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Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions

Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions
Greece Macro Monitor (21.03.2017) Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions: How generous is it by international standards and relative to the rest of the EU? 1. For a couple of decades before the outbreak of the Greek sovereign debt crisis, Greece’s pension expenditure recorded...
March 21st, 2017 | Country Profiles, Reports | Read More

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points at 1,064; the geopolitical chaos in all fronts creates more upheaval. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 100 points, 78 points plus from yesterday’s rise – 22 points, and now reads 1,678! Despite this, owners...
March 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Country Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Moore Stephens says UK Budget is neutral for shipping and good for offshore

Moore Stephens says UK Budget is neutral for shipping and good for offshore
International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the UK Budget 2017 contained no unwelcome surprises for the shipping industry, and some good news for the offshore sector. Moore Stephens tax partner Sue Bill says, “There are new rules, already announced, that will affect the deductions...
March 8th, 2017 | Country Profiles, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece’s provisional GDP data for Q4 2016 – Quick take (March 06, 2017)

Greece’s provisional GDP data for Q4 2016 – Quick take (March 06, 2017)
Greece’s provisional GDP data for Q4 2016 – Quick take (March 06, 2017) Q4 real GDP growth (chain linked, s.a.): revised to -1.2% QoQ/-1.1% YoY from -0.4% QoQ/+0.3% YoY reported initially (Q4 GDP flash estimate). 2016 real GDP growth (n.s.a.): 0.0% vs. +0.3% signaled by the Q4 GDP flash estimate. Carry-over...
March 6th, 2017 | Country Profiles, Reports | Read More

Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook (March 1, 2017)

Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook (March 1, 2017)
Greece Macro Monitor (March 1, 2017) Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook Greece’s real GDP came in at -0.4% QoQ / +0.3% YoY in Q4-16 (quarterly national accounts, flash estimate), interrupting two consecutive quarters of positive QoQ growth (Q3: 0.9%; Q2: 0.3%). For the full-year, real output grew by 0.3%,...
March 1st, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Insight, News, Reports | Read More

Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (Friday, February 17, 2017)

Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (Friday, February 17, 2017)
Risk-on mood supports regional assets in early 2017 REGIONAL MACROECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS & OUTLOOK Q4-2016 flash GDP estimates confirm that the economies of the region are in good shape Private consumption in the driver’s seat on improved sentiment, rising real wages, firmer labor...
February 17th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Reports | Read More

Greek national accounts for Q4 2016 (flash estimates)

Greek national accounts for Q4 2016 (flash estimates)
Piraeus Akti Miaouli Global Economic & Market Outlook- Focus Notes (February 14, 2017)  Greek national accounts for Q4 2016 (flash estimates) Real GDP -0.4 QoQ% / +0.3 YoY% in Q4 Full year growth +0.3% vs -0.3% 2017 state budget estimate The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) published earlier...
February 14th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics | Read More

Greece: assessing recent developments in the context of the 2nd programme review

Greece: assessing recent developments in the context of the 2nd programme review
Greece Macro Monitor (14 February, 2017) Assessing recent developments in the context of the 2nd programme review In this report we take stock of recent developments in the context of the 2nd programme review, highlighting some important challenges in the way to reaching a staff level agreement (SLA)...
February 14th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Reports | Read More

Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy…

Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy…
Greece Macro Monitor (6 February, 2017) Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy and the present bailout programme The study presented herein has been motivated by the ongoing negotiations between the Greek government and the Institutions (EC/ECB/IMF/ESM)...
February 6th, 2017 | Country Profiles, European Union, Insight, News, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 31, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 31, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of euro area government bonds weakened on Tuesday amid heightened ECB tapering talk after Germany’s HICP rose to a 3 ½ year...
January 31st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece: January – December 2016 State Budget Execution, and November 2016 General Government Arrears

Greece: January – December 2016 State Budget Execution, and November 2016 General Government Arrears
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Thursday, January 26 2017) Greece: January – December 2016 State Budget Execution, and November 2016 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – December 2016, the budge balance recorded a deficit...
January 26th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece: Unemployment rate drops , however employment growth decelerates in October 2016

Greece: Unemployment rate drops , however employment growth decelerates in October 2016
Greece: Unemployment rate drops , however employment growth decelerates in October 2016  The unemployment rate stood at 23.0% in October 2016 (or 23.7% – 12 month moving average) from 23.1% in September 2016 and 24.5% in October 2015 Our forecast for 2016 is 23.6%. Descriptive statistics, Jan...
January 12th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, HR, Reports | Read More

Greece: positive signs from economic sentiment, industrial production and commercial transactions

Greece: positive signs from economic sentiment, industrial production and commercial transactions
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (January 10, 2017) Greece: positive signs from economic sentiment, industrial production and commercial transactions The economic sentiment indicator (ESI) increased in December 2016 both in monthly (+2.2 units) and annual terms (+7.0 units), coming...
January 10th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Greece – 2nd programme review State of play, dynamics between the parties involved

Greece – 2nd programme review State of play, dynamics between the parties involved
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Thursday, December 15, 2016) 2nd Programme Review – State of Play, Dynamics between the Parties Involved The December 5 Eurogroup did not produce a staff level agreement on the conditionality underlying Greece’s 2nd programme review although...
December 15th, 2016 | Country Profiles, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (Thursday, December 15, 2016)

Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (Thursday, December 15, 2016)
A more challenging year for the region in 2017  REGIONAL MACROECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS & OUTLOOK Q3-2016 second GDP estimates confirm that the economies of the region are on track to meet their FY projections Private consumption in the driver’s seat on improved sentiment, rising real wages,...
December 15th, 2016 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

Greece: 2017 Budget Assessment

Greece: 2017 Budget Assessment
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Thursday, November 24 2016) Greece: 2017 Budget Assessment   The Greek Government submitted in Parliament the 2017 Budget. The 2017 Budget is to be voted by Parliament until December 10th 2016. Below we present a brief review of the basic 2017...
November 24th, 2016 | Country Profiles, Reports | 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

One year capital controls in Greece…

One year capital controls in Greece…
Greece Macro Monitor (1 August 2016) One year capital controls in Greece Impact on the domestic economy & lessons from the Cypriot experience Summary of views  Capital Controls (CCs) in Greece: not a mechanism for balance-of-payments support, exchange rate stability or protection of FX reserves, but...
August 1st, 2016 | Banking, Country Profiles, News, Reports | Read More

Greece: Recession continues…

Greece: Recession continues…
Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (May 16, 2016)  Greece: Recession continues … real GDP growth -1.3% in the 1st quarter of 2016 On May 13th 2016 the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) published the flash estimates for the quarterly national accounts of the 1 st quarter 2016....
May 16th, 2016 | Country Profiles, European Union, Markets, Politics and Government | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 22, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 22, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German government bonds firmed in European trade on Tuesday on the aftermath of explosions in Brussels airport and a metro station in...
March 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Civil Unrest, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Mikkel Hansen expands the Danish Maritime Cluster

Mikkel Hansen expands the Danish Maritime Cluster
Mikkel B. Hansen Three weeks ago to date, Mikkel Hansen was appointed as Ambassador for world-renowned Blue MBA of the Copenhagen Business School; a week ago we met him at The Maritime Development Centre of Europe in Copenhagen and we had the chance to interview him live. Mikkel Hansen is the CEO for...
December 7th, 2015 | Associations, Country Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Organisations, Shipping Centers | Read More

Touring Copenhagen’s waterways; an experience!

Touring Copenhagen’s waterways; an experience!
Boarding at Nyhavn As our viewers have noticed, for nearly five years, AllAboutShipping greatly supports Tourism and in particular Maritime Tourism, to an extend no other electronic shipping media platform in the Maritime World does, hence the covering of many such events.  From the International Cruise...
December 7th, 2015 | Associations, Canals, Country Profiles, Inland Waterways, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

London maritime community hears Shipping Minister of India…

London maritime community hears Shipping Minister of India…
Ravi Mehrotra (left) with India Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari London maritime community hears Shipping Minister of India uphold his dynamic reforms,  By James Brewer India’s shipping minister has pledged during a visit to London to forge ahead with his ambitious programme of reforms to shipping,...
November 21st, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Country Profiles, Energy, Events, Holidays, Land Trasnport, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Tourism | Read More

A generous taste of Portugal…

A generous taste of Portugal…
Graciete Amaro at World Travel Market. A generous taste of Portugal during the World Travel Market By Graciete Amaro My beloved Portugal – my birthplace – put on one of the largest displays at the 2015 World Travel Market in London, the spectacular show for the wholesale travel trade. You could hardly...
November 12th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Cruise Industry, Events, Executive Travel, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Holidays, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Greek tourism minister Elena Kountoura presses for government financial support for her sector

Greek tourism minister Elena Kountoura presses for government financial support for her sector
Ms Elena Kountoura, Greece’s Alternate Minister for Tourism Greek tourism minister Elena Kountoura presses for government financial support for her sector By James Brewer and John Faraclas Greece may be ready to announce measures early in 2016 to encourage foreign investment in the tourism sector,...
November 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Cruise Industry, Events, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More