Archive for the ‘Comment’ Category

Italy a picture of political surrealism, Europe at a crossroads

Italy a picture of political surrealism, Europe at a crossroads
Italy a picture of political surrealism, Europe at a crossroads Wednesday 13 November 2019  Vol.10 Ed.46.2 Commentary: Italy a picture of political surrealism By Antonio Armellini in Rome Italy’s political crisis appears surreal even by the country’s well-worn standards. Objective factors...
November 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Scepticism on second Plaza accord, Brazilian economic outlook and challenges ahead

Scepticism on second Plaza accord, Brazilian economic outlook and challenges ahead
.. Scepticism on second Plaza accord, Brazilian economic outlook and challenges ahead Tuesday 12 November 2019  – Vol.10 Ed.46.1 Commentary: Scepticism on second Plaza accord By Mark Sobel in Washington In 1985, the G5 agreed on a currency pact, the so-called Plaza accord. In recent weeks, market...
November 12th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

ECB-German charm offensive, Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony, and more

ECB-German charm offensive, Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony, and more
Olaf Scholz ECB-German charm offensive, Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 4-8 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.45 Most-Read Commentary ECB-German charm offensive: In the first act in an elaborate series of manoeuvres...
November 9th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Factum: The BDI@1378; Grammenos’ event a sea change…

Factum: The BDI@1378; Grammenos’ event a sea change…
John Faraclas Factum: The BDI@1378; Grammenos’ event a sea change… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,378; it also lost 319 points since last week’s 1,697 points; Geopolitics entering a more than perplexed and messy period with incalculable repercussions...
November 8th, 2019 | Civil Unrest, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ECB-German charm offensive, The future of the euro area: Capital market integration

ECB-German charm offensive, The future of the euro area: Capital market integration
Olaf Scholz ECB-German charm offensive, The future of the euro area: Capital market integration Thursday 7 November 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.45.3   Commentary: ECB-German charm offensive By David Marsh in London The European Central Bank’s long-awaited charm offensive aimed at German public...
November 7th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony, How fintech can promote gender balance

Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony, How fintech can promote gender balance
. Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony, How fintech can promote gender balance Wednesday 6 November 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.45.2 Commentary: Transparency lays bare Fed disharmony By Darrell Delamaide in Washington There was a time when central bankers were seen and not heard. All this has changed....
November 6th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, HR, Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

‘Two degrees’ overtaking ‘2% inflation’, Brazil’s economic outlook and challenges ahead

‘Two degrees’ overtaking ‘2% inflation’, Brazil’s economic outlook and challenges ahead
‘Two degrees’ overtaking ‘2% inflation’, Brazil’s economic outlook and challenges ahead Tuesday 5 November 2019  –   Vol.10 Ed.45.1 Commentary: ‘Two degrees’ overtaking ‘2% inflation’ By Gary Smith and Danae Kyriakopoulou The climate change...
November 5th, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Finance, Markets | Read More

Reds continue to govern falling Dry and Wet Markets

Reds continue to govern falling Dry and Wet Markets
Anny Zade and John Faraclas                             Reds continue to govern falling Dry and Wet Markets The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 22 points earlier on today despite a contained fall of the Capes and now stands at...
November 4th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Press and Media, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE, Libra and the global monetary system, and more

‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE, Libra and the global monetary system, and more
‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE, Libra and the global monetary system, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 28 October-1 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.44 Most-Read Commentary ‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE: In...
November 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Insight, Reports | Read More

In conversation with Libra co-creator Christian Catalini, Asia launch of Gender Balance Index

In conversation with Libra co-creator Christian Catalini, Asia launch of Gender Balance Index
. In conversation with Libra co-creator Christian Catalini, Asia launch of Gender Balance Index Tuesday 29 October 2019   – Vol.10 Ed.44.1 In Conversation: Libra and the global monetary system Christian Catalini, Teunis Brosens and Bhavin Patel The Libra Association’s proposed global digital...
October 29th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Christine Lagarde’s communications challenge, In conversation with Libra’s co-creator, and more

Christine Lagarde’s communications challenge, In conversation with Libra’s co-creator, and more
Christine Lagarde Christine Lagarde’s communications challenge, In conversation with Libra’s co-creator, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW –21-25 October 2019, Vol.10 Ed.43 Most-Read Commentary Lagarde’s communications challenge: Christine Lagarde is under pressure to revamp the ECB’s...
October 26th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Reports | Read More

Lagarde’s communications challenge, Libra co-creator on digital currency’s objectives

Lagarde’s communications challenge, Libra co-creator on digital currency’s objectives
Christine Lagarde Lagarde’s communications challenge, Libra co-creator on digital currency’s objectives Wednesday 23 October 2019  – Vol.110 Ed.43.2 Commentary: Lagarde’s communications challenge By David Marsh in London Christine Lagarde is under pressure to revamp the ECB’s...
October 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets a liability; Geopolitics with BREXIT’s ongoing serial even worse

Dry and Wet Markets a liability; Geopolitics with BREXIT’s ongoing serial even worse
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets a liability; Geopolitics with BREXIT’s ongoing serial even worse The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 40 points earlier on today and now reads 1,806 thanks mainly to the Capes’ triple-digit loss. Geopolitics puts Planet Ocean in limbo with BREXIT’s serial a catastrophe...
October 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Trump hastens advent of multipolar world, China and the global economy

Trump hastens advent of multipolar world, China and the global economy
USA’s president Donald Trump Trump hastens advent of multipolar world, China and the global economy Tuesday 22 October 2019 –  Vol. 10 Ed.43.1 Commentary: Trump hastens advent of multipolarity By Meghnad Desai in London Donald Trump is not a ‘cold war hawk’, as every US president...
October 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMF’s raison d’être in jeopardy, Europe’s fiscal fisticuffs, and more

IMF’s raison d’être in jeopardy, Europe’s fiscal fisticuffs, and more
IMF’s raison d’être in jeopardy, Europe’s fiscal fisticuffs, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW   Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 14-18 October 2019, Vol.10 Ed.42 Most-Read Commentary Imperilled co-operation at IMF annual meetings: With multilateral co-operation...
October 19th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Europe’s fiscal fisticuffs, Examining prospects for monetary and fiscal policy coordination

Europe’s fiscal fisticuffs, Examining prospects for monetary and fiscal policy coordination
Europe’s fiscal fisticuffs, Examining prospects for monetary and fiscal policy coordination Thursday 17 October 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.42.3 Commentary: Europe’s fiscal fisticuffs By Chris Papadopoullos in London The macroeconomic consensus favours fiscal easing in Europe, but those countries...
October 17th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

The Union of Greek Shipowners backs Greek proposal to limit main engine power of ships as an immediately effective measure to reduce GHG emissions from ships

The Union of Greek Shipowners backs Greek proposal to limit main engine power of ships as an immediately effective measure to reduce GHG emissions from ships
Theodore El. Veniamis, The Union of Greek Shipowners backs Greek proposal to limit main engine power of ships as an immediately effective measure to reduce GHG emissions from ships In the context of materialising the United Nations International Maritime Organization’s (UN IMO) Initial Strategy for...
October 16th, 2019 | Associations, Comment, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess
John Faraclas Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points as well as the 1,900 points-threshold. The Wets still doing well… but perplexed Geopolitics will create total chaos – in the entire Middle East and beyond. John...
October 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

An open letter to the worldwide yacht and boat manufacturing industry written by the International Institute of Marine Surveying

An open letter to the worldwide yacht and boat manufacturing industry written by the International Institute of Marine Surveying
Geoff Waddington An open letter to the worldwide yacht and boat manufacturing industry written by the International Institute of Marine Surveying The International Institute of Marine Surveying has written an open letter in the form of a Press Release to the worldwide yacht and boat manufacturing industry...
October 15th, 2019 | Comment, Insight, Letters | Read More

IMF’s raison d’être in jeopardy, The journey to central bank digital currencies

IMF’s raison d’être in jeopardy, The journey to central bank digital currencies
IMF’s raison d’être in jeopardy, The journey to central bank digital currencies Tuesday 15 October 2019 –  Vol.10 Ed.42.2 Commentary: IMF’s raison d’être in jeopardy By Mark Sobel in Washington The International Monetary Fund’s resource base faces peril. The Trump...
October 15th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Imperilled co-operation at IMF annual meetings, Global gold demand podcast

Imperilled co-operation at IMF annual meetings, Global gold demand podcast
. Imperilled co-operation at IMF annual meetings, Global gold demand podcast Monday 14 October 2019  – Vol.110 ed.42.1 Commentary: Imperilled co-operation at IMF meetings By Mark Sobel in Washington As always, the global economy will be top of agenda at the International Monetary Bank-World...
October 14th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets | Read More

Sobel on Carney’s futuristic ideas, Global gold demand, and more

Sobel on Carney’s futuristic ideas, Global gold demand, and more
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Sobel on Carney’s futuristic ideas, Global gold demand, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW  Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 7-11 October 2019, Vol.10 Ed.41 Most-Read Commentary Carney’s proposals for multipolarity: At this year’s...
October 12th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, News | Read More

What a week that was with the BDI@1,924 and Armageddon advancing further…

What a week that was with the BDI@1,924 and Armageddon advancing further…
John Faraclas What a week that was with the BDI@1,924 and Armageddon advancing further… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five points earlier on today and now stands at 1,924; on a weekly basis though,  the BDI was up a “hefty” 157 points – from 1,767 last week (04/10/2019). The War in the Middle...
October 11th, 2019 | Comment, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon

The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 56 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,929 – a fraction away from  the psychological threshold of 2,000! Yesteday was a slightly better day… but let’s not be so greedy… Geopolitics...
October 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence, Meeting with Governor Marouane El Abassi

Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence, Meeting with Governor Marouane El Abassi
. Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence, Meeting with Governor Marouane El Abassi Commentary: Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence By Pierre Ortlieb in London The Bank for International Settlements points out in its most recent quarterly review that euro-denominated debt issuance is continuing...
October 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More