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Dangerous Market volatility and Geopolitics uncertainty

Dangerous Market volatility and Geopolitics uncertainty
John Faraclas Many times in the past we have explained that volatility is the stumbling block and the geopolitical mess bringing cataclysmic and destructive results in the entire shipping industry; John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained, thanks to the Capers, 16 points rising...
January 4th, 2017 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

Markets and geopolitics: Brace for challenging times ahead…

Markets and geopolitics: Brace for challenging times ahead…
John Faraclas With a couple of points up the BDI brings in the knowingly unknown situation which coupled with extremely dangerous Geopolitics will trigger unwanted scenarios with unwanted results; John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained at the same levels as in yesterday’s...
December 22nd, 2016 | Breaking News, Comment, LNG, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices | Read More

Smart Ships. Smart Ideas. Smarter Working.

Smart Ships. Smart Ideas. Smarter Working.
Sue Terpilowski OBE (LONDON, 23 NOVEMBER 2016) Smart ships are likely to be carrying cargoes within 10 years but all in the logistics chain need to adapt in order to make good use of the new technology and the huge amount of data that will be available as a result. According to Sue Terpilowski,...
November 23rd, 2016 | Comment, Logistics, Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Changes and Challenges are tough on the World’s Ship Masters

Changes and Challenges are tough on the World’s Ship Masters
l to r: Michael Chalos, Partner at K&L Gates LLP (New York); Jeff Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards at the US Coast Guard; Faz Peermohamed, Partner and Head of Global Shipping at Ince & Co; Chairman of the panel Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony; Michael Kelleher, Director...
November 7th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Events, HR, London Shipping Law Centre, News, Person Profiles, Story of the Month | Read More

Capers “cooling” down amid hurricanes and geopolitical chaos…

Capers “cooling” down amid hurricanes and geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up just six points earlier on today at 921, given the low plus level of the Capers; Hurricanes and Geopolitics bring chaos, deaths and total global uncertainty. John Faraclas’ weekly recapitulation of the markets and geopolitics: The BDI was up six points...
October 7th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Reports, Ship Conversions, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Shiprepair, Statistics, Stock Markets, Technical, Technology, Tourism, Weather | Read More

Greece: Draft 2017 budget, fiscal drag & attainability of medium-term fiscal targets

Greece: Draft 2017 budget, fiscal drag & attainability of medium-term fiscal targets
Greece Macro Monitor (6 October 2016) Draft 2017 budget, fiscal drag & attainability of medium-term fiscal targets This report looks at the structure and the underlying assumptions of Greece’s draft budget for 2017, which was released earlier this week. Based on an analysis of its main components,...
October 6th, 2016 | Banking, Comment, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Don’t count on Capers “euphoria”…

Don’t count on Capers “euphoria”…
John Faraclas With another 111 points plus the Capers “boosted” the BDI with 29 plus points; explosive Geopolitics can cause major tsunamis….John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points and now stands at 865 thanks to the Capers’ BCI 2014 which gained 111 points and...
September 20th, 2016 | Comment, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 19, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 19, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes this week are on the BoJ and the Fed monetary policy meetings that both conclude on Wednesday (21 September). Fed Funds futures...
September 19th, 2016 | Banking, Comment, Company Profiles, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BDI’s weekly fall and Geopolitical madness rule the day

BDI’s weekly fall and Geopolitical madness rule the day
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), despite the Capers’ upwards rally, was down; Geopolitics coupled with sheer madness rule the day and will inflict despicable damage to many if we don’t stop some moron politicians and media cronies. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI gained 36 points...
September 16th, 2016 | Chartering, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Fixtures, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets and Geopolitics: blessing in disguise…

The Markets and Geopolitics: blessing in disguise…
John Faraclas Another Skyfall of the markets continued today and coupled with the geopolitical uncertainty due to the many unsettled issues around Planet Ocean – as a result of the inability of our politicians and diplomats, make us say: ain’t seen nothing yet! John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The...
September 14th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A timely message from St. Minas’ Monastery in Chios

A timely message from St. Minas’ Monastery in Chios
The St. Minas Church at the centre of the Monastery Time and again we have warned of what might happen with the influx not just from innocent Migrants to Greece’s Eastern Aegean Islands, mainland Greece and Europe but from covert operations of the ultra Islamist terrorists all over Europe. Greece and...
August 21st, 2016 | Comment, Immigration, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion | Read More

Supras “save” losses; geopolitics more perplexed…

Supras “save” losses; geopolitics more perplexed…
John Faraclas Thanks to the Supras’ BSI which gained 11 points, the BDI was down only three in its second day of fall. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points and now stands at 682 in its second day of fall thanks to the Supras which gained 11 points and...
August 18th, 2016 | Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Oil Industry, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The Airport of Chios awaits its turn…-

The Airport of Chios awaits its turn…-
At Chios Airport We welcome the inauguration of Paros’ airport today by Greece’s prime minister despite the opposition’s silly media uploads and we invite PM Alexis Tsipras to give the go ahead here and now for the ailing Chios airport! A timely reminder by John Faraclas:  It is a must for the...
July 29th, 2016 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Breaking News, Comment, Construction, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments
Better conditions on modern tonnage From Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC on the latest MLC 2006 ammendments:  MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 – AMENDMENTS Following the unanimous adoption by the Special Tripartite Committee of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (the “Convention”),...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, BIMCO, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Erdogan’s Pyrrhic victory

Erdogan’s Pyrrhic victory
…clouds over the Straits of Bosporus, with its famous bridge linking Europe and Asia. Photo credit Anny Zade WITHOUT PREJUDICE On the latest developments in Turkey with the “failed Coup”, John Faraclas comments: Obviously one cannot call this a Coup d’état but definitely a Coup d’Erdogan....
July 16th, 2016 | Aviation, Breaking News, Comment, European Union, Immigration, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Tourism, UN | Read More

Despicable terrorist atrocity in Nice

Despicable terrorist atrocity in Nice
John Faraclas Now, how do you react to this latest terrorist attack in Nice, France? How does one react given also that it was France’s Independence Day?  I guess the only language the perpetrators of such of an out-of-any-proportion, inhumane terrorist action will definitely understand, is Total...
July 15th, 2016 | Comment, European Union, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Europe’s drama: no BREXIT yet in sight…

Europe’s drama: no BREXIT yet in sight…
Ten days after the UK Referendum on “Europe: should I stay or should I go”*, the picture is still blur with all possibilities still on the table. BREXIT has now become  Europe’s’ midsummer night’s dream. John Faraclas comments: Whatever happened has happened; from now on  Europe and its...
July 3rd, 2016 | Comment, European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Brexit: a preliminary assessment of the implications for the UK, the EU and Greece

Brexit: a preliminary assessment of the implications for the UK, the EU and Greece
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (24 June, 2016) Brexit: a preliminary assessment of the implications for the UK, the EU and Greece In the UK referendum of June 23rd the British people voted in favour of leaving the European Union by 51.9% (17.41mn voters). Turnout was 72.2%,...
June 24th, 2016 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Insight, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI …“hits” back @596…

The BDI …“hits” back @596…
John N. Faraclas With the world stuck in front of TV sets awaiting for the important UK Referendum’s  outcome  - whose result will re-shape Planet Ocean’s Economy, the BDI entertains us all today with its plus splash; John Faraclas daily market commentary: With a double plus figure the BDI close...
June 23rd, 2016 | Comment, Insight, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 22, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 22, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street closed with modest gains overnight, while the majority of Asian bourses ended broadly higher and most European stock markets...
June 22nd, 2016 | Banking, Comment, Company Profiles, Insight, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

How translation helps firms grow their business…

How translation helps firms grow their business…
Alex Fiddler of Eurotext Ltd   How translation helps firms grow their business by enabling them to sell their products globally By Alex Fiddler* How translation helps firms grow their business by enabling them to sell their products globally. An overview of language solutions: In recent years we...
June 20th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Communication, Consumers Market, Featured, HR, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI drops further…amids geopolitical anxiety

The BDI drops further…amids geopolitical anxiety
John N. Faraclas With minus four points the BDI poses many questions for the market’s recovery; good opportunities though lay ahead; John Faraclas writes: So the midweek-blues are here to stay, particularly when the volatile Capers dive 18 points bringing the respective BCI 2014 down at 1,000 points...
June 15th, 2016 | Comment, Markets, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Dropping BDI, even one point, sends alarms…

Dropping BDI, even one point, sends alarms…
John Faraclas Reality bites and the markets cannot escape yet  from uncertainty and geopolitical coming tsunamis; John Faraclas daily market briefing: Another point down brought the BDI to 608 points, despite its best sizes – being volatile too, gaining …ground… The BCI 2014 – our volatile...
June 14th, 2016 | Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Shipping Markets: Volatility knocks @642

The Shipping Markets: Volatility knocks @642
John Faraclas Volatility, Volatility Volatility; John Faraclas market briefing on the volatile state of the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down three points since yesterday at 642 thanks to the volatile Capers’ losses! The Capers, proving once again that no one...
May 18th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Markets, News, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

With the BDI@579 it’s the best time to buy

With the BDI@579 it’s the best time to buy
John Faraclas Dropping Indices favour buying spree; John Faraclas insists… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 15 points and at 579 “invites” cash-strong players for a buying spree… The Capers and its BCI 2014 lost 39 points – now standing at 713 and if things continue the BCI might drop...
May 11th, 2016 | Comment, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices | Read More