Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

SingPost and TUMCREATE launch trial of electric vehicle for mail delivery

SingPost and TUMCREATE launch trial of electric vehicle  for mail delivery
.. SINGAPORE, 24 March 2017 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) and TUMCREATE will on 28 March 2017 commence a road trial of a prototype electric three-wheeler that is environmentally friendly and features innovations to boost mail delivery efficiency. Developed by researchers with the support of the...
March 24th, 2017 | Automobiles, Energy, Insight | 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

BREXIT and its implications for regulating takeovers in the UK: Why Law matters

BREXIT and its implications for regulating takeovers in the UK: Why Law matters
Dr Georgina Tsagas BREXIT and its implications for regulating takeovers in the UK: Why Law matters By Dr Georgina Tsagas* The regulation of takeovers constitutes a highly sensitive topic insofar as takeovers may be the means by which control over a typically dominant corporation in one EU Member State...
February 17th, 2017 | European Union, Insight, Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 unfurled at Royal Academy

Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 unfurled at Royal Academy
Exhibition banner Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 unfurled at Royal Academy By James Brewer Every artist at work at the time of the October 1917 Revolution poured out an immediate emotional response to the historic overthrow of Russia’s ruling class. This ranged from rejoicing to revulsion,...
February 14th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Photography | 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

Markets all in Red; geopolitics bleak!

Markets all in Red; geopolitics bleak!
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – Let’s see if the Year of the Rooster turns the Markets upside down and the BDI makes waves; the Geopolitical front now turns bleak, not just sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another...
February 3rd, 2017 | Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Harvard under-achieves: Daily Wealth Letter

Harvard under-achieves: Daily Wealth Letter
Ian Brodie Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com NEXT WEALTH FORUM EVENT: Monaco Wealth Forum, March 15, Cafe de Paris, Monte-Carlo (visit www.thewealthforums.com...
January 31st, 2017 | Insight, Markets, Reports | Read More

Trend Analysis for selected Tankers and Dry-bulk carriers 4th Quarter 2016

Trend Analysis for selected Tankers and Dry-bulk carriers 4th Quarter 2016
Alan McCarthy Alan McCarthy’s “Trend Analysis for Selected Tankers and Dry-bulk Carriers 4 th Quarter 2016”, comes at no better time. A summary first and then the full and in depth situation/findings:  Summary Charts for values & earnings 20 year history and depreciation schedules...
January 19th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

DNV GL – Supersizing car carriers – New Horizon Class

DNV GL – Supersizing car carriers – New Horizon Class
… Similar to container vessels, bulk carriers and cruise ships, car carriers are rapidly growing in size. A new series of the world’s largest pure car and truck carriers sets a new standard for this segment. The final two vessels in a series of six New Horizon Class pure car and truck carriers...
January 18th, 2017 | Car trade, Classification Societies, Insight, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

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

The Book for 2017 and beyond given the scarcity to fund Shipping

The Book for 2017 and beyond given the scarcity to fund Shipping
THE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF SHIPPING FINANCE Edited by Manolis G. Kavussanos & Ilias D. Visvikis The International Handbook of Shipping Finance is a one-stop resource, offering comprehensive reference to theory and practice in the area of shipping finance. In the multi billion dollar international...
January 3rd, 2017 | Books, Insight, Markets, Ship Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 22, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 22, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD was modesty weaker in European trade on Thursday on profit taking ahead of a flurry of US data later in the day including the...
December 22nd, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Insight, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 19, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras met the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday to discuss, among others, the progress of the 2nd programme...
December 19th, 2016 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

What to look for when investing in junior mining companies

What to look for when investing in junior mining companies
Tanya Matveeva. What to look for when investing in junior mining companies By James Brewer Investors are spoilt for choice as they search the stock markets – even in tough times, there are opportunities to buy shares in for instance hundreds of emerging companies specialising in mining exploration...
December 16th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, Mining | Read More

Professor George C. Bitros on the success of Greek Ocean-going shipping

Professor George C. Bitros on the success of Greek Ocean-going shipping
Prof. George C. Bitros Ocean Shipping: By Far the Best Growth Model for Greece by Prof. George C. Bitros* Abstract: Today there is unanimous agreement that the country’s production model must change. But Greeks are very confused about the direction of the necessary changes. For, as the recent elections...
December 16th, 2016 | Academia, Insight, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers | Read More

Markets & Geopolitics: Controlled optimism, right actions the antidote for the current situ

Markets & Geopolitics: Controlled optimism, right actions the antidote for the current situ
John Faraclas Another day of losses as the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) drops to 1,052 points – down 17 since yesterday and Geopolitics are about, like a volcanic eruption, to make the world ten times worse than things stand now; John Faraclas’ daily recap: Capers and Panamaxes continued their fall; the...
December 13th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Global business teams: how the best teams achieve high performance

Global business teams: how the best teams achieve high performance
Jo Owen, Global business teams: how the best teams achieve high performance By James Brewer When the East India Company gained a royal charter in 1600 and established its shipping and trading empire, it adopted the strategy of “exporting the home nation around the world.”  This has been the traditional...
December 5th, 2016 | Books, Insight | Read More

Dropping Markets and explosive Geopolitics are here to stay…

Dropping Markets and explosive Geopolitics are here to stay…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) stands at 1,224 points after losing another eight points earlier on today; the geopolitics any moment now will become unbearable. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The main culprit still remains the Capers; the BCI 2014 lost almost 100 points – to be precise another...
November 23rd, 2016 | Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Moore Stephens says Autumn Statement bodes well for UK business stability

Moore Stephens says Autumn Statement bodes well for UK business stability
Gill Smith International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the Autumn Statement from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer should provide stability for UK businesses. Moore Stephens tax partner Sue Bill says, “While there are no new developments relating specifically to the shipping...
November 23rd, 2016 | Accountancy, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipmanagement, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Determinants of Loan Loss Provisions…

The Determinants of Loan Loss Provisions…
The Determinants of Loan Loss Provisions: An Analysis of the Greek Banking System in Light of the Sovereign Debt Crisis This is latest study on the loan loss provisioning policies in the Greek banking system that has just been published under the London School of Economics, Hellenic Observatory Discussion...
November 16th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Insight, Person Profiles, Reports | Read More

Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping…

Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping…
Yohan Le Gonidec. Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping, says class society expert By James Brewer Maritime interests must step up their defences against the threat of serious cyber attacks, an expert associated with classification society Bureau Veritas has urged. Yohan Le Gonidec, head of the...
November 5th, 2016 | Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight
Rory Butler, partner HFW The often dramatic risks associated with transporting calcium hypochlorite first came to light in the 1970s in a series of serious incidents involving US and Japanese producers. Casualties in the 1990s including (it has been suggested) “CONTSHIP FRANCE”, “DG HARMONY”,...
November 3rd, 2016 | Chartering, Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Global Banks exposure to shipping

Global Banks exposure to shipping
Dr. Alec D. Coutroubis Is Global Banks’ Exposure to Global Shipping being neglected by markets? By: Dr Alec D Coutroubis & Dr Vince Hooper, Department of Applied Engineering and Management, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Kent. We see the major risk factors facing Global Shipping to...
October 28th, 2016 | Academia, Banking, Insight, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

Where are the Markets and Geopolitics spin doctors…?

Where are the Markets and Geopolitics spin doctors…?
John Faraclas Another fall for the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) as the capers had another triple digit collapse; Geopolitics are polarised and collapse there is imminent too. John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI fall 18 points earlier on today and  now reads 813 thanks to the Capers fall. The BCI 2014 lost...
October 25th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Italian shipping is building on success story, says shipowners’ chief

Italian shipping is building on success story, says shipowners’ chief
Stefano Messina of Confitarma. Italian shipping is building on success story, says shipowners’ chief By James Brewer Italian shipowners have shown faith in their capabilities by investing heavily in hardware over the past decade, Stefano Messina, president of Commissione Risorse Umane e Relazioni Industriali...
October 19th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Insight, News, People and Places | Read More