Archive for the ‘Comment’ Category

Green bonds dispel ‘niche market’ status, The future of infrastructure finance

Green bonds dispel ‘niche market’ status, The future of infrastructure finance
Green bonds dispel ‘niche market’ status, The future of infrastructure finance Wednesday 22 January 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.4.2 Commentary: Green bonds dispel ‘niche market’ status By Dániel Palotai and István Veres in Budapest Policy-makers must amplify green finance swiftly...
January 22nd, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Environment, Finance, Markets | Read More

US currency monitoring list needs rethink, Central banking in 2020

US currency monitoring list needs rethink, Central banking in 2020
US currency monitoring list needs rethink, Central banking in 2020 Tuesday 21 January 2020 –  Vol.11 Ed.4.1 Commentary: US currency monitoring list needs rethink By Mark Sobel in Washington Coverage of the US Treasury’s latest foreign exchange report focused on China, given the reversal...
January 21st, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

The Bulletin: Eurovision

The Bulletin: Eurovision
. The Bulletin: Eurovision Winter 2020 Vol.11 Ed.1 Eurovision: Saving the European project More than 60 years ago, the French statesman Charles de Gaulle said, ‘From the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe… that will decide the fate of the world.’ Today, putting its own affairs in order, rather...
January 19th, 2020 | Comment, Communication, Insight, Reports | Read More

Why the ECB must keep its monetary pillar, Mark Sobel’s 2020 predictions, and more

Why the ECB must keep its monetary pillar, Mark Sobel’s 2020 predictions, and more
. Why the ECB must keep its monetary pillar, Mark Sobel’s 2020 predictions, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 13-17 January 2020, Vol.11 Ed.1 Most-Read Commentary ECB must keep its monetary pillar: The European Central Bank’s two pillars of...
January 18th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

ECB must keep its monetary pillar, ASIFMA technology and operations conference

ECB must keep its monetary pillar, ASIFMA technology and operations conference
… ECB must keep its monetary pillar, ASIFMA technology and operations conference Thursday 16 January 2020 Vol.11 Ed.3.3 Commentary: ECB must keep its monetary pillar By Chris Papadopoullos in London The European Central Bank’s two pillars of monetary policy are set for performance appraisals....
January 16th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

2020s will test leaders’ conviction, Gold and the global reserve currency system

2020s will test leaders’ conviction, Gold and the global reserve currency system
. 2020s will test leaders’ conviction, Gold and the global reserve currency system Wednesday 15 January 2020  – Vol.11 Ed.3.2 Commentary: 2020s will test leaders’ conviction By Mark Sobel in Washington The global economic outlook for the 2020s depicts a baseline picture of stagnant,...
January 15th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

From new normal to new mediocrity, Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard

From new normal to new mediocrity, Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard
. From new normal to new mediocrity, Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard Tuesday 14 January 2020 Vol.11 Ed.3.1 Commentary: From new normal to new mediocrity By Mark Sobel in Washington Pundit predictions for the 2020 global economy abound. A consensus exists – global growth will be underwhelming...
January 14th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

The BDI@1,103: contained losses but losses…

The BDI@1,103: contained losses but losses…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,103:Contained losses but losses… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 20 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,103 points. Contained losses but still losses marking the Festive Season and as we mentioned a few days ago we are back to square one! Geopolitics crucial with the...
December 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more

Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more
Boris Johnson Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 9-13 December 2019, Vol.10 Ed.50 Most-Read Commentary Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn: Britain will leave the European...
December 14th, 2019 | Climate, Comment, Emissions, Environment, News, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

The BDI dives further amid an expected landslide Tories victory…

The BDI dives further amid an expected landslide Tories victory…
John Faraclas The BDI dives further amid an expected landslide Tories victory… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost its 1,400 points threshold and now stands at 1,388 points. Let’s hope, all of us all over Planet Ocean that Boris Johnson’s outright win will be for the benefit, primarily of the British...
December 12th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy

Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy
Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy Thursday 12 December 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.50.3 Commentary: Five ways to advance on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Madrid This year’s United Nations Conference of the Parties in Madrid has heard plenty of...
December 12th, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Remembering Paul Volcker and Wilhelm Nölling, Forecasting Lagarde’s direction

Remembering Paul Volcker and Wilhelm Nölling, Forecasting Lagarde’s direction
Paul Volcker and Wilhelm Nölling Remembering Paul Volcker and Wilhelm Nölling, Forecasting Lagarde’s direction Wednesday 11 December 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.50.2 Remembering Paul Volcker and Wilhelm Nölling By David Marsh in London Paul Volcker and Wilhelm Nölling were united by staunch commitment...
December 11th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

Fed’s enduring target rate debacle, Outlook for Chile and Latin America

Fed’s enduring target rate debacle, Outlook for Chile and Latin America
. Fed’s enduring target rate debacle, Outlook for Chile and Latin America Tuesday 10 December 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.50.1 Commentary: Fed’s enduring target rate debacle By Pierre Ortlieb in London A critical issue looms over US monetary policy-making: the choice of alternative reference and...
December 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

European reset on climate change, Signs point to global recession, and more

European reset on climate change, Signs point to global recession, and more
. European reset on climate change, Signs point to global recession, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW  Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 2-6 December 2019, Vol.10 Ed.49 Most-Read Commentary European reset on climate change: A ‘green deal for Europe’ is building...
December 7th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment | Read More

Signs point to global economic recession, Celebrate OMFIF’s 10th anniversary

Signs point to global economic recession, Celebrate OMFIF’s 10th anniversary
Signs point to global economic recession, Celebrate OMFIF’s 10th anniversary Thursday 5 December 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.49.3 Commentary: Signs point to global economic recession By Desmond Lachman in Washington US economist Hyman Minsky never tired of warning that extended bull markets always...
December 5th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

Cutting ECB inflation target ill-advised, Roundtable with Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker

Cutting ECB inflation target ill-advised, Roundtable with Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker
. Cutting ECB inflation target ill-advised, Roundtable with Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker Wednesday 4 December 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.49.2 Commentary: Cutting ECB inflation target ill-advised By Mark Sobel in Washington The European Central Bank’s new president, Christine Lagarde,...
December 4th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Reports | Read More

European reset on climate change, Ensuring financial stability at a time of high global debt

European reset on climate change, Ensuring financial stability at a time of high global debt
.   European reset on climate change, Ensuring financial stability at a time of high global debt Tuesday 3 December 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.49.1 Commentary: European reset on climate change By David Marsh in London A ‘green deal for Europe’ is building momentum following massive public...
December 3rd, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Climate, Comment, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, Pollution | Read More

The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty

The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 40 points thanks to the triple-digit Capes rise and now stands at 1,568 points; wonder what’s up with the falling Wets. Geopolitics will surprise many in all...
December 2nd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

New Fed reports fall short on risks, Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, and more

New Fed reports fall short on risks, Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, and more
Fed Chair Jerome Powell New Fed reports fall short on risks, Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 25-30 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.48 Most-Read Commentary New Fed reports fall short on risks: In 2018...
November 30th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Mighty dollar maddens Trump, Economic priorities for Asia in 2020

Mighty dollar maddens Trump, Economic priorities for Asia in 2020
. Mighty dollar maddens Trump, Economic priorities for Asia in 2020 Thursday 28 November 2019 –  Vol.10 Ed.48.3 Commentary: Mighty dollar maddens Trump By Desmond Lachman in Washington It is no secret that President Donald Trump is displeased with the dollar’s strength. Whether there is...
November 28th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, World Gold Council podcast

Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, World Gold Council podcast
Jeremy Corbyn Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election, World Gold Council podcast Commentary: Statism v. ‘safety first’ in UK election By Denis MacShane in London The manifesto submitted by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the run up to the 12 December UK general election contains...
November 27th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

New Fed reports fall short on risks, Roundtable with Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker

New Fed reports fall short on risks, Roundtable with Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker
.. New Fed reports fall short on risks, Roundtable with Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker Tuesday 26 November 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.48.1 Commentary: New Fed reports fall short on risks By Mark Sobel in Washington In 2018, the Federal Reserve began issuing semi-annual financial stability reports;...
November 26th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, News | Read More

India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more

India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more 18-22 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.47 THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world Most-Read Commentary India hands reins to China: Amid ongoing tensions...
November 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Quelling German excess saving, Making Europe competitive

Quelling German excess saving, Making Europe competitive
.. Quelling German excess saving, Making Europe competitive Thursday 21 November 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.47.3 Commentary: Quelling German excess saving By David Marsh in London Europe’s expectations of economic and monetary union have gone into reverse. Two decades ago, member states hoped...
November 21st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Awkward truths on UK campaign trail, Project financing for infrastructure development

Awkward truths on UK campaign trail, Project financing for infrastructure development
UK PM Boris Johnson Awkward truths on UK campaign trail, Project financing for infrastructure development Wednesday 20 November 2019 Vol.10 Ed.47.2 Commentary: Awkward truths on UK campaign trail By John Nugée in London When UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally succeeded in persuading parliament...
November 20th, 2019 | Comment, Construction, Finance, Markets, Politics and Government | Read More