Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

In the Greek Crisis the Time of Truth

In the Greek Crisis the Time of Truth
  John A. Economides “Fiscal measures leading to austerity and so to recession need to be replaced forthwith with state and structural reform measures leading to economic development and growth”, John A. Economides* writes: “Austerity is a short to medium – term economic remedy for...
June 5th, 2015 | Insight, Markets, Politics and Government | Read More

Macho behaviour, patronising colleagues and safety fears are putting women off working in the fishing industry

Genevieve Kurliec Breweries and construction sites are the least appealing work environments for women. Military and marine jobs are perceived to be most dangerous. Women perceive aviation and medicine as industries most likely to have patronising male colleagues. A poll* of over 1, 000 women has found...
June 5th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Fishing Trawlers, HR, Insight, Reports, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Your Ocean – Your Future. Blue Society is Here!

Your Ocean – Your Future. Blue Society is Here!
Manuel Cira* As you visit the seaside and look out over the Ocean during these sunny Spring days have you thought about how fundamental the Ocean is to our Planet and to our lives?    It regulates the climate, it is at the heart of the water cycle and it produces half of the oxygen we breathe. It...
June 5th, 2015 | Associations, Energy, Environment, Insight, Oceanology, People and Places | Read More

Human Rights at Sea Deprivation of Liberty at Sea International Guidance

Human Rights at Sea Deprivation of Liberty at Sea International Guidance
New international Guidance on ‘Deprivation of Liberty at Sea’ by Shipmasters, Crew and/or Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel jointly published by Human Rights at Sea and EU Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) together with the European Union’s  are delighted to announce the publishing of a...
June 4th, 2015 | Books, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

‘Somebody’s Watching Me’: trends in cyber security and data privacy breach suits…

‘Somebody’s Watching Me’: trends in cyber security and data privacy breach suits…
Robert Cosgrove. ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’: trends in cyber security and data privacy breach suits highlighted by US lawyer Robert Cosgrove at London IUA briefing,  By James Brewer Data privacy breach lawsuits in the US are seeing average claims of $350, 000 – plus around $750, 000 per case in...
June 4th, 2015 | Associations, Corruption, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Be prepared or risk being swamped by the waves!

Be prepared or risk being swamped by the waves!
Pavlos Papadatos Be prepared, or risk being swamped by the waves! by Pavlos Papadatos* Greek ship owners invested 6.7 billion euros during the first four months of 2015 for ship purchases and it is well known that they are ranked first in world shipping. Of course one of the main reasons for this world...
June 4th, 2015 | European Union, Insight, Organisations | Read More

Black Tears Project comes to London…

Black Tears Project comes to London…
Alejandra Corral (Kuska) with Black Tears Project tapestry. Black Tears Project comes to London, weaving message of defiance against global exploitation of women,  By James Brewer Here is a record-breaking work of art, the product of the combined contributions of 2, 245 women from 46 countries in all...
April 25th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Featured, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Art, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Safety and Security, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Choice of Conium maculatum or Greek hemlock

Choice of Conium maculatum or Greek hemlock
  Dr. Andreas Koutras In Plato’s Apology, Socrates the philosopher is condemned to death by poisoning. He was found guilty of corrupting the youth of Athens and impiety towards the Gods. Drinking the Conium maculatum or hemlock was the poison of choice. The Greek government and the Greek people...
April 20th, 2015 | Comment, European Union, Insight, News, Politics and Government, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

April ECB meeting: Implementation of expanded APP to support recovery and bring inflation close to 2.0% (15 April 2015)

April ECB meeting: Implementation of expanded APP to support recovery and bring inflation close to 2.0% (15 April 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A At its regular monetary policy meeting on Wednesday 15 April, the ECB Governing Council decided to keep the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility...
April 15th, 2015 | Banking, European Union, Finance, HR, Insight, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Half a millennium on, the calamitous East Asian War of 1592-98 reverberates in international relations…

Half a millennium on, the calamitous East Asian War of 1592-98 reverberates in international relations…
Dr. James Lewis Half a millennium on, the calamitous East Asian War of 1592-98 reverberates in international relations, historian James Lewis tells London meeting of Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation,  By James Brewer It was the equivalent of one of the great wars that originated in Europe and unleashed...
April 9th, 2015 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction Guaranteed
“Satisfaction Guaranteed” is a feature article is part 1 of a 2 part article that focuses on the Customer Experience (CX) and B2B Sales. It just got published in this month’s “Winning Edge” magazine, which is the official magazine of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management (ISMM)...
April 9th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Company Profiles, Consulting, Consumers Market, Featured, HR, Insight, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Bad Faith round-up…

Bad Faith round-up…
Michael Thompson, Ann Waite and Joseph Grasso. Bad Faith round-up: law firm Wiggin and Dana offers advice to insurers seeking to avoid bad news from US courts By James Brewer London underwriters have been warned that coverage dispute lawsuits in the United States could bring heavy financial consequences...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, News, Seizures | Read More

Shipping strategies for an asset-light era…

Shipping strategies for an asset-light era…
Prof. Peter Lorange Shipping strategies for an asset-light era to be examined in new book by Prof Peter Lorange By Irene Rosberg* Strategic vision has been a quality sorely lacking in many parts of the shipping industry – a failure that at its worst has led to bankruptcies of quite large businesses...
April 7th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Books, Insight, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The Evolution of the Hellenic Mercantile Marine through the ages

The Evolution of the Hellenic Mercantile Marine through the ages
The Album cover Now this is book not just for libraries, coffee tables, study-rooms or stands; this is a book to be placed / exhibited in every public place for the world to see the arty way depicting the evolution of the word’s most important shipping industry a nation has ever produced over nearly...
March 27th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Associations, Books, HR, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Greek Independence Day!

Greek Independence Day!
A hero of the Greek Revolution from the war at sea: Admiral Konstantinos Kanaris and prime minister of Greece On the subject of Greek Independence Day today which is the 194th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution in 1821, we have received hundreds of messages by well-wishers viewers and friends; the most...
March 25th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Insight, News, People and Places | Read More

Tsipras-Merkel meeting seen as important rapprochement step…

Tsipras-Merkel meeting seen as important rapprochement step…
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A Greece Macro Monitor (March 24, 2015) Tsipras-Merkel meeting seen as important rapprochement step; rising hopes for a partial release of pending loan tranche soon Viewers can log herebelow and read this interesting...
March 24th, 2015 | Insight, Markets, News | Read More

Beyond plastic med participants support the creation of a task force

Beyond plastic med participants support the creation of a task force
Following the conference “Plastic in the Mediterranean: Beyond the observation, what solutions?” the participants support the creation of a task force A panel of advocates concerned about plastic pollution at sea met together in Monaco on March 10 -11, 2015. After confirming an inventory...
March 16th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Insight, Oceanology, Pollution, Reports, Safety and Security, Yachting | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (16 March 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (16 March 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses were firmer, German Bund yields stood close to recent multi-year lows while the EUR remained under pressure across...
March 16th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Comment, Communication, Company Profiles, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Finance, HR, Insight, Jobs, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece Macro Monitor (12 March 2015) Greece needs neither wage deflation nor more fiscal austerity…

Greece  Macro Monitor (12 March 2015) Greece needs neither wage deflation nor more fiscal austerity…
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A Greece  Macro Monitor (12 March 2015) Greece needs neither wage deflation nor more fiscal austerity; what is needed is an emphasis on structural reforms to boost (non-price) competitiveness Summary This note...
March 12th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Corruption, Insight, News, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ISIS export gateway to global crude oil markets

ISIS export gateway to global crude oil markets
Dr. George Kiourktsoglou ISIS EXPORT GATEWAY TO GLOBAL CRUDE OIL MARKETS George KIOURKTSOGLOU*,  Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London  – Dr Alec D COUTROUBIS,  Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London Abstract The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began to take...
March 12th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Energy, European Union, Gas, Health and Safety, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intertanko, LNG, LPG, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Policing the crisis in Greece: the other side of the story

Policing the crisis in Greece: the other side of the story
Dr Rosa Vasilaki (left) and Dr Rebecca Bryant. Policing the crisis in Greece: the other side of the story,  By James Brewer .Rank and file officers have felt deep unease over being ordered to act forcefully towards demonstrators against austerity, in-depth research about the Greek police force has revealed. Dr...
March 4th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

On Greece O&G: Negative Outlook For Licensing Rounds

On Greece O&G: Negative Outlook For Licensing Rounds
Marina S. Petroleka Negative Outlook For Licensing Rounds by Marina S. Petroleka, Head of Energy & Infrastructure Research at BMI Research.  Below and above-ground risks have deterred international participation in the Western Greece Onshore Licensing round. We expect an equally lacklustre result...
March 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Comment, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Gas, Insight, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Supply ships | Read More

Greece: what next…

Greece: what next…
John Faraclas WITHOUT PREJUDICE Greece: what next… I am sure you all know about the Mutiny on the Bounty, and many of you have seen the 1962 film… Now we see the Mutiny on SYRIZA following a statement by Manoli Glezos, a SYRIZA MEP at 91 years old and a hero of Greek Resistance during World War II....
February 23rd, 2015 | Banking, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Communication, Corruption, Insight, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Greeks stand up for the dignity of their Nation – A Statement

Greeks stand up for the dignity of their Nation – A Statement
We have inserted herebelow the text of The Statement and also attached at the end the text with the Greek Translation including those who have signed/supported  same, as well as their status/professions/positions within the Greek and International spectrum. We hope soon to have thousands signing this...
February 21st, 2015 | Academia, Associations, At the end of the day..., Banking, Comment, Communication, EEZ, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Insight, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Letters, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Shipfinance, Story of the Day, What Others Say | Read More

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?
Dr. Andreas Koutras Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics? by Dr. Andreas Koutras Many analysts justified the recent change of heart of the Greek government to Eurogroup’s ultimatum and the hard stance of the German finance minister and the rest of the 17 finance ministers. This...
February 20th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Insight, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Strikes, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More