Archive for the ‘Comment’ Category

Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect

Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect
John Faraclas Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect Another interesting week and brace for more difficulties in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and now stands  at 556; on a weekly basis same was down 69 points –...
March 27th, 2020 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ECB puts the ball in the fiscal court, Lamont analyses end of austerity and more

ECB puts the ball in the fiscal court, Lamont analyses end of austerity and more
ECB puts the ball in the fiscal court, Lamont analyses end of austerity and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW   Most-Read Commentary ECB puts the ball in the fiscal court: In resisting market pressure to deliver a ‘whatever it takes’ message in response to the coronavirus shock to the euro area’s economy,...
March 14th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Health and Safety, Markets, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Perplexed Markets; and what a week that was… with Geopolitics and Coronavirus…

Perplexed Markets; and what a week that was… with Geopolitics and Coronavirus…
John Faraclas Perplexed Markets; and what a week that was… with Geopolitics and Coronavirus… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended down two points since yesterday at 631 amid an unprecedented Geopolitical mess and an “uprising” feeling that something very bad will develop all over Planet Ocean due...
March 13th, 2020 | Comment, Health and Safety, HR, Insight | Read More

Future of the EBRD, Lagarde to shoot high and go big

Future of the EBRD, Lagarde to shoot high and go big
.. Future of the EBRD, Lagarde to shoot high and go big Thursday 12 March 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.11.3 Commentary: Future of the EBRD By Tadeusz Kościński in Warsaw and Pier Carlo Padoan in Rome The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was created almost 30 years ago to help build market...
March 12th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Markets | Read More

Biden’s surge and the power of fear, Central banks’ 2020 challenges

Biden’s surge and the power of fear, Central banks’ 2020 challenges
Joe Baiden Biden’s surge and the power of fear, Central banks’ 2020 challenges Wednesday 11 March 2020  – Vol.11 Ed.11.2 Commentary: Biden’s surge and the power of fear By Darrell Delamaide in Washington Democratic primary voters weary of President Trump’s disruptions...
March 11th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Real-world engagement – better policy-making, Gender Balance Index

Real-world engagement – better policy-making, Gender Balance Index
.. Real-world engagement – better policy-making, Gender Balance Index Tuesday 10 March 2020 –  Vol.11 Ed.11.1 Commentary: Real-world engagement, better policies By Carolyn Wilkins in Ottawa The case for diversity and inclusion in central banks is clear. Central bank leaders recognise that welcoming...
March 10th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, HR, Markets, Reports, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Markets still down, explosive geopolitics and coronavirus makes waves…

Markets still down, explosive geopolitics and coronavirus makes waves…
John Faraclas Markets still down, explosive geopolitics and coronavirus makes waves… You haven’t seen anything yet; we are living in one of humanity’s most wondering and enigmatically perplexed periods when everything is at stake! The BDI went over and above the 600 points and now begins to breathe...
March 6th, 2020 | Comment, Health and Safety, Insight, News | Read More

Japan’s austerity lessons, What to expect from Brexit negotiations

Japan’s austerity lessons, What to expect from Brexit negotiations
.. Japan’s austerity lessons, What to expect from Brexit negotiations Thursday 5 March 2020  –   Vol.11 Ed.10.3 Commentary: Japan’s austerity lessons By Marco Annunziata in San Francisco They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. Judging...
March 5th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Rishi Sunak’s tax troubles, Financial innovation and central banks

Rishi Sunak’s tax troubles, Financial innovation and central banks
.. Rishi Sunak’s tax troubles, Financial innovation and central banks Wednesday 4 March 2020 Vol.11 Ed.10.2 Commentary: Rishi Sunak’s tax troubles By Meghnad Desai in London Rishi Sunak, the UK’s surprise new chancellor of the exchequer, has been appointed at an opportune time. Fortunately...
March 4th, 2020 | Comment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets | Read More

Volatility threatens Libor replacement, Poland’s role in the EU

Volatility threatens Libor replacement, Poland’s role in the EU
. Volatility threatens Libor replacement, Poland’s role in the EU Tuesday 3 March 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.10.1 Commentary: Volatility threatens Libor replacement By Oonagh McDonald The UK’s regulatory authorities have decided not to require banks to make submissions to the London interbank...
March 3rd, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

Amid virus crisis, Europe fights back, The future of payments and more

Amid virus crisis, Europe fights back, The future of payments and more
. Amid virus crisis, Europe fights back, The future of payments and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 24-28 February 2020, Vol.11 Ed.7 Most-Read Commentary Amid virus crisis, Europe fights back: ‘Europe needs a project.’ This statement from...
February 29th, 2020 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety | Read More

Norway’s green sovereign wealth push, The UK’s position after Brexit

Norway’s green sovereign wealth push, The UK’s position after Brexit
. Norway’s green sovereign wealth push, The UK’s position after Brexit Thursday 27 February 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.9.3 Commentary: Norway’s green sovereign wealth push By Håvard Halland The world’s largest sovereign fund, Norway’s $1tn Government Pension Fund Global, will soon be...
February 27th, 2020 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

The future of payments, Responding to uncertainty across Europe

The future of payments, Responding to uncertainty across Europe
. The future of payments, Responding to uncertainty across Europe Wednesday 26 February 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.9.2 Commentary: The future of payments By Wolfram Seidemann in Munich The world’s first central bank was founded in 1609. Central banks have managed currency in all its aspects ever...
February 26th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Buttigieg shifts focus, Interest rate winners and losers

Buttigieg shifts focus, Interest rate winners and losers
Pete Buttigieg Buttigieg shifts focus, Interest rate winners and losers Tuesday 25 February 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.9.1 Commentary: Buttigieg positions himself as Obama successor By Darrell Delamaide in Washington Pete Buttigieg has used his New Hampshire rallies to burnish his centrist credentials...
February 25th, 2020 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

When central bankers’ powers run out, Low trust impedes digital currency plans, and more

When central bankers’ powers run out, Low trust impedes digital currency plans, and more
.. When central bankers’ powers run out, Low trust impedes digital currency plans, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 17-21 February 2020, Vol.11 Ed.6 Most-Read Commentary When central bankers’ powers run out: How can central banks and the outside...
February 22nd, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

When central bankers’ powers run out, The Australian and global economic outlooks

When central bankers’ powers run out, The Australian and global economic outlooks
.. When central bankers’ powers run out, The Australian and global economic outlooks Wednesday 19 February 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.8.2 Commentary: When central bankers’ powers run out By David Marsh in London How can central banks and the outside world tell that their vaunted independence...
February 19th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Wanted: independent, flexible central banks, The next decade of digital finance

Wanted: independent, flexible central banks, The next decade of digital finance
Wanted: independent, flexible central banks, The next decade of digital finance  Tuesday 18 February 2020 Vol.11 Ed.8.1 Commentary: Wanted: independent, flexible central banks By Ewald Nowotny in Vienna Central bankers’ analytical foundations and the efficacy of their principal instruments have...
February 18th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Reports | Read More

Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles, US Department of Commerce’s harmful proposal, and more

Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles, US Department of Commerce’s harmful proposal, and more
Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles, US Department of Commerce’s harmful proposal, and more Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 10-14 February 2020,  Vol.11 Ed.5 Most-Read Commentary Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles: Few could be more qualified to rewrite the UK’s...
February 15th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Comment: How will the Coronavirus impact businesses?

Comment: How will the Coronavirus impact businesses?
. Comment: How will the Coronavirus impact businesses? by to Phil Reuben, executive director of SCALA Consulting and chairman of SCALA’s Home Appliance Supply Chain Best Practice Forum “A great many of the goods we use every day are manufactured in China. Given this, a significant proportion of...
February 14th, 2020 | Comment, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

US Department of Commerce’s harmful proposal, Official institutions’ approach to climate risk

US Department of Commerce’s harmful proposal, Official institutions’ approach to climate risk
. US Department of Commerce’s harmful proposal, Official institutions’ approach to climate risk Thursday 13 February 2020  –   Vol.11 Ed.7.3 Commentary: Commerce’s harmful proposal By Mark Sobel in Washington Last week, the US Department of Commerce finalised its rule on treating...
February 13th, 2020 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles, The Australian and global economic outlooks

Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles, The Australian and global economic outlooks
. Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles, The Australian and global economic outlooks Wednesday 12 February 2020   –  Vol.11 Ed.7.2 Commentary: Andrew Bailey’s Brexit battles By Chris Papadopoullos in London Few could be more qualified to rewrite the UK’s financial rulebook after...
February 12th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets, Reports | Read More

Central banks can’t bury risk with more money, The next decade of digital finance

Central banks can’t bury risk with more money, The next decade of digital finance
Central banks can’t bury risk with more money, The next decade of digital finance Tuesday 11 February 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.7.1 Commentary: Central banks can’t bury risk with money By Jacques de Larosière in Paris When the financial system was about to collapse in 2007-08, central...
February 11th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, Reports | Read More

What Libra means for money creation, The dynamism of the US labour market

What Libra means for money creation, The dynamism of the US labour market
. What Libra means for money creation, The dynamism of the US labour market Commentary: What Libra means for money creation By John Nugée in London When Facebook announced its intentions last June to issue a digital currency, Libra, the official sector was muted in its initial response. However, much research...
February 6th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Brexiteers’ unfinished revolution, Triangle of power: OMFIF at 10

Brexiteers’ unfinished revolution, Triangle of power: OMFIF at 10
The Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben Brexiteers’ unfinished revolution, Triangle of power: OMFIF at 10 Wednesday 5 February 2020  – Vol.11 Ed.6.2 Commentary: Brexiteers’ unfinished revolution By John Orchard in London UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes to remove Brexit, its...
February 5th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Comment, News, Reports | Read More

‘Green deal’ could deepen EU tensions, Developments in global financial stability

‘Green deal’ could deepen EU tensions, Developments in global financial stability
.. ‘Green deal’ could deepen EU tensions, Developments in global financial stability Tuesday 4 February 2020  – Vol.11 Ed.6.1 Commentary: ‘Green deal’ could deepen EU tensions By Miroslav Singer in Prague The European Union is seemingly united on a ‘green new deal’,...
February 4th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Organisations | Read More