Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Canadian company ProMIS Neurosciences targets Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian company ProMIS Neurosciences targets Alzheimer’s disease
Gene Williams of ProMIS Neurosciences. Canadian company ProMIS Neurosciences targets Alzheimer’s disease By James Brewer A Canadian development-stage biotech company is using precision medicine to target what it says is the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),...
May 31st, 2017 | Insight, Medical, Technology | Read More

How far apart are the official creditors in their positions towards Greek public debt?

How far apart are the official creditors in their positions towards Greek public debt?
Greece Macro Monitor (30 May 2017) How far apart are the official creditors in their positions towards Greek public debt? Summary of views & key findings The study presented herein constitutes an update of a relevant analysis we presented in “Greece: How much relief is actually needed to restore...
May 30th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

How shipping makes related-party transactions work for shareholders

How shipping makes related-party transactions work for shareholders
Nicolas Bornozis How shipping makes related-party transactions work for shareholders Don’t be misled by simplistic methodology, writes Nicolas Bornozis, president of Capital Link. With the right corporate governance, public companies can reap benefits from the relationship with their private entities Can...
May 26th, 2017 | Comment, Insight, Markets | Read More

Struggling BDI clinches six points; Geopolitics getting sour…

Struggling BDI clinches six points; Geopolitics getting sour…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,007 points – thanks once again to the as ever volatile Capers, “managed” to maintain the psychological 1,000-point-threshold… The geopolitical situation gets day by day worse and it will only be that special momentum of explosion in a global scale…...
May 9th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A twist in the tail: DNV GL adds asymmetric stern to ECO Lines hull optimization service

A twist in the tail: DNV GL adds asymmetric stern to ECO Lines hull optimization service
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) allow the details of the flow to be assessed. The colors denote the pressure distribution on the hull. Hamburg, 9 May 2017: A vessel with an asymmetric stern has a twisted aft shape that is designed to account for the differing flow conditions on each side of the propeller....
May 9th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Insight, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Alan McCarthy’s Quarterly Trend Analysis for Q1 2017

Alan McCarthy’s Quarterly Trend Analysis for Q1 2017
Alan McCarthy Alan McCarthy’s special Q1 2107 trend Analysis for Bulkers and Tankers Summary Charts for values, earnings and depreciation together with commentary are provided in Appendices 1 – 6 below. There has been some discussion in recent weeks suggesting that the long-awaited recovery...
April 25th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

What Are the Digital Threats to your Business

What Are the Digital Threats to your Business
Flavio Menghini (left) and Sandis Medins. What Are the Digital Threats to Your Business? By James Brewer Executives have been recommended to exercise a “healthy level of paranoia” over the safety of their computerised systems.  The advice came from Sandis Medins, a specialist at IDYNAMIC Group,...
April 8th, 2017 | Corruption, Events, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More

Cyber Security in Action

Cyber Security in Action
Andrew Fitzmaurice (left) and Alan McCarthy. Cyber Security in Action – IMIF hears of fight against attacks on businesses A stark warning of a new plague of technology-enabled criminal attacks on companies and individuals was delivered to an audience of maritime executives, financiers and lawyers in...
April 7th, 2017 | Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, IMIF, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More

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