Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Deteriorating economy to dominate G7, Private debt: Too big to ignore (Part II)

Deteriorating economy to dominate G7, Private debt: Too big to ignore (Part II)
Deteriorating economy to dominate G7, Private debt: Too big to ignore (Part II) Commentary: Deteriorating economy to dominate G7 By Mark Sobel in Washington Leaders of the G7 will gather in Biarritz on 24 August for their annual summit. Expect a do-nothing affair, marked by notable absences. The formal...
August 21st, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Macri defeat prompts crisis fears, Norges Bank seminar

Macri defeat prompts crisis fears, Norges Bank seminar
Macri defeat prompts crisis fears, Norges Bank seminar Commentary: Macri defeat prompts crisis fears By Desmond Lachman and Mark Sobel in Washington President Macri’s defeat in Argentina’s primary presidential elections was unexpected. The Peronist leader Alberto Fernández is now the frontrunner...
August 20th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Reports | Read More

Unsustainability and uncertainty brings the BDI down to 2,067 amid messy Geopolitics

Unsustainability and uncertainty brings the BDI down to 2,067 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Unsustainability and uncertainty brings the BDI down to 2,067 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI lost 21 points earlier on today and let’s hope the losses are contained tomorrow or that today wasn’t a “Dry day”… John Faraclas brief recap: The uncertainty was calculated in our last...
August 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI.

LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI.
LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI. 19 August 2019 – Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for the network security digital component of its Integrated Smartship Solution...
August 19th, 2019 | Classification Societies, News, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

China must rethink growth model, No-deal Brexit not inevitable, and more

China must rethink growth model, No-deal Brexit not inevitable, and more
China must rethink growth model, No-deal Brexit not inevitable, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW   Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 12-16 August 2019, Vol.10 Ed.33 Most-Read Commentary China must rethink growth model: The International Monetary Fund’s 2019 China Article...
August 17th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

Dry Market recovers but uncertainty remains ante portas

Dry Market recovers but uncertainty remains ante portas
John Faraclas Dry Market recovers but uncertainty remains ante portas Despite todays contained closing the Dry and Wet Markets performed well this week with the BDI 88 points above the 2,000 point threshold at 2,088 and only the Cleans fell. Geopolitics still perplexed and worrying as too many things...
August 16th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Blue MBA’s global reputation is reinforced with graduation of Class of 2019

Blue MBA’s global reputation is reinforced with graduation of Class of 2019
Members of Blue MBA Class of 2019 celebrate their graduation. Blue MBA’s global reputation is reinforced with graduation of Class of 2019 Industry leaders and top academics hailed the status of the Blue MBA as an integral part of the shipping industry and as a beacon of global repute at the graduation...
August 16th, 2019 | Academia, Awards, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

No-deal Brexit not inevitable, Private debt: Too big to ignore

No-deal Brexit not inevitable, Private debt: Too big to ignore
No-deal Brexit not inevitable, Private debt: Too big to ignore Commentary: No-deal Brexit not inevitable By Charles Grant in London To prevent Brexit on 31 October, the UK parliament must either revoke Article 50, pass a deal, or compel the government to seek an Article 50 extension. Nobody can say...
August 15th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI approaches the 2,000 amid further global uncertainty

The BDI approaches the 2,000 amid further global uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI approaches the 2,000 amid further global uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 86 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,950 points. A bit of an odd situation given the fact that Planet Ocean is already in recession.  Geopolitics still getting sour.  John Faraclas’...
August 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Approaching the Finish Line

Approaching the Finish Line
Finish Line. Digitally Generated Image; 19406922 Approaching the Finish Line: Picking up the pace of change With each day, we draw closer to the IMO2020 Sulphur reduction coming into force January 1st. Much has been written about preparation, strategies, enforcement and more. It is surprising, however,...
August 14th, 2019 | News | Read More

Supporting offshore safety in Greece

Supporting offshore safety in Greece
Theodosis Stamatellos Supporting offshore safety in Greece by Theodosis Stamatellos, Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore South Europe Regional Manager  Having completed the recent collaboration with the Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM) for the development of an Emergency Response...
August 14th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Energy, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

London Shipping Law Centre 25-Year Celebration

London Shipping Law Centre 25-Year Celebration
A celebration of the learning and debates that it continues to provide to the shipping community   We have pleasure in inviting you to join the London Shipping Law Centre, its members and key shipping figures at the...
August 14th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Events, Legal, News | Read More

US soya bean exports, up or down?

US soya bean exports, up or down?
Peter Sand US soya bean exports, up or down? The trade war has brought increased attention to the soya bean trade between the US and China with 2019 offering conflicting narratives. On one hand, soya bean exports to China in the first six months of 2019 are up 10.9% compared with the first half of 2018,...
August 14th, 2019 | BIMCO, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

China must rethink growth model, Monetary policy implementation and reserves management

China must rethink growth model, Monetary policy implementation and reserves management
. China must rethink growth model, Monetary policy implementation and reserves management Commentary: China must rethink growth model By Mark Sobel in Washington The global press treats readers to a daily diet of US-alleged harmful Chinese trade and currency practices, as if this were the only Chinese...
August 14th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Dry Market surge with the BDI@1,864…

Dry Market surge with the BDI@1,864…
John Faraclas Dry Market surge with the BDI@1,864… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 90 points in one of the worse days and periods amidst Geopolitical mayhem! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 188 points – a good triple digit surge and now at 3,454 brings some balance...
August 13th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Johnson repeating Churchill’s 1926 error, Were the Federal Reserve rate cuts justified?

Johnson repeating Churchill’s 1926 error, Were the Federal Reserve rate cuts justified?
Boris Johnson Johnson repeating Churchill’s 1926 error, Were the Federal Reserve rate cuts justified? Commentary: Johnson repeating Churchill’s 1926 error By Desmond Lachman in Washington As a biographer of Winston Churchill, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson must know that markets can unravel...
August 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Dry Market buoyant; Wets get dried out… and geopolitics on fire

Dry Market buoyant; Wets get dried out… and geopolitics on fire
John Faraclas Dry Market buoyant; Wets get dried out… and geopolitics on fire The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,774 points. Geopolitics in complete perplexed mess. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: All Dry Indices were on the plus; the Capes’ BCI ...
August 12th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Honouring Capt. Orlando Allard

Honouring Capt. Orlando Allard
A great moment for Captain Orlando Allard; here with Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano Honouring Capt. Orlando Allard Captain Orlando Allard was honoured today with the medal of the Panama Canal Expansion Programme for his contributions during more than 30 years in the Canal, as a towboat master,...
August 12th, 2019 | Awards, HR, News, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

OMFIF remembers Fabrizio Saccomanni

OMFIF remembers Fabrizio Saccomanni
.                         OMFIF remembers Fabrizio Saccomanni Monday 12 August 2019  – Vol.10 Ed.33.1 Obituary: Saccomanni – Genial icon of global money By David Marsh in London Fabrizio Saccomanni was an iconic figure in Italian and...
August 12th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, News, Obituaries | Read More

Nothing can stop the “Typhoon”…

Nothing can stop the “Typhoon”…
The “Typhoon” Nothing can stop the “Typhoon”… The Athanasios K. Laskaridis Foundation purchase of the Typhoon, a 76 meters long built in 2004 in Norway,  a specialist vessel to clean up the seas and coast lines –  even in areas which are inaccessible,  is a more than welcome...
August 11th, 2019 | Charity, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Mark Sobel on the renminbi, ‘Foolhardy’ to cry manipulation, and Time for radical EMU reform

Mark Sobel on the renminbi, ‘Foolhardy’ to cry manipulation, and Time for radical EMU reform
Mark Sobel on the renminbi, ‘Foolhardy’ to cry manipulation, and Time for radical EMU reform Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 5-9 August 2019, Vol.10 Ed.32 Most-Read Commentary Renminbi slides past Rmb7 per dollar: David Marsh, chairman and co-founder of OMFIF, interviewed...
August 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Reports | Read More

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.
John Faraclas Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 28 points and now stands at 1,748; on a weekly basis though same was down 4o points – from 1,788… Geopolitics continue to cause headaches and ultra CAUTION should be observed. John Faraclas’...
August 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Christian Siriano is Forever Fierce!

Christian Siriano is Forever Fierce!
. Christian Siriano is Forever Fierce! by Elena Sendoa Beyond talented and with strong work ethic, Christian Siriano at 33-years-old is already a red carpet staple. A-listers such as Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Zendaya are stunning the world clad in Siriano’s...
August 9th, 2019 | Consumers Market, Fashion, News, People and Places | Read More

HFW to launch Monaco office with hire of market-leading team

HFW to launch Monaco office with hire of market-leading team
Paul Dean HFW to launch Monaco office with hire of market-leading team Global, sector-focused law firm HFW is launching an office in Monaco with the hire of a market-leading team to be led by partners Ian Cranston, Andrew Charlier and Marco Crusafio. The team, which will also include legal directors...
August 9th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Energy, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, News, Person Profiles, Shipmanagement, Yachting | Read More

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Takis

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Takis
. With deep sadness we announce the passing of Takis It is to our deep regret to learn that Takis the iconic man of arts and in particular of sculpture,  coupled with physics and Cosmos begins his journey to Sea of Eternity. The communique for the Takis Foundation reads: “It is with deep sadness...
August 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Breaking News, News, Obituaries, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More