Archive for the ‘Comment’ Category

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst
Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst Commentary: Britain’s powerless leaders By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May, like Jeremy Corbyn, and indeed any current party leader, lacks a Commons majority to break the Brexit impasse. One escape route lies in the ‘March revolution’ engineered...
May 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting
EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting Commentary: EU elections may end Italy coalition By Antonio Armellini in Rome For Italy’s ruling coalition, the European parliamentary elections are a test on the viability of governing together. If Salvini’s...
May 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Country Profiles, European Union, Events, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Renminbi ‘weaponisation’ talk overblown, OMFIF-Oesterreichische Nationalbank meeting

Renminbi ‘weaponisation’ talk overblown, OMFIF-Oesterreichische Nationalbank meeting
Renminbi ‘weaponisation’ talk overblown, OMFIF-Oesterreichische Nationalbank meeting Commentary: Renminbi ‘weaponisation’ talk overblown By Mark Sobel in Washington A media furore has flared over whether China will dump US Treasury holdings or ‘weaponise’ the renminbi....
May 21st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

NEW ERA IN BUNKERS, lighthouse to the world economy.

NEW ERA IN BUNKERS, lighthouse to the world economy.
Irene K. Notias NEW ERA IN BUNKERS, lighthouse to the world economy. By Irene Notias,  Marine Fuels Bunker Broker since 1998. Founder and Director of Prime’s Bunkersplus, a bunker buying management service provider. Speaking from hands-on experience … Out of all the changes in the Bunker Industry,...
May 18th, 2019 | Bunkering, Comment | Read More

Tips for employers to ensure diversity

Tips for employers to ensure diversity
Teresa Peacock  Tips for employers to ensure diveristy by Teresa Peacock, Managing Director, Spinnaker Global Recruitment Earlier in the year, I blogged about being part of the Women and Work All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and how they are examining the role of women in the workforce. The APPG...
April 30th, 2019 | Comment, HR, Jobs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The fall of German banking, Long-run economic growth and development in CESEE

The fall of German banking, Long-run economic growth and development in CESEE
. The fall of German banking, Long-run economic growth and development in CESEE Commentary: The fall of German banking By David Marsh in Berlin The collapse of merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, the No.1 and No2. German lenders, marks the latest episode in a 30-year downward spiral of...
April 29th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

David Marsh on Germany, France and Europe, Danae Kyriakopoulou on central bank gender balance, and more

David Marsh on Germany, France and Europe, Danae Kyriakopoulou on central bank gender balance, and more
.. David Marsh on Germany, France and Europe, Danae Kyriakopoulou on central bank gender balance, and more OMFIF UPDATE – WEEK 17 2019   / 22-26 April 2019 Vol.10 Ed.17 COMMENTARY  Gender balance in central banks One of the oft-cited arguments used to convince organisations to commit to gender diversity...
April 27th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Environment, Finance, Reports | Read More

A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode

A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode
John Faraclas Without Prejudice A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 20 points at 889 amid turbulent Geopolitics in this second pre-Easter week. John Faraclas daily, weekly and fortnight recaps: The BDI was also 99 points better...
April 26th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

An Easter Day and note to remember

An Easter Day and note to remember
Happy Easter An Easter Day and note to remember Happy Easter, He Has Risen! Part of the Christian World Celebrates Easter today – particularly the Western so to speak Christians. On a unique sunny day with temperatures soaring to 21C,  instead of our classic Easter Sunday visit in Hampstead Heath, we*...
April 21st, 2019 | Anniversaries, Climate, Comment, Emissions, Environment, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Pollution, Religion, Reports | Read More

Yaseen Anwar on Belt and Road, Desmond Lachman on the Fed and the next recession, and more

Yaseen Anwar on Belt and Road, Desmond Lachman on the Fed and the next recession, and more
. Yaseen Anwar on Belt and Road, Desmond Lachman on the Fed and the next recession, and more 15-19 April 2019 Vol.10 Ed.16 OMFIF update – Week 16 2019 COMMENTARY  Belt and Road delivers crucial capital China’s Belt and Road initiative provides access to capital for connected emerging markets...
April 20th, 2019 | Associations, Comment, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@790… a happy note before Easter

The BDI@790… a happy note before Easter
John Faraclas The BDI@790… a happy note before Easter  The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 23 points earlier on today and looks likely same will go over and above the 800 points; let’s hope so! Geopolitics more than perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes after yesterday’s...
April 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fed running out of monetary ammunition, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week

Fed running out of monetary ammunition, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week
Fed running out of monetary ammunition, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week Commentary: Fed running out of monetary ammunition By Desmond Lachman in Washington It is clear that President Donald Trump’s administration is not concerned with whether the US will have enough resources left to fight...
April 18th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

The BDI@767: a pre-Easter Market “upturn”?

The BDI@767: a pre-Easter Market “upturn”?
John Faraclas The BDI@767: a pre-Easter Market “upturn”? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a good 18 points earlier on today and slowly slowly begins to climb up from the very lows of the last two months… The Wets too are trying… Geopolitics look blur but nobody gives the pope attention until...
April 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Belt and Road delivers crucial capital, US-China trade relationship roundtable

Belt and Road delivers crucial capital, US-China trade relationship roundtable
Belt and Road delivers crucial capital, US-China trade relationship roundtable Commentary: Belt and Road delivers crucial capital By Yaseen Anwar in Singapore China’s Belt and Road initiative provides access to capital for connected emerging markets that have not had the necessary investment grade...
April 16th, 2019 | Comment, Construction, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Beijing ready to ‘China-ise’ the West, Rethinking strategies for financial inclusion

Beijing ready to ‘China-ise’ the West, Rethinking strategies for financial inclusion
. Beijing ready to ‘China-ise’ the West, Rethinking strategies for financial inclusion Commentary: Beijing ready to ‘China-ise’ the West By Mojmír Hampl in Prague The West is slowly getting over the idea that China will ‘westernise’. The illusion that it is only a...
April 9th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Clash over Fed policy escalates, Assessing Brazil’s economic climate

Clash over Fed policy escalates, Assessing Brazil’s economic climate
Jay Powell Clash over Fed policy escalates, Assessing Brazil’s economic climate Commentary: Clash over Fed policy escalates  By Darrell Delamaide in Washington The reversal of monetary policy by Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell and his troops to be super-accommodative has done little to quell...
April 4th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, News | Read More

Time for a new European green bank, Spotlight on the Indian elections

Time for a new European green bank, Spotlight on the Indian elections
Time for a new European green bank, Spotlight on the Indian elections Commentary: Time for a new European green bank By Denis MacShane in London In Paris, a group of economists and politicians, including former prime ministers, came up with the idea of using a new bank and the private sector to encourage...
April 3rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

Mood set to be downbeat at IMF meetings, Fed Talk with Patrick Harker

Mood set to be downbeat at IMF meetings, Fed Talk with Patrick Harker
.. Mood set to be downbeat at IMF meetings, Fed Talk with Patrick Harker Commentary: Mood to be downbeat at IMF meetings By Mark Sobel in Washington The IMF spring meetings will undoubtedly seek to create a positive buzz around policy-makers. But international co-operation may prove to be in short supply....
April 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, News | Read More

IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week

IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week
IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week Tuesday 26 March 2019 Vol.10 Ed.13.1 Commentary: IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America By Mark Sobel in Washington While the world focuses on the US and China, Britain’s exit from the European Union, G3 monetary policy...
March 26th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, News | Read More

Gustavo Rangel on Brazil, Steve Hanke on Trump, and more

Gustavo Rangel on Brazil, Steve Hanke on Trump, and more
Gustavo Rangel on Brazil, Steve Hanke on Trump, and more OMFIF UPDATE –  WEEK 12 2019 18 – 22 Mach 2019    Vol.110 Ed.12 COMMENTARY Brazil on rough road to reform Last month the Brazilian government presented its ‘New Social Security’ proposal to Congress. The government says...
March 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What a week that was with the BDI falling, Panama Maritime successful conference and perplexed Geopolitics…

What a week that was with the BDI falling, Panama Maritime successful conference and perplexed Geopolitics…
  John Faraclas What a week that was with the BDI falling, Panama Maritime successful conference and perplexed Geopolitics… The BDI was down five points at 690 earlier on today; it lost though 40 (forty) points since last week’s 730 “thanks” to the collapse of the Capes! The 14th Panama...
March 22nd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Next financial crisis may eclipse 2008, OMFIF-British Chamber of Commerce Singapore meeting

Next financial crisis may eclipse 2008, OMFIF-British Chamber of Commerce Singapore meeting
Commentary: Next financial crisis may eclipse 2008 By Desmond Lachman in Washington It is difficult to forecast when the next global economic recession will happen. It is much easier to predict its severity. Among the more disturbing vulnerabilities of the global economy is the large amount of debt spawned...
March 21st, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, News | Read More

Desmond Lachman on Brexit, David Marsh on ECB pressures, and more

Desmond Lachman on Brexit, David Marsh on ECB pressures, and more
Desmond Lachman on Brexit, David Marsh on ECB pressures, and more 11-15 March 2019 Vol.10 Ed.11 COMMENTARY Missing out on monetary normalisation The European Central Bank’s postponement of its first post-financial crisis interest rate increases exposes it to pressures which will weigh on the bank’s...
March 16th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility, Roundtable with Ambassador Patrick Suckling

‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility, Roundtable with Ambassador Patrick Suckling
‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility, Roundtable with Ambassador Patrick Suckling Commentary: ‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility By Pierre Ortlieb in London Globalisation and technological advances have allowed a small number of firms to become dominant within their industries....
March 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Missing out on monetary normalisation, Gender Balance Index 2019

Missing out on monetary normalisation, Gender Balance Index 2019
Mario Draghi Missing out on monetary normalisation, Gender Balance Index 2019 Commentary: Missing out on monetary normalisation By David Marsh in Boston The European Central Bank’s postponement until at least 2020 of its first post-financial crisis interest rate increase could mean it will miss...
March 12th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Reports | Read More