Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Result of the second parliamentary vote for the election of a new President- 168 in favor votes

Result of the second parliamentary vote for the election of a new President- 168 in favor votes
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A The outcome of the second vote in Greek Parliament for the election of a new President of the Hellenic Republic that took place earlier today, was within market expectations. Specifically, out of the 299 attending...
December 23rd, 2014 | Associations, Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

Dangerous market levels…

Dangerous market levels…
  John Faraclas Our forty-ninth  weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 19th of December 2014 with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. • The BDI closed earlier this afternoon down 11 points since yesterday Thursday the 18th of December...
December 19th, 2014 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Stock Markets, Tourism | Read More

Cyber Risks in Marine and Offshore Energy…

Cyber Risks in Marine and Offshore Energy…
Hong Kong: IUMI conference venue. Cyber Risks in Marine and Offshore Energy: Munich Re consultant Markus Wähler warns of growing dangers,  By James Brewer Every ship has a ‘back door’ vulnerable to cyber attacks – its communication lines. A successful attack on a ship is currently of low probability,...
December 19th, 2014 | Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Insurance | Read More

Power of Politics in Japan and the UK

Power of Politics in Japan and the UK
Lord Smith, Prof Koichi Nakano and Prof Arthur Stockwin. Power of Politics in Japan and the UK: speakers at Daiwa Foundation London event lambast the Thatcher way By James Brewer Authoritarian political trends in Japan, where conservative leader Shinzo Abe has just secured a renewed majority, and in...
December 17th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

Victims of the Greek crisis struggle in maritime neighbourhoods to rebuild community ethos…

Victims of the Greek crisis struggle in maritime neighbourhoods to rebuild community ethos…
Alexander Kentikelenis Victims of the Greek crisis struggle in maritime neighbourhoods to rebuild community ethos: Hellenic Observatory hears grim findings of Cambridge research project,  By James Brewer Working-class people who once depended on the great maritime cluster around Piraeus for employment...
December 2nd, 2014 | Academia, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, HR, Insight, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Moore Stephens to make representation on tonnage tax changes

Moore Stephens to make representation on tonnage tax changes
  Susan Bill International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens is to make representation to Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs in connection with recently issued draft revised guidance in respect of the UK tonnage tax regime, some of which it considers to be unhelpful. Moore Stephens...
November 17th, 2014 | Accountancy, Insight, Taxation | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (17 November 2014)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (17 November 2014)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A Highlights World Economic & Market Developments Global Markets: Taking their cue from losses in Asian bourses on Monday, European stock markets broadly fell in morning trade amid global growth concerns...
November 17th, 2014 | Banking, Finance, HR, Insight, Reports | Read More

Strategic Change…

Strategic Change…
Lisa Muller Strategic Change: Best Practices for Territory Changes, by Lisa Muller, Principal Consultant,  SBR Consulting This article relates to the ‘Strategy’ corner of SBR Consulting’s Habits Triangle™, aimed at CEOs, Managing Directors, Sales Directors and Managers. Territory change can...
November 10th, 2014 | Communication, Company Profiles, Consulting, Consumers Market, HR, Insight, Person Profiles | Read More

I Have a Dream…

I Have a Dream…
Lisa Muller I Have a Dream….Global Account Management, by Lisa Muller* I Have a Dream…. • A dream where everyone plays nice in the sandpit (sandbox) and works for a common goal • A dream where working for the customer’s best interest is a priority and one person/team takes accountability for...
November 3rd, 2014 | Company Profiles, Consumers Market, HR, Insight, Markets, People and Places, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ban ships from using heavy fuel oil in Polar waters…

Ban ships from using heavy fuel oil in Polar waters…
Kevin Harun Ban ships from using heavy fuel oil in Polar waters, environmental group urges,  By James Brewer A marine transport emergency in the northerly Atlantic has highlighted the difficulty of responding to potential shipping casualties in Arctic waters, the campaign group Pacific Environment has...
October 30th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Bunkering, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Featured, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Reports | Read More

The Oil saga et al: History does not always repeat itself…

The Oil saga et al: History does not always repeat itself…
Dr. George Kiourktsoglou History does not always repeat itself… even as a farce…! by Dr. George Kiourktsoglou The umbilical cord that connects the notoriously inelastic global crude oil markets to  geopolitics is beyond any reasonable doubt. All-out wars, ‘colour revolutions’, insurgencies,...
October 27th, 2014 | Energy, Gas, Insight, LNG, LPG, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Tankers | Read More

The Dry Markets …“rally” and “cool” wets in a struggling world economy…makes the day

The Dry Markets …“rally” and “cool” wets in a struggling world economy…makes the day
John Faraclas In this forty-first weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 24th of October 2014 John Faraclas and AllAboutShipping in London, present you their view and what to expect… We reiterate our view that the world has entered its worse so...
October 24th, 2014 | Headlines, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greece Macro Monitor (22 October 2014)

Greece Macro Monitor (22 October 2014)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A Greek GDP Nowcasting model update Real GDP estimated to have increased by around 1.0% YoY in Q3 2014 (ESA95 terms); first positive annual growth reading since mid-2008 Summary This note presents a preliminary...
October 22nd, 2014 | Banking, Consumers Market, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) Autumn 2014 Issue

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) Autumn 2014 Issue
Donna Hatzioannou In this issue EIRA looks at the latest developments in the Middle East, as part of a renewed “Energy Cold War” and the hidden agendas in the area. This issue also looks at the impact of the war of smuggled Iraqi oil to foreign markets including some European ones. It explores...
October 22nd, 2014 | Associations, Consumers Market, Corruption, EEZ, Energy, Gas, Insight, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Greek Crisis-Interview of the ex Mayor of Oinoussai, Evangelos Angelakos

The Greek Crisis-Interview of the ex Mayor of Oinoussai, Evangelos Angelakos
Evangelos El. Angelakos. The economic crisis engulfing Greece has been numerous times reported in this medium over the last three years and many views, comments and reports have been inserted for our international readerships information. Here below are two links where you can watch on the documentary...
October 16th, 2014 | Comment, Insight, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Strikes | Read More

Uncovering the “Music” Buyers Hear In Their Heads

Uncovering the “Music” Buyers Hear In Their Heads
George Constantopoulos “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” – a phrase that is extremely important and applicable in the professional services sector. It is important to note that while goods or products are consumed, services are experienced. Professional services...
October 13th, 2014 | Communication, Company Profiles, Consumers Market, Featured, Insight, IT and Communications, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Challenge of Restoring Debt Sustainability in a Deep Economic Recession: The case of Greece

The Challenge of Restoring Debt  Sustainability in a Deep Economic Recession:  The case of Greece
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A The Challenge of Restoring Debt  Sustainability in a Deep Economic Recession:  The case of Greece Dr. Platon Monokroussos The Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics, European Institute, is pleased...
October 1st, 2014 | Academia, Banking, European Union, Insight, Markets, Reports, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece: How feasible is an early exit from the IMF lending program

Greece: How feasible is an early exit from the IMF lending program
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A Greece Macro Monitor (24 September 2014) How feasible is an early exit from the IMF lending program Summary Heading to the inception of official talks in the context of Greece’s next (5th) program review[1],...
September 24th, 2014 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Headlines, Insight, Markets, People and Places, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…
John Faraclas There are obviously two schools of thought on the above issue: the one saying that ISIS et al are a “naturally” unfolding case due to “various” reasons, the other that simply focusing so much attention on ISIS and the like and their actions, is a scam, a perfectly pre-arranged macabre...
August 28th, 2014 | Banking, Civil Unrest, Defense, Energy, Finance, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

A submarine called*… Mastiha

A submarine called*… Mastiha
Just before boarding Blue Star Ferries’ “Nissos Patmos” yesterday for the return trip to Piraeus, due to her late arrival, we** had half an hour to do the last minute shopping from the famous mastihashop at the centre of the port of Chios. Mastic liquors, sweets, cereals with figs flavoured with...
August 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Books, Charity, Food and Drink, Holidays, HR, Insight | Read More

Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update

Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update
George Kiourktsoglou Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update George Kiourktsoglou[1] (Visiting Lecturer, PhD Candidate, University of Greenwich, London) Dr. Alec Coutroubis (Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London) Introduction The definition of Transnational Organised Crime (TOC)...
July 14th, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Don’t drown the seafarer…*

Don’t drown the seafarer…*
The memorial to ‘The Wife of Seafarer’  by sculptor Kostas Ananidas , Galaxidi, Greece Don’t drown the seafarer…* As this special day comes to a close, a few things knock in my mind and would like to share them with all of you. John Faraclas writes: Today, the international shipping...
June 25th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dialogs and Debates, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Insight, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Quote of the Day, Safety and Security, Taxation, The Nautical Institute, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

What needs to be done to raise the profile of shipping and to raise awareness…

What needs to be done to raise the profile of shipping and to raise awareness…
Captain Jessica Tyson What needs to be done to raise the profile of shipping and to raise awareness in the new generation of the attraction of a maritime career? By Jessica Tyson* Recently I was having a conversation with a colleague concerning the search for the four missing British yachtsmen off Cape...
June 10th, 2014 | HR, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Broad NGO coalition denounces EU Blue Growth Strategy at Fair Oceans Conference

Broad NGO coalition denounces EU Blue Growth Strategy at Fair Oceans Conference
In the run-up to the European Maritime Days, NGOs remind the EU that economic growth cannot trump environmental protection or labour rights Bremen/Brussels, 19 May 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has joined a broad coalition of leading environmental and labour rights organisations such as Greenpeace,...
May 19th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, European Union, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties; the London workshop to remember!

The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties; the London workshop to remember!
A view of the audience at the Great Hall of London’s Hellenic Centre The Centre of Entrepreneurial Development, Alliance and Research (CEDAR) of UClan Cyprus, the Enterprising British University on the Island, in cooperation with www.allaboutshipping.co.uk and with the support of the Hellenic Centre...
April 30th, 2014 | Academia, Charity, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More