Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Doves waiting in Fed wings, Global trends in interest rates

Doves waiting in Fed wings, Global trends in interest rates
Commentary: Doves waiting in Fed wings By Darrell Delamaide in Washington The rotation of voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee after its December meeting will bring to the fore outspoken doves, James Bullard of the St. Louis Fed and Charles Evans of the Chicago Fed, to balance out incoming...
November 13th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today as all indices except the Panamaxes fell. Geopolitics more than perplexed and bankruptcy ante portas “rules” the day. IMIF and Maritime London make a big splash with its 43rd Dinner; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes lost...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

IMCA launches Ethics and Compliance Programme

IMCA launches Ethics and Compliance Programme
Allen Leatt Doing Business Without Bribery – a free online ABC training program for its Members IMCA is developing an ethics programme to support its membership comprising three phases: A Code of Practice for the Secretariat which was put in place earlier this year. An Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) eLearning module...
November 12th, 2018 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?
Lloyd’s Register HQ’s in London Insight from companies across the world brings the future in focus on the pace and development of predictive analytics. A new industry report launched today – an extension of the global Technology Radar survey series produced by Lloyd’s Register (LR) –...
November 12th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Gas, Insight, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Technology | Read More

Rising external deficit ‘made in USA’, In Conversation with Scott Morris

Rising external deficit ‘made in USA’, In Conversation with Scott Morris
Commentary: Rising external deficit ‘made in USA’ By Mark Sobel in Washington As US external deficits widen in response to relatively strong US economic performance and imbalanced macroeconomic policies, there is a considerable risk the Trump administration could amplify its protectionist...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

A Remembrance Day to remember

A Remembrance Day to remember
From the service This year’s Remembrance Day was beyond the usual one which we normally attend, write or simply think of… This year marks a century since the Armistice, when the guns fell silent at 11:00 GMT, hence its special significance, bringing the end of the war, the end of The Great War...
November 11th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Maritime History and Museums, Military, News, Story of the Year | Read More

Plummeting Markets thanks to the Capes …et al…

Plummeting Markets thanks to the Capes …et al…
John Faraclas – photo by Theo Kapetanakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 84 points and now stands at 1,147 points; Geopolitics still in disarray and IBIA dominated the week with its 2018 Convention in Copenhagen. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The Greeks, as I have mentioned in similar...
November 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greece Macro Monitor – Focus Notes (Friday, November 9, 2018)

Greece Macro Monitor – Focus Notes (Friday, November 9, 2018)
Greece Macro Monitor – Focus Notes (Friday, November 9, 2018) Greece: January – September 2018 State Budget Execution & General Government Budget Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January  – September 2018 the overall fiscal balance  registered a surplus...
November 9th, 2018 | Banking, Consumers Market, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Kierstin Lachtman to succeed Joe Ludwiczak as head of LSC

Kierstin Lachtman to succeed Joe Ludwiczak as head of LSC
Kierstin Lachtman Kierstin Lachtman to succeed Joe Ludwiczak as head of Liberian Shipowners’ Council Kierstin M Lachtman is to take over as General Secretary of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm. Kierstin,...
November 9th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Flags, News, Person Profiles | Read More

US midterms fulfil market expectations, Discussion with Mark Sobel on US economy policy

US midterms fulfil market expectations, Discussion with Mark Sobel on US economy policy
Commentary: US midterms fulfil market expectations By Elliot Hentov in London The results of the 6 November US midterm elections illustrate how President Donald Trump remains bound to historical norms around US voter preferences for shared power. That is the central insight from this result: the loss...
November 9th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News | Read More

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is now 1,016 points below the figure as of the end of December 2013 when it stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitics with all types of wars dangerously spreading; IBIA’s 2018 Convention finale more than a cause to celebrate! John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI by...
November 8th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Gas, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports | Read More

Merkel can help Christian Democrats, OMFIF-IBM digital currencies report

Merkel can help Christian Democrats, OMFIF-IBM digital currencies report
. Commentary: Merkel can help Christian Democrats By Michael Stürmer and David Marsh in Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel bequeaths a political legacy that leaves leadership of Europe’s most powerful economy in less than wholly secure hands. The result of her manoeuvring is a country with...
November 8th, 2018 | Banking, Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Jobs of the future to be keynote focus at Bermuda’s London forum

Jobs of the future to be keynote focus at Bermuda’s London forum
… Hamilton, Bermuda, November 7, 2018 – The changing nature of work and emergence of new jobs in the future will be the focus of the keynote speech at this month’s Bermuda Executive Forum in London. Organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), the multi-industry November...
November 7th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Jobs | Read More

Diana announces the sale of a panamax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Triton

Diana announces the sale of a panamax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Triton
ATHENS, GREECE, November 7, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated...
November 7th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Sales and Purchases, Stock Markets | Read More

China cooling spreads beyond borders, Cyber resilience and financial stability

China cooling spreads beyond borders, Cyber resilience and financial stability
Commentary: China cooling spreads beyond borders By Steve Hanke in Baltimore The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled by more than 9% in October, and has shed 25% for the year. To determine the probability of a cool down, one must look at the money supply, broadly measured. The relationship between the growth...
November 7th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Events, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,395; Geopolitics still messy and IBIA’s Annual Convention makes waves. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The  volatile Capes’ BCI three-digit loss of 101 points bringing down this index at 2,296 points was...
November 6th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism | Read More

Bureau Veritas, Naval Group and Dassault Systèmes Deliver First 3D Classification Process for a Significant Vessel Project

Bureau Veritas, Naval Group and Dassault Systèmes Deliver First 3D Classification Process for a Significant Vessel Project
Matthieu de Tugny, Chief Operations Officer, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Collaborative project uses 3DEXPERIENCE platform to create 3D model of new Naval Group frigate  Digital continuity and real-time collaborative 3D design review integrates ship design and classification verification,...
November 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

British remain excited by overseas travel, despite Brexit

British remain excited by overseas travel, despite Brexit
David Hope (left) and Olivier Ponti British remain excited by overseas travel, despite Brexit By James Brewer High-profile discussions over Brexit have not dulled the appetite of Britons for travel, analysts have said at the World Travel Market 2018 taking place in London. Large numbers of people continue...
November 6th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion
The Ecoliner HAMBURG – NOVEMBER 06, 2018: A wide consensus that the global shipping fleet must decarbonize has catalysed over the past 12 months since the Bonn meeting of the UNFCCC COP23 and calls for shipping to move faster on this. We had the IMO initial strategy of at least 50% reduction in CO2...
November 6th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Pollution | Read More

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector By James Brewer Greece has confirmed that it wants to establish six new home-ports for cruise ships as part of its drive to expand the thriving tourism industry. Tourism minister Elena Kountoura said it was...
November 5th, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Story of the Day, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

The BDI@1,428: remember remember remember the 5th of November

The BDI@1,428: remember remember remember the 5th of November
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 29 points and now stands at 1,428… Geopolitics in jeopardy as the banking system needs trillions of US Dollars …just to breath. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The volatile Capes lost the 2,500 points threshold with a small bang by losing 105 point;...
November 5th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

US faces twin deficit crisis, Roundtable with Donald Kohn

US faces twin deficit crisis, Roundtable with Donald Kohn
Commentary: US faces twin deficit crisis By Desmond Lachman in Washington The US trade deficit has widened steadily over the past two years, reaching a record high of almost $1tn annually. As a result of Washington’s expansive budget policy at this late stage in the economic cycle, analysts expect...
November 5th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 13 points losing the 1,500-point base of last week when it stood at 1,519 points – down 62! Geopolitics are not only perplexed they are dubious and the outcome on many global issues remains totally uncertain and this in turn will affect shipping – in...
November 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

All set for inaugural online marine surveying international fest

All set for inaugural online marine surveying international fest
Mike Schwarz Presenters from the USA, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, mainland Europe  and the UK will be taking part in the inaugural Marine Surveying International Fest, a 24 hour non stop online marathon being hosted live from the head office of the International Institute of Marine Surveying...
November 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Special Surveys, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit
Commentary: Incorporating climate risk in QE By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Ensuring climate-related risk does not translate to financial instability is a key concern for central banks, but not an exclusive one. Central banks are tasked with safeguarding prosperity, which in turn requires that prosperity...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More