 with Geopolitics in dire straits…

The BDI@1,767 with Geopolitics in dire straits…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,767 with Geopolitics in dire straits… What a week that was in all fronts; the BDI down, the Geopolitics in total disarray and Shipping at the cross-roads of a new era. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The BDI was up after a long time given its continuous fall and gained...
October 4th, 2019 | Civil Unrest, Comment, Disputes, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday, 4 October 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday, 4 October 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday, 4 October 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS October 4, 2019 Global Markets Market sentiment on risk assets remains cautious ahead of today’s US employment report and mounting worries over the global growth outlook. Recent PMI and ISM data from the...
October 4th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market loses the 1,800 points threshold

Dry Market loses the 1,800 points threshold
Dry Market loses the 1,800 points threshold The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 46 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,757 points losing the 1,800 point threshold thanks to the triple digit Capes’ fall. Geopolitics still getting more than sour. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’...
October 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 3 October 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 3 October 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 3 October 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS October 3, 2019 Global Markets After a 15 years legal battle, the WTO authorized yesterday the US to impose tariffs on $7.5bn worth of EU goods annually as retaliation for illegal EU subsidies to Airbus. In...
October 3rd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Digital SDR to enhance payment systems, The Bulletin: Bugs in the system

Digital SDR to enhance payment systems, The Bulletin: Bugs in the system
. Digital SDR to enhance payment systems, The Bulletin: Bugs in the system  Thursday 3 October 2019 –  Vol.10 Ed.40.3 Commentary: Digital SDR to enhance payment systems By Bejoy Das Gupta and Miles Au Yeung Cross-border payments are growing rapidly, propelled by services trade, demand from...
October 3rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, News, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,809; what a fall amid messy geopolitics

The BDI@1,809; what a fall amid messy geopolitics
The BDI@1,809; what a fall amid messy geopolitics 14 points were lost from the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) earlier on today; all Dry Indices in red! John Faraclas brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI was down 37 points and now stands at 3,232 points… The Panamaxes’ BPI was down too at 1,745 points –...
October 1st, 2019 | Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Tuesday, 1 October 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Tuesday, 1 October 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Tuesday, 1 October 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS October 1, 2019 Global Markets Global equity markets were firmer early on Tuesday and fixed income markets came under some pressure, after White House trade adviser Peter Navarro dismissed reports that the...
October 1st, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Monday, 30 September 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Monday, 30 September 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Monday, 30 September 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS September 30, 2019 Global Markets Major European stocks opened modestly lower on renewed US/China trade jitters, following reports that the US administration is considering delisting Chinese companies from...
September 30th, 2019 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,857: an expected fall amid the geopolitical mega mayhem…

The BDI@1,857: an expected fall amid the geopolitical mega mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,857: an expected fall amid the geopolitical mega mayhem… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) seems to lose its “credibility” as the latest fall during this morning of 106 points and 274 since last week – when it stood at 2,131 points proves our prediction when same went over the...
September 27th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday, 27 September 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday, 27 September 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday, 27 September 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS September 27, 2019 Global Markets The USD retained a firm tone across the board, pushing the EUR/USD to a fresh year-to-day low close to 1.09. Meanwhile, US stock futures are struggling for traction on news...
September 27th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?
John Faraclas Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..? Per our upload earlier on today the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went on a free fall headed by the triple digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics still getting sour. John Faraclas end of the day recap: The BDI lost 90 points thanks...
September 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 26 September 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 26 September 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 26 September 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS September 26, 2019 Global Markets USTs were firmer on the day as the latest mixed signals from US President Donald Trump dented market optimism for an imminent resolution to the US/China trade dispute....
September 26th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall

Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall
John Faraclas Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points earlier on today “thanks” to the as ever volatile Capes who lost 153 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate… John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI was down at 2,053 points and if same goes below...
September 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, Military, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Tuesday, 24 September 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Tuesday, 24 September 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS September 24, 2019 Global Markets Eurozone preliminary PMIs for September disappointed as the Composite PMI fell from 51.9 in August to 50.4, the lowest level since June 2013, suggesting that the economy came close to stalling at the end of Q3 2019. In reaction...
September 24th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Baltic Exchange Risk Forum: 17 October 2019, Hamburg

Baltic Exchange Risk Forum: 17 October 2019, Hamburg
. Baltic Exchange Risk Forum: 17 October 2019, Hamburg Freight & Commodities Forum, Hamburg 17 October 2019 We are delighted to invite you to register for the Freight & Commodities Forum in Hamburg. Featuring industry discussion and first class analytical insight on commodity flows, vessel supply,...
September 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI falls in Fall …but

The BDI falls in Fall …but
John Faraclas The BDI falls in Fall …but The BDI’s fall continued in this peculiar season-wise Fall but wait… The 23 points lost brought down the main index to 2,108 points… but not to worry! Geopolitics might become challenging with the challenges that Climate Change and issues brought...
September 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

OMFIF at the IMF-WBG annual meetings

OMFIF at the IMF-WBG annual meetings
New York City OMFIF at the IMF-WBG annual meetings OMFIF is convening a series of meetings alongside the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group annual meetings in October. Click here to view the full programme. New York launch of the Global Public Investor 2019 Tuesday 15 October, 18:00, New...
September 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos

BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 61 points earlier on today and 181 since last Friday the 13th of September (when it stood at 2,312 points) and now stands at 2,131 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capes. Geopolitics are so dodgy with...
September 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Are Capes about to floor-down the Dry Market…?

Are Capes about to floor-down the Dry Market…?
John Faraclas Are Capes about to floor-down the Dry Market…? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 74 points earlier on today and now stands at 2,192 points – for a second day below the “famous threshold” as of the end of Dec 2013 when it stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitics in uncharted waters. John...
September 19th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Climate, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More